Just a regular guy looking for a way to escape the rat race.
Working for someone else, doing a regular 9 to 5 job, has never appealed to me. I knew early on in my working life that I wanted to be flexible in the time that I allocated to working for money and this meant that I would have to be my own boss. So I have been my own boss for the last 20 years, renovating houses. The money has been good, and directly related to how many months I work each year.
I am very interested in people, and specifically the differences between us. We basically all want similar things in life. They include the necessities of food, water, and shelter. Beyond that, we still have many things in common like the desire to love and be loved, to be comfortable and able to purchase the goods and services we want to enjoy a quality life.
I have traveled to 35 different countries, many of them more than once, and one, in particular, more than 20 times. Traveling is a great equalizer, as it helps us to realize that there is no 'us and them.' There are just people, all around the world with similar hopes, dreams, and desires for a better life and also where ever I've been the people are facing similar problems.
I would like to invest more of my time and energy into helping people recognize their similarities, and in this way we would be less prone to judge others based on who we 'think' they are, rather than the reality that they are very similar to us, and desire to improve their lives and the lives of their family and friends just as we do.
I have written a self-help book, and am having problems getting agents and publishers to even look at it, as I am not a recognized authority in this field. The aim of my blog site is to raise my profile so that I will be taken seriously as an author in the future, and then my book will be published.
I have also realized that using this platform can build me an income base so that I never have to renovate a house again. I am looking forward to the day when I can travel where I want when I want, and derive a fantastic income from my laptop :-)
It is with love and respect for all beings that I write my blogs in the hope that each of them will make someone's day a little brighter.