As Parker McCollum sang, it's been a hell of a year, from losing 75lbs, suffering complications from IBS, a cancer scare, and a recent operation to hopefully resolve my digestive system issues. The things that suffered the most in the last 12 months were my creative license, personality, and what I wanted out of life. I even had someone suggest that my ability to write in English is terrible. Little did they know that I could speak and write in three languages and that my English was self-taught, yet I still managed to become a CEO. What a crass way to treat an individual in this day and age. I was and remain very reflective. Probably more so than ever.
Who am I? Who do I want to be? Recently, I realized that being an executive doesn't define who I am. It's my gig. I think, and I could be wrong, but I'm defined through my actions and how I relate to people. I hope I'm right on this one. Don't get me wrong. It hasn't been all bad. Losing 75lbs has given me a new sense of confidence and enabled me to unlock stores of energy I'm putting to good use. The team at Mercatus won one of its largest accounts, we're breaking ground on new and existing technology, and my team is flourishing. Best of all, my wife, sister, and friends stood by me with words of encouragement. I'm more spiritual and consistently meditating. I guess you could say that I've become more curious. Hmm. The next 12 months are going to be exciting. I will unlock some new projects, opportunities, and, best of all, a new version of myself. Stay tuned, peeps.