“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.”Darren Hardy
This is a post I wrote in July of 2014. I love reading what I was writing and thinking about back then. I should have stuck with some things. I was on the right track, but couldn’t see it, so I gave up. I should not have given up! The hope is that I will be here 1 year from now, not giving up, but being consistent and continuing to grow. Note: none of the websites below exist anymore and the game I created is no longer on iTunes, but I still have it saved.
Have you ever been electrocuted? I have – twice. Hey, if at first you don’t succeed… Persistence is key to discovery I suppose. The first time I tried to fix a live electrical outlet with a screwdriver. That gave me quite a jolt. I remembered it so well that later in life I once again tried to fix a live electrical outlet with a screwdriver. That gave me another jolt, but this time I also wanted to know why. The jolt wasn’t enough to prevent me from making the same mistake, I also had to have a desire to learn. I can now safely fix electrical outlets without getting shocked.
That desire to learn, to discover, to grow is what drives me. That is where my passion is. I want to be useful to others. To help others. That is who I am.
I read books. Lots of books. Always learning, always discovering new ideas. Scriptures, History, Political Philosophy, Biography, Math, Science, Business, Economics and much more. I don’t remember everything from what I read, but they form my thoughts and ideas.
I write every day. As Thomas Sowell put it “the only way I know to be a good writer is to be a bad writer and keep on improving.” So I write. Anything from blogs, journals, comments and posts. I practice the art of writing.
Recently, I have been an entrepreneur. I have used my time after work to develop a free app on iTunes ‘eggadventure’ (one word). I have also created a copywriting blog ideaconsumer.com, where I can practice writing copy and web creation. I outsourced jobs on elance and learned how to create WordPress sites. I am currently working on a fantasy soccer site and mock NBA and NFL draft sites. Oh, and I won my fantasy baseball league for the first time. That was pretty cool I thought.
Other skills includes: Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science. People management and development. Working well with others. Solving complex problems. Fraud detection and prevention. Technical skills – basic SQL and SAS. Data analysis. Good sense of humor. Keep things in perspective. Providing value to others. Over delivering. Passionate.