“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.” John Dewey
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I grew up in the islands of Bermuda... a sub tropical paradise, and like most kids there spent my days playing on the beach, fishing off the rocks and cricket with family and neighborhood friends. And also like most other kids I had my own set of childhood issues with mine stemming from parents divorced earlier than I could remember and being raised by my mom and step dad who was also my uncle. So there was a lot of confusion and feelings of isolation. So I grew up doing as I was told since doing otherwise resulted in more isolation and frustration.
The need for having goals and dreams outside of getting a college education and getting a job was never taught to me so lacking any other ambition I ended up in the profession that my friend aspired to. I half heartily followed this "dream" of becoming an accountant from 3rd grade to a 15+ year career as a corporate accountant accumulating a variety of skills and knowledge along the way. Later, it all crumbled, I could not keep the facade going any longer and made a dramatic career change into auto sales, then men's apparel sales and now network marketing... I have never felt more alive nor more terrified. It is a much better feeling than feeling frustrated, angry and exhausted.
My marriage followed the same path. There was always that feeling that something wasn't right as if my life was being dictated by someone else. Divorce the the most difficult change outside of shifting careers that I have ever done.
Now, regardless of going through growing pains my aspirations for the future have never been more bright. My dream of becoming financially independent and providing a solid future for my daughter burns deep within my soul and shines as a guiding force through which I can and am overcoming all obstacles in my way... mostly within myself.
I see myself jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and enjoying the ride until the experience, like all rides, comes to a plateau where I can choose to get back up and do it again.
My Location: Los Gatos, California