Over the last few posts, I’ve used my Pepsi Guy example as a man who sold out his lifelong dream to enter Corporate America and make money via bribe from Pepsi Co. I believe most, if not all of us, have a dream before we even step foot into the realm of society. I urge … Continue reading
I want to fast forward to June 2015, nearly a year after I started writing my first drafts for my budding manuscript series. Little did I know I stood at a standstill, and my own personal image wouldn’t be changing for another two years. Looking back at this pivotal year, I was in denial. I … Continue reading My Long and Wary Journey, Part II
I’ve long had a love for history, politics, foreign policy, and anything related to this subject matter. Yet, when I stepped foot into the high school weight room, my brain rewired. It was June 8th, 2005, and I had been sick and tired of being the small, weak kid with a tough time standing his … Continue reading
They say people give up on their dreams because decent pay from their day job is a bribe for them to settle in to what they’re “meant to do.” Picture what you wanted to do for a living when you were growing up. For us sports lovers, it probably had something to do with hitting … Continue reading The Bribe
Why is it that I still possess this teary feeling inside my stomach every time I look at another worklist from my employer, or a stupid spreadsheet reminding me to preach value and to sell, sell, and sell a product I have zero interest in selling, though I love the lifestyle?
We have one life to live. There are 8,760 hours in a year. The average lifetime is seventy-five years, give or take half a decade. This gives us an average of 657,000 hours in a life. Now, many spend one-third, or 219,000 hours, sleeping. We’re asleep for hundreds of millions of centuries before, and hundreds of millions of centuries after.
I have something I need to get off my chest. If you had two choices to live your life, and only two, would you hear me out? Don’t worry, because we aren’t talking about an ultimatum worth of only two narrow choices. These two choices are wide, and whether you realize it, all of us … Continue reading The Ultimatum