Happy New Year to everyone who will not read this until way after the fact. But for what it’s worth… I hope everyone had a good year. Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018.
For my life, the past year had been all about trying to regain stability after enduring 8 deaths in the family from July 2015 to January 2017. Only to experience a death of a close friend of the family. He unexpectedly passing away in September 2017. It’s been a wild ride.
For the past 2 years I’ve been questioning my own mortality, taking more time to be with family, having a better work life balance. In my spare time I have been learning about subjects that I always wanted to learn: Higher Science, Physics, Quantum Physics, Machine Learning, Blockchain and much more. All the while putting the world into perspective.
In the beginning of December, work from the business dwindled as it does every year around this time. So instead of panicking, I called upon my Jedi skills and used this time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. I’m not talking about just 2018 as I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. Rather in short terms anticipating the year 2020. Just geek out on that for a second and let your mind go crazy, that’s what I did.
For those people who know me and read this then you wont be so surprised to hear that I’m about to shake things up a bit this year. To you I’m always doing something outside the box and it seems crazy, right? To everyone else, I just have to keep striving for new challenges, I have to keep raising the bar on everything I do. Not for money but instead for happiness.
After spending 20+ years growing, learning, helping businesses grow online, building my own businesses, and raising a kid, it’s time to level up once again and do what I want to do next. My next move is predicated on 3 things:
1. Where our world is going in terms of business and lifestyle.
2. My love for helping people and the desire to grow.
3. To capture and document moments in time for my future family members.
Everyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of a private person. I barely have a social media presence and I don’t put my personal business out there. But guess what, using what I’ve learned and know the way the world is going, the internet will expose us all, whether we like it or not. This means, less privacy and more transparency. So in my case, I’d rather be in control and I’m diving in head first. Welcome to my first ever and only personal website.
This year, I’m going to step outside of my comfort zone and create content on the necessary platforms that will tell my story. I’m not looking to become a “YouTuber”, an “influencer” or even to become popular online. I just want to have fun, do something different, create online content that might be helpful, travel the world with family and connect with new people.
So with all that said, there is a great deal of research, planning and re-configuring of my current life that needs to be done in order to get to where I want to go. So this post is the start of my new journey. It’s not as easy as moving to a new home. Since I’m self employed and can work from virtually anywhere with an internet connection, it’s going to be less stressful. I plan to document my progress using videos and blogs. This will act as the time capsule for how ever long it takes to tell my story.
If any one person in the world can find value in what I experience, then I’d be happy. But if my future family can find me online and get to know me, see what kind of person I was and learn from my mistakes, then I say, “Mission Accomplished”.
For those who we’ve mourned and knowing the “important” people in the world who will continue to lose there’s a common factor. We all wish we could have known them more, spent more time with them, listened to their next song, been able to witness their biggest accomplishment, or just something as simple as listening to their voice and seeing them smile once more. It’s part of life and a part of being human. It’s important for each of us to tell our stories otherwise they will die when we pass away. The question is, how would you like to be remembered? Peace.