What is the single best piece of advice you’d give to everyone?
Seeing another person’s point of view is key to understanding them.
When did you make the biggest difference?
I work as a paremedic, and make a big difference in other people’s lives regularly. I think the biggest difference I have ever made is when someone has gone into cardiac arrest and I am able to revive them with CPR, medicine, and defibrillation.
It is an amazing feeling to meet them after you have saved their life. All the happiness and joy in their life is there only because I, and my other EMS partners, were able to save them.
Who had the most influence on your life?
My father has had the biggest influence in my life. He enjoys life, and does what really interests him, instead of bending to popular trends. He really likes to brew his own beer at home and firing old time flintlock rifles. He has an amazing 6 foot longrifle, and has developed his own unique style of beer
What was your greatest moment?
Standing up and accepting responsibility, finally finishing my A.S. degree and starting a career in health care. I had fettered my time through college, and had little motivation. Once I realized that I was going to have a family, and needed to be able to provide for them, I took school seriously – and succeeded.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to have enough money that I am able to have some freedom in my life, instead of being tied down to my job, and having to conform to someone else’s schedule.
I’d really like to not live paycheck to paycheck.
So, whatever road leads me that direction.
What did you admire most about your mother/father/parents?
My mother for her passion and enthusiasm for everything she does.
My father for his ability to keep calm, interpret, and understand what’s going on.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Take school more seriously, take fun less seriously, and have a lot more!
Get into more trouble.
Share something you learned at your day job that applies to life in general.
Small, healthy habits make a big difference once you get older. Quitting smoking now will make breathing much easier when you are 60. Burning fat not and getting fit is much easier before you turn 60, 70, and 80.
The right time for a healthy change is now.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
50. My wife says I age in reverse. When we first met, I acted like a 70 year old. Now I am 30 (chronologically) but act less mature and have more fun. I am both looking forward to aging, because I will be younger(mentally) but I fear the physical degeneration that comes with age.
What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Intolerance of other people’s beliefs is the #1 reason problems that escalate into conflicts exist in this world.