EMBRACING THE JOURNEY
Every aspect of life creates experiences and opportunities to learn, expand, and make connections to the bigger picture of a soul’s existence. The more I live and experience, the more I realize all things are possible.
So far I’ve lived a rather eclectic life that in some ways makes no sense but in other ways, it makes perfect sense. At this stage in life, I am equally at home surrounded by my military brothers, flying airplanes or jumping out of them, sitting in meditation circles, or running successful businesses. Having the disposition to work hard, love full-hearted, embrace adventure, and simply saying yes, has created an ever-evolving life path that I have come to love.
Here are the cliff notes of my life so far. My adult life started after 2 years of playing college football when I found myself living the dream as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. After military service, I received a degree in Biology and worked several years as a microbiologist before transitioning into the fitness industry. By chance, my wife and I won the 2005 Ironman Magazines’ fittest couple, I had a couple of spreads in Ironman magazine, and even managed an appearance on the stage at Universal Studios. Around 2007, I started working full-time (summers) as a skydiving and paragliding tandem instructor and videographer. Skydiving demonstrations started in 2012 and notable jumps include Daytona & Texas Motor Speedway, BYU & Dodgers Stadium, night jumps over Las Vegas & Los Angeles, and countless other events around the country. I still fill in as a tandem instructor on weekends and organize exhibition jumps into events around the country.
For the past 12 years, I have been managing media relations and marketing for a number of amazing brands in the outdoor industry. I must say that I have been blessed to be able to work with some brilliant minds and extraordinary teams throughout the years. My career wouldn’t be close to what it is now without the people I’ve been able to work with. My passion project has been building the foundation of Ascended Path, with it its mindful-based curriculum, and in-person experience with my wife of over 20 years Holly Semanoff.
NATURAL FLOW MATTERS.
There is a flow in life that will guide you effortlessly through each twist and turn. This same flow translates into professional life by guiding the timing of a phone call, details of an email, and visions of your next marketing campaign.
01. MEDIA RELATIONS.
Strong relationships within the industry go further than a simple business proposition. These relationships have developed into true friendships that are based on mutual respect for each other as individuals and as masters of their crafts.
The image starts as a thought, which manifests through the journey of a creative process, and finally into reality through the lens. A well-composed photograph or video always starts as a spark of inspiration in planning or organically in the field.
03. Business Development.
I have been collecting and connecting dots my entire life and there are few things I enjoy more, than connecting the right people together and seeing what they create together. Countless relationships are connected and unlimited possibilities are still unfolding.
RECHARGE THE SOUL.
I implemented mandatory play time in my life because when I recharge my soul through play, everything else falls into alignment. Inspiration flows, work productivity goes up, and life becomes fulfilling once again.
TAP INTO THE UNLIMITED
Making time to do what is enjoyable, recharges and reconnects me to the infinite flow of peace and inspiration. This has become a foundation of a fulfilling personal and professional life that is sustainable indefinitely. Everything will flow from an unlimited source once we tap into it.
There are a few books or experiences that have made a lasting impact on how I engage in the process of life. I don’t have room to share them all but the books below have stuck with me to this day.
by: Michael Singer
This book is a perfect example of how surrendering to the flow can unfold the most unbelievable life. When I notice I’m forcing life I remember this book.
Good To Great
by: Jim Collins
This was part of a book club project that one of the leadership teams I’m part of, read as a group. This is a must-read for anyone running a business or is part of any leadership team. Several years after reading this I still find myself pulling valuable insights that I am able to implement.
Body Of Light
by: Holly Semanoff
This book is one of the best introductions to energetic anatomy around. Holly took 10 years of reading scientific literature, living the science of yoga, and her personal experiences and compiled everything in this easy-to-read book. If you have any interest in understanding the non-physical aspects of yourself then this book is for you.