Tommy Maloney thinks he’s no one special. But after 30 days, we might disagree.
Ah, a blank canvas or in this case a blank Word doc. This is my first of 30 posts here for The Good Men Project. To get started I asked on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Hootsuite what “you,” my readers, enjoy reading. The biggest response was “write what you know.” Well, what do I know? Or you can read that as, “What do I know?” On reflection, I have come to the conclusion that I know nothing. No really—I know nothing about anything of significance. I’m an average, middle-aged guy, a divorced dad, nothing special. But like each of us, I am unique. There’s no one else out there exactly like me. So for this first post I’m going to give you the random details of who I am, so that after you read my second post on global economics in the 21st Century and its impact on the upcoming Star Wars movie, you can say, “Wow. That guy Tommy Maloney wrote that?” But seriously …
I was born in Chicago, and yes, I’m a life long Cub fan. This might be our year.
My parents divorced when I was about five years old, and my marriage also ended when my son was five. I always find that strange and odd.
I worked for the old North American Soccer League for the Chicago Sting running the visitors locker room.
I played soccer in high school—sort of. Actually I sat on the bench all four years, but I still got my letter for my jacket.
I found my work niche for ten years as a radio producer and on air talent. OK maybe not talent, but I have a unique CD collection. Do you have the best of Milli Vanili?
Since 1997 I have been working as a software trainer for my “day job.”
I created my first blog URL as “yesyoucanmotivation” right after my divorce to help me save money by not going to therapy. The blog was me being me, getting my feelings out, and not giving a crap who read the posts.
I remarried in 2012, and I am blessed to have two awesome “bonus” daughters.
Chicago Pizza is the BEST!!
I am a TEDx Speaker.
The family dog is 12-year Duke and he’s a Chocolate Lab.
So, like I said, nothing special, and I mean that. I read all the time about others people who are doing greater things than I am. Truly I’m just a dad and a wanna be entrepreneur. There are remarkable parents out there. Who The ‘F” am I really and what do I know? I guess we’ll find out in these next 30 days.
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