So, here I am watching Joey Diaz, the video below specifically.
Any way, in the show he’s talking about pride and humor, which got my gears going. The last three years have been tough for many people, including my self, there is a reason I am pivoting this business after all.
There’s nothing graceful about it. It sucks, it’s not pleasant, you hate yourself, and you wonder if you’ll live through it. It’s ultimately funny because, you think that you were humble, then you learn that humble learns you! Hah!
I watched a little over a dozen friends go out of business and I dropped to about two clients at the worst point of the last three years. Lets just say, it was the bottom, hopefully. Now, I am fully aware things could’ve become worse and it’s annoying that I feel I need to type this, but troglodytes yanno.
So, I ended up doing Uber for the better part of a year. Not quite like my first job, but going from making nearly 100k per year self-employed to struggling to pay for food will definitely humble a man. I still have an issue with pride, I refuse to do Uber in my hometown so much so that I’ll go work in an adjacent town or even go to another state. The thought of picking up a previous client or delivering food to one.
It’s tough, life is tough, and there’s no predicting anything – just faith. I think I’ll do a post on faith at some point, at least share a perspective different than what you typically see or rather, hear.
I need to pull this together, it’s late, and I am falling asleep here. This life will drive you to the edge but, with faith in at least yourself, or that there might be some awesome unexplained shit out there worth seeing, you can make it back on your feet. I am not sure that I am standing upright, but I can tell you that everything passes, good and bad.
Remember, who you are is not defined by what you have, but by what you do.