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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The Promise of Family First

Today Phil Mickelsen, in the prime of his illustrious golf career, has withdrawn from the the U.S. Open. Not due to weather. Not because he’s having back pain. Because his daughter, who is class president, is graduating from high school, and giving the commencement speech. The U.S. Open is in Wisconsin.  Even with a private jet, Mickelsen wouldn’t be able to race from his daughter’s Carlsbad, CA speech to make his tee time. What makes this decision even more amazing is reported by ESPN, “Mickelson holds the U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes, and it’s the only major keeping
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Father Time 2.0

  Just in time for Father’s Day this weekend we have released my “Father Time” NEW recording, as completed at the VidAngel studios with DryBar Comedy a few weeks ago.  I blogged about it HERE. You’ll relate to my singing “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons as I patiently make the kids gather their stuff; You’ll laugh with the Family Prayer and Bedtime Song (Metallica) routine that has become one of the most favorable requested routines I’ve ever written for the hilarity of nighttime rituals; You’ll enjoy the Daddy Dinosaur, AC/DC, Adele, “Shut Up’s a Potty Word to Me”,
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What Kind of Parent Are You?

A man in his mid-60’s walked up following my Closing Keynote at a leadership conference in Colorado, with tears in his eyes, and said, “I thought it was too late to become the father I never was for my children, but your message just opened my eyes to what I can become as a Grandfather by doing something now.  I feel I’ve just been granted a second chance at the one thing I failed so greatly at.  My Promise is to be the World’s Greatest Grandpa.  Thank you so much for giving me that hope and realization.” I didn’t realize
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Have You Heard of VidAngel?

  The other night our family snuggled in for a chance to watch something fun on NETFLIX. As we scrolled through the options, our kids had seen a majority of the limited “Family Movies” section, even multiple times, so we went in search of something new and fun to watch together. After scrolling and previewing our options for nearly 30 minutes we came to the realization that the few good movies we’d already seen, others were too much cartoon based and uninteresting, and all the rest, meaning 99/100 movies, were truly inappropriate for our kids to see. So we went
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The Promise of Compliments

How often do you give others a compliment? There is no quicker way to engage someone, a complete stranger, and gain a fast friend, than to offer a sincere compliment. I hope you enjoy this video with my humorous examples of giving compliments to random strangers and how it made their day better and makes my life happier. I keep a promise every day to myself, and to the world at large, to give as many compliments as possible, because seriously, who doesn’t love a compliment? And when was the last time you gave a compliment?   ~ jason hewlett
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Happy Mothers Day

Dear Mother ~ You gave birth to me.  Loved me before anyone else.  Know me from inside.  I am a part of you.  Thank you for life. Thank you for late nights, sleepily feeding and caring for me, school projects and mending my broken heart. Thank you for mentoring when they said I was different and showing me it was ok.  When they said I was “ugly and had a big mouth”, how you assured me I wasn’t ugly….but had a big mouth… that I could use to smile, spread joy, and sing. The memories of you bring tears of
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Gotta Hand it to United

  A few weeks ago I posted a blog called, “The Promise United Never Made”. Wow did that stir up some strong feelings from the opposers, critics, and posers out there!  Haha. My whole point was simply that United Airlines only had it as a GOAL to make the customer experience be positive, that they never made any kind of PROMISE to us. Many people agreed with my assessment and the change in language, and how that shifts the strength of power in our words. And then others showed up shouting how promises can’t be guaranteed, it depends on the circumstance,
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The Promise of Congruence On & Off Stage

When I was a kid I met my hero, a basketball player who is in the Hall of Fame now, and at the time was the epitome of all I wanted to be in life. I collected his jerseys, wore the same brand shoes as him (before that was a thing), and collected every basketball card ever made about him. The time came to meet my hero.  He was there to sign our memorabilia. I went up to him, asked if he would be willing to sign my stuff… And he refused. He said that he was under contract not
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