Some time back I wrote this short profile statement for another site, VIP Coffee Hut, of which I am the Sr. Director: "Life is full of ups and downs, circles and squares, rectangles and triangles, swirls and lines, paths and bridges, calm waters and rough waves. There is a starting point and an ending point. I do my best to select the right path each day and help others do the same."
Not a very profound statement at first glance but if you really take it and think about yourself, some of it probably fits your life as well as mine.
We all have our own unique background. I certainly have mine. Before I was 6 years old I realized that I had an artistic gift of drawing and painting pictures. One day while sitting in my grandparents bedroom I drew a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. (Have no idea why I thought of that.) It was actually a very good likeness of the man.
At a young age I became inquisitive about how things worked. If there was a clock in the house my parents would have to warn me with the up most stress that I was not to take it apart to see how it worked. Oh! my, not the words to use with me. That just gave me even more bait to go for it. And I did, not once, but several times. I can't remember but I suspect that they had to buy many clocks during that exploring time of mine.
Now here comes the kick-in-the-back-side: I took apart a Mickey Mouse watch. Understand that I assumed that I could take it apart, put it back together and it would tick away and run like a well fixed machine. Heck no. I never could get the darn thing to work. Today, that watch would be worth thousands of dollars.
My parents always encouraged me to pursue my aspirations of drawing, exploration and dreaming. This was at times to their dismay considering my ability to think up new and even more daring assaults on whatever happened to be handy.
I did finally turn by inquisitive nature to drawing and studying the human body, how it worked, what made it work and this lead me into a quest for science. Physiology and anatomy became my passion along with wanting to work at a local hospital and clinic. So at the bright, innocent age of 14 I began by journey into medicine. My gracious, I was in for a trip that much later in life lead me into the field of respiratory care. Of course this was only after many more excursions into the realm of the unknown.
I grew up in an atmosphere of learning to be independent, understanding entrepreneurship, freedom to do, respect for everyone, responsibility for myself and love.
Yes, I took some painful and self-destructive paths along the way. Man, did I ever. We won't go in to that phrase of my life. I don't know you that well. My closest friends can't imagine that I ever did some of the things that my life lead me through. Take my word for it, it was much more than a roller coaster ride.
Just know that if you have done something in your life that you probably should not have done, I have probably already done it, gone through it and came out on the other side. You see, my younger years was living through the 60's. Actually a great, wonderful time to have lived. Sometimes stepping up to the edge of life and looking around is a good thing for our own growth.
Today, my values, character, morals, beliefs are all a product of those past years of love and pain. I wouldn't trade a second of it for something better.Well, maybe.
My dear Grandmother taught me many of my lives values and for that I will be forever thankful. My Grandfather showed me how others lived by taking me to many different places. He even taught me how to fish which I speak about often. My Father taught me how to care and treat others and I have the up most respect for him to this day. My family taught me what a family was all about. My Mother taught me to make discussions for myself and to take responsibility for those discussions.
I learned that some of the most important aspects of life are free: Jesus Christ, family and friends. Love and caring are given freely. We do have to learn to accept that love and to give back love with genuine care.
Fast forward to today: I am a professional entrepreneur and retired respiratory therapist based out of North Carolina. Having been in management and owning my own brick and mortar business for years, I decided to turn to the internet to further my dreams and to help others reach their dreams. It has been a rocky road but a great learning experience.
Currently I am studying, applying and teaching various methods of marketing for free while working my main businesses, Global Verge and VIP Coffee Hut. I am sincere and passionate about helping others get to the point of being financially free and being able to live the life they deserve.
I live near the ocean and I don't think that there is a more relaxing atmosphere than taking a casual walk on the sandy shore with the waves rolling up against my feet. I have spent over 10 years in the network and internet marketing industry so I have much to offer anyone wishing to join with me to move ahead. Come work side-by-side with me and allow yourself to reach your desired dreams and goals for your life.
Blessings to you in whatever path you choose,
PS I am just me. Smiling and enjoying life no matter what comes or is thrown my way. If we ever cross paths, you will probably find me in a big t-shirt with shorts or a sweat shirt and sweat pants - depending upon the time of year. And, of course bare footed. I will smile right at you and say, "Hi!".
My philosophy boils down to:
1. Doing what I can for others.
2. Helping others within my boundaries.
3. Showing respect to all.
4. Take life as it is dealt and make the most of it.
5. Don't take life too seriously - enjoy all of it.
6. Live each day with zeal.
7. Smile and keep on going.
8. Don't take myself to seriously.
9. Give to others.
10. Be grateful for all.
11. Be kind to all - people and creatures.
12. Remember to say "thank you".
13. When wrong admit it.
14. Learn to apologize.
15. Do what is right, moral and ethical.
16. Listen more than talking.
17. Learn to dream.
18. Relax and enjoy your surroundings.
19. Watch, look, listen and learn.
20. Failure, if there is such a thing, is nothing more than a stepping stone to accomplishing my dream.
21. Live by trusting in the Lord.