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Hi I'm Jason Bogh

I grew up in California, but I live in Liverpool. I love helping people improve their performance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Southern California, and for the longest time assumed I would spend the rest of my life there. Marrying a British girl changed all that! I used to play football (real football, not American football), and it was my love of football that got me interested in pursuing a career in sport psychology. After many years of attending university part-time, I finally accomplished my goal of getting a Masters degree in sport psychology back in 2010. I had the privilege of working with a professional rugby team, but soon found out that a career in sport psychology just isn't very viable for a guy with 3 kids like myself. So now I'm taking the ideas and experiences I've gained working in professional sport into businesses. At the end of the day, I love working with people and helping them find greater meaning in what they do. I am incredibly interested in what it takes to consistently perform at high levels, and love helping others achieve that. Other than my professional interests, I am what many would consider to be 'a family man'. There is nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my awesome wife and our 3 awesome kids!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Attending church each Sunday was a given, as was daily routines of reading the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible and saying prayers as a family and as individuals. While this of course had a huge impact on me, these aren't the reasons why I am a Mormon. The reason why I am a Mormon is no different than any other Mormon: I have asked God to let me know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have asked Him to let me know that Joseph Smith was His prophet. I have asked him to let me know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. In response to all of these questions, I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm their truthfulness on many occasions. There is no other way to find out the truthfulness of these things. You can study, and talk about, and think about these things all you like, but until you ask Heavenly Father, and are prepare to act on the answer He gives, you will never know for yourself. I did not seriously consider why I should be a Mormon until I was 18. It was at this time when my parents questioned me as to whether I was going to serve a 2 year mission for the church. I had always assumed I would serve a mission, but I never had a strong desire to do so. Which is why I decided to ask God directly whether the church is true, and all that implies. Needless to say, I received my answer (many times over), and served a 2 year mission in Finland. My reasons for being a Mormon do not end there. I continuously try to feed my testimony as it were, studying the scriptures on a daily basis. Never resting on my laurels. As I have tried to grow spiritually, and increase my knowledge of the scriptures, I have come to more fully appreciate Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for me. I am a Mormon not only because these things are true, but because they are real. I know that you too can feel as I have felt, and know the things I know, by asking Heavenly Father yourself.

How I live my faith

I firmly believe that our faith is not something that can be put on or taken off like a white shirt and tie. My faith supports and infuses every other aspect of my life. In church, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of working closely with the wonderful missionaries here in the Liverpool area for a few years now. I help coordinate their efforts with local members, as well as help teach those they meet with on a regular basis. I also encourage and support other members of the church in other parts of the North West in their efforts to work with missionaries. I also have the privilege of meeting with specific families from our local congregation each month, often spending an hour or 2 discussing the successes and trials they are experiencing, and doing anything I can to assist them in a practical sense, as well as strengthen them spiritually. Any sort of help I am able to give them pales in comparison to how they have helped me grow and develop as a husband, father, and as a person in general. Both my wife and I have been able to serve on different committees and councils, which in addition to the other things I've mentioned, requires time. However, we both have a strong conviction that making these sacrifices of time each week has blessed, and will continue to bless our family. Not to mention the fact that serving in this way brings more peace and true joy than many other activities we could be doing. One of my university professors made a remark that goes something like this: You can only be as good a father, or as good a husband, or as good an employee (or anything else for that matter) as you are a person. With that in mind, I live my faith by doing my utmost to not just do the things a Mormon should do, but to be the person a Mormon should be. How do I live my faith? By acting with integrity and being true to the teachings found in the Mormon church.