We never stop learning, Tom. In life, in our creative work, ever but it’s also trial and error, you know? You have so many fans, you stand out and a part of that is because you care as much as you do. So many people suck nowadays. We need more Toms’.

It’s not about caring less. It’s about making tweaks to work more in your favor, to cater to your lifestyle and documenting that so others can learn. You have to do what you believe is the right thing to do and as long as you do that others will honor you.

One of my strongest values is to lead by example. Look at all the great stuff your doing. You’re like- grabbing the bull by the horns- and running with it and that is what makes you such a huge influencer. #FindingTom

In the words of the great Nate Miller in his infamous Rap-a-Lapse video, and I quote, “I want to teach but I gotta be a student and I’ll pass on what I learn if I feel it’s prudent.”

Even though I know you’ve probably seen it, I’ll just leave this here as a refresher.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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