So I was recently given a new book by my sister in law, The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes. At first I was a bit taken back by the fact that a self help book had been purchased for me. I was thinking to myself, well nice gesture but somewhat offended that my sister in law felt I needed this book. Then I read the synopsis on the inside cover and became instantly intrigued. In fact I couldn’t wait to read the book.
The way Howes writes makes the book easy to get through and really simplifies some subjects that most people have a hard time truly understanding. He helps you open up to the reality of achieving your greatest goals. I know personally I have said it a million times, “that’s not possible, I’m too old to do that, or I can’t do that.” From the get go it helped me open my mind up to possibilities and view the decisions I’m making in a different way. The book goes much deeper into more subjects and I plan on visiting those more soon.
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So I’m a man in his mid 30’s, semi-successful in life with a pretty big family and group of friends. I was born in the early 80’s in South Orange County California. I come from an amazing family, both of my parents are the most loving and supportive than any others that I know. My Mom is one is 7 siblings and my Dad is one of 5 siblings. So I have a big extended family. Most of which is also located in Southern California.
I have one brother, about 17 months or so younger than me. We really didn’t like each other until about 6 or 7 years ago. Growing up he had some “issues” which caused major problems with our family. Nowadays he has turned it all around and has a great wife and a 4 year old son who is the best.
When I was younger I played sports, soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, I tried nearly everything possibly. But soccer is what stood out the most to me, as I still play today. I also played in High School and intramural soccer in college. I still today am borderline obsessed with soccer and my two favorite teams are the LA Galaxy and Newcastle United of England.
My upbringing was pretty normal, my Dad worked his ass off to grow his company to become what it is today. My Mom was a stay at home Mom for the most part and was so good to us. But I always felt like I was missing something in my life…….
I’m basically creating this because I feel there is more people out in the world like me, people who are confused, worried about decisions, just really not sure what to do and how to go about things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely lucky in my life, I have a good career, an amazing family and supportive group of friends.
So what is so confusing you may say? Well a recent change in scenery in my career is one big thing that has had a major effect on me as of late, and my changing sense of what is important to me. I always have had so many ideas in my mind, there’s so much that goes on up there that I feel writing all of this out will help me with these ideas, make some sense of them and made the right decisions I need to to keep moving forward in a positive fashion in my life.
I’m going to do my best to write daily on a different subject, maybe about my life, my family or friends. Or maybe about my career, or these “ideas” I always have. I think there are more people in their mid 30’s that feel this way, maybe this will help someone. Maybe it will help me. Well that being said, here it goes……