When people learn that I left a 15 year corporate career to become an entrepreneur, the first thing they usually ask me is: “You just got sick and tired of the rat race, eh?”
And my answer is always the same:
“Not at all.”
I never felt part of the “rat race.”
Those were 15 of the best years of my life.
I gave those years my all.
I just had a new calling that I couldn’t ignore.
Now, my life’s work is about creating environments where others can thrive:
Businesses, families, and people I care about.
Quick Facts About Me
90 Day Radical Sabbatical. After leaving a wonderful 15-year career with Prudential Financial, I took a 90-day radical sabbatical around the world before launching this new career. I spent 0 of the 90 days working. Instead, I explored, played, rested, adventured and expanded my perspective.
Books With Perspective. I read roughly 25 books cover to cover every year. In 2016, after realizing that 95% of the books I’d read were written by white men…I realized how limiting this was on my own perspective. I now make sure that 50% of the authors I read are non-white men.
Pancakes, Burritos and Coffee. These are my vices. I’m very mindful of how I fuel my body, but when it comes to these three..back off. ;-)
10 Days in Silence. In March of 2016, during my 90-day Raddical Sabbatical, I did a Vipassana meditation retreat, which involves 10 days in complete silence. No talking, reading, writing, exercising or sexual activity (with self or others). During those 10 days, I meditated for 14-16 hours a day. It has forever changed my life.
150,000 Miles. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 I flew roughly 150,000 miles each year. After 15 years in a domestic-based job, it was time for me to see the world. You can check out some of my travel adventures in the videos below.
My Family. Here’s all you need to know about my family: When I take the train home from NYC to New Jersey, my mother, father and sister are always waiting on the platform for me with ear-to-ear smiles and open arms. Every. Single. Time.