What matters to you?

Not 'what do you want to do with your life.' Not 'where do you want to be in ten years.'

What matters to you, fundamentally and at your core right now?

Who matters to you?

We're so unused to asking these questions it distracts us from what's important. We end up in jobs we hate and relationships we never wanted and say things that don't reflect who we are and who we could be.

We're so unused to others who genuinely care about us, to people who actually want to listen and aren’t just waiting for their turn to speak, that we need classes on "active listening" because it's too hard to listen when we're thinking about what to say next.

There’s this idea, that we’re all the protagonists of our own stories.  

The problem is, we spend so much time wrapped up in our own lives, worried what others will think of us, worried if we said the right thing, scared we’re giving the wrong impression -

We forget what we really want. What’s truly important. To connect.

To really connect - without coming off as fake or overeager or overbearing. But to do that, we have to care.

Because behind every great story, idea, brand is a person - with their own quirks and pains and loves. You are the protagonist of an epic the likes of which the world has never seen, and will never see again. The epic of you.

Clootzlife was born out of the simple idea that each of our lives is about what matters to each of us. And that somewhere, our stories intersect. 

What I do is help you get to where that place is. To where you can connect, impress, and stand out to others, as you and not fake you. Because your potential > your comfort zone. 

The fancy stuff.

-My Podcast: How To Talk To Anyone grew to 2,000+ regular listeners in less than 5 months

-My Article: How To Use Your Energy Levels To Be More Productive was featured on personal productivity/self education blog Pick The Brain, and shared hundreds of times on social media

-My Article: 3 Steps To Break Free Of Small Talk was featured on The Self-Improvement Blog

-My Ebook: Purpose: The Guide To Figuring Out Exactly What To Do With Your Life peaked at top 20 for its category on Amazon at the time of publication

-The Back of My Head: House Of Cards Season 4, Episode 1 (Netflix) 

And some more in the works... be the first to know: 

Some things you should know about me...

Hometown: Virginia

Current city: Portland, Oregon

Favorite quotes:

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
— Horace Mann
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
— Napoléon Bonaparte
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
— Maya Angelou
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
— Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.
— Jorge Louis Borges

Things I love... people, film, family, good books, music, frank ocean, tchaikovsky, garlic bread, elephants, honesty, perseverance, good writers, good leaders, open minds, creativity, conviction, investing and finance, david mitchell, trader joe's, songwriting, writingwriting, scriptwriting, this person, physics, pre-2010 Pixar

I spend most of my time... working with clients, writing, reading, core training, developing stories, dreaming up ways to help people solve problems, thinking about how many things I'll never know the answer to