I avoid getting bogged down with things that limit my ability to enjoy life like owning too much stuff, making commitments for things that really do not matter (relationship commitments matter to me), and doing things that compromise my health.
I was a terrible athlete when I was younger, but going to a sports-infused university changed that. I trained in gymnastics during grad school. I took up a strength sport about four years ago and set a national record two years later. I started looking for a rougher sport which led me to MMA. I realized that the best fighters were first wrestlers and moved to wrestling. I now wrestle with some of the best people in the country who train me to be a better athlete and enrich my life.
Mentoring younger people
I thrive on helping younger people achieve their dreams. I came from a rural place with few resources and took longer to figure out certain aspects in life. I strive to help others avoid long learning curves and achieve more than they believe they can. Many of those people have become the best connections that I have made in life.
I have been investing in and building companies for awhile. I prefer the freedom, complexity, and responsibility of being my own boss.
I love to cook and am very adventurous with what i do. I love pastries and baked goods. On a trip to Paris, one of my goals was to find the best croissant. Ironically, I think the best is still in San Francisco at Tartine.
The present - how to do the best I can, enriching others and myself, in the current moment. Life is meant to be enjoyed!
The future - while not guaranteed, how can I prepare for it to make my "future present" moments better?
A lot of my time spent thinking is also about how to push my limits and why things work the way they do. Some random topics that come to mind (that also intrigue me!) are sensuality, technology, politics, and economics.