Tim C. Phares
Hi, I’m Tim Phares. I’m a generalist. One who masters many things but CHOOSES not to do them forever. I don’t color inside the lines or fit on forms. Sure, I went to college. Several times. Graduated with a BA in English Literature with a concentration in writing and a voluminous list of minors. Seemed to have trouble picking ONE degree. I’m a kinesthetic learner. I learn fast, make it my own, master some, and move on. A natural problem solver. If it’s a choice between the rule and getting it done, goodbye rule. I’m a doer.
One CAN master a great number of things but CHOOSE not to do them forever, or even ever. People you may know like: Avril Lavigne, Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine, Malcolm Forbes, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Emma Watson, Jim Carrey, Da Vinci, Picasso, Dali, Will Smith, Henry Ford, Richard Branson, Steven Tyler, Justin Timberlake, Peter Shankman, Albert Einstein, Dr. Suess, philosophers, Buddha’s, Tribal Elders, Shaman, and a list extending to upwards of 20% of the population at any given time.
With great friends, comes great responsibility.
(paraphrase of The Peter Parker Rule by Stan Lee)
I take no comfort in this list. Or, that I am a direct descendant of Amos Spafford, personal advisor to General Grant durng the civil war. Or, that after the war President Grant gave Amos land he used to establish Perrysburg and Maumee, Ohio. With great friends, comes great responsibility.
I’m a licensed life coach, Adult ADHD Consultant, certified NLP Practitioner (Neural Linguistic Programming), smart, well read, funny, and strangely magnetic. I can talk to anyone. Just ask my wife. I can’t explain it, but all kinds of people walk up and talk to me. Anytime we’re out, she’ll find me deep in conversation with someone I don’t know. People somehow sense I can help them or think we share some commonality and start talking. My wife calls it instant rapport.
Talk, Talk, Talk.
All You Do Is Talk.
What Have I Done?
But, what have I done? Wow, you’re tough. Okay, here we go. I’ve been an artist, writer, copy editor, professional model builder, teacher, project director with a 21 million dollar budget, corporate CEO level presenter, computer programmer, technician, bus driver, chef, host, cook, dishwasher, assistant manager, customer service manager, blues musician, county Sheriff, and semi-truck driver with over a million miles. And that’s just the short list of what I’ve done to pay the bills. Non-professionally, I can probably do just about anything well. But, I haven’t tried everything, yet. My plush ego aside, my point is that no matter where you’re coming from, or what you do, I get it. Either I’ve done it, seen it done, thought about doing it, or I’m doing it next week. No matter what it is, I’m interested. All kinds of people talk to me because they need to talk about something and I want to know. That’s how this works. What have you done?