Frankly, I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen a hell of a lot of things; things that span the full spectrum from awesome to downright pitiful. Each and every one of those things has taught me something that I can file away to hopefully use in the right situation down the road. It’s hard to have a bad day when you realize the goldmine of experience that you’ve been fortunate to accumulate.
I’m not going to get into my background and what I’ve done. If you are interested, take a look here. What I do want to do with this maiden post is offer a sincere thanks to everyone I’ve worked with and encountered to this point. I’ve been fortunate to work with some incredible people who were far nicer to me than I ever could have deserved. I’m equally (if not more) thankful for the people that weren’t nice, that were unfair, sometimes backstabbing, and more often than not abrasive to me. Working with these people was a great challenge, and it taught me two things. 1. Leadership matters more than anything else. 2. You only get better if you challenge yourself in borderline agonizing ways.
That right there is why this site exists. To encourage individuals to challenge themselves in previously unimaginable ways so that they can lead their teams, families, and most importantly, themselves to achieve more. That doesn’t necessarily mean monetary success either. The mission of this site is to help individuals achieve more because that’s what we’re supposed to do. We can’t be comfortable. We can’t be complacent. If there are hours in the day, we need to be maximizing them. We only have so much time on this earth, and we cannot let our lives pass before us without accomplishing every single thing possible.
If you’re interested, please take a look at the Leadership 101 page. It is a great staring point that breaks down what this site is about in a bit more detail, and will give you the foundation for what we’re trying to create.
In the meantime, keep squeezing every second out of the day and keep pushing yourself beyond the brink. The alternative is a life wasted.