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"jason romano dot com" Discussed on Relationships & Revenue
"Months the pandemic it and just being home every day in quarantine. so that's the blessing. Gotcha all right. We'll before we get to our final four which is coming up very quickly We're gonna do two things first. How can folks find you. They went to connect with you. They want it by one or both of your books or anything like that. How can they do that. So social media is the easiest place for me but maybe my website is a great place to start. Jason romano dot com. It's my name is easy to find me. But i'm also pretty active on twitter instagram. I mean you and i connected through twitter. So they're my dm's in my direct messages are open so if you want to reach me if you have their question or you just want to get in touch twitter. Instagram is probably the two best places on social media. And my books are available on amazon and barnes and noble books. A million and all those places that you buy books but if you wanted like an autograph copy or a direct copy we can make that happen as well and you can just again contact me and we'll figure out a way to do that interesting that you mentioned that we got a little further into the discussion than i was planning on to mention this part. But if you've got this far listeners. That's a good thing so if you want an opportunity to get a signed copy of jason's book on me. This is what you need to do. You need to grab your phone. You need to take screenshot of this episode. You need to tag jason and me in it and when you do that the first person do that. It's going to get a signed copy of jason's book. I'll i'll connect jason with you and we'll make all that happen so i love it john. That's awesome thank you for doing that. This is great. Yeah no doubt. I'm happy to do that. So let's just jump into our final four quick questions the first thing that pops in your mind yup alright..
"jason romano dot com" Discussed on The Rise Up Show
"'cause yeah like you said it's it's you don't have to agree with everybody but we were still called to love them and to be that light. So that's that's really good absolutely and by the way live to forgive is a pretty good book too. I hear so that that one too. This is great. Yeah I should have started with that right. How does an author not name his own book trying to name other books live again? I'm not check that own up also so said the last one What's your favorite Bible? Verse or quote you can pick one. Can I give you. You can all right so I'll give you a Bible verse in a quote so the Bible verse. It's my life verse. It's in proverbs. Three five and six proverbs chapter three versus five and six. And it simply says trust in the Lord with all of your heart and Lena on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Jim and he will make your path straight. So there's two levels to that verse trusting in the Lord with all of your heart and leaning on your own understanding so God wants us to trust him mm-hmm he wants us to trust him fully with everything we got and not lean on what we think we're supposed to do that. Goes back to the feelings thing Kalina on your own understanding and the second part is I guess what I would say that the launch part the walk part in all your ways acknowledge him him. That means God's with me wherever I go. He's with me. Whatever I'm doing I used to think? ESPN was separate for my faith that that was just my job but proverbs autumn's three six says in all your ways acknowledge him so that means take take the Lord with you wherever you go in the last part which I love which I've seen fully fully develop in my life is he will make your path straight now. The Path from a human perspective often is anything but straight but in God's eyes that straight path is his plan for us. We never really know that until we look back so that verse is a big one for me and then I quote real quick. Is I've been saying this quote a lot it's from CS Lewis and He says it's about forgiveness. I think and he said forgiveness is a everybody agrees. That forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it and that is the idea of not just from forgiveness forgiveness perspective but from a life life perspective that we look at other people's stories journeys lives lived and we say that's wonderful. That's awesome but what I actually have to implement that and do the work myself. That's when the hard part begins and so if you're looking at somebody's journey to a job and you see that and you're like you know what I could do that I would love to do that. Looks like a beautiful thing and I have to practice it and put in the work and put in everything to get to where you're trying to get to. That's where the weeds are pulled from the people people just aren't cut out for that And in from a forgiveness perspective you know we all agree. That forgiveness is awesome when we see other people forgiving when we hear stories as a forgiveness but when we have to implement that in our own lives you know often that's where it gets really messy muddy because people will say but you don't know what I've been through but you don't know the hurt that this person has caused me and it's a hard thing to practice and implement things that we know are good and and and right and from afar seem really good and perfect and