This is my second time at OXW.
The first was back in 2016, when Chazz and I were actively marketing Adventurist Life magazine. We had a little booth off the back of his Land Rover Discovery on the vendor midway.
It was a lot of fun—even if I DID get TRASHED Saturday night and missed my chance to interview Earth Cruiser owners about their incredible, Mitsubishi Fuso overlanding machines Sunday morning.
Overall, though, I really didn’t know many people. At least, not beyond their names, anyway.
Today, things are a little bit different. I’m walking around OXW on a mission to meet some new people and get to know the ones I already know a bit better while we can hang out in person.
The irony of Overland Expo is that I feel like I’m going to get more out of the one day I’m there this year representing Gearbox Magazine than I did two-plus days in 2016 representing Adventurist Life.
I’m gonna try it.
Perfection is the enemy of progress. Doesn’t matter if you’ve been trying to execute on your brilliant plan and life keeps throwing you curves. OODA loops, friend.
Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
This is life.
Part of me thinks it’s stupid committing to adding something to the already struggling weekly editorial calendar. And part of me doesn’t care, because this idea is simple and speaks to what the future of Gearbox Magazine is all about.
So here’s to Synchro Sundays. Coming THIS Sunday to Gearbox Magazine.
Today I am officially 41 years old.
40 was a real gut check, but the past year—despite all its ups and downs—has me feeling like the 40s are going to be everything the 30s were supposed to be (and the 20s hadn’t even figured out yet).
Part of me feels like I’m past my prime. Part of me feels like I’m about to hit my stride.
All of me appreciates the reminder from Gary Vee that I’ve still easily got another 60+ years ahead of me. Plenty of time to get a business launched, profitable, and change the world (my life along with it).
I wanna rock.
One year from today, I’ll be 42—the answer to life, the Universe, and everything.
Four months after that, GBXM will be 10.
Project 1042: GBXM will be my full-time job by the end of 2019.
Here’s to that 2020 hindsight.