If you haven’t noticed, which I’m sure you haven’t, I’ve been trying to turn this into more of a barstool fashioned “blog”. Commenting on topical issues or random thoughts that come into my mind that I think would be neat to write about. It’s not surprising that these type of sites are more popular than when I mindlessly write about my daily life. That certainly doesn’t mean that I’m not going to comment on my day to day but it’s clear that unless it’s really interesting, it’s not what sells. All of these sites wouldn’t be moving towards that style if it didn’t read and sell better.
I prescribe to the principal that being yourself and doing what you think is always better than being a follower. What I’ve described above could be looked at as selling out. Attempting to be like something else. I disagree with this assessment because the key to success and improving is adapting. It’s viewing what others are doing and then implementing what they are doing right into what you do. This is called being smart. There is certainly a place for your own ideas but they can stem from a collection of everything that you encounter. Not everything has to be a completely unique idea to be yours.
One of the best questions to ask yourself is what do I want to be? What do I want my business to be? What kind of person do I want to be? What do I want this blog to be? A long term set of values are important to work towards in coming up with short term goals to achieve them. I don’t think most people think about this or they think too little about it. I think people want to got to school, find a job, make money, have a family, and grow old. The journey in between those steps is life and what becomes routine.
I want to be an educated, well rounded, generous, human being who turns a business into a money maker so as Forrest Gump says money becomes one less thing to worry about. When people talk to me I want them to walk away with a feeling that that guy listened to me, was honest, and seemed like a genuinely good person. I’ve already come to terms that I’m going to be a jack of all trades and a master of none. I don’t have the patience in any one activity to belong to the principal of 10,000 hours will make you a master of a subject. The list of things I can do well will just continue to grow as I get older because I’m determined to get better at everything. I want to die saying I’ve traveled the world, I’ve established close relationships, I’ve participated in what life has to offer, I died happy.
So just to conclude with where this post started about the blog. This blog just continues to grow. My grammar will continue to be bad because I never devote any time to getting better at it but the ideas within the blog will develop. The posts will become more interesting. I keep an eye on what people like to view and try to cater towards what people like to view. One day this site will get more than 100 people a day. It may not be today or tomorrow, but I promise this blog is one thing that won’t die because it’s my life no matter how many times I say I’m quitting. These are my ideas and thoughts. It’ll be my legacy, sad as that is but at least there will be something to show my existence for future generations. I probably won’t be looked upon as great mind or tremendous thinker, but to the people who know me and read this blog, you’ll know what I’m about and how I continue to improve in every sense of life.