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Who I Am, Where I've Been, & Where I'm Going

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”  ― Paulo Coelho

I was born in 1980, in the city of Salt Lake. Not a son of a mormon family. Just a son. By the time I was six. I had already lived in a dozen homes. I was an orphan. A wanderer. An unwanted. The world, and all it's chaos had already decided that I was mischief. And it didn't know how to accept me. 

This pattern of life has continued all of my life. With me roaming the plains of Wyoming, the foothills of Colorado, the Mountains of Montana, and living on both the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and the beaches of the Pacific. 

This earth is not my home, but instead I've chosen to traverse it, to explore it, to breath it in for all it's worth. I became an entrepreneur at an early age. And I haven't looked back. I believe in unschooling. Because I've pretty much taught myself everything I know. And outside the lessons that my father taught me not many souls have had a greater impact on me than reading, traveling, and life experimenting. 

My first job was in a restaurant. It was more about surviving. A restaurant job provides you access to food, and allows you to save money. My second job was an office job. It was the worst of my jobs. After that I determined that jobs weren't really for me. 

The Weakest of the Great Men of All Time



A few years back, I was getting complacent. I was a successful entrepreneur, in the top 1% for my age. Whenever I compared myself to people similar to me, it wasn't even close. I worked more, accomplished more, produced more, did more meaningful things, was traveling the world. I read more books, did more writing, was generally healthier and more disciplined, spent my time well. I was the top 1% for my age, and even better than that if you measured me against people from similar backgrounds.

I think it's easy for people who are doing great to get complacent. You look at the general sloth and laziness and complacency of most people, you see that you're achieving greatly, and you feel like you're so far above that. You give yourself a pat on the back. "Ah, yes, I'm doing great!"

I had a shift. I don't remember the exact day, but one day I thought to myself -

"I'm not going to compare myself against people my age any more. I'm going to start comparing myself to the greatest men of all time."

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