This is going to be an interesting journey for me as I’m leaving a ”journalistic” digital footprint of my life’s highs and lows. If you know me well, this blog has been four years in the making only because I always strive for the unachievable journey called perfection and that has held me back at times. I have come to terms that I’m not going to write the perfect blog, I’m not going to live the perfect life, I’m not going to operate the perfect busjness; but in those imperfections lies great wisdom and are parts of life’s journey. I especially despise the attainment of perfection because of other people’s expectations on us! Who are they, to have that type of leverage in our lives?
Forget the Joneses!
My ”gift” to be an overachiever stems from my childhood, I was raised with very high expectations and my parents still expect the most from me at the same time expect the least. I’m sure l’ll do a bit of a deep dive in that at some point in this blogging journey.
If you can’t tell by now, my self assessed writing style is vivid yet scattered, but somehow it all comes together nicely in a bow, so stay with me. I’ve approached this blog conversationally, as if you’re my new friend and we’re having coffee in a quaint neighbourhood cafe. That means my intent is to educate you – not up sell you into some expensive seminar, membership website, or some backend marketing funnel. While I my interact with you as I friend, please be smart. I have no clue who you are, therefore I need to make an assumption that most of my content comes from my perspective and it’s in your best interest to apply the lessons to your own understanding. My ultimate goal is that this blog provides value to the reader by providing life and business lessons that they can use in their unique yet similar circumstances.
One of my favourite quotes of all time is: ” You can’t connect the dots looking forward but you can looking backwards, ” Steve Jobs, may his soul rest in peace and his wisdom with us till the end. What I love most about this quote is the essence of learning from our mistakes and possibly learning from other people’s misfortune. It doesn’t always have to be negative but somehow that’s when we pay attention the most.
I know with the utmost certainty that this is the most uncomfortable thing I’ve done in my life thus far and it surely won’t be the last. I’ve put myself to the fire and holding myself accountable to you the readers, whilst exposing my vulnerabilities. I have come to terms with that reality and I’m at peace with it because of the impact I know I can make from this blog. Some of the posts may involve people and/or events in my life, locations, businesses, etc… It is of the utmost importance for me to keep the integrity and identity of individuals, businesses or places intact, so I ask those that may figure it out to keep it to themselves. I only want to share the life lessons and value within those stories. I value discretion and if I was to find out that someone or some people have been using this with malice, I’ll make it a life mission to flame you.
On a lighter note, I’m stoked about the value that will be shared here and other platforms, I look forward to your engagement. The core reason for creating and sharing this blog is for entrepreneurship purposes, because that’s who I am and what I do. I’ll make sure I put a title that reflects the subject matter in order to select what’s worth the read. I hate wasting time, so I don’t expect you to read everything that is found within this blog.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to consume my content, it really means a lot to me. I’ll make sure I keep it as authentic and somewhat entertaining as possible.
P.S. Please be radically honest on the content, especially grammer. I want to be a better writer and eventually an author. So I implore you all to correct me whenever.
Cedric Tapiwa Rusike