wow, the past week has been one of the most extreme tests – emotionally, financially, and somewhat physically…..day 1 wasn’t so bad…it got bad once i had laptop issues, moving from hotel to hotel…finding less and less people that spoke english….and learning more and more this was going to be much harder than anticipated…..but… did find a place….and the first …
Its already New Years Day in China, but for those of you in USA, it is 9:39pm EST. I’m just waking up, trying to quickly get out of jet lag mode…slept a good 10 hours at the hotel, here’s the short term to-do list. get toothpaste, shaving cream, vitamins, and SIM card minutes.
Currently at West Palm Beach International Airport – gonna spend a few days in Newark and then Sunday afternoon flying off to Hong Kong – straight into China that night, new years eve! Hey, always think forward, think ahead – and not only think but DO. Gotta keep pushing myself to adapt to new environments, new situations…..like they say, whatever …
Hit the beach with mom, dad, and the dog Ivan today. Sister’s serving for the US Air Force in North Dakota….Took a nice long walk and just getting back about 5:30pm today. I may say I hate to rub it in…but I really don’t – 2nd straight year celebrating Christmas in Florida…..Its hilarious watching the nightly news and seeing snowstorms …
I like that quote…try to remember it when I am completely discouraged and overwhelmed….not sure who said it or if I am phrasing it correctly but.. “If you have lost faith in yourself, you have the universe against you.” And I have to live by this more then ever these days…I have to stand firm that I am making the …
Back in Florida….flew in late last night – delay on the plane w/ air traffic and weather – but at least I got a free upgrade to first class…how do you say….bloody mary….at least a few of em. few weeks till China…..getting pumped….and yea…nervous… motivational high so the above notes are just raw output from my head, let me write …
Still, after 8 months, I am still adjusting to the free lifestyle….where I’m always working but not really going to an office. Rundown of what the past few days have entailed: major backorder on a bar supply product that has about 30 customers waiting…our manufacturer is out of them until about another week….which was already 2 weeks behind…so had to …
good old hoboken, new jersey. been back since late monday night. visiting old school faculty, friends, and getting back to the hyper lifestyle…. Just had pizza w/ my friends Lily, Chris, and Tyler (CAPITAL T!!) Alumni event at Stevens Tech in a couple hours, did banking, client relations, and now at the computer lab.
Finally made our way out of Halifax this morning…after some speedbumps (no trucks avail at Uhaul…snowstorms…the usual) and Salem & I had some interesting conversations about all types of things….and of course I brought up the re-adjusting of my lifestyle from the corporate world to the entrepreneur startup world…and how I feel like I’m paying cash out all over the …
oh man….every Canadian I talk to it seems…I’ll explain I’m from the US..and one of the first things…oh yea, you know the Canadian dollar is worth more then a US dollar??? nah…I didn’t notice at the FX exchange….. sad thing…i’d bet the Canadian dollar will continue to appreciate vs. the US dollar. Supposed to be on our way to Montreal …
freezing my arse off in Halifax! he won’t sell britney spears! This CD shop I stopped by, the owner refuses to sell music that he doesn’t like…he has a cool dog too! late last night landed in Halifax. My buddy from College, Salem, picked me up. We’re roadtripping through Montreal and then to Hoboken / NYC. He’s relocating back there …
Feel like I’ve passed some kind of test. Retail site New York Bar Store survived a rough couple weeks……internal employee issues…operations….chargebacks….but we manage…regroup…and move on. I remember I was thinking of getting an MBA…but you know what? 1) I never liked school – I like to study what I want to use in life. 2) I don’t want to pay …
Been meaning to read this book “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell for a couple years (my friend Laird gifted it to me), saw it on the bookshelf last week and read right through it last night…definitely highly recommended for anyone – good for both professional and personal growth. Below is a quick sentence I copied down and will try …
gobble gobble. no real photos to post – spent thanksgiving w/ my parents at the neighbor’s house here….saw their China room, ate a bunch, and talked to a ton of retired people in the community….trying to soak up the perspective. Later in the day…watched dodgeball movietraded some futures on RMB, EUR, and crudetalked to India factory about stainless steel bar …
maybe i’m overworked? maybe overwhelmed? maybe just complaining….but man….started late sunday night with some bank issues – bloodsuckers always find new ways to hit you with fees… Just feel like I keep paying out…. One of my friends / contractors just dropped the ball with emails and phone calls, and for the past week seems like they’ve been piling up …
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