The Promise That Is Jerry Lewis

  9 Decades of laughs.  How is it even possible? Jerry Lewis’ passing this weekend left me reeling and unable to process the influence this man made on my career. Jerry is the reason I, as a physical, visual act, have a career.  Without him, my kind of comedy never becomes cool, guys from Red Skelton & Jonathan Winters, to Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, wouldn’t have made sense to us.  Because we had Jerry it did. In 2003 my wife sent in a long shot submission for my appearance on the MDA Telethon.  It was in the beginning stages
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The Promise To Do The Little Things

  Have you ever rented a car for a couple hundred dollars, only to realize you didn’t need to rent one since you barely put any miles on it? As you’re returning the car you realize the tank clearly says FULL, and you can in complete honesty say, “The tank’s full”, if they ask. I realized I had this simple devious thought and then it occurred to me this is breaking the Promise to myself to always do the little things that matter, even if it is something of a pointless fill up worth just over $1.00, it means something
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The Promise to Stand for Something

  Celebrities, Entertainers, Hollywood types and Athletes who offer their opinions on political matters are highly criticized and often told to keep their mouths shut.  I am not on their level of celebrity or knowledge, and don’t claim to comprehend enough about politics to make any real difference on that end, and am simply one small voice in the crowd. Yet in response to what occurred in the events last weekend in Charlottesville, VA, I can’t just sit back and not say anything.  I ask my readership’s forgiveness for even bringing anything political to the forefront, but I feel it
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The Promise of Consistency

  The companies you know, love, and trust are consistent in their delivery of keeping Promises. Think of the brands you keep returning to, because you know exactly what you’re going to get. For me, Delta, has been an airline I can depend on, they help me solve challenges with delays and issues, consistently proving their value, and then my loyalty is rewarded with better seats and a finer experience. Same with Marriott, JEEP, Apple, Hale Centre Theatre, and even my Church!   Consistency is the key to their success, doing the same proven formula over and over and over.
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The Promise of Being Helpful

  Let me tell you a little story. We bought a brand new motorhome in June 2017 due to our old motorhome having a generator issue that couldn’t be resolved in time for us to keep our scheduled trip. A generator in a motorhome is only secondary in importance to the actual engine.  It provides A.C. to the kids in the back, allows you to cook, keeps the fridge on, all the things you buy a motorhome for are able to function because of the generator. Now imagine you have just driven 6,000 miles across the USA over 6 weeks,
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The Promise of Staying Positive

Over the past few weeks I can easily say more has gone wrong than right on our RV trek across America.  The challenge is when you set your expectations so high, and hope every idea will turn out, and then reality happens. The thing I have to keep saying to myself is to stay positive.  It’s such a simple affirmation, but it is real. Slice my hand open on hose/water faucet – stay positive. Drag kids out of bed at 5:30 AM to watch sunrise over the ocean, only to realize we are in the gulf facing south – stay
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General RV Review

You may be surprised that I would post something like this online.  I normally post nothing negative.  But The Promise to The Audience is just as important to The One.  In this case I was the recipient of the service of someone and you’ll see my story below.  I sent it to General RV.  Hope you take 10 minutes to read it, as I feel it is important to fill out surveys when asked.   Dear General RV, We purchased our first RV 2 summers ago at Camping World, joined their Good Sam Club, and were promptly stunned at the
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The RV Trip Promise

Kids are sleeping. It’s 2 AM here in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and my mind will not shut off. Two years ago, after we as a family made a very big decision and purchased a Class C 32 ft. Winnebago motorhome to cross the USA in 4 weeks, I promised the kids that 2 years later we’d hit the Southern states, since we got all the Northern ones in 2015. Here we are 10 days into the trip. Should be Day 15 but our old motorhome had some mechanical issues that couldn’t be resolved before July, and we
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This One Made Me Laugh

Some stories you just can’t make up.     I talk about the importance of loving one’s family, but also know not everyone is having success in that department. This news article made me laugh out loud in both the silliness of it, as well as feeling sad at the same time for this guy. Comedy is Tragedy, and this is a bit of both. Hope you’ll Promise to love your Family. Thanks to FOX13 in Utah for this story.   ~ jason hewlett Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for
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The Descent: The Greater Ascension

  As I sobbed into the phone from the summit of The Grand Teton, following a 24-hour long arduous trek to get to the legendary craggy peak, I left a message for my family in both gratitude for their help with my preparations to ascend, and also mixed with terror at the thought of what I had just accomplished. It wasn’t until the moment I stepped foot off the top of the mountain to begin the journey home that I realized The Descent is more important and dangerous than any Ascent. Every mountain climb has an Ascent and a Descent.
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