We always hear about it whether in the news, social media, or our private circles. Cheating, its something that is always talked about and discussed. How do people get there and what are the reasons behind it. Join me and my special guest J L Ford as we discuss his book “Why people cheat and how they get away with it”. This is sure to be an incredible show.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:00 PM EST
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Learn More About My Guest:
J L Ford
J. L. Ford was born in Orlando then raised in Webster, Florida. All before the age of 18, J. L. Ford was given away for adoption, raised in poverty, toiled in unbearable Florida fields to help put food on the table, subjected to bullying, joined a gang, faced death twice, failed high school twice, and even lost a child to abortion. Realizing his life could be more and mean more, he joined the army and was immediately sent to Germany before twice being deployed to Iraq. There, he faced loneliness while back home, he lost a beloved aunt, a dear Uncle, and a beautiful little brother. He has experienced the full spectrum of human emotion: pain, deceit, abandonment, loss, loneliness, insecurity, hopelessness, and the list does certainly go on. After the first heartbreak (as a result of cheating), J. L. Ford began avidly studying relationships, reading books and attending lectures on end regarding the subject. Rather than dwell on the negative, he saw an opportunity for self-reflection and growth. His experiences made him exceptionally adept at understanding how to help others make it through their own personal storms. To this day, you will never see him without a smile or lacking words to build, teach and encourage everyone he comes into contact with.
Taking this passion and turning it into a degree in Sociology and Woman’s Studies from the University of Central Florida, J. L. Ford penned his first book. In 2007, he wrote “I’m a DOG because… the truth about doggish men from their own words” with the purpose of examining the rationale behind how and why womanizers act the way they do. Unlike conventional coaches, J.L.Ford focuses on developing introspective, positive patterns of thinking prior to investing in a relationship with another, affording people the tools to place themselves in a position wherein bankruptcy is far from a possibility.
It’s not what J.L.Ford has been through that makes his story one of such inspiration, but what he has gained from it. He learned to love the biological mother that he has never known because she gave him a chance at life. Through death he learned the value of life. Through the missed chance at being a father, he learned to move from past regret to welcome the future. He turned failure and low expectations into the fuel needed to finish high school, become a decorated war veteran, and a college graduate.
Today, through blogs, podcasts, writing, and public speaking, J. L. Ford uses his experiences, wisdom, and understanding to guide others to better decisions, deeper thinking, and therefore more enriched lives.
“Smart is learning from our mistakes; wisdom is learning from those of others.” –J. L. Ford