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This past week, I created a website for my dad's real estate business. You can check out the website here. What do you think? This is the second website I have designed. The first website being this website. Do you like it? Also, if you know of anyone that is looking to have a website made, let me know. Since I am new to this, I promise to offer a good deal if anyone is interested.
With that said, I am already deep planning 2013. I am very excited for that year. I feel that will be the year that things really take off for me. This year was about planting the seeds and next year will be about reaping the harvest. I have many exciting things planned for my program, Empower Autism Now. What I am most excited about is a twelve-week self-empowerment course I am creating for my groups. The purpose of the course is to help people find their life purpose and to overcome inner-barriers that might be holding them back. I think that this course in particular will have a very profound impact on some of my group members.
Also, I think 2013 is the year that I finally get an agent for my book. I know I say that every year, but I am much more confident that will come true.
However, perhaps, the biggest thing I have to look forward to in 2013 is the documentary that I am going to be in. The documentary will be called Autism in Love, and it will follow the stories of a few people on the autism spectrum and what love means to them. During the course of filming, I will be forced to go out of my comfort zone and try to find my true love..... Sounds interesting. Hopefully, this movie will have a happy ending. I am not sure when it will be out, since I believe filming will last from 9 months to 1 year. Maybe it will be out in 2014.
There are also many more things to look forward to in 2013, but I will talk about those at a later time. Until then, may you have a most awesome day of awesomeness!
As promised, more blog entries!!! Sorry for the week-long absence. I have been quit busy with the holiday and everything. I hope you can forgive me. It is my intention to stay on top of things and for this blog to have entries every two or three days or so.
With that said, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And, not because of the food or Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but because of what the holiday is supposed to mean: Giving Thanks! Gratitude is important. Sometimes, I realize that I am not as grateful for the things in life as I should be. I am a very fortunate individual. I have a roof over my head, amazing Internet connection, a computer, food, a great autism program that I am in charge of, and people that are invested in my vision. You don't get much better than that. I am a very lucky person.
So, I appreciate Thanksgiving because it gives me time to pause and be grateful for the things in my life. Although, I am working on being more grateful in general. It has been a tradition of mine to calling up those people who made a difference in my life the past year and thanking them. Unfortunately, this year, I was so busy that I did not get around to doing so. Although, I realize that this year, I have more people to be grateful to have in my life than ever before! That's great! I don't recall such a prosperous time in my life when things were going so smoothly and forward and such amazing people were involved.
So, this blog entry is for everyone who has made a difference in my life this pasty year. Thank you. No, really, thank you. If you made a positive difference in my life, thank you. I really mean it.
Even though Thanksgiving is over, I have a challenge for you. My challenge is that this week, you work on telling everyone important in your life thank you for their contribution and tell them why you are giving thanks. Chances are that will really make their day.
With that said, I wish you a most awesome day of awesomeness. And, Thank YOU!
More blog entries are on the way.
Sorry for the lack of content lately. I have been quite busy, but I can assure you that I plan on settin aside some time to write several blog entries soon. In the meantime, please check out my blog archive where I have hundreds of written entries and hundreds of YouTube videos on a wide range of topics.=
Thank you for your patience!
Today, I taught my first ever dating workshop to a group of individuals on the autism spectrum. Most of the members had mild autism or Asperger's Syndrome, and many of them were very nervous. We had actual girls come out from a nearby college to help work with the guys, and everything went great!
To be honest, I was not supposed to teach the workshop. I felt that I wasn't the right person for the job, and so I appointed a girl who was very outgoing and offered honest feedback about this sort of thing. But, it ended up at the last minute that she could not make it, so I was in charge, and for that I am grateful. Looking back, I now realize that it should have been me all along that facilitated this workshop. Overall, I felt very confident running this workshop even though just about everyone was nervous at times, sometimes super nervous. Although, I did experience slight anxiety at times, but for the most part, I felt confident teaching this workshop.
We started off with a discussion about dating and that the most important thing a girl looks for in a guy is CONFIDENCE. So, we talked about posture, body language, being assertive, projecting one's voice, handshakes, etc. Then, at some point, I broke the guys and girls off into groups and had the guys practice going up to the girls and striking a conversation with them. After that, feedback was provided on areas that could use improvement.
Overall, I felt everyone did a great job. I was super grateful for the girls that participated. I really hope they can return and help with this workshop in the future. They were amazing. My group members also did well, and I really pushed some of them out of their shells and past their comfort zones, and I think that's a good thing. I felt some guys really learned a lot and hopefully they take with them what they were taught and practice. Who knows, maybe one of them will actually meet someone and perhaps something blossom between the two of them. That would be nice.
Also, I learned a couple of things from this workshop. Perhaps the most important thing I got out of it is that it is best to contact a girl at least two days after meeting her because sooner than that can seem a bit desperate. I understand how from a girls perspective that can make a guy seem desperate, but I just never saw that perspective before until today. So, for that, I am grateful. It makes sense though when you think about.
In addition, I felt even the girl participants learned something. There was one exercise where I had the girls and guys switch roles and had the girls pretend they were the guys. Interestingly, the girls found the exercise though and realized that it is difficult to try and constantly find things to say to keep the conversation going.
Overall, I felt the workshop was a sucess. I am very excited for the direction that my program and autism groups are taking. I feel good progress is being made. With that said, I thank you for reading today's entry, and I wish everyone a most awesome day of awesomeness!