I’m 6′ 4″, I wear size 17 shoes and I weigh around 380 lbs.
When I was a kid, I didn’t fit in… I was weird and misunderstood, and I was bullied a lot. Because of that I decided that I would never make someone else feel bad about themselves because of me, because I knew how it felt to be on the receiving end. So I learned how to look harmless… that’s a really hard thing to do when you’re my size, but I do it every day.
I have since learned how to tell my story to people on stage… revealing all my vulnerabilities and parts of myself I don’t like, and owning them in front of everyone. I’m telling a story that is personal to me, and I have felt a kind of power in that vulnerability, like a groundedness and a sense of purpose.
I’ve spent so much of my life making assumptions about how others think of me and apologizing for who I am, that I never really saw what was good in acknowledging those facets of myself… only once I’ve seen myself for what I am can I possibly see what I can become.
My inner journey around coming into acceptance with being a large man has given me a certain awareness about how to really come into your own, get past social stigmas and use perceived negative traits as a platform for realizing your true potential.
I teach people how to:
Find their own answers and direction within
Connect with their authentic selves to discover their essence
Step into their ‘BIGness’ and embody their true potential!
What does it mean to you?