#BeReal – MAC DICKSON MCCANNELL

Please welcome Mac Dickson McCannell to #BeReal.

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Be real…

Two simple words that mean so much. When I was asked to explain what “Be Real” means to me, I was at first confused and yet, excited. It has taken me weeks to figure out what angle I wanted to approach.

I think why I was confused, was because I knew it would take some introspective thought on my part. Something, I do not take enough time doing.

I talk with thousands of people everyday on the radio, and very often talk in front of hundreds at a time in public. That’s when I am the most comfortable. Put me in a one-on-one situation and I get nervous. I am a social introvert. I am very comfortable making new friends through social media. On the other hand, in “real” life, I have very few, if any, close friends.

This is my reality.

I have always been this way. Great with a group of friends. Good friends with many, best friends with none. I have always been jealous of those that have a close, personal relationship with a friend.

Be happy if you have a close friendship with someone you can share your feelings. I have never been able to open up, in fear that my intimate thoughts would be ignore or rejected.

This is my reality.

I am me. I speak my mind. It can sometimes get me in trouble, however, it helps me sleep at night, knowing that I am always true to myself. I trust my gut. It always tells me the truth.

I learned very early in my career that I have to always do what I think is right. That doesn’t mean I am always right, but if I do not speak my opinion on a subject that effects me, than I have no right to complain later.

This is my reality.

I am a Dad. I never feel I have done enough for my children. It does not matter how much they have grown or how much success they have achieved, I feel like I should have done more and continue to do more. Parenthood: The never ending job that you can not retire from and that you can not leave.

This is my reality.


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Mac Dickson McCannell is living his dream as the morning co-host on one of the legendary radio stations in Maine, 92 Moose. He lives in the most beautiful state in the USA with his family and way too many pets.

 

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6 thoughts on “#BeReal – MAC DICKSON MCCANNELL

  1. I’m glad you’re a dedicated father – I think parenthood is just one of those things. It sounds never-ending, and as with everything in life, there’s always room for improvement. I feel kind of sad you haven’t found someone to be close friends with – it’s wonderful – I hope maybe you’ll find someone in future 🙂

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