Society tells me what success “looks like”
Society tells me how a successful entrepreneur dresses
Society tells me how a successful entrepreneur lives
what he drives
what occupies his free time and pursuits
The internal narrative that is our true DNA is in a lifelong struggle
the battle between what our self wants and what it believes we need
many many times these do not sync
For me , a wide eyed dreamer this has become very obvious
Obvious in setting goals, in what my laser focus is locked in on
for me it is not about material items, possessions
for me it is about Freedom, Experiences, Passion
the problem is that does not always fit the hole of what is reality
So what to do? Soldier on? Hustle? well to Hustle for something that does not contain the potential to dyanmicaly bring me closer to DREAMS is futile isn’t it?
Wow , this is exploding in my mind! Its NOT about jockeying another owners horse to victory
Thats NOT LIFE CHANGING
How many owners can I watch ruin a tremendous opportunity?
A business is the creators own Oasis, a Utopia, where all the rules are based upon what I Matters most to the creator. Period.
The business can be spectacularly Small yet incredibly large
I am different I guess however I love the nimbleness of the small, being able to make decisions without a week of worthless meetings, calls arguments
I love personal connection, with all partners on the journey, such a deep connection that leaves a virtual “fingerprint” on everything I do
Just because the connectivity of 2017 can allow us to reach the entire world does not mean we need to matter to the entire world.
not only that it is impossible to appeal to everyone and still be absolutely important as air to “someone”
I believe deeply in what artist Kevin Kelly explained in his blog post that started my stepping out of the Matrix
I also cling dearly to Derek Sivers manifesto blog post regarding “Opportunity”
I am proud to be part of a community through Seth Godins #AltMBA that truly empowers leaning forward always or as we term it to #SHIP to push past #lizardbrain #theResistance
so where does that leave me at 45 years young and more motivated than ever?
What is Utopia?
Utopia for me is doing work that matters
All things equal my Goals are to afford the ability for my Wife to be able to not work
for us to be able to complete the dreams we have for our happy home,
for my wife to pursue her passions
to call the shots on my brand that is in everything we do dedicated to someone,
to own a property in the city that houses my personal passion
Cafe Firenze, a place where walking through the threshold transport one to my citta i adore, true #GustoItaliano
my office , a cherry wood booth in the back corner, dimly lit, beautiful yet simplistic.
Utopia is having a business that performs without me.
I am unessential to daily operations
Utopia is traveling with my family back to Italia twice per year
Utopia is clarity to be #selfaware of who exactly I am
not to kid myself
not to be insecure in my shortcomings either
to embrace them,
and to also push all 100% in on my strengths, passionately, tenaciously, lovingly everyday
1>o and to remember the fact that makes the elderly seem wise
that it is always our #Legacy that matters not the currency