A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. “I have nothing to give you,” said the stranger. Then he asked: “What’s that you are sitting on?” “Nothing,” replied the beggar. “Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.” “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar. “What’s the point? There’s nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside. – Eckhart Tolle
My name is Mat.
Truth be told, I am looking for the answers, just like you.
I don’t see many people actually admit that, so instead of trying to sound smart, posture my past success or showcase how many people follow me and why should too, I would prefer to just level with you…
I am a 30 something reformed corporate sales guy turned digital nomad now managing several growing brands while trying to juggle a chronic travel/surfing addiction and find my own personal meaning in life.
Sure, where or how we live may look slightly different, however I would venture our goals are essentially the same: be happy, have fun, find passion, reach our potential, leave a mark and generally make the world a better place than when we found it.
The end goal for my work, books, products and this site in general is simply to empower entrepreneurs with tools and skill sets to improve the quality of their life (not just their business).
I choose to make business a focus in that equation because I firmly believe creating success in business is a great way to actually go beyond it. To go beyond the surface level of success and get deeper, perhaps even go within, however success in business is only a piece of the puzzle.
To be clear, I am not saying I have it all figured out. In fact the more I learn in this life, the more I realize how much I truly do not know, and that excites me. I fail all the time, so it should be noted that my work is not about creating scripture to be blindly followed. Question everything on this site and in life in general for that matter.
What I am saying is that there are proven tools and methods to this human experience.
There are fundamental patterns, habits, and actions that can help you build a successful business, get happy, get healthy and enjoy your life more, and that is where I focus to improve the overall quality of life.
I am not your teacher, I am simply a stranger who has nothing to give you and is telling you to look inside.
Let’s get started.
Click here to download the “7 Zen Tools” to help you manage your business and life, and below are a few topics to get you started:
- Creating A Bulletproof Morning Routine
- How To Avoid Decision Fatigue
- The Simple Mans Guide To Mediation
- How To Craft The Ultimate Financial Plan
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Teddy Roosevelt