From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: THE GENESIS OF ADVENTURE IS ALMOST HERE
Usually I'd write my letters from a coffee shop but today I'm writing to you from a McDonalds in Chiang Mai.
We flew in early this morning. Since we flew in early, we just didn't go to sleep last night.
When we arrived around 2pm, we went to sleep until 7pm and woke up to go find some food. McDonalds is what we found.
On the way out it started to pour rain so we did what anyone does in this part of the world, we sat back down, got out the weapons (laptops) and started to do some damn good work.
Years and years and years and years now I've been writing my letters to you from restaurants, coffee shops, hotel cafes, anywhere really.
Anywhere but an office, that is.
I haven't worked in an office in about ten years now and I damn sure don't miss it.
I've been fortunate and resilient enough to turn any place into my office, even McDonalds.
And you know what I've found? I've always done my best work in “out of the way” places.
Whether it's a hidden beach in the Philippines or a McDonalds in Thailand, I thrive in these out of the ordinary spots… and I wilt on conventional spots.
To me, conventional places equal instant dissatisfaction and if I'm being honest, those places make me depressed.
Fluorescent lights, people who shuffle around like zombies, no sense of purpose, neighbors who never speak. I hate that stuff!
I need something to work for, I need something to believe in, I need to live life. You know what I mean?
So that's what I did. I said no more of that shit and I said HELL YES! to doing what I want to do, when I want to do it and how I want to do it.
I wrote it all in Bold and Determined Volume 1.
If you've read the B&D archives, you've read B&D Vol. 1. And if you've read it, you know just how damn motivating it is.
I recently re-read it and instantly I wanted to quit my job, travel the world and make stacks of cash… and that's exactly what I'm already doing!
In the time since I've written volume 1, I've accomplished basically anything I've ever wanted to accomplish but goddamn boys, after re-reading it I had a new fire in my eyes.
I felt that I haven't done nearly enough, and that's exactly the way you want to feel. You never want to feel content until it's time to bury your bones in the ground.
Until then, never be content, always demand more, always be more, always achieve more and always…
Get Up Off Your Ass, Enjoy Your Life, and Get Out of the 9-5 Jive Forever.
Bold and Determined Vol. 1 on paperback – AVAILABLE MONDAY, JULY 31st
Bold and Determined Vol. 1 is a collection of B&D blog posts in paperback, it is NOT new material, it is the oldest material.
It is the beginning of our B&D journey.
On Monday, July 31st you will be able to put B&D in your suitcase and take it with you when you go.
Because after you read Vol. 1, boy…
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIT STILL ANYMORE.
Until next time.
PS – There are 3 volumes in total and Bold and Determined Volumes 2 & 3 will soon follow.