All my life I've been inspired by others and I strive to be that for you. If I can spark even one person to become their greatest version, I know that one day you will do the same.
Boredom Is a Choice
I'm sure you've had this feeling. You're in the house watching TV. You're at work and hours seem to be passing you by. You're checking your phone during the day. Scrolling the feed because you're hungry for something. Anything to grab you for one moment. Anything to take you away as an escape from reality.
New Thoughts, New Things
One morning I was washing dishes at my family's house. I noticed my uncle as he walked into the kitchen. He had gotten ready for the day ahead and wore a nice shirt with shoes to match. "Good morning," I said. "What are your plans today?" His response took me by complete surprise.
Beyond Virtual Victory
Have you ever done something that you knew you were truly addicted? Have you felt consumed by something so strongly that you could not imagine a life apart from it? Has a life where it was not included in your every day seemed impossible? Me too my friend. In fact, my addiction was not long ago. If you are a gamer, you may be able to relate.
How to Stand Out
"Everything in this world is a hustle, but when you do something different than the next man you stand out." This was told to me by one of my passengers on a Lyft ride. At first I didn't think much of this saying, but after some thought I realized its profound insight. This particular phrase would continue to stick with me on my journey of self-discovery.
How Young Are You?
How young are you? No really. How young are you? Notice I'm being very intentional with my words. Often we say, "I am ____ years old" but how often do we call ourselves young? While driving one of my passengers for Uber, they introduced me to a wonderful philosophy. The idea is that we are all young. We are young if we want to be, choose to be, and believe we are.
Fear's Favorite Food
Facing fear is something we have all had to deal with. The fear to do ... The fear not to do ... The fear of success ... The fear of failure ... We all face different fears in our life. Yet there are ways in which we either increase or diminish our fears. We don't have to let them control us but this can very much be the case. Often we find that, if we are not careful, we may end up strengthening the very things are afraid of.
Over the New Year break, I visited my family in Texas and got a hold of some VHS tapes. You know, the dusty kind of tapes your mom keeps on the shelves to watch at some unforeseeable time in the future. These tapes were extremely outdated but one of them was actually pretty interesting. There was a very dark face on the front cover that was very ominous at first glance. It was called "Self Hypnosis Training Video" by Marshall Sylver and I was so intriguing to me that I had to know more.
Hobby vs Lifestyle
Can you recall being told that you were good at something by strangers? Perhaps you showed promise in a particular skill? There are many things that we could be good at in life. Maybe even great! The question I would like to pose is: Should we?