Lucky Number 7


The number is so influential throughout history. 7 is highly regarded around the world. Some know it as “The ultimate truth”. It is referenced in the 7 deadly sins, weeks are in 7 days, there are 7 continents, there are 7 steps to Jacobs ladder, the Menorah has 7 stalks, the Seed of life has 7 circles that represent the 7 days of creation, common Music operates on a 7 tone scale, etc, etc, etc.

So, I would like to join in a celebration of the number 7. Today, marks 7 years of success. 7 years ago I was laying in a hospital bed with 3 fractured vertebrae in my neck, and a very high percentage of soft tissue damage on my left arm…. Where do you go from here?

Seriously, where do you go from here? You sit there with a brace from your waist to your neck for the next 4 months.

I’ll tell you what I did. I woke up. Every day. Again, and again. Now 7 years later, I turn around to look at this mountain I have climbed.

I am coming up on 2 years of residence in Colorado and I couldn’t be happier that I made the decision to come out here. My life is exactly what I had envisioned. I have managed to get myself into a position where I no longer work until Midnight. In fact, I rarely work past the Sunset. We have just finished an extremely busy winter season out here, and it is now time to decompress, re-evaluate, and then continue to push towards the goals I have, as well as forming new goals.

At this point in my life, I feel like I am starting to hit my stride. I feel like I am figuring out who I am. I feel like I can look myself in the mirror. I know that I am here to serve others, and I am doing so everyday, while looking for opportunities to expand my reach.

Well, here I am.

This is ME.

This, is my manifesto.

Why am I here?

I am here to change the world.
I am here to play my part in changing this world.
I am here to listen
I am here to speak
I am here to help
I am here to create
I am here to innovate
I am here to be
I am here to be me
I am here to be free
I am here
I am not going anywhere

I will not be silenced
I will not back down
I will shout from the mountaintops


Stop, with the self-defecation
Stop, with the pity
Stop, with making excuses
Stop, watching the TV
Start, getting up early
Start, stretching
Start, eating healthy
Start, sleeping enough
Start, exercising

Become, better
Become, wiser
Become, more compassionate
Become, more patient
Become, more self-aware
Become, YOU

If you are interested in hearing the longer version of what happened, feel free to watch this video!

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