Happy New Year! Plus, BIGGG NEWS that you can’t miss!

January 3, 2007          Comments (5)

It’s 2007! The first post of the new year. A clean, fresh start – for all of us.

Is it me or is time flying by? It’s insane. I can’t believe it’s 2007 already. But, it’s here and we might as well embrace it, in a BIG way!

I’ve been getting emails for the last week asking me what my New Year’s Resolutions are. I figure there is no better place in the world to share them than right here, right now on my blog.

I have one resolution for this year and that’s it. I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. If I want something bad enough or want to change a habit, why do I have to wait until January 1st?

100% of the time I’m hung over on January 1st. So it doesn’t begin until January 2nd. But then January 2nd doesn’t feel like a good day to start because it’s my first day back to whatever it is I’m doing. I wait. And before you know it, my resolution has dissolved.

What is my New Year’s resolution?

To be AFF!!! That’s right.

What does AFF stand for you wonder?


(Note to prudes: I apologize for the vulgarity. I tried writing that last sentence without profanity. It just didn’t work and it’s not as catchy.)

What does that mean?

It means going after my dreams. It means not caring at all what other people think. It means taking some risks. It means being absolutely tenacious.

So, in order to uphold my resolution I am leaving Ernst & Young. I put in my two weeks yesterday. It’s quite scary but way more exciting to finally have the opportunity to go after my dreams. Besides, what’s the worst thing that can happen?

Ernst & Young is a great place to work and I learned so much. I now have that credibility that my mom wanted for me so desperately. I did everything I had to do there and now it’s time to move on.

It’s time to go after my dreams and be AFF!!!

I hope you join me on my quest in pursuing a life of passion, purpose and prosperity!

P.S. I’ll need to be AFF this coming Friday. I’m getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed…

[Update: I got my wisdom teeth removed and it was a success.]

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  1. Congrats brother! I knew that it was just a matter of time. Hope all is well 😉 Keep me in the loop of things.

    Comment by David Askaripour — January 5, 2007 @ 11:53 am

  2. First of all, I hope all went well tomorrow with your wisdom teeth. AFF is a great resolution! Part of me wishes I was brave enough to make that resolution. I am writing you an e-mail becauuse I am very curious as to what you’re doing after E&Y. I’d love to chat in more detail about living passionately and stuff!

    Comment by Jeremy Meller — January 6, 2007 @ 1:28 am

  3. Wow dude, I love it. I remember that feeling when I left my career. No matter what happens, enjoy how you feel now because it is the best feeling in the world. I wish I could go back and live that day over and over again lol.

    Comment by Adam — January 11, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

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