Spend less time partying and more time creating. Partying seems cool and all, but time slips by before you know it. Managing your time and money is essential. I’ve heard people complain about their living situation, vehicle, the fact that they haven’t traveled to many places, that their business isn’t taking off, etc.. Some of those same people are drinking nearly half of their paychecks away every single weekend, having nothing to show for. If you plan on changing your living situation, getting a new vehicle, starting your own business, buying that neat camera, traveling to some new places, and turning over a new leaf in life – maybe it’s time to prioritize?
I was fortunate enough to realize at such a young age that partying wasn’t for me. By opting out, not only did I save heaps of money, but I saved a tremendous amount of time. Time is something you can’t buy back, and life is too short to take that for granted. I don’t look down on anyone who parties, it’s just not for me. I’d much rather be creating than drinking away time, money, and lost memories. To each their own though. However, if it wasn’t for prioritizing and living a drug/alcohol-free lifestyle, my brand would not be where it is today.
“I’ve always assumed that the abstract qualities of the photographs were very obvious. For instance, I can turn them upside down and they’re still interesting to me as pictures. If you turn a picture that’s not well organized upside down, it won’t work.”—WILLIAM EGGLESTON
Greg was a tired man. 43 years of age, single, beer-bellied, unshaven, hair only growing around the side of his head and clothes that hadn’t been washed in weeks. He’d taken to drinking alone, wallowing, giving in. His life so far hadn’t been so invigorating, in fact his entire existence had been…