I’m a speaker, writer, and coach with a mission to promote the concept of everyday heroism, which urges people to take an active and positive approach to their daily lives.
I’m also an average human being who, for many years, was overwhelmed by limiting thoughts and beliefs. I kept myself stuck in a rut.
You’ve probably been in that rut with me, going around in circles. Like me, you’ve probably thought: “What does it all mean? What am I here for? What’s the meaning of life?”
Seeking answers, I studied a wide range of subjects, especially the humanities (in particular literature, mythology, philosophy, and history) and the social sciences (especially sociology, psychology, and anthropology).
Over decades of research, I found many answers to my questions. But all too often, the wisdom I encountered was communicated in overly-complicated ways that seemed designed to only be understood by a select few.
I saw the wisdom in what I’d studied, but I believed is should be in an easier-to-digest form if it was going to help a wider range of people. Live The Hero is the consolidation of my efforts to make the knowledge I’ve compiled more easily accessible to as many people as possible. I believe the lessons embedded in the humanities and the social sciences are vitally important to leading a well-examined, dynamic, and happy life.
I conceived Live The Hero to be a set of pragmatic guidelines, to help you and me take on life in an active, purposeful way. The philosophy is based on the ancient wisdom of mythology as well as modern scientific discoveries about why we think and behave the way we do. It’s uncomplicated, straightforward, and practical, so it can be easily used in everyday life.
Perhaps most importantly, Live The Hero is for everyone: men and women, the young and the old, blue- and white-collar folks, conservative or liberal, the religious or spiritual or atheist. We are all united in our desire to feel like our lives have value and meaning.
It’s time we all remembered what our ancestors knew: that we must become our own heroes, and create the meaning of our lives for ourselves while uplifting the people around us.
For more details on Live The Hero, read this brief overview