Are you happy at the moment?

Every day that I wake up is beyond a blessing. So, I am happy that I have the opportunity to wake up and live my life, but I am not content. I am constantly trying to create a better quality of life for myself and my family.  

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

I would tell myself to seize every opportunity like it was my last and to get as much education as I possibly could.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

By presenting fatherhood workshops across the country  and creating a website geared towards single fathers, I’ve learned how influential my voice can be in areas outside of radio when I put my mind to it.

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

One of my main goals is to launch a non-profit organization geared at educating and empowering single fathers.

What’s your secret to happiness?

I don’t think there is a secret to being happy.  My happiness comes from loving what I do, and doing what I love.

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

Prayer…Prayer…and MORE prayer.  I try to have several conversations with God from the time I wake up in the morning until I close my eyes at night. Prayer truly does change things.

What’s your biggest regret?

My biggest regret would have to be attending a very expensive culinary arts school after graduating high school.  I thought I wanted to be a chef but after one year and several student loans I realized that wasn’t the path that I wanted to follow.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

I’m raising an 8-year-old daughter, and the most important thing that I have taught her so far is to have respect for herself and others.  I try to raise her in a manner that will encourage her to always be mindful of the things that she is taught at home even when I am not around.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

I have a tendency to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do things. Whether it be preparing for workshop or returning a phone call, I have a tendency to put things off for as long as I possibly can.  I’ve got to do better!

Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

I have been able to create a brand through radio and the internet that I I feel will  ultimately define a major part of my legacy. From creating a successful morning radio show to several successful internet ventures, I have been able to set myself apart and create  something that my daughter can be a part of as she grows older.

When were you happiest?

The happiest moments in my life come when I am spending time with my daughter.  We are so much alike that it is almost scary.  Watching her grow into a well rounded young lady is definitely one of the biggest joys in my life.

What ten words best describe you?

Loyal, humble, trustworthy, goal-oriented, dynamic, passionate, witty, sincere, creative, and ambitious.

Media professional and radio personality “Showtime” has become the voice that listeners and readers have come to recognize as their own.  Born in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Showtime was the product of a single-parent home and raised by his mother.  After losing his father at an early age, Showtime began to lean on the culture of hip hop as a way to fill the void that was left by his father’s death.  Showtime is president and founder of The Talk Of The Town Media Group, a radio professional, author, and blogger who uses his voice to help guide the lives of today’s youth.  He is a dedicated father who uses his experiences as a testimony to encourage other men in the area of fatherhood.  You can follow him on twitter @showtimesays.