Who I Am

Just thought I would give you the chance to meet me, if you haven’t met me already. This is a special piece that I created. Hope you like it.

My name is Evan Sanders and I am an Senior at Santa Clara. But really, I am an avid fisherman, a lover of all sports, aspiring to be the next American novelist, a rock climber, a social media nerd, obsessed with personal development, a reader of all genres, a collector of baseball cards, a developing bodybuilder, an entrepreneur, a brand builder, a long-boarder, a slight Romantic, sometimes an insufferable insomniac, a photographer, an almost drowning surfer, a landscaper, a killer snowboarder, a social Darwinist, an on-call rapper, an explorer, a mildly successful car rebuilder, a reincarnated Robin Hood, an amateur long-range rifle marksman, obsessed with Pawn Stars, an iron-fisted negotiator, a creative thinker, a hard worker, a roofer, a salesman, a Lego architect, a self-proclaimed painter, a Renaissance man, and a deep philosophical thinker. I am best at inspiring others to act and have taken that passion and transformed it into a successful blogging career. My blog is called The Better Man Project and is focused around my journey towards becoming a better man and the lessons I learn along the way. Check it out at thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com. (Like I said, salesman.)

I have genetic entrepreneurial blood in my body and have followed my father’s footsteps in creating unique startup companies. I do not necessarily know where I am going, but I know who I am going to be when I get there. I am a man of unconditional love, fiery passion, and possess a never-quitting attitude. I never demand anything out of anyone that I do not demand of myself (honesty, loyalty, respect), and I strive every day to become a better person. I can grow a full beard. I want to make a difference in this world and have people remember me as someone who went out with all engines burning. I will never own a mini-van. I will have a baseball team full of children, and a white wrap-around porch. I can reel in a 200-lb halibut in 30 minutes. Spiders scare the hell out of me, and bell peppers make me gag. I am a quote junkie and will randomly recite movie lines or motivational speeches to people who care or care less about what I am currently saying. I am, 100%, me.


part of this may or may not have been my cover letter 🙂




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  • Bailey Mikell
    February 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This is great. I really enjoy your blog, this post in particular. Never give up on your dreams, you are incredible. xoxo

  • rosesresolutionrevolution
    February 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    and you are 100% awesome 🙂

  • fgryan
    February 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Very cool post, I’m looking forward to following your blog.

  • dorothymcdonall
    February 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Evan! Thanks for following my blog. You sound like a really interesting guy with an open mind and lots of dreams. Go boldly into the future and create the “normal” you want in our life. And have fun! 🙂

  • Cindy Zelman
    February 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Among other things, you are a fabulously talented writer and a genius, I suspect. I love your blog. Cindy

  • hodgepodge4thesoul
    February 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Indeed, continue being 100% YOU! My son is deathly afraid of spiders, too 😉 Honest writing is the best, no matter what the subject matter. Myself, I find writing to be a very good outlet.
    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. Make yourself at home there. And you have gained a new fan, too 🙂

  • Mira Jay
    February 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Nice meeting such a variety in one…
    all the best

  • mulleractiva
    February 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Good luck… Begin with the end in mind!!!

  • Kate
    February 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Hi, Thanks for following my blog. You’re obviously incredibly intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading more! I love that you have lots going on in your life. It’s so much better that way.

  • Nature exposure
    February 17, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Wow, I’m amazed 😀

  • l0ve0utl0ud
    February 17, 2012 at 3:34 am

    If this was your cover letter, I would have hired you 😉 I love the phrase “I do not necessarily know where I am going, but I know who I am going to be when I get there”. For me, it more “I do not know how I am going to get there, but I know where I’m going”! I’m a quote addict, too. Looking forward to discovering more of your blog.

  • xmatman
    February 17, 2012 at 5:25 am

    You forgot cool! 🙂

  • Bobolouli
    February 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Hey Evan!

    Thanks man, as usual your posts are always encouraging. It is so comforting to know that miles and miles away, a complete stranger has the ability to strengthen my soul, when encountering obstacles. You inspire so many people, and it is a delight to read your posts. have a great weekend hon 🙂

  • jelillie
    February 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Good to meet you Evan!

  • jofac
    February 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

    This blog is one of the best!! you are a talented writer.

  • Big Mike's World
    February 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Hey Evan! I have really enjoyed your blog since I started following you. I just nominated you for the combination of 3 awards,the Liebster Blog, Candle Lighter, and Sunshine Awards. You have the option of selecting the ones you want or none at all (no harm no foul). The awards really mean whatever you want them to be. To me Sunshine is fun and happiness or for someone that spreads light on a new topic. Liebster I have heard is to promote new followers (I am a new one of yours). And a candle lighter is for someone who spreads hope. Your blog met all of the requirements for me to nominate you.

    Here is the link to my post of the awards for the directions (very simple).


  • Evelyn
    February 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I love this. love it.

  • PaintByLetters
    February 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~e.e. cummings
    Great post. Keep being you! There’s some great writing to be found here, very uplifting and honest. I’m in love with your personhood, with your honesty, and your view on life. Thanx for posting!

  • Katrina
    February 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Hey, I jut read this post. It’s great, really well written! You sound like a very interesting person haha.

  • ellie mack
    February 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have to say; you’ve expressed yourself in this and previous blogs insuch a manner that I assumed you were older. You should be proud of yourself. Keep yur great attitude and very smart head about you!
    I think the thing that drew my attention to your blog is that entrepeneurial spirit. Like minds think alike, that sort of thing.
    I love your energy and enthusiasm. I love the possibility thinker that you are. Awesome!!

  • fshade
    February 24, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Brilliant résumé, well done.