How do you define success? For so long, we’ve been culturally conditioned to think that fame and fortune are the ever-elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but more and more, people are rejecting that framework in favor of something that feels more authentic, satisfying, and achievable.
Jason Hewlett is one of those who stepped off the hamster wheel and created a life of meaning on his own terms. A talented impressionist and public speaker, he was once offered a headline gig in Las Vegas – and turned it down.
“I chose a long time ago that I would rather be a little bit more unknown, under the radar, just kind of doing what I want to do for families and with my own family rather than putting myself out there SO much,” he tells host Dan Griffin in this week’s episode of The Man Rules podcast.
And Dan reveals that it’s an area he’s explored himself. “I’ve had to look at that,” he reveals. “My daughter and my wife could care less if I’ve written books … about any standing ovations or people that think I make a difference in theieir lives. If I come home and I’m too tired to play or be connected, grumpy, and I’m isolating because I’m exhausted, all of that – what’s it worth?”
Ultimately, a meaningful life might depend on redefining how to have success and how to have value, but keeping the promise to your family and to yourself to stay present and connected
If you’re asking yourself the same questions and ready to explore the same path, here are three tips to get you started:
Practical & Tactical Tips
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)