We dislike talking about ourselves in third person.
So we each wrote our own story. Please try not to fall asleep when reading.
The Architect. Founder and CEO
Hi! You know that feeling you get sometimes…the one where you want to do something good in your life but you don’t know how, or when. So you end up waiting and waiting and waiting. Well, I had that feeling for 22 years. Then my Pop-Pop—one of the greatest people in my life—died of bone cancer on Christmas Eve of 2009. And I decided that I’d get rid of that feeling. I stopped waiting and I started The Monday Life…for him.
I went to Duke. I was a basketball manager for Coach K. I worked in NYC for the coolest boss ever. I moved back to NC and launched this thing…it’s the best decision of my entire life. I never expected to see this much support. I guess others had that feeling too.
The Light Bulb. Marketing
I like to consider myself a BIG IDEA guy. They may only come once a month…or year…or decade, but I can assure you that every once in a while I can come up with some pretty GROUND-BREAKING IDEAS. I’m still waiting on the first one, but it’s coming, I can feel it.
I heard about The Monday Life one day when my brother, Joey, was raving about this awesome new charity run by this really cool guy with awesome hair. It wasn’t until the end of his story that he told me it was him and he wanted to start a charity for children’s hospitals. I knew right then that it was my calling. Not only could I come up with GENIUS IDEAS for the charity, but I would be helping kids at children’s hospitals in the process.
So I joined The Monday Life team, self-assigned my own nickname as the “Light Bulb”, and began coming up with what turned out to be SOMEWHAT MEDIOCRE BUT IT’S THE EFFORT THAT COUNTS IDEAS on how to get the word out and help the bravest kids on the planet. Seriously….it’s the effort that counts.
The Talker. Social Media
So ever since I was a little kid, everyone has told me I have one amazing talent. Talking. Doesn’t matter if it’s with girls, guys, myself, a tree, I’ll go on for hours about almost anything (especially when I get around trees). So when Joey asked me if I wanted to use my powerful gift to help spread awareness about The Monday Life, I was on-board immediately.
On an unrelated note, if anyone knows anyone from the Associated Press, I have a really cool organization to tell them about…
So yes, I may spend the majority of my day talking on two cell phones, reading huge articles about big businesses, tweeting and making new friends for The Monday Life… but I also found out something incredible about myself in the process…ahh, hold on I have to go take this call. Don’t be mad, look at my picture, you knew what you were getting into.