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2014 Thank You

WOW. 2014 was the most incredible year EVER! Thank you so much for your support, the many many happy clients who purchased my “Classic Show” DVD, as well as my Signature Moves book.  Many new products coming in 2015, including the much anticipated and requested “Father Time” DVD, along with audio versions of the shows, a NEW Book, and much more. The business of making people laugh and bringing a smile to faces is serious stuff.  I appreciate all of those who have stuck by me as I have made transitions that have appeared confusing while refining my message and career path. Finally, I hope you have a most wonderful remainder of 2014.  You deserve the best of life.  Work for it.  Dream, but then work, that’s the formula.  Success comes to those who are consistently working on success. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and say goodbye to the disappointments of
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Anyone Out There?

As an Artist, Writer, Poet, Balladeer, you name it…all you hope for is the wish that there be anyone out there! As a Blogger it’s even more painful – wondering, waiting, hoping, praying someone, other than your Mother, is reading (although I honor you, Mother, and thank you for calling me after each post to say it was awesome!). A SHARE by a friend, no wait – a STRANGER even – on social media makes you feel like you just won the lottery. A COMMENT on the very Blog gives the rush of 1,000 LIKES. Yet SILENCE, ahh, pure silence following the post is that most painful pill that whispers, “No one cares.  Keep writing….for no one….Loser in a darkened room.” And still, we write! We dance!  We sing!  We stand on the stage and tell stories, jokes, creations, parodies, satire, philosophy, our 30 Points That Can Change Your World!!!
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The JHE Team

Last night we had our first JHE Team Holiday Party.  Nothing extravagant, just a nice meal and a chance to get together, many of whom had never met one another. Having been the entertainment for whatever the count may be in Holiday parties, I found it interesting to be on the other end this time.  Hosting, planning, inviting, encouraging people to attend, hoping the meal was good, the reservation upheld, making sure everyone felt appreciated and loved.  Oddly however I couldn’t find anyone to entertain….maybe next year.  The JHE Team is confusing to those who ask me why I need so many people to run this little business, and it’s true, I don’t have any employees.  Thankfully I have assembled a real All-Star Team of the best business owners I know who relieve me of doing what I’m not good at.  Unfortunately I’ve learned the hard way that I am
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Is Your Child Weird?

For years I thought I was weird. And then one day it hit me: “I AM WEIRD!” Now it’s truth, I embrace, I know it, I LOVE it. And I have a happy life because of it, make a living because of it, too. Amazing. If you have a child that is a little different from other kids, have no fear!  It’s a good thing. Discovering how we can influence these little ones we love so dear, helping open the discussion as to why they do what they do, why they like what they gravitate toward, can really help that young person accept themselves for the unique, awesome creation they are.  Heck, it can really help you raise them!  Imagine that! In my Book, “Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World”, I discuss the 6 Secrets to discovering our uniqueness.  Permission is given for you to
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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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