New Vlog Series: Nando & German

gay married coupleEven before German and I got married, we tend to keep our lives private but there are some aspects that we don’t mind sharing with our friends and family as husbands in Brooklyn. We think it would be fun to share this video journey with you, especially since we have Leona, the best Shih Tzu puppy ever! These adventures will probably all revolve around her and her friends. Several of her Shih Tzu puppy friends are rescues so it’s great to see how behavioral problems aren’t an issue for these pet owners that shower their pets with love.

Leona the Lion

I wanted to do this because I wanted to showcase how normal we are as a married gay couple. Yes, we are husbands, but we have the same life anyone else does. We worry about the bills, who’s going to take out the garbage and scream and yell when the toothpaste cap isn’t put back on. So I dare anyone to see this series and claim our “gay lifestyle” is different. It’s just our life. We just happen to be gay husbands in Brooklyn with a Shih Tzu named Leona the Lion.

Below is the 3rd installment of our video series, Leona goes to an all Shih Tzu birthday party to celebrate her friends Honey and Quinn’s birthday. It was action packed with all these New York City puppies running around but so much fun. As always at these events, there is a dog birthday cake that sits on the dog side of the snack table and for humans, there are a few nibbles for us too.

Beyoncé’s Perfect Formation at Super Bowl 50 on LinkedIn

beyonceBy now you might have heard the controversy surrounding Beyoncé from people like Rudy Giuliani calling her halftime show an “outrageous affront to police” to people arguing over this issue on Facebook + Twitter. But I was honestly shocked by those using LinkedIn as a place to discuss the horror of Beyoncé’s intent (their opinion). I thought she did a good thing, and let’s not talk about the surge in Red Lobster sales since her single dropped! The owner of the thread became defensive when others suggested she move the hate (my words, not theirs) to Facebook. See a snapshot of the LinkedIn exchange below.

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Day 15: #Nando25 Challenge: Top Interviewing Tips to Get Your Dream Job

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: Ever wanted to know why you didn’t get that job? Did you have doubts walking into your interview? Today’s video will walk you through THREE top interviewing tips given my Amy Segal, Head of Recruiting for a Leading Communications Agency. Amy gives you the insight into the interviewing process and what people are really looking for.

The Lesson: View the Video + Be Present

The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:
1. Post this blog on your Facebook wall or tweet it out–we all know at least ONE person who is currently interviewing + this will help them.
2. Use the tips mentioned by Amy on your next interview.

Day 12: #Nando25 Challenge: Picky Daters, Deal-Breaker Lists + How to Meet Men and Women

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: Are you being too picky when it comes to the people you date? IS your deal-breaker list longer than a 5-year-old’s Christmas list? Women, do you ever wonder, “Where can I go to meet men?” And men, do you ask yourself, “Where are all the good women?” Well, I teamed up with NYC Matchmaker + Dating Coach, Suzanne Oshima from who gives you the inside scoop on all of the questions that have been plaguing your love life.

The Lesson: Watch video + be present

The #Nando25 Challenge homework:
1. If you’re single, identify + write down your 75/25% list and identify what you will be flexible with and what you wont.
2. If you’re in a relationship, how did this lesson match up for you? Are you ready to let go of a few things you feel your current partner is missing?
3. Once you have completed watching the video–make sure to share it with at least 2 friends that are single.



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Day 10: #Nando25 Challenge: The Creative Process

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: The Creative Process can drive us and motivate us to do great things from writing our first blog post to writing our first book, but the question is–“Does the creative process drive us or is it the other way around?” I’ve teamed up with my friend and Creative Coach Nathan Seven Scott who will give you insights into his creative process and how he’s managed to write 6 manuscripts in under a year. His first book, My Turn, was reviewed on-air by Wendy Williams who had sexy things to say about Nathan’s hot + steamy serial killer series.

You can apply these tips to help in whatever creative projects you’re doing, trust me. After I created this video with Nathan, I rushed home, wrote down his tips + reshaped my own creative process/cycle. He’s inspired me to really “get it” and set it to motion! Are you looking for a creative group? Are you looking for a creative coalition? What about having a creative curriculum? Watch this before you take one more step…or have one more thought!

The Lesson: Watch the video + be present

The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:
1. Find a creative mentor — contact them + make an agreement.
2. Find an accountability partner (different than your mentor) to keep you on track with your deadlines.
3. Set + Create a new “creative structure” — once you do, leave it on the facebook page.

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