“𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀, we all get the same shot at it. Some people will enjoy life no matter what’s going on. Others will never have a day of fun in their entire life… 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁.”

-Duane Wenzel 1949 to 2018

Thoughts & Stories for Owning Life are collections from Tim Wenzel’s life journey.  

Tim grew up in rural Illinois, completely dissatisfied with his surroundings and the life prospects being presented to him. His journey consists of being involved in 4 International Incidents, serving royalty, and building security programs at Fortune 100 companies.

Throughout his unlikely journey, Tim recounts lessons learned, discusses ideas and perspectives, and attempts to bring a greater understanding of the world and how to navigate it in a more successful, purposeful way.

In Tim’s journey, you may find yourself in a different context, a different reality, starting a new journey. A journey to find purpose & meaning worth the struggle.

A journey to correct past mistakes, to reclaim opportunities previously passed up…

A Journey of Your Choosing.

Ashley Lapido, Branding & Marketing

Ashley provides a unique set of skills gathered from her time hustling for startups and delighting clients in the world of luxury.

With a laser-like-focus in PR/Marketing, she whipped up the logo, energized our brainstorming sessions and aligned us in the vision of this page.

Nicolas Lapido, Branding & Marketing

Nick played a key role in developing the Thoughts & Stories brand by mixing his hidden creative talents and real life work experience in Recruitment & Marketing with his drive towards excellence, he lead our team into action.

His determination to see this blog come to life manifested itself into video editing, copy writing, logo advising and YouTube channel/ website launching.