my strengths, approach & style
Clients, friends and people who meet me comment on my creativity, ability to see common things with a fresh or different perspective and how I can easily connect the dots and communicate high level concepts so that people easily understand.
I make things simple. I also believe everything revolves around relationships and how you deal and interact with people. It doesn't matter if it is personal, romantic, or in business. I focus on "human" needs, emotion, motivations and connection to drive results. C'mon people! We are dealing with...people. It's not that hard once you operate from that perspective, but as the saying goes... "If common sense were common, everyone would have it."
I'm courteous and polite as any Texan (or grown man) should be, however I'm not always politically correct. I believe authenticity and respect are paramount and I curse and use the "f" word slightly less than Gary Vaynerchuck or Tony Robbins... but not much.
I believe great ideas can come from anywhere, so I'm always learning, reading, listening and looking for ways to improve and discover how the "best of the best" do things. A few writers and people I like and respect include James Altucher, Mark Manson, Jen Sincero, Steven Pressfield, Lewis Howes, Jon Acuff, Liz Gilbert, Mel Robbins, Ramit Sethi, Andy Frisella, and Grant Cardone to name a few. If you like them... you might like me.
core beliefs & philosophy
One of my core beliefs is that you don't know how much time you have or when your day will come... so I want to use it all up. I want to go out on empty, on fumes and leave nothing in the tank. I want to experience it all and to die with an empty heart... because I loved and gave it all away.
I also believe that you should be true to yourself, trust your gut and that you can't adequately love or take care of others until you get yourself right. Put your oxygen mask on first. I believe there is a disconnect (a chasm actually) between being and acting like a grown ass man and an old school gentleman today. I hope to bridge that for both men and women's benefit... and the future generation.
Other than "You're a great dad" and "You're really smart", the best compliment I've ever received was from a woman who said... "You're a good guy... with just enough bad boy in him to keep it interesting."
Second best... "Bradley, half the people in this town would take a bullet for you... the other half would want to put one in you." (I can live with that. Don't ever be vanilla.)
I’m not everyone’s flavor. That’s ok.
I'm not perfect, but I'm working on it.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.