Recently I've had many people close to me who are struggling. Struggles range from depression to anxiety to job concerns to health complications but the commonality is that these things present obstacles to everyday life. This week I present a few stories of people who have dealt with real storms in their own lives. A youtuber named Zach Anner, Gene Simmons of KISS, and yours truly all have a little story time this week!
Recently a story from my hometown of Rocky Mount, NC went nationwide when a young teacher by the name of Erin McAuliffe was caught having inappropriate relationships with THREE of her high school students. The details are all over the internet but here I present to you my controversial take on the whole matter!
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Just passing my two year anniversary living in New York, I realize how much in my life has changed. In 2015, my world changed when I was offered the job as a personal trainer in Fishkill, New York. The first 25 years of my life were spend questioning my purpose, and the next 25 will be dedicated to touching the lives of others. There is plenty more left to learn but on this episode, I do a little reflecting and a lot of appreciating.
Most people in the world are probably aiming to become successful in their life's endeavors. This week I interview a very good friend of mine who I view as a pretty successful person. Individual definitions of success vary from person but I thought it would be beneficial to get into the mind and thought processes of a person I greatly respect. Actions and reasons may differ but core values will remain the same across the board. We wake up daily, plan ahead, get moving, and hopefully accomplish great things along the way. Enjoy this week's show!
Kathy Griffin was a big point of conversation in the news this week. Her publicity stunt was likely a massive failure for whatever she was aiming to do, but perhaps she was able to learn a little something from it. We also talk about dealing with personal failures and using them to teach you about yourself. A big life lesson is to fail fast and fail hard. No one ever got tougher without taking a few scrapes and lumps. All this and more, this week on The Dizzy Parker Show!
Lady Gaga sang about it, you were born this way! That is the theme for this special edition of The Dizzy Parker Show! Many people are born into circumstances that are less than the perfect situation. Some are born with personal obstacles to overcome, dreams bigger than their finances, or even sexual attractions that differ from the societal norms. Whatever your personal journey is, you were born for a purpose and God gave you a unique set of tools to live your life and to touch others'. Only you will be able to find out when is the right time to use them.
All of this comes with the announcement of this Christian singer being invited to play a gay pride festival. I knew it would be a difficult task but I felt as though it was a challenge I was uniquely designed to accept. Everybody deserves to know of Christ's love for us, regardless of WHICH sin we live with.
Focus focus focus! Where is YOUR attention? Gary Vee constantly speaks about day trading attention. The majority of us have our attention firmly placed into our iPhone and it is speculated that such will transition into virtual reality in the next decade. Live in the real world while you still can or else you will lose touch completely.
Another person who lost touch was one of the great singers of all time, Chris Cornell. We lost this musical legend to suicide. Chris Cornell's death doesn't particularly come as a surprise due to the dark nature of my fellow artists (especially those from the grunge era). Medications played a role, as did the state of his soul.
The positive spin this week is about WWE Superstar Jinder Mahal. After 15 long years, he may finally reach the top of his industry and live his dream of becoming WWE Champion!
Are you willing to do the work it takes to accomplish your goals? Everything in life worth doing requires serious effort to be put forth in order to accomplish so this week we dedicate the episode to just that. Whether it is losing weight, being successful at your career, or spreading the gospel, it won't come easily. Today is the day to start if you're not already on it. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. When will you take it?