graveandvanity.com
Being self-made - Grave and Vanity
Figure it out. That was literally the mantra of my childhood and I never would have imagined the impact it would have on my adult life. You want a ride to a friends house? A new car? Extra spending cash? Figure it the f##k out. My mother raised me to be independent and I never understood the caliber of this trait until I reached my early twenties. I’ve always been obsessed with chasing dreams and goals of my own. The thrill of cultivating my own future has countered any disenchantment I may have felt when my strategies failed. I’m obsessed with work and maximizing my strengths; I love building things from the ground up. One of the most influential books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading is “Think and Grow Rich.” What an unconceivable concept that is, one might say. How can you think and grow rich? But I truly believe that you can translate powerful thoughts mixed with definitive purpose into POWERFUL action. I believe too many people are capped by their own limitations and simply just exist instead of finding their burning desire to live. I made the decision to leave my salary paying job back in …