"You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you"-Joseph Campbell
The quote from Joseph Campbell is the quote you will find on the Instagram bio page for my guest Joe Hawley. His story has really fascinated me. Here is a guy who played in the NFL and then retired to live in a van.
Before I keep going, please check out the story from USA Today Writer Tom Schad and his behind the scenes story of Joe.
I do not know where I found Joe Hawley and his sidekick "Freedom." I just love a good story as a storyteller myself. You can find Joe and Freedom on Instagram at Joe.Hawley
Way back in 2018, Joe retires from the NFL to sell off his worldly possessions, adopt Freedom, and get a van so they can travel the US. I told Joe during the interview that even my mom has heard of him and his story. That is scary.
Joe is one of the most positive people I have spoken with and his IG photos and videos are filled with gratitude.
We talk about where this idea came from. Growing up in Anaheim, California. Why he was so smart with his money and where he learned that skill. His love and my hate for mushrooms. How he got into baseball late in life.
Please support Joe and Freedom on their quest of living in a world of gratitude.
He just recently announced in his newsletter that he is currently writing a book and is putting a podcast together. I am looking forward to that.
I did have towards the end some technical issues but Joe was a real pro so I am letting you know.
Before I let you go I do have three asks:
Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.
Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM" is coming out in 2020. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke. A husband to Ann.
TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/