Older but Any Wiser?

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Posts

It’s my birthday today, one some would call a milestone because I turned 40.

A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
Abhishek Bachchan

Well as per one of my older birthday posts (Which I think I took down because it was very personal and kind of named names,) I never left my youth…I am not thank goodness a “real adult,” nor will I ever be.

There are pros and cons to this, being an entrepreneur has allowed me a lot of freedom over the years…funny how now it makes me feel a bit imprisoned.

I have a horrible memory when it comes to my personal life it is so selective on its own it drives me crazy sometimes.

However when a birthday or holiday or event comes up I am able to then look back at that same event during a different period of time and remember it well. Last year was quite different and I was very free and very protected whereas this year I feel less free and more vulnerable.

Not such a bad thing but add that to sometimes being an entrepreneur on those days you feel like you are standing in the middle of the Sahara Desert and it’s only you with nothing around, nobody and a chance you may not make it out. Well then it can be a bit scary!

Vulnerability links to many good things like trust, honesty, a soft heart and kindness to others some of which comes from fear that how we treat others completely affects how others treat us. A good fear to have in this case.

In this world of business all of the above are what it takes to keep long term and profitable relationships, but let us not forget or rather I not forget there is a time to play chess, to be shrewd, to say NO and to get a deal at any costs.

I am babbling here I am aware but it’s my birthday and I can babble if I want to.

As for work it’s the show, I am an actor that goes in to play the role of a CEO and consultant to businesses. As for life I am hoping it’s not such a show and I am able to be me and take the costume off more and more.

spiderman

 

My friend James who is a very successful writer once said to me when you want to write something and get stuck start in the middle…so maybe this a better read if you start in the middle.

Want to play some business chess let me know? 😉

Have a great day,

Brian

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