About This Blog

THIS IS ABOUT 5 THINGS

Being the starting point of what will be called “My Life Experiment”

This is the only life you or I will ever have.  How you spend your time determines EVERYTHING.  I refuse to spend my time quietly, idle, and complacent just so some company can suck the years away.  I will use this time to speak up, be heard, and hopefully be seen.  I will make connections until someone sees themselves in my words and in my actions and offers a helping hand to live a more fulfilling life.  No one achieves success on their own, but people fail by themselves every single day.  I will live to show others that they too can spend the time they’ve been given on this planet doing what they want to do right beside people that they want to be around.  I want to show other people how to simply be happy.

Documentation of my progress

Information is key.  The model that worked yesterday won’t necessarily work tomorrow.  Whenever I do reach a point in my life when people ask me, “Exactly HOW did you become so successful and happy?”, I’ll be able to point them right here, so they can see step-by-step exactly what I did.  Make no mistake – this is a marathon I’m running.

Doing my absolute best at being honest with myself

I believe that when Shakespeare said, “To thine own self, be true”, he knew EXACTLY how fucking hard that is to do.

Avoiding depression

I recently read that black men face extremely higher chances of suffering depression and even a higher chance of it going undiagnosed.  I’m a 30 plus-year-old black (and Asian) man.  And I believe it.  My brother committed suicide because he couldn’t see a way out of the system that became his life.  I will not fall into the same trap.

Achieving my wildest and stupidest dreams

Having sex over the city of Shanghai?  Yeah, I wanna do that.  And a million other things.  Just watch me.

Other than that, here are the basics:

  • 30-something
  • Husband of 7 years
  • Father of a newborn son
  • Corporate slave
  • Still a work in progress

I don’t have any advanced degrees [B.A. only].  I’m not a writer.  I’m not formally studying to be more than what I am right now, although change seems to happen whether we’re an active participant or not.  Growth, however, is not as guaranteed.  It has to be pursued.

Just like you, I’m just trying.  Unlike you, I’m trying harder.

And I’ve actually recently realized that I want to change the world.  The crazy part is that I believe I know how.

“Got damn a motherfucker wrote his way out the hood” – Jay Z [Dear Summer]

“I gotta plan little homie, just believe in me.  Triple beam dreamin’ with this thing in me! – Rick Ross [Triple Beam Dreams]

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5 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Truly INSPIRED….this quote is definitely for you my brotha. “When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing.” Gary Zukav

  2. Isom – first,, thanks for the like; second, welcome to the blogshpere; and third, hang in there young man. Depression is something I”ve struggled with my entire life. Sometimes it wins, sometimes I win, but as long as we do two steps ahead for every one step back, it’s real progress. Pretty soon it’s three and four to one and pretty soon you’re enttirely in charge. I’m sorry about your brother. That is a tragedy.

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