I've been in a bit of a roll with my Alive and Thriving posts and I'm keeping up with my Luke is Alive postings and of course @actifit and not sure how that dynamic is going to change; once I get heavily into promoting List Nerds.
I came back to online marketing after being away from it for years and with that failure now behind me, I've been back about 2 years and approaching things more disciplined. I basically, try not to spread myself too thin; because I do have a remote job that I must prioritize. That's life.
By no means, is that job my purpose in life and that is one of the hardest thing to overcome; because we are so conditioned to follow this mundane path in our lives and I've tried to navigate that path all my life. Why? It's what most of the people I know or am related to have done all their lives.
I'm 55 years old and I workout 6 out of 7 days a week. I do High Intensity Interval Training sessions that takes a toll on my body, but when I go to my physicals; I get a clean bill of health, outside of minor things that are easily fixed through tweaks in what I eat or drink and perhaps a supplement to fill the void of something I may be lacking.
My health and fitness became a purpose.
It's not to look like a chiseled muscular dude, but to withstand whatever comes to a person when they are older and minimize the suffering. I saw cancer eat away at my mother. She died at 62 years old and fought cancer for 10 years. I still consider her my one and only hero in life, because I don't know if I could have hung in there as long as she did. That was some warrior shit right there.
I'm not a religious guy and I don't even consider myself spiritual, although I now look deeper within my soul after losing important people in my family, a few failed marriages, never having children and a myriad of rollercoaster episodes in my life that took me to my lowest lows and to my highest highs.
I believe that I lacked a purpose in life - for most of it. I began my health and fitness journey at about 46 years old. Anytime before that, I was just aimless. I value my experiences and had a lot of fun, but I also wasted a ton of opportunities.
Getting healthier physically triggered a better mental state and put me in a situation to say "what is my purpose?"
Tiffany and I have been together for about 7 years, engaged for about half of that and I've lived with her and her boys for about 6 of those. Obviously, they are important to me and Tiffa and I intend to get married in 2022 after obstacles, the last 2 years; screwed up some of our marriage plans.
We are going to elope, because we've both been there and done that and investing heavily in a wedding and inviting a bunch of people makes no sense - whatsoever.
It's going to be her, the boys and I heading to Vegas, stay at a resort, get hitched and celebrate with a couple of friends that live out there and come back as husband and wife.
I have to be selfish though.
Ok, I have some explaining to do.
It's fairly simple. Although, Tiffany is my world; there is still a matter of my self realization and where I want to end up in life. I know Tiffany is all in with me and will take that ride with me. She has no interest in the crypto stuff and trust me she brushes me off, when I speak about it; but she understands - my passion for this blockchain, CTP and everything that comes with it.
She supports my love for OTF and joined me. She supports my love for the New York Mets and Dallas Cowboys and she roots for them with me. She knows that I have made it my purpose to do the following:
- Financial Freedom
- Time Freedom
- Location Freedom
I want the freedom of not having to worry about money, the freedom to do it in my own time and do it from anywhere in the world.
I'm not thinking in terms of being rich, because that has never been my purpose. I didn't grow up with that mindset. I've had money and wasted it a few times in my life.
I'm striving for a place where, Tiffany and I have no debt and enough money to pay whatever inevitable bills that need to be paid, without having to work for someone else and make money on our time; while being able to do it on the go; wherever we go. That's freedom for me.
If we have no debt and we can afford to pay whatever necessary bills to survive without struggling to do so; that is freedom for me.
So being back into online marketing, I now have what I consider a better vehicle to continue on that path. Being a CTP and a HIVE member, I truly believe can provide a better map towards my goals.
Some may think I'm naïve, unrealistic or whatever else:
I've made it my mission in life, I'm Alive and Thriving and it's my purpose.
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ALIVE and THRIVING
I AM ALIVE
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