“Who are you and what do you do?” I hear that question a lot.
I think that is because I show up at random Hollywood events or parties, acting like I belong there and I immediately start networking and introducing myself to anyone who will make eye contact with me.
I have been a habitual networker since I was a kid and was dropped off at the golf course around 7am and left until dark. It is not that I had bad parents and they were neglecting me. I mean, how dangerous is a country club really? One of the best lessons my parents ever taught me was using my manners and treat everyone the same.
Those lessons, I am positive, have helped me to this day in what I do. I learned not to prejudge anyone and be open to listening others spoke. Why was this important other than the obvious, common courtesy? I learned to “see” and “feel” people.
I am not sure if I was always an outside of the box thinker or not because my earliest memory of believing I saw the world differently was when I moved to Boca Raton, Fl when I was in college. It was then that I felt being weird and different was actually a gift. I knew I saw the world differently and that was an advantage. Im sure suffering from extreme ADHD and being Dyslexic had a lot to do with how I thought of the world around me and inside my head. This used to be a burden to me but no longer.
Reading Malcolm Gladwell’s “David VS Goliath” confirmed to me that my perceived weakness was my greatest strength.
Once I was able to feel comfortable in my own skin on top of all keeping a lot of my childhood lessons close to my heart, I finally hit my stride. Little by little, overcoming one obstacle at a time, I evolved into ( I am still evolving) more of what God intended for me and my life.
My love for connecting with people, my passion for service and my outside of the box thinking created a beautiful canvas for me to take flight off of. I became through much trial and tribulation, a aesthetic, beauty and lifestyle broker.
I am the idea guy with important connections that puts teams together to do extraordinary things. I never knew this was possible until I moved to Los Angeles, at least the knowledge that I could connect the world. Each and everyone of my passions and interest, wrapped up in one tiny bow.
My greatest passion is serving others and helping people do magical things. My goals are not to be a star but to make stars. I have an impeccable view for others talents and gifts, God’s gifts and putting everyone in their place in order to achieve greatness.
My talent is seeing the gift God gave you even when you cannot see it. To a fault I have hired or placed people in positions based on what their gifts were however, that person may not have believed it themselves and was incapable of seeing that no matter what we tried.
Over the years as my contacts and relationships have gotten far more broad and at a higher level. My eye has become more keen and my success rate of putting teams together to do everything from custom skincare lines for doctors and celebrities, getting products on TV advertisements , product placement in movies, HSN, distributing deals internationally and so on.
I get a lot of credit for the accomplishments that I’ve been a part of but without being able to identify the strengths of the people around me and putting everyone in the rightful place I would have nothing but a stream of Failures throughout the course of my life.
Without a team I am nothing because unfortunately, if I’m out just doing “my thing” I just look like a crazy standing on the street corner jumping up-and-down excited about something.
With the teams I’ve able to put together not only am I not the crazy person on the street corner, I’ve got a group of people with me doing the same exact thing.
Trying to put employees in a box and not letting them express themselves as individuals and pushing the bounds of creativity, without failure and frustration and failing again, Magic never happens. Dreams do not come true.
I pride myself and my life’s passion, is helping others achieve their dreams and in turn I will achieve my own.