WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE?
What if you explored the little inklings in your life that said you want to be a police officer, a fireman or a pastry chef? What if all the doodles you drew when your were suppose to be studying algebra meant you had a gift in art or design? Where might you be today if you’d continued on the path you started down before you settle for the next best thing?
That’s my story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a dream of riding freestyle motocross. Although I never abandoned that dream, by my college graduation I was beginning to accept the fact that I’d probably spend the rest of my life riding a desk.
Then I quit. On October 11, 2009, I quit my job at a bank, loaded my 1979 Chevy pickup and headed for southern California. I had a couple connections, zero plans and an intense passion to see my dream come to reality.
And it did. I road shows, got my picture in magazines and met TONS of the athletes I had looked up to all of my life. I also got hurt really bad. After an accident that landed me in ICU for 9 days, I decided it was time to re-valuate my goals and explore all of my options. Not give up, more so…redirect. My journey into this industry has been one giant lesson in networking. I met someone who knew someone, who allowed me to write for a magazine and meet those top athletes.
I discovered that it was through networking that I had made the connections that had helped me get to where I wanted to be. Building relationships and creating value for everyone involved so that everyone wins and I want to help others learn how they can do the same in their own niche, industry or field.
Today, I remain heavily involved in the offroad industry as a freelance journalist and I’m actually in the process of starting a business. (Anyone who thinks starting a business is easy has no clue!) This blog is my story. I write about my experiences in my industry and the crazy opportunities that I’m blessed with as a member of the media, my faith, leadership and networking. I love meeting new people, sharing contacts and resources and helping others get closer to achieving their goal.
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