Through his personal and professional experiences, Doug Fitzgerald has gained a lot of insight, wisdom and access to resources that have impacted his own life. His personal drive has always been to live his life in a way that, when he dies, he will have no regrets, knowing that he finished his life well. It was suggested to him that he provide his insights, wisdom and experience to a larger audience though the Internet, so he developed a membership site, www.dougfitzgerald.com, to accomplish this. The site’s purpose is help each member Finish Life Well™ by providing them with monthly video and audio sessions, “To Do” lists that accompany each session, and expert resources to help the member in “The 6” priority areas that he has found most people desire to grow in: Faith, Relationships, Business/Career, Finances, Health/Fitness, and Fun.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my incredible wife Tammie for over 20 years! She is a highly gifted businesswoman, speaker, wife, mom, and friend! I also have two awesome children. My son Dylan is an incredibly gifted athlete, student, son and friend to those around him. My daughter Sydney is an incredibly gifted dancer, artist, student, daughter and friend to those around her.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
I’d say the one that shook me to the core and truly caused me to assess every aspect of my life was when my younger sister, and dear friend, was killed in a car accident a few months after Tammie and I got married.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to sleep in a little, spend time with my family, go to movies, help with and attend my kids activities, and spend one-on-one time with Tammie for several hours on Friday (our designated date day)!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I love to collect coins because of their beauty and history. I have ridden as a guest pilot with the Navy’s Blue Angels. And, I was a radio personality for several years.
What are you the most proud of?
My family! I love my family! We are a family that truly loves doing life together and I am proud of that!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My dad used to always say two phrases that have stuck with me and that are so valuable:
1) “If you borrow something from someone, always return it in better condition than when you received it!”
2) “If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all!”
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
That throughout my life and after I die, my wife and kids can say that I trusted God with everything, loved them deeply, provided for their needs, taught and challenged them to be the best that they could be by living with passion and dreaming big, lived with courage, and gave them joy!
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
What is your favorite movie?
Return To Me
What is your favorite TV show?
American Idol or The X Factor.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Joshua (leader of the Israelites in the Old Testament of The Bible).