California was terrific, but after fifteen years I got tired of missing my family. So I bought a new convertible, well aware of the irony considering Midwestern winters, and drove east until I hit the Mississippi. So here I am. I've spent years peeling away the layers of supposed to be and believe the reason I am taking up space on planet earth is to help others do the same.
I believe, I truly believe, we know who we are meant to be the moment we are born. The hitch in that giddy-up is that this was also the moment the rest of the world—our family, society, our friends—started telling us who we are supposed to be.
Life takes its twists and turns and sometimes we have no idea where we will land, but one thing I know for sure is, “It’s never too late for a new beginning. We always arrive right on time.”...no matter how cold the winters get.
I have been a graphic designer, writer, owned and operated a pottery studio, tended bar, traveled the world buying beautiful things with someone else’s money, taught math through art to kindergarten students and worked in drug & alcohol recovery. One summer during college, I worked seven days a week, twelve hours a day, as the “Brinemaster” in an industrial pea canning factory. You know, for prisons and institutions? Nothing glamorous like Birdseye or Green Giant. But, that’s another story.
Very possibly during a mid-life crisis. I decided to spread my wings and move from my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Los Angeles. Well aware of the cliché, I bought a convertible and drove west until I hit the ocean. In LA I began doing stand-up and became a presence on the LA comedy circuit, began public speaking and published two books. .
If you are looking for a speaker who doesn’t just put on a performance, but genuinely shares who he is and where he has been with the audience, you’ve found him. Somewhat unfiltered, Tom tells the audience, as his Grandpa Herb used to say, "Where the bear crapped in the buckwheat." No, we're not sure either. Don't ask.
Through personal anecdotes, philosophical insights, and acerbic wit, Tom inspires audiences to explore a shift in perspective and guides them to break the pattern of doubt so they can turn their “someday dreams” into today’s reality. Tom leads audiences to take ownership of their own quest to reveal their true selves.
Tom doesn’t claim to have the answers to all of life’s questions, but one
thing he does know for sure—endings last as long as we choose and beginnings begin as soon as we are willing to start.
Tom’s ready to start. How about you?”
Slay your demons, embrace your gifts and talents and become the person you have always dreamed of being. Through personal anecdotes, philosophical insights and slightly irreverent humor, Tom inspires the reader to explore a shift in perspective — to begin to see the amazing opportunities life offers us.
Whether it be a how-to manual or a book of inspirational and somewhat tawdry quotes, the reader is invited to rediscover the person they are meant to be, revel in this miraculous world, and through new eyes, begin to see the vast opportunities life offers. Learn to recognize and strip away the facades, break down the obstacles, see through the self deception and reveal the genuine undiscovered you.
"Remember that endings last as long as we choose &
beginnings begin as soon as we are willing to start. "
Our lives are busier than they have ever been. At the end of the day, how much energy do we really have left in us to chase our dreams? To change our lives? Bookshelves are inundated with self-help books claiming it’s as easy to change one’s life, as it is to change one’s shoes. But, Let's Get Naked! does not ask you to change. Instead, it acts as your guide to rediscovering the original you.
Both entertaining and inspiring, this book offers a series of worksheets walking the reader through the process. It’s fast! It’s simple! It works! Let’s Get Naked! opens the reader’s mind to the possibilities life offers, shows them how to get rid of the self-doubt, and inspires them discover who they were meant to be.
Go ahead. Get Naked! I think you'll like what you see.
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The first of these quotes was conceived during a particularly challenging time in my life, doing my best to hang onto the thinly frayed thread that tied me to what was left of my sanity. It just sort of popped into my brain. Some may even say I channeled it. The language seemed to range from that of a choirboy to a merchant seaman. I used no filter. Some may even argue that I never had one. I tried to edit, compartmentalize, and delete quotes that didn’t seem to fit or were possibly a bit too “salty”. Then, I realized the quotes came from every facet of my personality — everything that I am, and I said right out loud, “Well, I guess I’m just a very spiritual yet vulgar man,” and thus this book was born.
Whether illuminated with angelic radiance or seasoned with the saltiness of a merchant seaman, we are all an amazing, wonderful mix of everything the Universe has to offer — perfect in our imperfections.