So, you may think that you know me by now. But in this post, I’m really going to pull back the curtain.
Promise not to judge?
Here are 15 embarrassing and intimate facts about me.
I used to play online poker obsessively in college
Yeah, I would sit in front of the tv watching the World Series of Poker on ESPN, while I was on my laptop playing cash games and sit n’ gos.
My dream was to become a professional poker player and make a living while I traveled with my laptop (haha, things haven’t changed much).
When online poker was pretty much shut down for U.S. players back in 2011, that dream dried up like a raisin.
I’ll still play home games with the guys and act like a total “donkey” (poker lingo for horrible player) 🙂
I use to be self-conscious about my ears
Growing up, I was teased about my ears.
I had a small head. I still do.
Eventually I grew into them (or maybe they are still big and I just don’t care).
I’m me and I am enough.
I talk to myself
I think out loud and often get caught for it.
Some of my greatest inspirational visions are born from the back-and-forth conversations with the guy in my head.
I used to be super OCD about things being “even”
If I touched a button two times with my left hand, then I had to do it two times with my right hand.
If I winked twice with my right eye, I had to wink twice with my left eye.
Don’t even bring up having the car radio volume on an even number.
I’m a movie whore, especially for dramas & creepy paranormal films
Drama movies suck me in like a black hole; I get glued into the plot.
Paranormal movies scare the shit out of me for days but I still watch them anyway.
I peed my pants in 1st grade and blamed it on chocolate milk
Just so the cute girl I was crushin’ on MIGHT believe it and not think of me as a total loser.
She didn’t buy it, but we still flirted on.
Eminem owns my Top 25 playlist on my iPod
10 of 25 songs in my top 25 are from the Real Slim Shady.
I heard his first album in 6th grade and became a lifelong fan. He’s a lyrical genius who has mastered the art of storytelling through rap.
I have mad respect for his hustle to overcome all the adversity he faced growing up.
And his movie 8-Mile is one of my favorites.
I was a “wigger” growing up.
A wigger is a white kid who tries to act black, or in my case, a half-Indian kid who tries to act black.
Maybe it was the obsession with Eminem, or that my older cousins wore basketball jerseys and Jordans.
Either way, I went through at 1-year phase in 8th grade when I wore baggy clothes, shopped at ENYCE, and commonly greeted people with, “wutup dawg.”
haha…life as a teenager.
I was that annoying door-to-door cable and internet sales guy for a year
And I was good at it.
Grandmas were requesting my phone number for their granddaughters, couples were inviting me in for dinner, and guys were loving me for getting them mucho sports channels for cheap.
But not everyone was happy to see me. I was threatened, sworn at, and told to get a real job many times.
Looking back, I’m more grateful than ever for that job.
I’m super spacey
I have Walter Mitty syndrome.
I get lost in the cool adventures going on in my head and leave the person I’m talking to dazed and confused (or irritated).
I’m a personal development maniac
I read books every day. I listen to podcasts everyday. I’m in the gym 5x a week and I eat very clean and healthy.
I focus on improvement across the board: in health, wealth, business, and relationships.
I’m just on a mission to fulfill my ultimate purpose in life as a man, and give my gifts to the world every single day.
Superman is my favorite superhero
I grew up watching the show Smallville (I own all the seasons), and I appointed Clark Kent my role model.
Over the years, the show slowly sucked worse and worse, but the character Clark Kent kind of created a moral guidance system for me.
If I’m ever unsure about something I just ask, “What would Clark do?”
If I don’t meal plan, my whole life falls apart
I love to stay in my routine, and that routine suffers when I don’t have my meals prepared ahead of time.
My workouts, energy, creativity, and productivity all suffer when I don’t eat on a consistent schedule.
So Sundays are big cooking days for me, and I LOVE my tupperware.
I love conspiracy theories
UFOs, JFK Assassination, 9/11, the Illuminati, etc.
I’ll lose hours on YouTube watching video documentaries on these subjects.
Is Jay-Z and Rihanna really the king and queen of the Illuminati?
I don’t know, but it’s fun to think about.
I do this because I love it and everything about it.
Like waking up happy and inspired to work on projects that excite me.
And meeting cool people who think like me and hate settling for less.
Seriously, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I honestly feel like I’m doing what I was meant to be doing and I’m happy.
Thanks for letting me be me.
If you relate to any of these fun facts, have a question or just want to shoot me a message to say hi, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I promise to reply.