In this short episode, I discuss how this podcast started, the purpose it has served over the last 20 months and where we are headed going forward.
Things have been spinning slightly out of control in my life recently and I’m trying my best to navigate the chaos. In this episode, I discuss the failure of the A/C unit in my new home, my pants failing yet again, the temptation to compromise in order to get ahead, and being overwhelmed by too […]
It’s been over a month, and it’s two days late, but I am finally back with a new episode! This last month has been one of the most challenging since I began pursuing my dream. That’s why I haven’t been as active on the podcast and the blog. But there are a lot of exciting […]
In this episode, I sit down with Karin Wolfle, entrepreneur/artist behind The Shabby Attic in Lansdale, PA. Having left behind a career in the mental health field, Karin decided to pursue her love of fine arts by starting her own business. She soon realized that being an entrepreneur requires a little bit of “crazy,” and whole lot more […]
In this episode, I sit down with “The Sultan of Silver” himself, George Bruno. To say that George is a professionally licensed barber is almost like doing him a disservice. I prefer to use the term Renaissance Man. Whether he’s posting videos of beard grooming tips, sharing random insights on father/son relationships and cigars, or […]
Back in the early days of the podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing several inspiring individuals who are trying to make a difference in their community as well as in the world of business. Over the next few weeks I wanted to share those conversations with you in case you hadn’t had a chance […]
If you’ve been following along recently, you know that we have been in the market for a new home and recently went under contract, with a scheduled settlement date of May 8th, 2017. That’s today! Over the course of the last 10 years, we have had some pretty significant life changes every year. Some were by […]
A lot has been going on in the last few weeks so I thought it would be good to update everyone on where life has taken me and my family. First of all, we’ve started the process of packing yet again, but hopefully this time is for the long haul. Notes: 00:00-02:30 Family Update | […]
In this episode of the podcast, I reflect on my most recent theater production before getting into a discussion about time management and the importance of prioritizing the things that are most important to you. We also discuss taking responsibility for your actions, and refusing to make excuses. Notes: 00:00-01:27 A Request for Feedback […]
#podcast #RealPersonRealNeeds #actingrealtor In this episode, I ask for your help. I’m thinking about changing the title of the podcast. Over the course of the last 16 months, the podcast has evolved in ways I couldn’t have anticipated, and in order to clearly communicate to the world what to expect when tuning in, I think […]
Things have been a little insane over the course of the last two weeks. Previously on the Real Person | Real Needs podcast, I mentioned that my wife and I recently were able to get pre-approved for a mortgage after over 6 years of being trapped in rental world. I thought that working in real estate would make buying a house a little easier. I WAS WRONG!
#Podcast #RealPersonRealNeeds Since we last gathered on the podcast, I performed in my very first cabaret on Valentine’s Day as part of Season 6 of the New Voices Cabaret. As far as I’m concerned the night was a rousing success. Aside from a flubbed lyric here and there, the crowd genuinely seemed to enjoy my […]
Today, is my son’s 9th birthday. Hard to believe that he has grown so quickly and that he has been in my life for that long. He is incredibly smart and kind and quirky and he has dope glasses. Happy Birthday JESSE! I know that being a father is one of the ways that God […]
As many of you know, my dream is to one day work for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA. I’m pretty outspoken about it on the podcast actually. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been invited to audition for them twice. Once in 2015 and then again in 2016. Both times I […]
On this episode, I share how self-employment and chasing your dreams can be an emotional roller-coaster. It certainly isn’t for everyone and frankly some days I wonder if it’s even for me! But in the midst of all of the chaos and uncertainty, God is faithful to teach me important lessons and let the clouds […]
The podcast returns for 2017 and in the process turns 50! To celebrate, I bring you the most epic episode to date! During my time off for the holidays, I got to spend a lot of time with my family, which caused me to look back on some family traditions. In this episode, I also […]
I’ve had several auditions over the last few weeks. Some went well, others were just okay. But what is important to me is that I keep lining them up, preparing, and doing my best, come what may. I decided to document my recent experiences. So here’s your opportunity to know what it’s like to be […]
This past week I spent more time in the mall than I care to admit. No, I wasn’t doing Christmas shopping. Actually, I was turning the tables and making the mall work for me. You see, when you work in Real Estate, there are certain times in the year where things tend to slow down. Typically the end of summer right before the school year, and as the holidays approach. So being self-employed, you try to find creative ways to make some extra money around the holidays. What brought me to the mall was the prestigious opportunity of performing… market research.
In this week’s episode, after growing my hair to play Che Guevara, I realize it’s time for a haircut. But when my frugality plays a game of chicken with my vanity, will my hair end up being the real loser? Also, in the interest of time, I decided to split this week’s podcast into two […]
The podcast is reaching its first birthday and to celebrate I wanted to take a moment to discuss my business philosophy, the contrarian approach I take in a sales-driven industry, and overcoming loneliness as an entrepreneur.