From a young age, I talked. I pretty much talked all the time. It wasn't until 2018 that I learned to finally shut up and listen more. Simon Sinek refers to The Friends Exercise, where we find out why your friends love you. They love you for who you are. And who you are is all about your WHY. You might say your purpose. When I dug in and found the constants of who I've been my entire life, it affirmed much of what I thought and opened my eyes to more. It's how I came up with my why.
Create. Connect. Inspire. These principles or pillars have been a part of almost everything I've ever done. Not that I haven't done 100% the opposite in many parts of my life, but I'm aware, and I'm still learning and growing!
In case you're looking, here is my professional CV.
I was fortunate to find the Hardcore / Punk scene early in life. With music being the driving figure of my creativity, it was this subculture that I learned much of what I am today.
I created a fanzine in 1991. It was cut and paste, it was messy, and I got to interview bands and took pictures. I had no idea at the time that it was the start of my creative career. I eventually began setting up a small record, t-shirt, and fanzine distribution, booking bands, running the business/marketing side of things, designing fliers, and distributing them before eventually I had a band, Time Flies. I designed posters, t-shirts, and record covers. I also began booking our shows and the tours.
Altogether, this established in me a do-it-yourself ethos and entrepreneurial nature of who I am today.
"Why not now?"