Welcome to Ending The Grind. I’m Steve and this blog is about my journey.
My past is one not unlike many others. The oldest of two brothers, son to divorced parents, and father to the two most beautiful girls in the world. But I’m not here to talk about the past.
If you met me today, you might say to yourself “that guy’s not very happy” or “he seems so serious” and those would be fair assumptions.
I’m a 40 year old guy who for the past 9 years has been working in the financial services industry, an industry that I once thought to be my career path, and an industry I have now come to hate. And for many years now, my job has been seriously affecting my quality of life, happiness, and I swear, my sanity.
I’m married, have 2 beautiful daughters, a nice home in a great neighborhood, yet I’m miserable. Sound familiar? I know I’m not alone here.
When I started this blog in October 2010, I thought that creating an online business in order to quit my job was the solution to my unhappiness. But after an interesting turn of events in my life after a crazy interview with Penelope Trunk, I decided to ask myself some very important questions.
In answering my questions, I found that my unhappiness is not predicated on quitting my job, creating a super successful blog, or working for myself. No, these are merely superficial things and minor details in the grand scheme of things.
So I’ve spent some time, quite a lot of time, working on my personal growth and trying to find answers to questions like:
- What will make me happy?
- What is truly important to me?
- What is my purpose?
- Where do my passions lie?
This blog as of January 2, 2012 is focused on answering these questions. It is my journey to step way outside my comfort zone, challenge the way of thinking that has led me to this point in my life, and take action every single day on improving my life.
And I hope you’ll join me…