Maintain Forward Movement

It’s impossible for me to not think about why I’m doing all of this. Why I am spending my time uploading information to a seeming empty hole in the ground.

Feedback loops are small. I hit “Publish” and keep my fingers crossed.

It can feel futile.

But is that a reason to be discouraged? Should I just give up because I don’t get 2M likes? I could. But that would be weak.

Information-sharing. Building a following. Being in the right place at the right time with the right information or the right answer.

Helping young construction professional get better – That’s why I’m doing this.

“If you build it they will come.”

I’m not worried about the short-term gains. I’m really not. Building a brand or a business is like jiu jitsu – This journey is never-ending. You never stop learning, growing or getting better. The brain doesn’t, at some point, become full, like a gas tank. It’s continual.

I train. I publish. I podcast. I share.

I stay on top of my own game by sharing my game plan & strategies with others, most of whom I’ve never and probably will never actually meet.

Pete Roberts at Origin Maine.

Zach Evan-Esh at the Underground Strength Gym.

These are the guys who share what they are doing and have charted a course that I want to emulate.

It’s a long road. Just do the work. As Seth Godin writes in his book: If you don’t ship the work, it doesn’t count.


1 Comment

  1. I just want to say that I find your website very insightful and helpful. It’s also inspiring me to get my butt in gear to try and do a bit of the same – share what I’ve learned so far in engineering. If nothing else, it would just be a place for me to document all that I’ve learned so far and hopefully pass it down to someone in the future.

    Keep up the good work! There are folks out here lurking and reading your website! We may not be vocal, but we’re here!

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