If you’re one of the millions of people who feels trapped in their jobs, this site is for you. If you’re one of the millions of people who is suffering in a miserable relationship, this site is for you. If you’re one of the millions of people who has settled for far less that you are capable of and deserve, this site is for you. If you’re one of the millions of people who is eeking out an unfulfilling existence, this site is for you.
And if you are one of the millions of people who knows there is a better way to live, but haven’t taken control of your life yet, then this site is definitely for you.
Let’s be honest, there is a very strong likelihood that you are stuck in a rut of some sort and know there is something far greater that this life has to offer.
What you are doing now is NOT living
- Sitting in a cubicle for 8+ hours a day is NOT living.
- Feeling trapped in a marriage or relationship that is sucking the life out of you is NOT living.
- Feeling trapped in your safe and “secure” job and living in constant fear of losing it is NOT living.
- Dreading Sunday evenings because you know that the next morning will bring yet another week of drudgery is NOT living.
- Feeling like you have no choice but to suck it up and grind out each day is NOT living.
What IS Living?
We are all meant to do good things. We can all make a difference in someone’s life and in our own. We are meant to be in a loving and supportive relationship. We are meant to spend our days doing things we enjoy. We are are meant to wake up with a sense of purpose and energy. We are meant to be fulfilled by what we choose to do each day of our lives.
Life is way too fucking short not to. Some of us choose to play it safe by living by the social norms, doing what we are expected to do, and living our lives for someone else.
This is not how life should be lived. What it is..is fucking bullshit.
When I say that life is too short for bullshit, I’m talking about all the things that drag us down, waste our time and energy, and cost us our precious time here on Earth.
Living a life that’s anything less than what we want is bullshit. Whether it’s staying unhappily married or staying unhappily employed, it’s bullshit.
It doesn’t have to be this way. It honestly doesn’t.
Ending The Grind
I’ve been writing about my search for fulfillment since 2010. I’ve written out of anger, contempt, and frustration but also from hope, faith, and love. And I’ve shared many of my successes and failures along the way.
My goal is to share my story, my experiences, and my knowledge with those who need it most. I spent many years living in deep, dark places and let me tell you, waking up with a sense of purpose and feeling truly happy is an indescribable feeling. And I want you to experience that as well.
If you’re new here, I suggest reading the following posts to catch you up to speed on exactly what this blog is all about and how it can help you. You can also join the community of Grinders as well!
12 Most Engaging Posts (from earliest to most recent):
- What To Do When You Hate Your Job
- How To Stand Out In The Online World Of Average
- Why Your Personality Is Killing Your Blog
- The Longest 4 Years Of My Life
- The Quickest Way To Blogging Failure
- Penelope Trunk Calls Bullshit On Me. BIG Wake Up Call
- Falling Down
- Life Lessons From A Friend
- Calling Bullshit On Myself
- Year Of The Grind
- The Only Decision I Have
- Reawakening The Grinder
So take a few minutes (or longer) to read through some of these posts. It will give you a much better understanding of why I write and how it’s related to you.
After spending more than a decade of my life working in corporate America, sitting in a cubicle, and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements (yes, that’s from Office Space!), I started this blog as a way to vent about my frustrations.
I was unhappy at work, I was unhappy at home. I was unhappy with my life…
And after eating corporate shit and enduring a passionless and unfulfilling marriage for so long that the stress was literally killing me, I decided that enough was enough. I had reached my breaking point. So I made a decision to change it and within a year, my life was turned upside down.
In December 2012, I separated from my wife of 8 years and just ten months later I walked away from my career as a financial advisor to pursue my passion for fitness.
Why did I do this? Because it was my time. It was my time to go for broke and create a life worth living. I had become so unhappy and so miserable, that my life was nothing but a meaningless grind. I HAD to change.
And I did. I chose passion over security, hustle over routine, and challenge over status quo.
This blog is a reminder to every single person who has dreams of doing what they love for a living, finding happiness, and getting more out of life.
You CAN do it, believe me. Is it difficult? Of course. Will it keep you up nights wondering what the next day will bring? Yes it will.
Will you question your decision at every turn? I believe you will.