I was born on the Canadian Prairie in the middle of the last century and started traveling the world at age 18. I have since spent time in 40 different countries, visited over 250 cities, zoned out in Zen Temples in Japan, stayed in Ashrams in India, lived with aboriginals in Australia, done sweat lodges and ceremony with Native Americans, slept well in five star resorts, cheap motels, leaky tents and jail cells.
Additionally, I estimate that I have spent time on over 500 beaches and enjoyed a cold beer at more than 1,000 beach bars around the world. I have also logged about 1,000 scuba dives in various parts of the world.
I love to hike and have walked hundreds of miles through mountain ranges of the Alps, Andes, Atlas, Cascades and Rockies and trod through rainforests in Australia, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Peru, and St. Vincent.
I also love books and am always reading one or more. I likewise enjoy writing and have several published books, articles and blog posts and am both honored and humbled that people from all around the world have found value in what I have written.
I have an entrepreneurial spirit. Over the course of my life, I have started a few businesses. Some were successful. Others were not. The businesses I have created have produced over $100 million. Most people know me for the global success of DELFIN International. Read about DELFIN here.
For fifteen years, I lived on three different islands in the Caribbean where I practised the art of being a beach bum. The four years I spent in the Mexican prison system taught me many valuable things and gave me an enhanced love of freedom. I have in excess of 10,000 hours of dozer time. I have spoken about self-actualization, the creation of success and living a meaningful and purposeful life to audiences all around the world.
My passport lists my occupation as Author. You can read more about Leslie – the writer here.
My business card (and this website) also proclaims that I am a Beach Bum. Read why here.
And, when people ask my what I do, I often reply that I am a Meme Therapist. It prevents people from slotting me into some ‘known’ category and is a great lead in to further conversation. Read about my meme therapy here.
I decided many years ago that the purpose of my life was “to revere, to relish and to contribute.”
By revere, I mean recognizing and honoring the sacredness of all things, including myself. I am sacred. That makes me pretty cool when you think about. Since you are also a sacred creature, you’re pretty cool too. However, so is everything else that exists. It is all worthy of being honored, respected and even revered.
By relish, I mean fully enjoying all the pleasures, experiences and challenges that life has to offer. I believe that life is a gift and gifts need to be enjoyed in order to honor the giver. If everything, including our lives is sacred, then relishing the experience of life is honoring the sacredness of all creation.
By contribute, I mean that each of us is capable of being a gift to our fellows. We can make a difference by how we are, by what we do, by what we say, by what we create as we travel this journey through life. That is why I also say that the purpose of my life is to empower, enlighten and enrich the lives of others. I am committed to being a contribution and to leaving a legacy.
My life, therefore, has more meaning and value when I contribute to your success; or, in some other way, add value to your life. This website exists to fulfill that part of my purpose “to contribute” and to enrich, enlighten and empower you.