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Why I started a blog

When is the last time you talked to someone who LOVED their job? How many of your friends can't wait to get up every morning to go to work, and then feel fulfilled when they get home?


I think this is extremely unfortunate, and it really bothers me. And I refuse to just accept it. I refuse to be one of those who shrugs and says, "life is hard, what do you expect."

I have been thinking about this a lot - the idea that we HAVE to be unhappy in our jobs, that it's inevitable.

Which is why I'm writing this blog.

It's one thing to see kids in their 20s and 30s who are still figuring it out. But it's not just the young ones. The vast majority of people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are still unhappy in some way, and many have just accepted that's how life is.

This isn't just in our jobs. It's our LIVES.

Don't get me wrong. I definitely think it takes a LOT of work to discover and create the life that makes us happy and gives us meaning.

But I think it's a fight everyone ought to take on, no matter what stage of life they're in.

The problem is, most of us don't have a vehicle to fight with. That is, we don't love something so much that we're willing to fight for it every day, year after year.

Because I feel so passionately about this, I've decided to talk about it in a way that comes most natural to me - by writing about it.

As I've matured, I've started to see patterns of how Substance and Style show up in our lives, day after day, in a variety of situations, both in short-term and long-term behaviors. And I want to share this framework with you. I want to give others this lens through which to look at the world.

My hope is that if we can start to see the world through the lens of substance and style, we can be more mindful of the decisions we make, and then ultimately be happier.

Live with substance!




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