His voice was heard by millions, but his heart was known by no one.
As a pastor’s kid turned public figure, it became easy for Tim to compartmentalize his life and show others only what he thought they wanted or needed to see. That strategy eventually filtered into his personal relationships and multiple (yes, multiple) marriages.
“I grew up a pastor’s kid for most of my life, and so I always felt like I was kind of in the spotlight a little. I learned–because I didn’t want to disappoint my family or embarrass myself–that I had to show people what I wanted them to see. And then that filtered into relationships.
I would let the people that I dated, and several that I married (yes, several) see who I wanted them to see, not the totality of who I was. There were some things I was embarrassed about, or things that maybe I even owned–I knew they were me and I was ok with them–but I thought maybe (these people) won’t be, and so I hid those. And that’s not a strategy for success.”
After spending nearly 20 years in radio, Tim Sinclair accidentally started a startup and is now the CEO of RINGR, a tech-based company that helps pre-recorded broadcasts and podcasts sound better. Tim’s ultimate goal, however, is creative and effective communication. So, in addition to his continued work in radio and writing and CEO-ing, Tim is the co-host of a one-hour, lifestyle television show in Illinois, the public address voice of the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Fire, and University of Illinois, and the host of the “Also Humans” podcast.