self – health/spirit/fulfillment
dad – set examples
work – idea was to make money, then do politics. Presently, I don’t know anymore. Economics have affected me and my plans.
Alot had to do with not having a clear plan in Australia. Things fell by the wayside.
I just never cared about getting the credit. I wanted to contribute and be valued. I am greatly suspicious that people do not value me enough to give me rewards & recognition.
I guess you need to keep thinking big. Audacity. Then take opportunities and apply for moving upward.
I am a thinker.
I feel more like a disrupter and a “not fit in” guy more than a guy who “fits in” and feels comfortable with the status quo.
I’ve always like working with more edgy, leading technologies.
I feel I am an innovator who asks why this way? How do we do it better? Why this needs to change.
I like innovating plans, processes, quality designs.
I’m very affected by Adm. Grace Hopper. She really wanted to solve problems with computers. Writing a compiler was an intermediate step.
I was very affected by the founder of Kinkos.
We did alot of good engineering in the Air Force. But there was wastage and I was not “hands on”.
I wanted to make a bigger impact. Maybe make socially conscious movies.
The plan was to get a masters, get an MBA, get to be a Colonel in the USAFR.
Then the internet took off.
It was a chance to be an entrepreneur.
I took a series of jobs: I.T., FMCG, Telco, Banking.
I don’t think anything really set me on fire for a long time.
I guess the overall theme is make money from innovation.
I’ve learned the hard way that business is about
1 repetition of processes that yield transactional profits
2 doing something that is “bettering” mankind or advancing mankind
3 Feeding, clothing, and sheltering my family
So what now?
1 Feed, clothe, shelter the family.
2 I’d like to do work near to home, reasonably paid, challenging but that allows me to work on my primary goal at night and on weekends. My way will be the way of the crime writer who was also a practicing attorney
Actors, directors, NASA flight directors, Presidents all come to the end of their tasks at some point.
There are standards
standard 1 family: do your kids love you?
standard 2 work: work as little as possible, but make money
standard 3 play: do what interests you and makes you feel alive
Paul Orfalea: founder of Kinko’s takes no credit.
Success “when your kids want to spend time with you as adults”.
Success “be honest with yourself even when it makes you uncomfortable”.
Your main time is in not doing much, but it’s okay to work to just make money. That is okay.
Thank you lord for this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAHal48eokk&NR=1