So I had my get together with Jonah Disend of RedScout. He's quite the guy; inspiring, confident, and intelligent. We had coffee down by his new apartment, which he is renovating. Several things struck me as awesome about his situation. First off, he does what he likes every day. Not only that but he gets paid to do it. Seems like the best of both worlds. Secondly, he walks through stores and goes out to bars and is surrounded by products that he and his company designed. Some of his clients include Absolut, Johnson & Johnson, and Nike. It must be an amazing feeling to see so many things that you had a hand in, out in stores and to know that you started a company responsible for all these things. The main idea I got from Jonah was "keep your eye on the prize", and it will pay off in the future. I realized today that I don't really want the lifestyle Jon is going for where he works little and does a lot with his money. I want to build something, to start something I can be proud of and that I can look back on and say "I did that". I just don't know where to focus. I got backexams, the gym vitamin idea, and of course DS410. On top of that, I've started the party producing thing as well. I know I don't wanna do DS410 type work forever but in the meantime it helps me keep a nice lifestyle. I have also had thoughts of moving backwards to move forwards (moving home to save money) but I feel like I'd miss so many opportunites if I did that so perhaps my best chance is just to move into a cheaper apt or to Queens or Brooklyn. I need to figure out what I'm going to do... I feel energized but don't know where to direct it... though I do know it wouldn't be towards my job. I hate it. Its boring and not what I thought it would be. All it does is pay the bills. Anyway, I have some stuff to do before sleep so I guess I'll start that.
Daniel Delphin, CCNP, MCSE
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