Yo, yo, yo! I just got back from NYC, and while I was there I shot this quick video from on top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Haha, cool huh? Check it out below…
And yes – catching the sunset on top of the Brooklyn Bridge is ‘bucket list worthy’.
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The other day I was out riding jet skis with my family, and as usual, I was going (really) fast and doing everything I could to catch as much air off each wave as I possibly could. This type of riding using results in really sore ass cheeks, hyena like laughter and an occasional ‘bloody murder’ scream or two. What I also noticed was that I like to ride a jet ski the same exact way I like to build my business (which tends to be the exact opposite of how most ‘gurus’ . . . ‘business brainiacs’ . . and . . ‘marketing experts’ teach in colleges and courses).
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For the last year, every Wednesday I take my 13 y/o daughter out for “daddy/daughter night” — just her and I.
Tonight, she sat and told me stories for a couple of hours, and then shared how she was in the process of turning those stories into books, and eventually getting them onto the big screen. And when they were ready to be turned into movies, she wanted to MAKE SURE she casted the crew to ensure the wrong actors were not chosen to act out the roles she created.
Listening to her, made me think of a time when I told a story, pacing back and forth in the living room of an old house I lived in 2 1/2 years ago, on a conference call with about 100 people . . .
. . . as a little girl sat in the room next to me, listening in, as I talked about how one day I would be standing in front of 5,000 people sharing my life and teaching those people how to turn all the skeletons on their closet into their greatest and most ‘profitable’ assets.
And as I remembered that story, I looked back at my daughter as she finished her story, and I thought to myself . . .”Well hot damn, maybe the apple don’t fall far from the ‘ol tree after all”
- Dave Sharpe
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Last week I realized I hadn’t talked to my Mom in a few weeks, so I gave her a call. We chatted, caught up, and just before we hung up – she hesitantly told me something disturbing.
She told me that around 2am that Saturday night a guy drove up into their lawn (at the house I grew up in) and crashed into both of my parents cars. One was totaled and the other one damaged badly. He was drunk, and had bare-bones insurance. I could tell she was anxious and was still processing how they would handle the new financial burden that they didn’t ask for and did not see coming.
Now, most Mom’s put up with a certain level of turmoil raising kids – especially boys – especially ones that caused as much chaos growing up as I did. And they always seem to have a vision, and be patient with our testosterone driven, narrow minded, instant gratification ignorance …. as our brains catch up with our bodies (and our genitals, too – can I keep it real, here, please?).
My Mom had that same intuitive vision. She never gave up on me through all the ridiculously hard times (that any logical human being would have thrown their hands up and walked away … preserving their last strands of sanity). She was the first person in my life who believed in me at my lowest points, even when I didn’t believe in myself. And as overbearing as she seemed to be at times – she loved me through the bad discussions I made, the dumb shit I always seemed to get my self into, and the late nights I ran the streets while she tossed and turned at home in bed.
Me and my family at the dealership
So I hopped off a plane today, and just decided to take her to the dealership and remove that financial burden from her mind, and buy her the car she really wanted and deserves.
Because the truth is: Most people wait to show people how much they love and appreciate them until their funeral.
For me, I’m just trying to speak up now while I have the chance and say “thank you” anyway I can.
Today was a defining moment in my life, and was one of those days I will remember for years to come. I share what happened, raw and uncut, plus why I felt compelled to share this “personal” moment with you in video below. Click play and check it out below…..
This was a long time coming, and as you can see from some of the Crazy Stories found on my blog, it’s always been a passion of mine to be a great dad to my daughter. Even when I didn’t know how. Even when I was going through my darkest times.She has always been my motivation — my heart.
And throughout everything, she has stuck by me. Loved me unconditionally like most children usually do. And it’s been an amazing journey so far. Just learning how to be a dad, and remembering when I’m about to do something too crazy, or even just plain stupid – there’s a little girl waiting for me at home.
That little girls name is Bailee.
And today a judge loooked at me — and then looked at her — and then looked back at me and smiled, and said….
“Son, I’m proud of you. Now go take your daughter home where she belongs.”
I smiled at him and nodded. Then I looked back at her, and I walked over and took her hand and waked out of the courtroom a proud father.
Today, all the people who dismissed me as “a lost hope” dissapeared in the eyes and smile of little girl named Bailee.
And it made all the struggle, and all the pain, and all the tears over the years — 100% worth it.
- David Sharpe “Proud Dad and Hope Junkie”
P.S.: Share your thoughts below.Tell me a time when something happened in your life and nothing else mattered. Share with me a time when all the painwas worth it. I want to hear your stories, and what you’re struggling with now, or what you’ve overcome in the past!
This is the first post on my new blog, and I could think of no way better to introduce such a badass blog, than with a badass (and absolutely hilarious) video like this:
This was one day before my 29th birthday this year (a few days ago). Our plans were to skydive, but it ended up being too cloudy. So in a last minute attempt to find something that would make our hearts jump out of our chests — we found the “Big Ass Human Slingshot”.
What was even better, was when we came down from the first “launch” (video above)…. and the guy went for the upsell and made us an offer: “If you guys want to go up once more, I’ll let you do it this time only for just $10″. Since the first time up was $75, it was a damn good offer — even to someone like me, who potentially needed to change my pants after the complete terror I just experienced. Lol.
I laughed, took a deep breathe, and deleted the last bit of ‘inner wussy’ I had inside — and said: “Screw it. Let’s do it.”
Going up, it felt funny, but I had no idea it would be this ridiculous. So for you, I posted it here — not only to show how ridiculous of a time I had doing this (and how funny it looked on camera)….
…..but also to show a real life example of me reaching inside and ‘deleting my inner wussy’
- David Sharpe “The Wussy Exorcist”
P.S.: Was that video ridiculous, or what? Leave me your thoughts below…. and feel free to drop a line (even an embarrassing one) about something hilarious you did — where maybe your were even a bit scared, but you did it anyway — and felt like a badass afterwards!