About The Author

5 years ago I sat down on my bed with my face in my hands wondering what the hell I was going to do with my life.

I had just lost my greatest love (baseball) due to injury, my life was an absolute mess, I was plagued by a low self-esteem that prevented me from believing I had any real potential, I lacked inner vision and was completely consumed by my past.

Truly, I was in a dark place. I was definitely a complete mess. In fact, I describe that time period of my life as an emotional tornado. Sounds great right?! I pretty much destroyed everything in my path and most of the good relationships had.

Then, something clicked.

I was being called to write. Back then, I didn’t know that starting to write my thoughts, feelings, and events going on in my life would yield a lifetime commitment to personal development, the launching of a life coaching practice, a community of over 100,000 people and thousands of blog posts. Back then, I was just trying to gasp for air and felt that writing would be the way to do that.

I am an avid fisherman, a lover of all sports, aspiring to be the next American novelist, a rock climber, a social media nerd, an inventor, obsessed with personal development, a reader of all genres, a collector of baseball cards, a developing bodybuilder, an expert organizer, an entrepreneur, a brand builder, a long-boarder, a slight Romantic, sometimes an insufferable insomniac, a photographer, an almost drowning surfer, an ambidextrous bowler, a killer snowboarder, an on-call rapper, an explorer, a mildly successful car rebuilder, a reincarnated Robin Hood, a certified IKEA furniture maker, 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 creative landscaper, 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. I have genetic entrepreneurial blood in my body and have followed my father’s footsteps in creating unique startup companies. I enjoy a good glass of scotch. 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 and climb trees with ease…as long as the rope doesn’t break. 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…ever.

I will have a baseball team full of children…and do not think that will effect my decision on the mini-van statement. I will have 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 have successfully cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for 12 by myself. I can bake an assortment of pies and can make little children laugh. I have successfully rebuilt pitchers mounds, to only then wreck them by pitching off of them. I successfully speared a fly to the door by throwing a Phillips screwdriver from 10 ft. away. 

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 a slight pyromaniac… and have a record of close calls. I collect vinyls, and wish I had a record player. I often come up with nicknames for those close to me, and they usually resemble animals. If I had to be two movie stars, it would either be Clint Eastwood or Morgan Freeman. If they had to be under 50, Brad Pitt or Denzel Washington. I can iron my own shirts, do my own laundry, vacuum and clean floors with unparalled precision. My music playlists demand respect. I speak Japanese.

I successfully discouraged packs of men from hitting on my sister in Europe…just by the sternness of my jaw. I have sold women’s yoga clothes, am part of the 500 club, and have broken many stereotypes about white men not being able to jump. I will be real with you no matter what, however I do have a tendency for witty remarks. I have been asked if I have bad days. I drink Guinness and whiskey, can pull off dance moves after stretching, and have been called a modern Churchill. I am, 100%, me.


  • Reply
    Ray Laskowitz
    April 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

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    Rebekka Lien
    April 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I just emailed you but would love top he possibility of meeting you in person when I’m up north!

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    May 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    U have interesting personality and interests . Love reading ur posts.

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    Elise stein
    May 18, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Stumbled upon you on this Pinterest – fangled outlet I have.
    Good luck with all your thoughts-turned realities … at least the ones you really, really want to materialize. Pieces of the puzzle fall into place when you are not watching to see who is watching… when you are not looking to impress…
    when you are not “steering the river” as Deepak calls it. (love that phrase).
    Wish I followed my heart.. my soul my desires…long ago. I was always afraid. Afraid of not being able to be out on my own. Didn’t think I could make it out there without a man or at least a roommate. So I settled. And the results leave me lost and yearning for simple true love and contentment. Many have it worse in the world so who am I to look back and not be happy. I am happy outwardly. At work. With friends. But I’m so empty and sad when at home. I’m not in a good place.
    It’s because I was afraid … To be myself.
    You are so lucky u know this already!
    Do it!

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    June 3, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Awesome!!!! Love Your Spirit and Writing… from one 100%er to Another… Keep Your Amazing Strength and Light Blazing Eternally… Helping Change the World for Positive.. Simply by being You!!!

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    June 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, I just finished reading your book/journal/life. Thank you for sharing your words with us, I truly enjoyed reading them, they helped me to focus and help me to start defining my life in a different way. Many small changes in my current day to day are making me happier and your thoughts/advices relate to things happening now, they are helping me to define whats important and what’s not. I’m taking actions and doing things, I’m building who what I want to be… thanks

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    Beth F
    June 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I found you on Pinterest while looking for quotes. I am going through a horrible divorce and custody battle. I love your quote boards and they have greatly encouraged me to keep going on the rough days. You are right the world needs better men. Thank you for your boards and blog.

