Hi, I'm John.
It's always been hard for me to talk about myself because I never know what aspect of me or my work to tell people about.
Imagine that. A lawyer who doesn't have anything to say. At least, not about me.
Now I just say I'm retired from the outer wars, but remain available for those who value my eclectic blend of insight, experience and services in their affairs.
But let's put all that stuff aside and get to the specifics.
Here's a list of some of those things. Make of it what you will.
- Practiced law for 40+ years
- Training and teaching karate and other martial arts
- Business coaching (startups)
- Project consulting (complex projects)
- Life coaching
- Spiritual training
- Building websites
- Writing books
- Creating a podcast or videos
- Social media messaging and distribution
- Peace advocacy and training
- Books, articles, and blogs
- Extensive public speaking
- Martial arts (karate, kung fu, tai chi, ba gua, kuan shu, penjak silat, and escrima)
- Qigong and meditation
- Reiki and other energy healing
- Spiritual foundations include Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Law of One, Ancient Wisdom, Pathwork Guide, Kriya Yoga, spirituality and more, as well as my own inner explorations and perspectives.
For a better understanding of my legal career, read on.
I started practicing law in 1977 in Ohio, and later Florida. It was a varied practice that some would call general, including negligence and wrongful death, wills and trusts, probate, construction and development, real estate, probate, and civil litigation.
Over the course of time, I sat on boards (business, charitable and education), raised money, coached little league and did all the little things an active community member did.
I also consulted, too, since 1996, on a whole host of matters, including startups, technology, project development and other issues.
A calling to the spiritual path, along with several months in the hospital with pancreatic sepsis, with a long period of recovery, put an end to much of that.
Before my health crashed, my spiritual calling made for an eclectic mix as my focus expanded to see the energies at work in people's affairs.
And while it didn't change the nature or scope of my professional services, it did provide for some interesting conversations as discussions of issues and obstacles began to involve inner factors and their relationship to the outer ones in which we were involved.
It led me to write a book about the spiritual path and the inner voice that filled us with discontent and offered context for the experiences of our lives (see my website WhisperZone.org, as well as my book, Whispers in the Silence -- Living by the Light of Your Soul).
And from there, into service of others by holding out a path to peace through applied spirituality (you can read more at PeaceOptions.com), and how to answer our inner call to serve by turning our visions into missions that make a difference (MissionLaunch.com).
So much of my focus was on helping these budding entrepreneurs breathe life into their visions and inspirations, and help them overcome the things in their way.
So what to make of all this seemingly-unrelated background?
Just know that I see things another way, and use it to cut to the heart of the matter and focus on what's really going on.
If you've got a problem, I probably can help.