Hello I’m Joe and this is The Above Average Joe Website.

I am really excited that you are here! By now, you’re probably wondering who is this guy? Well, I am THE Above Average Joe and more importantly I believe you too are Above Average!

I’m just an average Joe that has differentiated myself as Above Average because I over deliver in everything I do. I’m “Everyperson” (man or woman), who aspires to get that promotion or start that business you’ve been dreaming of. I am “EveryLeader” who wants to provide meaningful work for their team at maximum profit.

This is my personal blog and it is focused on encouraging people live a life above average. My mission is to help others get more from their job, give more to their family, jump start their career/businesses and attract opportunity to themselves that will ultimately, improve their life. Why do I believe that you’re Above Average, you might ask? Because you’re here!

You’re already giving something of yourself, taking time out of your day to listen to the show and visit the website in search of more for your life. I also have a podcast called, “The Above Average Joe Show” where we talk about these topics. My goal is to build a relationship with you and help where I can by providing insightful, relevant content that you can employ in your life that will help you rise above the masses. If you are a leader—or just aspire to be the best you can be at whatever you do—then this blog is for you.

I also host and excavation safety podcast called, “In The Dig“.

I will meet you right here or go along with you (on your mobile device) and help you in your quest for the Above Average.

My Biography

I have a day job. I am an upper, middle manager for a large corporation. I’m neither a “C” level officer nor the President of the company but I have worked my way up from an entry, level job

That, is what I do and…

 I am a teacher, mentor, coach, entrepreneur and a businessman. I love helping people Maximize Excellence in their life. I have mentored hundreds of students, colleagues, employees, friends and family members to achieve success and accomplish their goals…

 This, is who I am!

I have passion for work & business and I must tell you that I DO NOT have all the answers but I will be here to help you avoid the slips, trips and falls that keep people from ever realizing their full potential. I give all my listeners this guarantee:

For the rest of my life, you can ask any questions about life or business and I will be your mentor, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

I  have benefited from excellent advice throughout my career; Advice from many leaders who are among the absolute best in their field and industry. I earned an MBA, a Masters of Project Management and more importantly, I know how to connect with people.

I have been married to my wife, Teresa, for thirty-three years. We have one son,one daughter, one grandson, and one granddaughter. We live outside of Chicago, Illinois.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading and the outdoors. I am a follower of Christ and I believe true christianity is a lifestyle not a label.

My Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

Please note: I do not personally review book proposals or recommend specific literary agents.


My blog is built on WordPress 4.1 (self-hosted). I use Michael Hyatt’s  GetNoticed, a premium WordPress theme. Amy Driebelbis took most of my personal photos.

For blog hosting, I recommend BlueHost. It is easy-to-use, reliable, and inexpensive. It also has superb, 24-7 support. It is the only hosting service I personally recommend.

Next Steps?

We’ll meet here together with our guests and your questions, on the podcast and we’ll share lessons learned in life and business. You can continue to visit the website and I’ll provide resources that will assist you and help you maximize your excellence, help you save money and in some cases help you get free stuff. I will outline what you hear on the podcast in our show notes for your reference.

Our guests will share with us how they went from average to Above Average Joes, in their own right. More importantly, these leaders will give us actionable items we can work on in our lives and their suggestions will lead us to win in our businesses and careers. I am the guy who’ll bring it all together. I want to be your mentor and accountability partner for success. You can leave your questions in a voice message (see tab on the right side of the page) and I will do my best to answer them on the show.

You can *subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us an honest rating at the link below.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues  to join us here as we make the journey to an Above Average life together.

*When you subscribe to the show and take the time to write a review that is the “Go Juice” in iTunes that helps to get the show listed in New and Noteworthy and that boost the show’s popularity.

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