I write, speak, teach and podcast about important stuff…
It’s probably because I’m no longer 30, but I believe that not everything matters, life is short, and therefore I want to live accordingly. Spend my attention, time and energy on being the real Rob, being curious and growing wise, being compassionate and doing good, loving my family and friends (and others I come into contact with), being kind, and making a difference.
That includes things like reading great books, travelling to interesting places and meeting interesting people, cooking, eating and laughing with friends and family, fly-fishing in the wilderness, going to big, awesome concerts with the likes of Coldplay, John Mayer or Tommy Emmanuel, helping little old ladies across the street, and getting involved in projects and initiatives that help those less fortunate.
I’ve made plenty of mistakes, like we all have. As John Mayer says in one of his songs, I’ve had some fairly tough times recently including (for me) divorce after 29 years, leaving religion after 30 years, experiencing depression, career stress from a couple of expensive wrong-turns, losing lots of wealth through poor investments, helping my partner through breast cancer, being made redundant, experiencing the imposter syndrome, and so on.
But the key thing is, I’ve navigated through them all successfully, learned from them all, and become a little wiser in the process.
And life is so much better now.
My mission is to live a life that matters…
As a result of experiences to date, and my unquenchable thirst for understanding, insight and wisdom, my mission is to live a life, and do work, that matters. Truly matters. I don’t want to be one of the millions of people who, near the end of their lives, realise with significant regret that they didn’t live the life they really wanted. They spent too much of their precious attention, time and energy on things that don’t really matter in the end.
Instead of waiting til then, I want to create the life I want to live now.
So, if this sounds like you too, why not drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story, your thoughts or just your feedback.
And thanks for checking out the site.