implementing. Those things can be really really difficult so I love that quote. It's been what I've been saying different speaking engagements for probably the last two years and it's one that sticks out to me. Yeah that's really good and I'm actually a teaching a marriage class right now on Sunday mornings in our Bible Study Glasson Lot of times what I'll say is we all see these perfect marriages in Phnom kind of sidetracking. But let's see these marriages in there so great and I I want that marriage and I tell them the class I say well it takes work. You know we can't just wish a good marriage or good relationship with their kids or whatever it is it everything we do it takes work it takes sacrifice and you know we. We have to put in the effort. Does yeah it's hard. It's very very hard and it takes work and you're only going to get what you get out what you put into it. You know you reap what you so. That's all right and you really if you're going going to try and do great things and accomplish things and even in your relationship with God like if you if you don't you're going to get out put in right. God doesn't go anywhere. We're the ones that drift in. Everybody thinks where did you go. God still there were the ones that went and drifted. But we're GONNA get out our relationship but we put into it you know and if there if we're not putting a lot into our relationship relationship with God and how can we expect him to really Respond in crazy crazy ways in in even deeper ways with us if we're not putting that effort in an on our side again it's not about effort in terms of getting to heaven in my opinion it's about grace and got his done but you know relationship is a two ways talking about a relationship with God a relationship with people. It doesn't just work. It's not a one way street relationships just not. That's when really it's in marriages. Two new marriages are one way streets. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA eventually hit a dead end in. That's when bad things happen. Yeah absolutely fully agree with everything you said for sure well. So what's the best way for the audience to connect with you probably social media or my website so you mentioned my website earlier earlier. Gabe it's it's simply my name. Jason Romano Dot Com and you can hit the contact button on there and if you write something it comes directly to me. There's nobody else. Let's reading or looking at it so you can reach me that way and you can also tweet at me or go to instagram. My DM's or are open. You can reach out to me whenever however you'd like I am. I'm pretty much at ninety. Nine percent response success rate and. That's not to Brag. That's just because I believe in responding to people when they reach out to you so so yes if they see or hear want to reach out for any reason in fact that's how you and I connected. He reached out. I responded and that's that's kind of how I try to do things things You know I don't believe in on just too busy. Sorry you're everybody's busy so when somebody takes time to reach out to you at least reach back out and acknowledged that they reached out to you. We can't always help. But you can at least be courteous. Yeah that's Great Yes oh to the listeners. Yet reach out and say hi to Jason for sure Well before we say goodbye if you could give the audience just in a few sentences Some parting words of advice parting words of advice Well I already gave my Bible verse which is often the advice I give which is seek first the Kingdom of God or trust in the Lord with all of your heart and all your ways acknowledge knowledgeable direct your path. I think I would I would say is the best advice that I could give to. People is to is to passionately. Love Kevin Serve others and I know this is kind of repeating everything that I've said But it's sort of ties. It back up in a bow is to passionately love and serve others. Love Love God and love others but to serve others to look at ways that you can make an impact small or big you know. I believe if you see a homeless person in your heart automatically gets pardoned in like That person's probably GONNA go buy a bunch of cigarettes or whatever Searched at heart a little bit and look at that person who might be standing out there. Because he's in a bad spot and have empathy. Empathy is is the game changer. I believe in life right now. Maybe that's the best advice is Seek others and look at others with an empathetic heart. Because we're all going through something that everyone else can't see you know and You know anxiety and depression are sort of. I don't WANNA call buzzwords. Put there there. There is something that's really come to the forefront a lot lately for a lot of people and and Unfortunately a lot of people up you know going down at dark path and not being able to come back and I believe if we could have empathy towards others. It would be such a giant game changer whether it's leadership in in politics in Washington whether it's in church leadership whether it's in businesses having empathy and seeing others from their perspective. What they might be going through when we do that I believe it opens up opportunities to really? We love others in a way that we couldn't otherwise so seek people with an empathetic car. That's what I believe that's amazing. That's great advice. Well Jason. We've come the end at Spin. Truly a.
