I’ve had a pretty incredible life so far. I’ve enjoyed success as a family man. I’m entirely self-made (twice over). I’ve worked pseudonymously in Hollywood, in the art world, and as a published journalist. I’ve eve worked professionally as a night club bouncer. And I was, for a time, patched into a traditional motorcycle club.
The one area where I remain entirely unsatisfied is in my career achievements. Not because I’ve not done well for myself, because I have. My dissatisfaction is around seeing the disparity between my potential and my achievements, and knowing that my achievements have been bottlenecked by a long history of business leaders suffering from paralysis or complacency.
They offer mandatory working environments that seem structured more for distrust and cost efficiency than getting anything done. It dampens my spark every time I’m crowded into an open room with all of my senses bombarded by what is effectively ambient noise. Clarity comes on weekends when I can walk among the trees and have a little time to think things through.
If I’m ever going to realize my potential, I need to get outside of the traditional office grind. Maybe the trees will offer clarity.