As a 2015 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School, I’ve always had a drive to learn more about the way that people and technology work. From day-to-day interactions to social experiments, the way that humans interact and communicate with each other has always been fascinating to me.
People aside, technology is where my heart has always been. Since a kid, tearing things down and rebuilding them is always how I prioritized most of my time. Spending the past few years in the repair industry has privileged me in being able to understand the ins and outs of both the business and technology side of things. Without a doubt it has certainly been the most enjoyable part of my journey so far.
In the process of my career growth, in the Spring of 2016, I had the opportunity to travel to New York and participate in a 7-day crash course specializing in micro-soldering. This course was a much more in-depth approach to repair and I was able to learn how electrical circuitry works at microscopic level. Completing the course was confirmation to myself that repair is where I need to be.
THE DRIVE FOR GREATNESS
I’m given a lot of crazy looks whenever I mention Monday being my favorite day of the week and always receive the obvious follow-up question, “why?”. The reason I love Mondays so much is because it is a day that represents organization and balance. Monday is a new start to the week ahead and provides an excellent opportunity to get organized and set yourself up for a killer week. I would much rather spend my Mondays as if they were my Fridays instead of spending 1/7th of my life unhappy.
Okay, so where does this drive come from? Well to begin, I don’t believe in working only when I feel inspired. If I worked only when I felt like it, I would only work once or twice a week which I’m sure you would too. What I see most often is that people fall prey to this “passion myth” that doing what you love means you will love it 100% of the time all the time. The truth is that no matter how much you love what you do, there will always be days where you feel less inspired and unmotivated. Working consistently and following through are just some of the little things that put you miles ahead of the pack.
My mission in life is quite simple, to open others up to the unseen potential in themselves that they could not otherwise see. It is my belief that every single person has something they can teach and pass on someone else which is why I choose to embrace the thoughts and ideas that others present to me and to keep an open mind. The way we [as humans] learn new things is by listening to what others have to say. Once you learn to appreciate listening and growing your overall knowledge database, you will find it much easier to interact with others and live a more fulfilling lifestyle.
So what else do I spend my time doing? Well graphic design, writing, video production, and fitness have all become a part of my weekly lifestyle. I have also just launched the start of a company called North Tech Publishing which specializes in promotion and design work for local businesses. The quote below is one of my all time favorites and what I live my life by each and every day.
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Regardless of how much of a success or failure you may think you are, in order to become a better person than who you were yesterday, you need to keep moving forward. This push doesn’t apply to just yourself but helping motive those around you as well. Helping others pursue their own goals and maintaining a positive outlook is the best way to not only improve the society we live in, but also the best way to establish yourself as a positive person.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.