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My First Breakup!! | Geremy’s Peculiar Week Ep 6

On this week’s Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • Home Depot!
  • Getting rejected during my marriage proposal
  • My “love life”

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

Car Controlled by an iPhone App – Geremy’s Peculiar Week Ep 5

On this week’s [slightly late] Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • A horse in a dress
  • Snow and shoveling = no bueno
  • Car iPhone app

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

Kitchen and Haircut Disaster – Geremy’s Peculiar Week Episode 4

On this week’s Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • I’m selling everything
  • Cooking disaster
  • Haircut disaster
  • Art.

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

Extensive Product Testing – Geremy’s Peculiar Week Episode 3

On this week’s Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • Product Testing
  • Product Testing
  • Building Furniture
  • She really wants her cigarettes

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

Dealing With Loss!! – Geremy’s Peculiar Week Episode 2

On this week’s Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • Updates are shared
  • Pets are purchased
  • Pets are lost
  • The Peculiar Lab V2???
  • Abandonment!

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

My Sister Died and Resurrected – Geremy’s Peculiar Week Episode 1

On this week’s Geremy’s Peculiar week:

  • My sister talks about the time that she died and resurrected
  • I receive random gifts
  • Peculiar PPL Glassware
  • Dude, where’s my oil?!

New Geremy’s Peculiar Week videos every Monday.

The Launch of Geremy’s Peculiar Week

Geremy’s Peculiar Week launches in 2017 with weekly episodes every single Monday. This should be interesting!

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Every Great Leader Must First Be Peculiar

I did a TEDx talk in Switzerland.
And I was super nervous.
But it happened.
And I can’t bring myself to watch it.
But I wanted to share it.
Here it is.

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

I’m going to skip directly to the exciting news: I’m giving a TEDx talk next week!!

I’ll get back to that.

First let me introduce you to 15 year old Geremy who was a big dreamer. Somehow, he believed that although he was a highly-reserved introvert who feared public speaking, he could someday garner the courage to be a keynote speaker in an academic setting. Since 2001, he held on to that dream of making a difference in people’s lives by sharing what he has learned on his journey.

I publicly declared my desire for public speaking on my blog in 2008, but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities to actually speak.

Two weeks ago, I went to Trinidad and had two opportunities to speak in a public setting. One of those opportunities was a fancy business networking dinner where a friend recommended me to be the keynote speaker to a group of business people (thanks friend). Not only was there a good turnout, but people paid actual money to attend! My favorite part was when I spent 2 minutes talking about my lawnmower incident. They actually let me talk about severed toes on stage, and no one grabbed the microphone from me!

After my talk, I spent over an hour having individual conversations with people of various ages who approached me. If you were one of those people–hi…you’re cool!

Now on Tuesday, I’ve got an amazing opportunity to speak at a TEDx conference in Switzerland. The conference will be held in the world’s best hospitality school and my talk will focus on using the unique things about yourself to make an impact on the world. If this topic sounds familiar, it’s because it follows the vision of my brand, Peculiar PPL, to positively affect the world through Peculiar people. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

It is wonderful to look back on large crazy dreams of the past and see them actually come true. If you’re someone with big dreams, keep pursuing them because if someone who had a goat as a best friend can be invited to Switzerland to speak in front of a worldwide audience, nothing is impossible for you!

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I feel like I’m forgetting something…

In preparation for my drive to Boston for my friend’s wedding, I organized everything for a flawless 6am departure.

Camera bag with lenses – check!
Fruit to eat in the car – check!
Laptop and other assorted electronics – check!
All set! Now it’s time to hit the road!

I drove to Boston, stopping at Tesla’s Superchargers along the way to recharge my battery powered car. At each supercharger, I had a haunting feeling that I was forgetting something important, but I quickly dismissed the paranoia.

Since I had the esteemed role of escorting the grandmother of the bride down the aisle, I was required to attend the wedding rehearsal. While practicing walking, I continued to feel like I forgot something, but I assumed it was relatively minor, like forgetting to pass my belt through the belt loop in the back of my pants.

Between the wedding rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner, I went to the Sheraton to check into my room. The lady at the front desk asked, “would you like us to bring your luggage to the room?” I replied, “sure!!” She followed-up with, “okay, where is it?” Hmmm… that’s a good question, where is my luggage?!

Suddenly, everything became blurry, the world spun in slow motion, and everything smelled like ketchup as the reality of the situation quickly became clear. MY SUITCASE IS SITTING IN MY LIVING ROOM IN NEW JERSEY!

I turned to the lady and said “OH NO! THIS IS A DISASTER” before sprinting out of the hotel to my car. It later occurred to me that since I didn’t give much of an explanation, she might have thought that I meant that the check-in process was a disaster.

I hopped in my car and sped away, determined to drive five hours back to New Jersey to get my luggage. When I called my mom to tell her about my brilliant accomplishment of forgetting everything, she spoke some sense into me. She wisely suggested that I buy everything I’d need for the wedding and save myself the agony of traveling to Massachusetts twice in one day. That lady is so wise…if only I had some of that wisdom at 6am when I left my suitcase behind.

Very Ill-Fitting Shirt

I rerouted myself to Macy’s and proceeded to buy everything I’d need for the next 24 hours. These items included a suit, tie, pocket square, shirt, undershirt, dress shoes, socks, underwear, razor, deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Then I went back to the hotel and tried everything on, only to realize that the shirt was too big, the shoes were too shiny, and the tie was too ugly.

The Suit and Tag

After returning these items to the store, I made better decisions the second time around and walked out with an outfit that worked. To add some extra uniqueness to the ensemble, I considered leaving the tag on my jacket, but that might have been seen as tacky in a wedding…maybe.

Second Most Important Lady

The next day, the wedding happened without any additional mishaps on my part. This allowed me to give my full attention to witnessing my two friends share one of the happiest moments of their lives.

After the ceremony, I began mentally preparing my wedding reception speech. Fortunately for the bride and groom, there wasn’t an “open mic/open speech” portion of the reception. That’s too bad because I was looking forward to starting my speech by proclaiming, “I BOUGHT NEW UNDERWEAR JUST FOR THIS WEDDING!”