“All the world’s a stage,” and every writer (and/or podcast producer) makes a promise to trot out this tired old Shakespearian cliche every time we’re describing an entertainer who has something to teach us about life. It’s one of our signature moves.
And so it is with Jason Hewlett, a man whose incredible facial acrobatics, spot-on impressions, and commitment to his own personal integrity breathes new life into the most overused of metaphors. In this episode, Jason explains how “The Promise” that you make to yourself has to be like the promise that the best entertainers make to their audiences: 1.) That they will commit 100 percent to their craft each time they get up on a stage, and 2.) That they will openly and fearlessly share their talents and “signature moves” for the enjoyment and benefit of others.
He and Dan also talk about the price of going after fame, fortune, and material success, and what it takes to walk away from it.
About Our Guest
Having delivered hundreds of presentations for frontline and leadership motivation, Jason Hewlett combines message, authenticity, humor, music, and impersonations. His talk feels like a show with a message, or a keynote speech with entertainment. Few presenters can match the level of laughs, energy and appropriate material for any audience. Jason is the author of the Facebook post entitled, “ I Saw My Wife at Target Today”, which has been seen by more than 100 million people. A recent, and one of the youngest inductees into the Speakers Hall of Fame, his talks address goal setting and the engagement experience, from the perspective of a Promise. Find out more about Jason at jasonhewlett.com.
About The Man Rules Podcast Host, Dan Griffin
Dan Griffin, M.A., is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity. His work and life is dedicated to exploring and redefining what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Dan is dedicated to helping men be better men by understanding the impact of the Man Rules on their lives and finding the success in their personal lives they are striving for in the professional lives. His professional background includes over two decades in the mental health and addictions field. Dan earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas where his graduate work was the first qualitative study centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dan grew up in the DC area and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Grace, and has been in long-term recovery from addiction since he graduated college in May of 1994.
Mentioned On This Episode
Jason Hewlett as a velociraptor (YouTube)
Jason Hewlett’s facial exercises (YouTube)
The Promise of Sharing Your Gift (Excerpt from Jason’s keynote on YouTube)