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How To Be Grateful: 3 Keys to Gratitude

The month of November is forever linked to Gratitude in the United States, with Thanksgiving as the holiday driving the sentiment, and hopefully turning our hearts toward such a state of being and offering. Gratitude is such a simple practice that it feels almost too basic to consider one of the highest art forms of living, yet those that are grateful consistently reach the greatest peace one could hope for in life. Here are 3 Keys, in no particular order, to to Gratitude as a habitual practice that will make life that much richer and more meaningful: 1. Journal Keeping When days are extra grueling, all does not go right, and the world is seemingly falling apart, no practice is more relieving or satisfying than writing in a journal.  Like a trusted friend, the journal keeps our greatest secrets, most outrageous thoughts, experiences, and dramatic stories, in one place where
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The Passing of A Lifelong Friend

This morning as I sat down to write my weekly Blog I received the news we were hoping may not come today – The passing of my Grandmother Peggy. It’s with a heavy heart, and yet with gratitude for her release from a body ridden with pain the past few years, that I say goodbye to my Grandma in written form. Nearing the age of 93, she fell and broke her hip about 6 weeks ago.  Surgery didn’t go well.  Thankfully she has been spared any more physical challenges and now can be free in a better place. Yesterday I had a gig in St. George, UT, about a 4 hour drive from my home.  I left yesterday morning, did the performance for 150+ Senior Citizens at the Senior Care facility as a favor to my Uncle’s friend who owns the beautiful Spring Gardens Senior Center, and I was blown
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How To Be Happy: 5 Keys To True Happiness

  The most popular song of the past year rings true for many reasons. “Happy” is something we strive for, but often aren’t sure we are doing correctly.  “Clap along if you feel that happiness is in you…because I’m happy!” Pharrell brings it, you see the joy on the person dancing along, you feel the pure fun oozing out of the entire song.  It’s a great one, although unfortunately it is already so overplayed it now steps into the immortal realm of, “Oh man, that song again?”  (but I still love it anyway) I am surrounded by happy people. Sure, there are negative people here and there, but most of the time I find I’m around happy people. If you are feeling unhappy, or just need a reminder of a few pointers to getting out of a rut where the sun just doesn’t seem to shine your way, here are
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This is Halloween!

I SO LOVE this time of year. Halloween always makes me happy. My wife jokes that we don’t need to shop for me, we just open up a few bins, a suitcase here and there, go in my closet and I have more costumes than most costume shops Question is: What are you going to be this Halloween? My family and I are going for the Wizard of OZ theme, photos to come soon. BUT – if you want to WIN A PRIZE tell me what your favorite Halloween Costume of All-Time was, from when you were a kid (even if that means you’re 35 and fav was last year   If you post a PHOTO of that costume you’ll win an even cooler prize. Trick (or Treat) is this: You must POST your comment on This Blog Post Last year was one of our family’s favorite Halloween costumes of
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This Week in Gigville

Goodness me what a crazy past week I’ve had with gigs and travel!  I’m constantly being asked by people what my day is like, or “How busy are you?”, mostly asked with a tinge of doubt that I’m doing enough to get my name out there.  I appreciate the concern, and find it funny, too, because only my family knows how busy life is around here (probably like your life!) It’s awesome to be busy, and when you start to wonder how it all became this way you have to remember “I created all of this crazy”, but it’s also the trial of what your body and mind can really come to handle that is interesting to explore. Last Thursday I started the day with my 4 little ones and Mommy at Disneyland!  Yay~!  Disneyland.  We stood in 3 lines over 3 hours (thanks a ton UEA), did Pirates, Winnie
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I’m Actually A Pretty Serious Guy

This week has been way fun and way exhausting.  We drove the family to San Diego, CA, and enjoyed a few days at the beach, SD Zoo, SeaWorld, hike at Torrey Pines State Park, Church, got kicked out of the Marriott for noise, took a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood, and Disneyland in Anaheim.  So I believe we are in store for a vacation following the vacation. But let’s get real here: How awesome is that?  To see the little ones running around, having a blast, laughing, riding the rides, screaming as if Beyonce and Jay-Z just showed up when in reality it’s a life-sized Minion.  It’s like something from a perfect novel, the orchestra swells, the Kleenex is drawn, where you just watch your family and say, “My Goodness, Life is Beautiful”!  And the vision is quickly broken by blood curdling screams coming from the back row booster
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My Wife in The Spotlight

A few months ago our office received a request to have me speak at Midvale Middle School.  They had a small amount of money and were going to figure out how to make it happen to have me do an assembly for their school.  We figured it out and set the date. I mentioned in passing to my wife that I would be speaking at Midvale MS, to which she excitedly replied, “That’s where I went to middle school!” I thought I knew my wife better than that!  I should’ve known that’s where she went. And so, we contacted the school back, revoked the invoice, told them they were getting the assembly for their school FOR FREE.  They were thrilled.  Of course, it was in honor of my Tami. It was also at this time that we decided it is now the hour of not charging schools that contact us
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Tis The Season for Holiday Bookings!

What a Summer it was!  Crazy busy for me, and probably for you as well.  Thank you to the incredible clients everywhere who had me perform for their wonderful events.   As sad as we are to see a beautiful, warm, lovely Summer go, it is always awesome to feel the new chill in the air in Utah as Fall rolls in.  After an estimated 100 performances during the Summer season, I am excited to announce that October will slow down enough for me to….donate my speech and show to many schools in Utah. I’ll actually be presenting at 8 lucky schools this month as donations to public education and to my further hope to inspire youth everywhere that they too can embrace their “Weirdness” and accept what makes us all different, unique, and one-of-a-kind.  The rest of the time, I will be doing a few corporate and charity gigs,
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The Book You’ve Been Waiting For!

Picked up the first 1,000 copies TODAY!  My garage is now full, waiting for you to want this book Actually, I’m not sure anyone’s been waiting for this book, other than me, but I thought that sounded like a cool title to this post Nearly a decade ago I wrote the first version of “Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World”. It was a good try.  I was proud of it.  It was a pocketbook size, accompanied by photos I had taken in my living room by the person who helped me create it, and I was able to give about 1,000 away in a few months.  Perhaps I sold 10 for $5 a piece at a fair or something on accident.  The book was mostly a big business card.  With pages. Oh, I was very proud to have a book!  In fact, I recall the
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Announcement! I Have Joined See Agency’s Roster!

We are thrilled to announce that Jason Hewlett has joined See Agency’s roster. The Entertainer “He’s the Greatest Entertainer I’ve ever seen. 10 event appearances in 8 years for my company.” - Dan Higginson, Founder & CEO, Synergy Worldwide Jason Hewlett’s Award-Winning One-Man Show will have you laughing until it hurts. His brand of intoxicatingly G-Rated Comedy, Music, Impressions, and Standing Ovations is unlike anything your audience has ever enjoyed. Over 2,000 shows for more than 1 Million audience members in his incredible corporate career make Jason’s show the event your attendees will remember for years to come. Hewlett has opened for The Temptations, Merrill Osmond, The Righteous Brothers, Rita Coolidge, Dan Tyminski, Vince Gill, America, and shared the stage with Mickey Gilley. Jason performed nightly in his hometown of Park City, UT for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon committee asked Hewlett to Headline his first Nationally
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