Your legacy what does that mean to you?
Why are put on Earth for? Have you found your calling? What gives you the motivation to go on and work 40+ hours a week.
What gives your life meaning?
The topic of death scares a lot of people. I was listening to a ted talk about how someone went straight to serious topics and skipped all of the small talk.
It was interesting because immediately she brought some topics that made people uncomfortable. I know a lot of you reading this are probably thinking man… it is way too early to reading about something so serious but I truly think that if you don’t think of death as a taboo topic then there could be a lot of benefits to come from this.
If you plan for the future and actually save up money and do all of your wills, deeds, etc then you do not have to burden everything else with the funeral costs etc.
But the real purpose of this blog post is really just to evaluate and think is everything I am doing right now what I want to leave for my future, my kids, my family etc.?
I think many of us in life are going about life really automatic just doing things because we have to and not because we actually want to.
I know so many people that dread going to work every day and especially dread Mondays. I actually love Mondays because I love going to work and being able to learn something new or challenging myself to go outside my comfort zone.
Yes, it is much more comfortable watching tv or eating snacks. Or just hanging out with friends talking about how great the good ole days were back in college.
I am not saying there is anything bad about hanging out with your friends or watching TV but really if you evaluate your life and if you were to pass away tomorrow. Would you be happy with the life you lived so far?
Would you want to impact more people? Do things that you were afraid to do but never got the “chance” to?
We live in a world of opportunities. We live in America, there are stories about people becoming millionaires every day or creating their own company or people quitting corporate America to do something that gives them meaning. I am not saying you have to do something dramatic and quit your job but I would dig deeper and think about what you are doing on your weekends and what gives you a sense of purpose.
Just food for thought…
I am blessed to be giving the opportunity to hear people stories every day when networking. I really find it fascinating that we are all the same but yet people think so differently.
I find myself being curious about life and everything. About how people think about what makes people tick.
It is truly interesting to see how some of us grew up so similarly but inspire to do different things, challenges, and goals.
I am excited to launch my own company to empower and help Asian Americans connect to others and help people find mentorship opportunities. Reach out to me if you want to learn more or be a part of a something great! We are looking for Nova associates.
But to answer my original question. If I were to die tomorrow. I would be fully fulfilled with the life I have lived so far. I lived my life with no regrets. Of course, I have made some mistakes. We all have but I know that I’ve always worked hard and gave it my all/ I was always true to myself and was not afraid to let my true colors show.
I have connected so many people and helped so many people negotiate a higher salary or helped people take the plunge and apply for a new opportunity when they were unsure of themselves.
I love the type of work that I do now. When I found out there was a name for this type of role I jumped at the opportunity to make a difference and to help people see something in themselves that nobody else might have seen.
Sure, life is never perfect but I truly think everything happens for a reason. It is just a matter of reframing your mindset to look at every obstacle as an opportunity.
My life is far from perfect but at least I know I am not afraid to try something new or afraid to approach someone to ask for help.
I am blessed to have everyone here be so supportive of me and my story. I hope to impact millions of people with one day. The start is here right now! Why wait until someone gives you permission to do something?
Not too long ago… I was I always asking others what should I do or what do you think I am good at?
I should proud of myself for taking risks and being able to influence others for positive change. Yeah, it might be uncomfortable to do things that require you getting outside your comfort zone.
My troubled background has been a blessing in disguise to give me a different perspective and to be able to experience such spectrums of growing up poor in Camden, NJ to living in NYC – the greatest city in the world in the land of opportunity.
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this.
I really hope it sparks some interest in digging deeper and designing a life that you love. Shoot me a text sometime if you want to catch up or just talk anything that you are interested in pursuing.
(856) 278- 6168