Clint Hayslett

I recently had an opportunity to speak with charismatic family man & handsome aspiring model Clint Hayslett.

By: Joshua Conner

Clint Hayslett is a fashion model, who became an internet sensation after a tweet produced by his son Collin Hayslett, went viral.

What would be the title of Hayslett life story and who would play him in a movie?

“I would hope, that maybe Bradley Cooper could play it. That would be great because I think he has a wonderful passion. The title of my life story would be along the lines of, The rest of the story, because  I don’t know everything. The rest of the story is coming to me every day. Everyone else thinks they know it by what they see, but I like to go deeper and add a lot more life to my story,” said Hayslett.

What was Hayslett most memorable year?

“I would have to say this one, I think this year has been quite interesting already. Yeah, 2019, is going to be my most memorable year so far. There has been a lot of stuff that has happened, and like I said the rest of the story unfolding. I never would have dreamed, it would have been the way it has been, ” said Hayslett.

What is Hayslett life philosophy?

“My life philosophy would be live for God, no matter what,” said Hayslett.

Hayslett favorite inspirational quote was what John the Baptist said, in John 3:30, regarding how he was not allowing himself to be greater with his own popularity. “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

“It’s a nice way of just stepping aside and just not being at the first of anything. That’s scripture, but I have quoted it for the last few years, and I’m just trying to live that out. It’s a really humble quote, so I really appreciate that,” said Hayslett.

If Hayslett were able to leave one quality to his kids, it would be to have character in everything they do.

“If I could leave my kids one quality, I think it would be to have character in everything you do, because really no matter how you look, your character is what matters the most. You can go further with character, than just about anything else in your life,” said Hayslett.

How does Hayslett feel about being known as the “hot model dad?

“Well, it’s very interesting, because I never would have called myself that. So, you always have to listen to everybody else, I am always my biggest critic. So, no matter what they call me, I am always not going to believe him. I am very humbled, grateful and appreciative. At 45 years old, I am very grateful at what people say about me. Even, more than that, one of these days, I won’t be hot model dad, I’ll still be Clint Hayslett. I want to be a man who matters to this world, and be a man of character,” said Hayslett.

What advice does Hayslett have for people on reinventing themselves?

“No matter what, you still need to be yourself. When you are reinventing yourself, don’t be someone else. Just be you, but an aspect, that you haven’t seen or shown before. That’s the best part, I could reinvent myself, and try to be someone else, but that’s really just trying to be them. It’s not something new. There may just be an aspect of yourself that you haven’t seen, and it might be reinventing you. It’s the same you, but different characteristics and traits coming out. So a new you, but not somebody else,” said Hayslett.

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You can follow Clint Hayslett on Instagram @MrClintHayslett & on Facebook @ClintHayslett 

Ben Fritz

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Ben Fritz, whose work ethic is as inspiring as his doughnuts.

By: Joshua Conner

One of my main motivations for featuring Ben Fritz is because he is the best of both worlds. His work ethics, motivational social media presence & entrepreneurial spirit, inspires me personally & professionally. While the company he co-founded Beacon Doughnuts provides not only scrumptious doughnuts, but is also a brand that positively impacts people. Fritz is a personal growth coach and co-founder of Beacon Doughnuts, based in Chicago, Illinois.

What is a day in the life of Fritz like?

“I usually get up at, let’s say 6 am. I get up, journal. So what journaling looks like for me, is basically freewrite, I have like a big notebook so, I just freewrite, one of those large pages, until I’m done. So it’s like stream of consciousness, I don’t have a specific topic or anything.  Then after that I’ll write a gratitude list of 5 things that I am thankful for. I do a 10 minute meditation using the calm app, and then at that point, I’m ready to eat some breakfast. I get my breakfast, and then I head to the gym, and train a few sessions. Then I come back somewhere along lunch time. I come back, I make some lunch, then I’ll relax for an hour or so.

Usually for the middle part of the afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:30, I’ll do administrative type of stuff, and I’ll write anything that I need to get done. If I have errands to do, I’ll take care of that in that part of the day. Then I will go back to the gym for a couple of sessions at night or I’ll do some of my life coaching calls with clients. Then usually around 7:30 or so, I’ll call it quits for the night. I just try to eat my last bite of food, hanging out with my fiancé and my dog, do a little reading, watch some Netflix, and just some random relaxing time, and try to be in bed around 10:00,” said Fritz.

Fritz often posts insightful quotes on his Instagram, but which one is his favorite?

“Oh man, that’s a really good one, let’s see. That’s a hard one to narrow down, I have so many good ones. Oh, I’ve got a good one, I actually have it saved to use as a post on social media at some point, but the quote is:

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears,” said Nelson Mandela.

I know that it’s short, but so insightful at the same time,” said Fritz.

Fritz says the title of his life story would be, “You never know,” and Bradley Cooper would play him in a movie.

What donut matches Fritz personality?

“You know, I’m actually going to go with an old-fashioned, because it is very simple, but incredible. To me, I think I have very simple rules that I live my life by and I think it’s a great way to do it,” said Fritz.

Fritz’s most memorable year is this year, although he aspires to make every year memorable.

“I would say this year, and I hope the trend continues. I think if each year of my life is not my most memorable, then I am doing something wrong. It’s been like a crazy year for me, most recently had some health issues, I’ve kind of been in the worst health I’ve been in. That was a big challenge and still parts of it continue to be a challenge. I am grateful, I think it’s been an opportunity to open my eyes, just to me personally and life in general.

I got engaged last year, so it doesn’t quite fall in, I was 15 days short of 2018, but still I’m going to count that. So wedding planning, and learning a lot about my relationship. Which I always love to be learning, especially with someone else, I think you can learn at an even faster rate about yourself and who you are in a relationship, that’s been great,” said Fritz.

Fritz also explained this year is his most memorable because he opened Beacon Doughnuts with his cousin and he started life/personal growth coaching.

“I think just in general this year, because this has been a good year for learning. I hope every year, I’m doing bigger and better things,  but also learning. With learning comes failure and success, and that’s what I want. So this year was great, but I hope to make next year more memorable,” said Fritz.

You can follow Ben Fritz on Instagram @benfritzcoaching, and at Beacon Doughnuts @beacondoughnuts.

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