At an early age, I always loved technology and problem solving. I would pull apart computers, read books about how cars are made and constantly ask my mom questions about the world around me. While growing up, I became fascinated with drawing, acting, graphic design and magic. I was a creative kid.
Paying my way through college as a professional magician, I quickly graduated with an art degree and entered the freelance world as a designer and web developer (while continuing to perform magic).
Over the years I have made a living as a freelance web designer and productivity enthusiast. Along the way I have established myself as a freelance writer, podcaster, public speaker, educator, mentor, and consultant.
I currently work for Medology as a senior front-end developer and project manager in Houston, Texas and continue to build myself as a thought leader in productivity and technology.
There are a handful of cornerstone values that I hold in every area of life. If you do business with me or consume my free content these values are held at utmost importance:
I believe in always being honest and having a strong moral principles. Good business is about being truthful and transparent in every aspect and not shortchanging or twisting the facts for personal gain. I do my best to admit my mistakes and I let my “yes” be “yes” and my “no” be “no”.
I believe in having the readiness to show appreciation and return kindness to others. The quality of being thankful and in all areas of my life (in the good and the bad).
I believe living a fulfilling and meaningful life is about going through life deliberately and with purpose, wether that’s connecting with meaningful relationships, or setting goals towards what I want to accomplish. No one is perfect, there are always areas of life that might fall through the cracks but I believe an intentional life also means regularly reviewing my life and do my best to fill in those cracks. Life is about moving forward and always trying to be myself.
I believe nothing great is done in solitude. I’m do my best to surround myself with amazing people that can influence, inspire and set me accountable towards greatness.
I believe there is one G-d who loves me and put me on this earth to glorify Him. My life has a purpose and I’m living for something bigger than myself.
INTJ – The Scientist
“Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.” (source).
Strengths Finder 2.0
- Includer: People who are especially talented in the Includer theme are accepting of others. They show awareness of those who feel left out, and make an effort to include them.
- Input: People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
- Belief: People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.
- Adaptability: People who are especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
- Command: People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.
Innovation & Mysticque
I’m an independent thinker. My work is usually cutting-edge and I tend to find unexplored areas of business as an independent thinker and enjoy changing up the rules of business. I challenge myself to pioneer and break new ground in the world around me. I thrive in challenging environments and I’m quick to grasp alternative viewpoints and look at old things from a new perspective. I don’t over-communicate, which which adds to the curiosity I provoke.