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Last week I went to Vegas with my friends Patrick and Dave. I would love to say that I was there on business, but I was just there to relax and watch the first two games of the NBA finals. Around 10:30 P.M. Wednesday, I received a call from my Dad saying that my friend Frank Miles was on America’s Got Talent. I asked Dave to see if he could find it online and he did. There was Frank, juggling three 500,000 volt stun guns.

Who is Frank Miles and why the heck am I writing about him?

Frank is a motivational speaker; he is also my mentor. He was the first person who said I could speak for a living even though I had a speech impediment. What got me thinking is that most of the time when you see a talented person on television or on a comedy stage, you can’t get the entire picture of what that person is like. I wonder what people thought of Frank when they saw him. Did they think he was a mad man? What did they think his day job was?

Let me tell you. The Frank I know and love is a genius, a philosopher, and is one of my best friends. He literally changed my life. Over the years, we have developed a bond. I spend time with him writing. He came to many of my speeches and if I wasn’t on my game, he would tell me that it sucked. He opened for me when I did an event and in 2007, and he was amazing. Just last fall, I saw him get a standing ovation from 9,000 people in Utah. What can I say? I love the man.

So if you see Frank on America’s Got Talent, think of him the way I do. A friend, a philosopher, a great writer, and a comedian.


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