My name is Jonas (yes, like the Weezer song).
Like many of us in today’s world, my life is multi-faceted. I really wish I could just say I was one thing, but that would be impossible.
I think the best way to lay this out to you is in segments…
As for my current profession, I work for a couple insanely creative friends at their powerful little digital agency as a brand storyteller for soulful businesses and people.
It’s a tool that has changed my life and connected me to a growing tribe of 50k+ people who are as weird as I am. I’m a ‘Top Writer’ in several categories including creativity, writing, self-improvement, life lessons, and inspiration to name a few (see, they even gave me a spiffy badge…)
At my core, I’m a practitioner of practical spirituality. I love helping even the most secular of people use spiritual principles to improve their quality of life. I find the Jesus story and mystical traditions fascinating and am studying to become a minister in the New Thought tradition (no, don’t worry, I’m not one of those kinds of Jesus people).
To sum it all up
I guess, to sum it all up, you could say I’m a messenger. Great messages light my soul on fire – positive ones, in particular. Not only is it great being able to wake up every day and try to craft one myself, it’s beyond great helping a growing army of others do it in their own right. The more positive words we have floating around the world, the more the old, negative, fear-based ones get drown out. That’s a mission that gets me out of bed every morning.
On a more personal note
Some random facts about me…
I have a deep background in martial arts and earned my black belt in Aikido in 2009. Here’s me moments before getting punched in the face…
I’ve cut my own hair with a Flowbee for the last 15 years.
I lost my parents early-on to cancer and grew up around a lot of poverty and dysfunction. As much as this likens me to Bruce Wayne, I also realize I need to stay as healthy as possible. As with many of us who tend to delve in the spirituality/personal development world, this early rough start is probably where a lot of my drive comes from. I’ve tasted the bitter. Now, the sweet tastes a heck of a lot better.
Eight years ago, I married a girl and moved with her to Chicago where she finished up school. We moved back home a couple years later and had a little girl.
Today, we live in a sleepy little town amidst the eastern shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains where we drink too much coffee, watch Gilmore Girls reruns, and try to take over the world from our laptops.
I’ve been known to host workshops and one-on-one mentoring to inspire creative courage, practical spirituality, and impactful communication
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