Is Your Child Weird?

For years I thought I was weird. And then one day it hit me: “I AM WEIRD!” Now it’s truth, I embrace, I know it, I LOVE it. And I have a happy life because of it, make a living because of it, too. Amazing. If you have a child that is a little different from other kids, have no fear!  It’s a good thing. Discovering how we can influence these little ones we love so dear, helping open the discussion as to why they do what they do, why they like what they gravitate toward, can really help that young person accept themselves for the unique, awesome creation they are.  Heck, it can really help you raise them!  Imagine that! In my Book, “Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World”, I discuss the 6 Secrets to discovering our uniqueness.  Permission is given for you to embrace it and use your talents and gifts, in case you’ve never felt you should or could. Upon reading my book, I’m receiving great responses from thrilled parents, those who read to their little ones at night, the kids who say, “No Mommy, not Les Miserables tonight, how about the
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I’m Actually A Pretty Serious Guy

This week has been way fun and way exhausting.  We drove the family to San Diego, CA, and enjoyed a few days at the beach, SD Zoo, SeaWorld, hike at Torrey Pines State Park, Church, got kicked out of the Marriott for noise, took a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood, and Disneyland in Anaheim.  So I believe we are in store for a vacation following the vacation. But let’s get real here: How awesome is that?  To see the little ones running around, having a blast, laughing, riding the rides, screaming as if Beyonce and Jay-Z just showed up when in reality it’s a life-sized Minion.  It’s like something from a perfect novel, the orchestra swells, the Kleenex is drawn, where you just watch your family and say, “My Goodness, Life is Beautiful”!  And the vision is quickly broken by blood curdling screams coming from the back row booster seats…. As I’ve posted more and more blogs and social media updates, worked on my act, and balanced the career and life at home, I am noticing more and more what the public expects of me (and all performers in general), and then the reality of what really is. I’m
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My Wife in The Spotlight

A few months ago our office received a request to have me speak at Midvale Middle School.  They had a small amount of money and were going to figure out how to make it happen to have me do an assembly for their school.  We figured it out and set the date. I mentioned in passing to my wife that I would be speaking at Midvale MS, to which she excitedly replied, “That’s where I went to middle school!” I thought I knew my wife better than that!  I should’ve known that’s where she went. And so, we contacted the school back, revoked the invoice, told them they were getting the assembly for their school FOR FREE.  They were thrilled.  Of course, it was in honor of my Tami. In this month of October 2014, we are doing 8 schools for free in the State of Utah.  Next month we have a few as well, and into 2015.  We unfortunately can’t accept all requests, as my goal is to have time to be with family more in 2015 than I have since my career began.  I’ll be doing around 200 events this year, many of them at schools.  In other
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The Book You’ve Been Waiting For!

Picked up the first 1,000 copies TODAY!  My garage is now full, waiting for you to want this book Actually, I’m not sure anyone’s been waiting for this book, other than me, but I thought that sounded like a cool title to this post 🙂 Nearly a decade ago I wrote the first version of “Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World”. It was a good try.  I was proud of it.  It was a pocketbook size, accompanied by photos I had taken in my living room by the person who helped me create it, and I was able to give about 1,000 away in a few months.  Perhaps I sold 10 for $5 a piece at a fair or something on accident.  The book was mostly a big business card.  With pages. Oh, I was very proud to have a book!  In fact, I recall the Principal of my high school introducing me to a colleague with, “Please meet Jason Hewlett, Class of ’97, our marvelous Student Body President, and now AUTHOR of a wonderful book….”  I about wet myself that she was referring to me as an author before anything else, as having your
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