"jason romano dot com" Discussed on The Rise Up Show
"Is it. You'll be wanting to do good wanting to serve in the community loves the Lord he's on the Saints Saints are really good right now and he's playing really good football. That'll do pretty well. My guess is if If people find out about the interview but then you know I have interviews with other people that you haven't heard of the people who are like assistant coaches on division two basketball teams or recently we had a a a mom on who lost her son to cancer But there was a connection election unique connection there because she was a woman of Faith and because her dad was a coach in her father in law was a coach at Michigan and end coach football there and so the intersection of sports. Faith doesn't always need to be a ton of sports. It could just be a little connection of sports but the faith ass back. ACT The story aspect. Those are the ones that stand out to me and Whenever we can get one of those They're my favorites. Because they're the ones that most people listening can relate to. We've all been through tragedy on some level. We've all had to walk through you know Valley's at shadows of death as they you say in difficult times and difficult seasons and what is trusting. God look like through that and when we can get to the core of the heart of those type of you've stories that's when the connections happen that's when I get most excited because that's where God to me. Does his best work now. Football players can have have those stories as well because they're human beings and in baseball players to and hockey players and basketball players at all these athletes that we've interviewed on the show. But when you get somebody buddy you haven't heard of but you connect with. That's when to me that's like the everyday story and that the ones that I really enjoy most absolutely and those are going to help other people Whether they know them or not so correct. Yeah exactly great so you wrote a book Libro. You've written two books books. One soon one of them is called live to forgive. Could you tell me a little bit till the audience a little bit about about that. Yeah so when I was in this process of thinking about leaving. ESPN two thousand sixteen And by the way I didn't mention this earlier but it was probably in my favorite year of working at. ESPN was the year that I thought I was leaving because I got to work on Mike and Mike in the morning and be part of a really great show on a great team of people that was awesome but somewhere along the lines in summer of Twenty Sixteen I got a phone call from buddy you know in that process of networking and meeting meeting different people in the faith world and his name is Caleb Calton back he is a former pastor. He is an author as well and he wrote an amazing book called Messy Grace and Kayla. I had connected on social media and I just said Hey Mandy have like twenty minutes on the phone and we can talk and it was early summer of twenty sixteen and I was telling him kind of some of the things that I was thinking about with leaving. ESPN and just praying. That God would open up a door and show me what to do and then he asked me what else is on. My heart was a weird question and I said I really don't know I said the story of my dad has been one that I've been sharing a lot. You know lately with different people whether it's speaking or even just talking like you and I are talking gave and and it was one of those things where I share the story with Caleb and he looked very I didn't look at me but he he heard any said you gotta you gotTa write a book here Buddy and I laughed at him loudly in the parking lot at ESPN. I said I have zero interest in writing a book. Caleb there's no way this how don't even know how to write a book and I'm not a good writer I just no. I'm not I said I'm going to okay the writer but I'm not a book writer to me. If you write a book you need to be great at writing. And I've learned that that's not always the case when I look back now but you need to okay great and that was my thought and he said no man your story forgiving your father for all the things that he had done to you. Growing up with an Alcoholic Dad You know the the real difficult moments difficult times like that story that people can relate to and people need to hear and so oh after we hung up the phone he connected me with the literary agent and I just talked to this guy and that began the process of moving Forward with this book live to forgive and the book is about It's a it's an. It's about seventy percent narrative thirty percent application in the book. Is The story the narrative side of my journey through life with an alcoholic father that was verbally abusive that ruined his his own. Life and in many ways ruined the life of his family in separation with with his three boys myself and my two brothers Couple of divorced a couple of broken marriages and divorces Ruined relationships with his own family with his own parents with his own The cousins and uncles and aunts like lots of bad things losing his job so he had a really tough difficult life and after becoming make a Christian in two thousand one. I started to try and learn about forgiveness but I really didn't know what that meant in my own life. I thought yeah. Forgiveness is beautiful thing until I actually have to kind of put it into Practice for myself and I couldn't do it. I couldn't forgive my dad for the pain he had caused me. And my brothers and eventually time came in twenty thirteen where my