Promise to The Business Family: AKA “The Team” (Part 1)

Years ago, before I had kids, I was at a friend’s home and remember watching him with his little ones before sending them off to school.  The whole family put their hands in the circle, hand over hand, as they shouted altogether, “Gooooooo TEAM!” I thought: Well, that’s corny.  But cute, too. Now with my little kids we do the same thing, except we say, “We Are HEWLETT’s!  Hewlett’s Don’t Give Up!  Hewlett’s Do Their Best!  We Are Hewlett’s – ba-ba-bump-ba-bump-bump-bump!” (jingle for “We are Farmers…”) In other words, we have taken corny and added hokey to obnoxious and created our
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What Do Michael Jackson and Chewbacca Have in Common?

Question: What do the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and Chewbacca, of StarWars fame, have in common? Answer: We expect one thing of them, that they keep their Promise – deliver their Signature Move – or else we wonder if we’re seeing the real thing. Even as he has been gone for 7 years now, if I ask an audience, “What was Michael Jackson’s Signature Move?”  They all collectively yell out, “MOONWALK!” Here’s my attempt to honor the Great MJ In 2015 audiences were breathless and ecstatic upon the arrival of StarWars VII The Force Awakens when Han Solo and
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The Promise To The One

  We make promises to everyone. “I promise I’ll get that over to you by the end of the day.”  “Yes, I promise I will pick you up in time for dance!”  “I promise you, we will make it happen, you will get this sale, I will coach you through it, and if you can’t get it to happen I will stay all night until it goes through.  Trust me.” And of course people make promises to us as well. “Yeah, I promise the job will be done by the end of the week, you can count on me.”  “I
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The Promise to The Audience: Your Customer

Have you ever been to a concert of a LEGEND and expected to enjoy ALL of their Classic hits? Nothing better than when a LEGEND delivers on the Promise to sing the songs you paid to hear as an Audience. Ever been to a concert where the Artist didn’t keep The Promise? I went to a concert once, the Performer says, “I’m pretty tired of everyone shouting out the songs they want from me, the ones you expect to hear and I’m sick of playing, so tonight instead I’m going to play only the songs from my new album.” Boom!  We were ticked.
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How To Shape & Sculpt Your Performance

  Laugh all you want, but bodybuilders are fascinating creatures we can learn so much from when it comes to both business and life.  I have admired, and often been frightened, by their commitment to sculpting the perfect physique. In my attempts to be like bodybuilders I have found myself doing bench presses with the same weight they use for shoulder fly warm-ups, and combined with my stomach always throwing a wrench in the party, I have no chance of ever being on a stage with no shirt on (you’re welcome), but I still like to do as many dumbbell curls as
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The Promise of Appreciation

  How many times have you been on a plane and thought, “I sure hope this pilot doesn’t succeed today!” Hmmm.  Probably never. As a Dad I rarely recall thinking, “I hope on Christmas Day on our 2-week vacation to Kauai the kids will ask, ‘Why didn’t Santa bring us more presents this year?'” (yes, this happened last year. Ouch.) As a Speaker and Performer I don’t recall the last time I was like, “Dang, the audience is laughing hysterically again?  Taking notes about what I’m saying?  Another standing ovation?  How sick can I get of these?” Yeah, that just
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How’d He Get In The Speaker Hall of Fame?

                                “Your son has some, well…. challenges,” the teacher began. “Such as,” asked the mother. “Well, reading is an issue in multiple areas, especially out loud and comprehension.  Same with math, the concepts just aren’t working in his mind.  His writing is compromised and his handwriting is illegible.  He seems fine with social skills and making friends, but we are a bit concerned he is doing odd things with his face and mouth which are distracting to others,” she continued. “What can we do to help him?” the mother
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Jim Carrey: The Most Unappreciated Actor Ever

Sully is now in theaters receiving rave reviews!  With the movie Philadelphia, and then Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks made the unprecedented transition in a little over a decade from comedies such as Bosom Buddies, Money Pit, and The Man with One Red Shoe, to two-time Oscar-Winner (1994-1995), quickly regarded as one of the most respected actors of a generation. The jump took a bit longer (20 years) for Robin Williams, as he transitioned into Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting (1998, Oscar-Winner), all the way from a legendary stand-up career, to Mork & Mindy, Popeye, and Aladdin.
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Quantity Time vs. Quality Time

The honor of my life is to be a Dad. Over the years I have restructured my entire existence around one concept: Quality Time vs. Quantity Time as a Dad. I used to swoop in for the big moments of my children’s lives to say I was there, using the phrase “Quality Time” as my cover while chasing financial success, hiding behind my favorite hobbies, and just being busy. But then something flipped in my brain when I realized even that Quality Time was compromised by my mind being elsewhere, my heart not in it even when I was present.
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The New Web Site – The Promise

Welcome to The New Web Site – The Promise The Promise is the “Jason Hewlett Brand”, it is the new push we are going with, the wording we have searched for as a team, finally properly defined, after 16 years of working on it. The Promise is all encompassing of every message you’ve heard me give: Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World Limitless Head to Heart Commitment to Joy The Show: Live in Las Vegas & Father Time Under the umbrella of one word, PROMISE, you get all that I’ve ever spoken on, performed for,
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