Q: How did you get started writing?

A good friend of mine Steve Brown said that I should write a book about smart chemicals 10 rules. After I was asked to step down as the CEO I decided that this would be a good time 2 write the book.

Q: What made you decide to write in the genre you chose?

My expertise and my experience have been in business and entrepreneurship.

Q: What are some of the steps you take to ready yourself to write?

First I started with an outline and then I thought of stories that would best illustrate each of the subjects and the lessons learned.

Q: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

I pretty much love to do anything outdoors. Hunting for big game and also quail haunting with my 3 Britney birddogs. Also love to fly fish primarily in cool water mountain streams.

Q: What is your all-time favorite book? Movie?

I have to say my favorite book all time is the Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews. My favorite movie all time is Forrest Gump.

Q: When you read for yourself, what is your favorite genre?

I really love books about business excellence whether they are autobiographical or books about living with a purpose.

Q: After a difficult day what do you do to recuperate? How do you unwind?

I don’t really have a way to recuperate because I always start my day by reading my Bible and working out. I love to cook and most evenings I cook our meal so that would be a way to unwind.

Q: For what are you grateful?

I don’t know where to start. I live such a blessed life, I’m so grateful for my wife and my daughter, I’m so grateful to know my purpose in life that has been revealed to me by my Lord and savior. I’m grateful for my health and my family’s health. I’m grateful for my church community. I am grateful for the Parc, a day facility for homeless people to find refuge and love. I’m grateful for the coaching clients better helping me live my life’s purpose.

Q: If you could go back in time to when you were seven years old, what wisdom or advice would you pass on to yourself?

That when you take a test and you don’t do good on it it is showing you what you need to study and or practice to get better and it is not a place of shame or failure program

Q: At what age were you the happiest? What triggered such joy?

57, my age right now. For the last two years after being fired from the company I founded, my journey has led me to a place of self forgiveness, Understanding myself by working with a counselor, And identifying my purpose for the rest of my life.

Q: How can our readers connect with you?

My website is www.refinedbyfailure.com. It has all of my contact information.

Refined by Failure