Stop Dreaming, Start Preparing
Recently, @thysz tweeted:
“You can be a wanna-be or an about-to-be.” - John Varvatos
And being the non-fashionista that I am, I had to Google John Varvatos.
But anyway, regardless of the industry one is in, the above quote applies. So many times, we get so caught up in our daily lives, and our escapist dreams, that we fail to do any action.
And I guess that’s sort of what happened since I started this blog.
I started it with a mission in mind, but it got sidetracked when I encountered some unexpected setbacks that sort of forced me to backtrack, and I really haven’t taken proactive measures make sure I get back on track. Until now.
I was clear with my intention to attempt to “chronicle my steps towards a sustainable nomadic lifestyle by 2013 via increasing mobile small business management and development”, but somehow, I lost sight of the goals I set before, and I haven’t been dedicating the weekly/daily amount of time I initially hoped to give to certain efforts toward attaining those goals.
So yeah, this is a public reminder to myself of my plans, and to redraft them as necessary. And finally list down the strategies I wound up never posting.
In the meantime, you might want to check out the Nomad Manager shop. :P
The classic Apple ad that made it an aspirational brand.
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They are not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
To prepare my Punchdrunk Panda colleagues for our brand discussion and planning session, I had just recently shared this video with them because Apple really set the standard for creating a company that changes the world, and this really moves me (and I’d like to think the rest of the world) personally, and just inspires us to live lives of meaning.
Steve Jobs now deserves a place with the rest of these people.
The world is at a great loss with the departure of a creative visionary who chose to never settle, stay hungry, and stay foolish.