Hello World

Pi Day. And I’m looking to move away from slicing ever smaller pieces of the pie in favor of enlarging the pie. Something like that, anyway.

Today the next chapter becomes real. Today I start going public with my dailies. And today I’m officially back in the blogging game.

This is a good time to revisit my working credo, the one I’ve had since 2007:

  • A difference is the only thing worth making.
  • True success comes from helping others achieve success.
  • Work life parallel > work life balance

It feels like I’m starting all over again. So what’s next? That’s what we’re gonna find out.

On Vision

It’s often said one of the most powerful tools at our disposal is imagination. The more vividly we envision the future, the more we include our five senses in those visions, the more likely we are to see our dreams come true.

I’ve been encouraged to publish such detailed visions; to go public. As in run a series of almost State of the Union style pieces expressing what I’d like to see our lives be like at various points in time. This needs to become more than “just another WordPress site.”

My vision for this site is still coming together, but considering this website goes live tomorrow, I need to start thinking more deeply about where I want the next leg of my work life parallel journey to lead.

When I Grow Up

Gearbox Magazine was instrumental in getting me to parallel. It was a body of work reflecting vision, initiative, execution, and personal development. And three months after starting at LeadMD, I shut it down.

I feel like I’m​ starting over; like everything I’ve done in the last decade prepared me to walk through the right door when it finally opened. Now that I’m through that door, my interests have changed. I’m still a gearhead. I’m still interested in publishing. But I’m writing these daily updates with no real sense of where we’ll end up.

Today I saw at least three older fellas around town and felt like, “That’s what I want to be like when I grow up; slim, shorts and flip-flops, maybe a pony tail… like some kind of post-modern hippie surfer.” No idea why I want this, or if it will even prove more than a fleeting notion, but I’m thinking what got me here won’t get me there.

Or is this all, as Buddha explained, Dukkah–the fundamental unsatisfactoriness and painfulness of mundane life?