I now have this blog up and running! This is my first ever post sharing the brief story of how and why I decided to start writing about mens lifestyle.
I'm subscribed to the Harvard Business Review and in this month's issue, an article spoke about the benefits of having a side hustle. Essentially, a side hustle rekindles your interest and attitude towards something you care about. Through the pursuit of your side hustle, you gain new skills and become really good at your craft.
For me, these side hustles have been blogging and consulting.
By really diving into the weeds of setting up new businesses, publishing content, getting leads, and helping businesses actually grow, I've become quite good at business development. But in all I've accomplished, my breathing and physique have taken a hit. Because of this, I don't like how I look or how I feel. My self-confidence has been impacted.
How did I stray THIS far from the path?
As a kid, I enjoyed skiiing. I rode my bike. I played tennis, basketball, soccer, and rugby. I was even a cheerleader in high school. Did something happen that upset the balance?
After high school, I left home to puruse my undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University. While there, my physique improved. I regularly attended the gym, played squash, and followed professional training programs for basketball and football.
I felt good about myself. And to be honest, I haven't felt good about myself since 2018.
This blog isn't going to be a long, drawn-out version of Colin getting back to his old days.
This blog is going to be about maintaining a long-term healthly lifestyle. This includes ways to boost your confidence, to feel attractive, and to help you really enjoy life.
There will be stories and there will be reflections. Take from them what you will, but most importantly take action. Being the best version of yourself involves making small incremental changes. It won't happen overnight, but if you stay true to your mission you'll get there.
Don't be inspired by me. Work hard and be the best version of yourself. Do that and you'll become the inspiration for others to follow. Then history will repeat itself.
- Revised quote by A. Manning MacInnis