A life of service and gratitude is one of the most fulfilling pleasures one can experience, believes Andrew Horn. This belief coupled with numerous other accomplishments that make Andrew Horn our Man Of The Week! From making compassionate decisions in his personal relationships to founding his first NGO, ‘Dream for Kids DC’, Andrew is a man of many talents and passions, all of which are tied to giving back to society and making the world a better place for future generations. Today, Andrew lives his life to serve as an example to inspire others to share their appreciation and gratitude, to lead to more meaningful and enriching relationships.
- Age: 29
- What you do you do? (Work)
Social Entrepreneur, current the Founder/CEO of Tribute.co
- Why do you do it?
We get to help people share their gratitude and appreciation with the people they care about.
- How do you make a difference in the world? (Work, business, life, family, self)
In business, I try to make a difference in the world by building organizations that have a sustainable impact on improving the lives of other. In my personal relationships, I try to lead with compassion and give people a platform to be truly seen, heard and supported the way they’d like to be.
- What are 3 defining moments in your life?
- Realizing the difference between pleasure and happiness
- Starting my first NGO Dreams For Kids DC with no idea what I was doing.
- Meeting my soul mate and marrying her three days later at Burning Man
- What is your life purpose?
To live an integrous lifestyle, to be a servant to the people and causes I believe in, and to magnify love and gratitude in the world.
- How did you tap into it?
I realized that helping others is the most effective way to find fulfillment and have grounded my actions and career choices in service ever since.
- Who is your Role-Model or Mentor?
I am fortunate to have a community of friends called the Boom-Spiral and they are my collective role models. I learn and grow from our relationships constantly and am beyond grateful to have found/built such a strong community.
- Do you have any daily habits? If so, what are they?
- Don’t check phone immediately after waking up
- Put all of my team’s tasks into asana to start the day
- Try and be better than I was yesterday
- When do you know your work/life balance is off?
I know my work-life balance is off when my energy doing the things I enjoy starts to lag lower than I’d like it to.
- Vulnerability is a challenge for most men – share a vulnerable moment from your life with us.
My girlfriend Miki is the first real woman I have ever been with. She called for a man than I had to offer early on in our relationship.
One of the arenas where I was lacking was sexual presence and technique.
It soon became evident that one of the reasons I lacked this presence was because of an unhealthy porn habit.
After almost a year and a half, I was finally able to subdue my porn habit and grounded myself in a constantly evolving, exciting sex life with my partner Miki.
- What did you learn from it?
- It is important to define the relationships that you want with pornography.
- Sexual polarity is essential if you want to maintain an element of desire in your relationship
- Great relationships take work, but you just need to believe in what you are building or working towards as an individual and union.
- If you are or were going to be a mentor for another man, what is one piece of advice you would give him?
I would ask him to define why he wants what he wants, to help him articulate goals and understand his deepest desires.
In understanding our internal drivers, we are most capable of obtaining happiness in the present, while engaged in a pursuit of something grander.
- How do you be the best partner (Boyfriend/Husband- past or present)
- Celebrate your partner’s victories with reckless abandon. This is the easiest way to make them feel supported.
- When you have something nice to say, share it. Telling the people we love why we love them is one of the easiest ways to establish deep connectivity.
- Realize that helping others is one of the easiest ways to add depth to any relationship. Find joy in serving those you care about.
- Do you support any Charities or Not-for-profits? (Which one(s) and why?)
I am on the board of the two non-profits that I previously founded. www.dreamsforkidsdc.org and www.abilitylist.org.
- If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey. That song is hilarious and awesome literally whenever you play it.
- Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
Married to the woman of my dreams with a kid and one on the way. Living between NYC and Costa Rica. Surfing at least 50 days of the year.
Running a successful company with 50 employees and building the “hallmark of the digital age.”
- What legacy do you want to leave for future generations?
I want to leave the world with a newfound understanding and appreciation for the power of gratitude and service.
If my life can serve as an example that inspires others to help each other and share their gratitude more openly, I think I will be able to magnify great relationships around the globe and that is a lasting impact that I would be very proud of.
- What One book would you recommend for any Man?
The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida – This book has been shared around by all of the great mean in my life. It provides young men with a framework to aid in the articulation of personal purpose, and provides some essential truths about what it takes to exist in a desire filled romantic relationship.
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