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      June 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Beth! I will keep them coming! please let me know if you need me to send you any other way! If you head over to thewordsofencouragement.com I have a ton of quotes on there that you may like – especially about love etc. check it out!

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        January 24, 2018 at 11:38 am

        you deserve to be chosen… that quote clicked to loud! Thank you for that. Greetings from Berlin Annette

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    June 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Thanks I will look at them.

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    Mary Bradley
    July 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I am a mother. That is my identity. I know I should be more than that, but that is the only thing I feel I can do well.

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    August 20, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I’m curious, what is it that engages you enough in my blog posts to follow me? Thumb up/down tells me not a whole lot.

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      August 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      the artwork on your blog is awesome! plus it seems like you are very spiritually connected 🙂

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    August 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Well. thank you for the kind words. How did you find me that first time?

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    Margie Herrera
    September 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    “About the Author”
    Great post…..
    Have an awesome day
    You’re 100% awesome

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    Nomzi Kumalo
    October 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Good to meet you. 🙂

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    juniza t. landero
    November 30, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Thank you very much for adding me!! Because of you I came to this part. And it is so exciting.. I want to know what it is all about… You are awesome and talented… A great to be idolized… God bless you always!! Thank you

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      November 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

      you are so very welcome! Please keep in touch with me and tell me what you find! 😀

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        Dami Osekita
        August 30, 2016 at 11:36 pm

        Evan, your write up made me laugh.
        I’m an avid reader of anything you write, because you’re a true inspiration. And I totally relate. Was in a bad accident in 2013 and I’m still recovering…it has been a roller coaster.
        I appreciate what you do.

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    December 1, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    That’s quite some introduction. And happy to know you survived the emotional turmoil. Glad to meet you, Evan.

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    i N S P i R E D !
    January 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    What an interesting introduction of you and I love the title of the blog…the better man projects!

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    Purposeful Confusion
    January 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I’m terrified of spiders too!!!🕷🕷😱😱

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    Dr. Suesszues-Zen
    January 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Hehe, that last paragraph made me laugh… Great blog, I’ll be around. Thanks -J

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    January 28, 2016 at 2:22 am


    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me

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    Debbie L
    April 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Wow! Nice write up. I’d love to see you happily married with a baseball team of children. There is nothing better….

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    Nathyane Caroline
    August 16, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I’m so trully gratefull for you and this project. I don’t have words for can explain this peace, this smile that comes up in my face, when I read or I watch your vision about the world. So, thank you for dedicate your time and passion in this project. It’s very important for me.
    Just for the record: I’m a brazilian girl. 😀

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    Dami Osekita
    August 30, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Your write up made me laugh.
    You’re a true inspiration. I’ve followed you on Instagram for a while until I stumbled on your website. It is true that the things we go through are to shapen us, and ultimately, help others in similar situations.

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    November 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story, your writings, your words and inspiration.

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      Evan Sanders
      November 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thank you so much for your comment :)! You’re very welcome!

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    Rifqa Abrahams
    January 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Iv been reading your quotes, I found randomly on Pinterest, I think I love you ! Haha. Kidding, but I do love the way you think. So uplifting, and almost weird at the same time. Fantastic! Keep it up

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    February 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Just found your blog…am wanting to be a better man. 2 questions, what is the 500 club, and how do you know you’re becoming a better man?

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    December 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I truly enjoy your words. You get “it”. And I’m never entirely certain as to what “it” is, most of the time. All that I can say is that I appreciate that you do…

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    Sophia Mill
    January 19, 2018 at 1:12 am

    I need your help! Around 6 months ago when I was 6 and half months pregnant my fiance and I broke up because he moved in with new girl and he was sleeping with her while where with me. Now I am having hard time to be okay. I gave birth alone and most time we argue because of baby and because I am so weak too _ that is the only way I can be contacted with him. He meas a lot to me and I am still madly in love with him but he isn’t and I just can’t handle it. With his son I have I feel I want to share things with him but I feel we aren’t important to him. Not saying I have been angle either in that situations. But I want to be okay _ least for my son and be Good mother. But now I don’t feel like it because how much I am heartbroken because of him. Even when he as new life and all that I still hope we get back together even when it’s not reality. So how I get myself together and feel happy and worth something again? I have just no power to left in me and I am desperate for help and not be so desperate for his care and attention. Please help me!!!

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    David Odenthal
    June 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    This pulls me out of a hole and shows me there is a light at the ending the tunnel

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