“I want to put a ding in the universe.” ~Steve Jobs
I was not born to live a normal life. I've always had the blood, the passion, the desire, the strength that it requires to walk the path of the Entrepreneur. It hasn't been easy, in fact it's been brutal. So many people I interact with on a daily basis want what I have but very few are willing to pay the price to get it.
I have never been one to bow down to authority, tell me what to do and I'll do the opposite just to piss you off. I've always had the courage to walk my own path, to blaze my own trail, regardless of what society, my family, or anyone thinks of me. And that's kind of what it takes.
I did however spend some time in the corporate world before I quickly realized I was psychologically unemployable. I worked for some pretty big corporations like Discover Card, American Express, Capital One, Guitar Center, and more.
It wasn't very fun. Mainly because I was always smarter than my managers or boss and every suggestion I would make to improve the company or customer experience was never really heard. This pissed me off.
If there's one thing I've learned to value above all else in life besides the people that love and support me it's TIME.
The fact of the matter is that I've spent countless hours, made tremendous sacrifices, and have never ever, not once given up on my aspirations to bring as much value to the world before I die as I possibly can.
And because of that I've tasted so many rich rewards, experienced so many diverse things, and met so many amazing people along the way.
But at the end of the day nothing beats the sweet taste of freedom. Knowing that the commitments I've setup in my life are there because I chose them, not because they were forced upon me.
Well, actually one thing does. Fulfillment. Knowing that I'm spending my time each day working towards something that will greatly benefit mankind. Helping others a long the way in anyway I can.
It all started with the idea of making enough money to live, travel, and do all the things I had always wanted to do. It used to be about cars, mansions, etc; but it has became much, much, much more than that. At the end of the day it's about self-realization through shedding away anything and everything, and everyone that does not support my highest potential.
To be continued…