What were you born to do?
Who were you born to be?

You were born with an “Authentic Purpose” — a place of deep and open authenticity where you feel truly at home, at peace, and blissful.

You are an unrepeatable miracle. There is pain only you can heal, problems only you can solve.

Your Authentic Purpose is a task, a mission, a calling that only you can perform. It is the highest and best use of your unique gifts, talents, passion, values, intrinsic motivation, skills, knowledge, and perspective packaged and leveraged to create value for others.

When you live Authentic Purpose, you experience the highest levels of joy and fulfillment while making the greatest difference for the world.

My purpose journey

I’m blessed to be living my purpose as a writer and coach. But it’s been a long and winding journey getting here.

I started out as a Wonder Bread and Hostess delivery driver. (That picture on the left is me when I earned the “Employee of the Month” award in April 1999.)

After that I became a delivery driver for a water company, delivering bottled water to convenience stores.

In both of those jobs I worked 12-14 hours a day of hard, physical labor and earned about $35,000 a year.

Can you relate?

But I always knew I was destined for more.

I wanted work to be more about meaning than just making money. I wanted it to serve a bigger purpose than just trading time for money and collecting a paycheck.

The thought that haunted me constantly was, “There has to be something more than just paying bills until I die and looking forward to weekends and retirement.”

But I didn’t know who I really was. I lacked self-awareness and self-confidence.

I had no idea what my talents and genius were.

I was afraid of failure and of making the wrong choices.

I didn’t even know where to start.

(If you can relate and want to find your starting point toward purpose, click here to download my free toolkit.)

But then, something happened…

I started a business

In August of 2004 I started a window cleaning business on the side, while still working as a water delivery driver.

By November of that same year I was earning more money from my business than I was at my full-time job.

I quit my job and I’ve never had another job since.

From that experience I gained the confidence to go out on my own and make a living doing what I enjoyed. The business took off, and, after learning what I wanted to learn from it, I sold it a year-and-a-half later.

Since then I’ve done a lot of things, including:

  • Real estate investing
  • KGaps Consulting, a marketing consulting company for small businesses

I discover my bliss in writing

In June of 2006 I started writing for a company for free, creating a daily email and a monthly newsletter for their subscribers. I fell in love with writing and started freelancing, while building my other ventures.

After a few years of freelance writing I focused on ghostwriting non-fiction books.

Over the past ten+ years I’ve authored, co-authored, ghostwritten, or substantially edited 29 books, including the following:

How I discovered my purpose

I’ve discovered my purpose by:

  • Being mentored by 7 formal mentors and coaches since 2003 (I’ve invested over $150,000).
  • Intense and sustained deep-dive inner work and purpose work.
  • Reading hundreds of books (I’ve read a minimum of a book per week since I was a teenager).
  • Experimenting with lots of businesses and ventures to figure out my passions and strengths.

My purpose is to help you uncover and unleash the most authentic and powerful version of YOU so you can do the work and make the contribution you were born for.

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More about me


I hold a degree in Statesmanship from a liberal arts college where I was mentored by Oliver DeMille.

I’ve also been privileged to be mentored by Steve D’Annunzio and Michael Bunting.

I was honored to write a manifesto for the Statue of Responsibility, a project which symbolizes everything I stand for.

I’m a graduate and faculty member of Wizard Academy, a “non-traditional business school” with an emphasis on the art and science of persuasive communication.

My wife, “Queen Karina,” and I are raising our four children in southern Utah. When I’m not writing or spending time with my family, you’ll find me reading, or canyoneering in Zion National Park.

Connect with me

What is canyoneering?

Canyoneering is traversing through slot canyons, which involves scrambling, climbing, rappelling, and often swimming.

I’ve written about my most intense canyoneering adventures here, here, and here.

Here’s a video of me and some friends going through Heaps Canyon, which is the longest and hardest canyon in Zion National Park:

And here are a few pictures:


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