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Wife Swap, Breaking Obsessions & Addictions of Sweeper: Sweepstake King Gets Confronted

I usually don’t watch must TV, but my wife had the “Wife Swap” show on. It was rather interesting to see who the show handpicked for the wife swap event. Two families from two alternative places and perspectives toward living altogether were chosen for the wife swap.

A family from my home state here in Florida, from the Florida keys, got grabbed for the wife swap. These parents were partiers and happy-go-lucky people, my kind of folks (although I don’t drink much). The other family was from Utah and were tremendously conservative (which didn’t bother me as I am also quite frugal at times), but what troubled me was the father was a “sweeper” (he participated in sweepstakes gimmicks from so many companies and food manufacturers).

What was most painful to watch was how the dad had little time for his wife and girls because he was so obsessed with sweeping. The sweepstake king had the kids going out each week to pick up bottle caps from the street in hopes of getting and winning the lucky prize. Unfortunately he didn’t really get much more than some DVDs and frivolous lame prizes, but was forking out all of this money on postage (not to mention giving his soul and life away for this nonsense).

When the party mom from Florida arrived, according to the rules of the wife swap, she had to comply and fit in with the dad’s rules from Utah. She felt like all of the life was sucked completely out of her. It was agonizing and tormenting to see.

Yet at the end of the week the fun mom was free to speak up and give her recommendations to improve the family. Thankfully after enduring a verbal hammering and hearing about how much his neglect (and obsession) was hurting his kids (particularly the elderly daughters who were his step-kids which he often neglected and used as house servants), he had a change of heart and let the girls throw a house party.

By the end of the show the couples were reunited with their real spouse and genuinely changed. The two couples had a face off and shared their “judgments” of each other, which both couples respectfully listened to. Both couples faced each other and the four held hands as if to say thanks for the experience.

As a life coach I was very impressed. When the wife swap show videographers returned to the respective families to see how they were doing, the dad in Utah had truly improved (let go of his obsession a bit) and had begun to spend time with his wife and kids.

It was a very uplifting and successful wife swap to say the least.

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Overcoming Adversity Speaker to Revolutionize Your World – a Keynote to Empower You!

Paul F. Davis understands what it is to struggle and overcome adversity. Paul therefore can deeply touch and mightily transform humanity.

Paul’s selfless accomplishments and worldwide service in some of the most devastated regions on earth makes him an unforgettable speaker able to captivate any audience. 


Paul F. Davis was born with pneumonia, after which he lived in an oxygen tent until he gained the strength to endure the outside elements. Paul cried so much during his infancy, he gave himself a hernia which required surgery to repair.
Once in the earth instead of ceasing, Paul’s struggles only intensified. His mother divorced his dad and became an alcoholic and drug addict. Growing up, Paul says, “My mom was either in one of three places: the bar getting drunk, in jail behind bars, or in a mental ward receiving rehabilitation.”

In the absence of his mother and father, Paul grew up with his maternal grandparents. Though Paul’s grandparents adored and cared wonderfully for him, they simultaneously battled to help Paul’s mother recover from substance abuse and mental illness caused by it. This was very embarrassing and difficult for Paul to endure as a youth growing up.

When Paul’s father remarried and gained custody of him, Paul had a hard time getting along with his step-mother who refused to pamper and spoil him as did his grandparents. Once Paul’s parents relocated him from Orlando to live in the country, at the age of 12 years Paul battled childhood depression and for a short while even contemplated suicide he so hated his life.

Nevertheless Paul determined to cultivate inner happiness, overcome his circumstances, and make something of his life. Paul became the most-improved student in 6th grade, excelled at baseball making the all-stars and leading his team to 1st place, winning the most games of any pitcher in the league.

Paul also reconciled with his step-mother who today he affectionately calls “Mom” and has a special relationship with. As for his grandparents, Paul during his adult life cared for them for 2 years before they passed as Paul didn’t want to put them in a nursing home after they were so good to him growing up.

Though Paul after 5 years of marriage suffered a horrible divorce due to his ex-wife’s infidelity and adulterous affair, he forgave her and happily moved on with his life. During his personal ground zero, Paul wrote Breakthrough For a Broken Heart empowering people just like him to overcome their disappointments and blossom into their dreams!

Today Paul is again happily married to the love of his life Karla, a gorgeous Canadian who is all he ever dreamed of in a wife. The two are traveling throughout the globe revolutionizing their world, making an amazing difference in the lives of people everywhere they go!

Make no mistake about it. When you need an “Overcoming Adversity” Keynote Speaker, Paul F. Davis is undoubtedly your go to guy to captivate and empower any audience.

Paul is an unforgettable person and purpose coach able to transform any individual and organization.

Please contact Paul for your next special event or seminar.



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Paul’s compassion for people has taken him to over 50 countries & 6 continents empowering people to live their dreams!

Paul captivates an audience, transcends limitations, and brings transformation!

For an entertaining, educational, and empowering keynote speech on topics pertinent to your organization, call Paul F. Davis.

Paul passionately loves and lifts the peoples of the world.

A prolific author Paul can tailor make a program to fit your unique needs & exceed your expectations.


Paul F. Davis is a world-changing leadership & diversity speaker who has touched over 50 countries & 6 continents building bridges cross-culturally and empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams!

Paul is the author of 14 books. Paul has appeared on numerous internationally broadcast radio shows from Oprah & Friends to Fox News Radio to talk about conflict resolution, peacemaking, foreign policy, and diplomacy. Playboy Radio host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an “awesome” relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.

Academically outstanding Davis was trained in transformative mediation & conflict resolution (Hofstra Law School); strategic negotiations (Harvard Business School & U. of Washington); advanced interrogation (Reid & Associates founders of the polygraph); and NLP & Life Coaching (NLP & Coaching Institute of California).

Paul humorously and elegantly transforms individuals and organizations.

Paul’s organization Dream-Maker Inc. builds dreams, transcends limitations, & reconciles nations.

Paul worked at Ground Zero in NYC during 9/11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and has been so deep into the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.

Paul empowers people to love passionately and live fearlessly.






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