I believe we were all put here to live our truth and dissolve in the giving of our highest gifts.
But it wasn't always this way...I chose early on to “sail the seas of consequence” by working for myself and doing my own thing. But I was terrified of not living up to people's expectations or following a well-worn path. Afraid to fully express myself for fear of not being enough.
I didn't realize that the external world is always trying to tell us who we are.
Society's expectations push most people to live an unfulfilled life. It is only by looking deep within that we are able to realize our true selves. It's time to get out of our head, and into our heart.
I think on some level fear of rejection lies deep within us all and often keeps us from pursuing our highest purpose. It was only by losing everything at 29 and realizing I was ok, that I was able to appreciate the progress I'd made and finally choose to live without fear.
Most days, being an entrepreneur feels like sitting in the pouring rain and hitting rocks together to try to start a fire.
I view my job as a privilege and a chance to express myself.
I believe we were all put here to live our truth.
To dissolve in the giving of our highest gifts and not let a day go by without expressing ourselves fully, encouraging others and knowing what it means to live without fear.
In that spirit, here are 3 things even my close friends probably don't know about me...
-As a youngster I had the worst acne you've EVER seen
(Seriously, I had to do 3 courses of Accutane. a drug that's now illegal due to its' intensity)
-Despite building 5 profitable businesses, At 29 I went broke
(for the second time) and had to move back in with my parents
-I have to work hard at many of the basic social skills you probably take for granted.
The main vehicle I use to connect with people is my work.
Through all my mistakes and failures the one thing I'm most proud of is that I've lived my life with an open heart
and had a ton of fun doing it.
Having the courage to follow your heart doesn't show up on a resume... But stepping off the 9-5 path, traveling the world and relentlessly chasing things that excite me has helped to amass a diverse (and odd) roster of experiences:
-Built and sold Float Seattle and Float Bellevue
-Finalist on CNBC's The Partner with Marcus Lemonis
-Appeared on The Food Network as a giant piece of Bacon.
-Featured on media outlets including NPR, Thrillist, King 5 News, and The Seattle Times
These days, I choose each morning to live in a beautiful state.
Thankful to be allowed to walk on this earth one more day to serve my purpose.
A lot of people misunderstand my “Non-traditional” lifestyle choices as a commentary on their own. Instead, I urge you to take it as an invitation to
express yourself honestly and to unleash your greatest gifts. I know sincerely we each have something unique inside us and the world is dying to know it.
My greatest joy in life is helping others.
If there is something I can do for you personally or professionally just ask.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to move you to action.
I want to use my excitement, passion, creativity and humor to inspire you to do your own thing.