I am a science fiction and self-help author, speaker, LinkedIn Local Host, and a Musician, living in Charlotte, North Carolina I was born in the small town of Cambridge, Ohio. At the age of four my family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. My father loved reading and instilled a love of reading science fiction, fantasy, and westerns. At an early age I began reading everything I could get my hands on and dreamed about the stories I read. Over the years I have tried my hand at many vocations and throughout I always had a passion for learning. Listening to people tell stories he wanted to learn how to do that and over the years people would tell me that he should write books. Eventually I listened and started writing short stories on blogs that are turning into the books I am writing.
"There is no greater education than one that is self-driven." -Neil deGrasse Tyson
All of my books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple iBooks.
Welcome, This is a story about not fitting into a box. No matter how many times in life I just wanted to be normal I just couldn't find that box that fit in and described me to a tee. As I have finally stopped looking for this box and began this journey of creative and self discovery. I have realized I'm not alone so I hope if you are reading this book I can inspire you to give up that search and just be YOU. The world needs more YOUs, trust me.
We are all travelers, traveling to home. The moment I started to read "Hunting towards a home" I was dragged into the letters that reveal slowly with magical words the travel of Jonathan. Once you start, you want to finish. Besides this book, I am glad that I know you David Calvert, you are truly amazing in every single direction. The words are magic, they drag you into the galaxy…
Two aliens get marooned near Earth in the 40's when their race decides humanity isn't ready for first contact. Now they have to decide if they want to stay or try and make it back to join up with their fleet. Once they realize their addicted to Earth culture they decide to wait here and help mold Earth into a worthy civilization when the Collective returns in a million years. This is the story of their adventure and how they helped mold the future from their own point of view.
What if you had the ability to ask for anything and people would give it to you? Well much to the surprise of Randy that is exactly what happens. He had heard of stories on the news about people with supposed super powers but never expected to be one of them. Especially since he didn't even believe it was real. Now he is faced with the responsibility of what to do next.
I had a dream of a world that had no government and was owned and operated by corporations and the super rich. I hope you like it and I hope to write more to fill out the story as I go as I find it an interesting story... and I hope you do too.
This book is a random collection of thoughts and writing I have done as I am traveling on this path. One day I decided I needed to make changes in my life and I started writing. So these are some of those stories. I hope that they help you in your journey.
So you want to start a podcast? But you don’t know where or how to start or what tools you will need. Don’t worry I will share tips and tricks I have learned since starting my podcast and helping others start theirs.
So you want to start Podcasting? Great you are in the right place. Here are some tips and tricks.
My thoughts on the future of Retail and what changes or suggestions I would make.
The Man, the Moon and the Casquette by Andrada Anitei
"The Man, the Moon and the Casquette" is a metaphor used to highlight one’s journey of introspection and self-discovery. The process of this journey can be daunting yet humbling at the same time, but the main subject of this book (symbolized by the moon) is about achieving the highest degree of evolution. Simultaneously, the casquette represents one's natural defense system, which everyone has and initiates, in order to avoid the repercussion of deceit - all the while, remaining unaware of their own inner strength and resilience to adversity. In addition, this piece of literature's purpose is to reveal the fact that men can also be vulnerable and hide feelings deep within. It is an inherent projection on society that "big boys don't cry"! They do. But most hide it because of the criticism society subjects them to.
"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore."
How can I help you?
Perhaps you have the creativity but like me you simply lacked the courage or were too much in your own head, I am here to help with that too. If you knew me years ago you would know that I am very shy and reserved. I am awkward in large crowds and am nervous around people I don't know. Yet now I seek people out and teach. I actively go to every LinkedIn Local event that I can. I share my story with anyone that will listen and have even shared that story speaking at a LinkedIn Local in Charlotte.
So if I can do it you can do it. As a result I have started the #SayYEStoYOU hashtag to inspire people to step out and drive forward chasing their dreams and building a life of fulfillment. Because in my life I was not I know what it can be like just working and not being truly happy. So I wanted to change my life and then I wanted to change everyone's life to be better.
I also started the #CreateAGreatFriday challenge was a part of that. Every week I host a challenge inviting everyone to post something and each week is a new challenge. From writing to photography and everything in between I try to build up the confidence of others. I also work with people on an individual basis to help them start following their passions.
What I can help you with:
- Creative thinking: Need ideas on how to start or where? Need ideas on ways to increase engagement or to create challenges for your team?
- Podcasting: Wanting to start but don't know where or how? I can help you with setting up your Podcast and help you visualize what to do to make it happen.
- Writing Articles: Always wanted to write an article but not sure what you want to write about? Lets talk about ideas and make it happen.
- Video Content: Helping you get started and finding ways to help you overcome that First Video challenge and to define that message you want to share.