dad was at his lowest point and I was able to kind of eventually forgive him and tell him that that I have forgiven him and begin a process of forgiveness so I learn learn about learned about forgiveness quite a bit over those three or four years there and And that's where the book idea came from and we put a proposal together and A publisher named core media out of Charlotte North Carolina. Got A hold of. It picked it up pretty quickly. I had a CO author named Stephen Copeland who helped me write the book and Like I said he's a great writer so it was it was wonderful to have him as a quote unquote great writer helping me. Tell the story and The book released in January very of two thousand eighteen In the process of this began in September of two thousand sixteen so it really moved quickly. Mace that. It might not sound like that's a quick amount of time I am but it really is in the book World Book books usually take two to three years so to write to put together to edit to to have it go from the beginning of your audion concept to the time when you're actually holding a book in your hand and we did this in a year and a half and everything moves so quickly in the process of writing this book and editing I had had left. ESPN so that was happening as well. And so a lot of things were going on at the same time But this book has has been a Labor of love and one that I didn't ever think I would do or want to do But it's helping people and and quite honestly that's why I wrote it. That's why my dad blessed it and said he wants this book to be written because is it could help people and so far I believe it has absolutely and I was actually able to read the first chapter when your website and I saw that I chapter is available for free yes it is like to encourage listeners to go onto Jason Romano Dot Com. That's it yeah and and we just we just updated the website. It's brand new. Probably less than a month old the website in its We put the first chapter up there and even has a picture of the new book. Look as well And a cover there so yeah. We're excited for what what's happening with that. Yeah that's awesome so yeah to the listeners. Go on there and read the first chapter and then then Pickup checkup Jason's book it's It's a really great read. Just the first chapter I read Often pick it up myself for sure. Thank you yeah. It's a it's been again something. I never thought I would be doing not that. I never thought I'd be doing a podcast with with you or anyone else but it's something I never thought I'd be doing to talk about a book that I wrote. And and that's the last thing I ever thought it'd be doing. And now we're getting ready to launch book number two in the Spring of twenty twenty and I never would've I thought I'd be a two-time author that's insane so it's crazy that's so awesome to see how how God working in your life and put new directions. You never never thought you would be. That's it's pretty neat to see how God works in our lives. I appreciate that Gabe. Thanks man so this is the second book uniform of Leadership. So I'm a I love leadership. I'm kind of an entrepreneur type. I love this stuff and a lot of our audience is the same way. They're either a leader at their workplace or they're not for newer. You were so that I'm excited about this. One me to get you tell us a little bit about the uniform of leadership. Yeah so the uniform of leadership ship Like I said it's coming out in spring of Twenty Twenty We're still in the editing process of it but for the most part the manuscripts don it's been submitted a little peek behind the curtain of books. When you work with publisher you submit a manuscript and then they harvard like a you know? I don't know like a Thanksgiving Turkey. And they go through it and Sunday like a fine tooth comb. They're running right through the whole thing and trying to to try to make it the best that they can do because they have an investment in this book as well and so it's in that process process literally as you and I are talking right. Now is editing process but the covers out And that's something that they put together. The title is obviously out the uniform of leadership. And we're we're wrapping this thing up pretty soon here. I would imagine by the end of the year. We're really going to be looking at okay. What's the exact release date which I think is going to be at the end of April But that's not one hundred percent locked in but the book is about so we've talked about. ESPN I really wanted to Kinda share stories of my time. Positive stories certainly not negative one of my time working at ESPN. So what did that look like. What were some of the need experiences appearances that I got to have and I had a lot of them? I was really fortunate. I worked as a talent booker for ten years at. ESPN of the seventeen. I was there so when you work with talent. You're working in essence. What that means is your booking all the guests for the shows and I got to spend time with huge named people in in the world of sports and entertainment and a big name? People people that you would know like drew brees and people like Tony Dungee Dale earnhardt junior and the Rock and will ferrell and just crazy names that I was very fortunate to spend on days with at ESPN so i. The idea of the book came from a bit of a leadership. Buff myself and guys like John. Gordon John. Maxwell people like that have been a very big Encouragement to me with the books that Britain and I realized that in these seventeen years that I spent at ESPN..