Hello and welcome to the Building a Bigger Life blog! I’m very happy you’ve come by and now I want to give you a reason to come back.
First, a little about myself.
Then, I’ll tell you what I’ll be doing here.
Finally, I’ll tell you how I can help you build a bigger life.
Who Is Jeff Jones?
I am a fifty-six year old ex cook, ex health insurance claims processor, ex data analyst and current entrepreneur. I am happily married and have one adult puppy child, Maggie. I started working on a work permit when I was fourteen and have never stopped. Pausing only to get a college degree along the way.
Like so many people my age, I’ve come to a point where I’m wondering where all the time has gone since I was twenty! I realize I’ve done most of the things society tells us we “should” do. For the most part, that’s worked out ok for me.
Until now, that is.
Lately, I’ve questioned whose idea some of this stuff was that I’ve done. Mine or friends’ or parents’ or society’s. Either way, I know I’ve still got a LOT of years left on this planet that I don’t want to see fly by like the last thirty have.
It’s for this reason that I’m dedicating myself to blogging about how to make the most of the time we have left. Not doing the same things and expecting different results is the best way to start.
What I’ll Be Doing Here
I’ll be searching for ways to bring more variety, challenge and excitement to my life and be reporting on what I did and how I fared. Each report will most likely have a quickly scannable format so you can get to the part you want to read the quickest. I’ll tell you what I did, how I did it and ways you can do it as well. Hopefully, my experience will help you do it less painfully than I did.
That’s actually the main point behind this blog. To help you find your way out of a boring existence and into a life you never imagined. It will be challenging and it will NOT happen overnight.
Hopefully, with the insights I give you from what I’ve learned in my years on this planet you’ll be able to build a bigger life along with me.
I am NOT the guy you’ll find in a magazine you want to be like YET. Right now, I’m trying to make a go of an online business and all the fun that goes with that-LOL!
I think you’ll see that I’ve paid attention quite a bit to what’s been happening during my life. Like you, I’ve not always made the right choices. Like I’m going to show you, it IS possible to build a bigger life without selling your home and walking the streets with a backpack and shopping cart.
You DON’T have to turn your life upside-down to make changes. It’s the little things that compound into big things, as Darren Hardy would say. It’s the compound effect.
How Can I Help You Build a Bigger Life?
Each new thing I tackle I’ll report on. I’ll tell you the who, what, when and wheres and break down how the challenge went. Then, I’ll give you suggestions to how you can try the same thing and some now insider tips on how to have the best experience. Some of the things I do, you may have already done. Great! Some things may be the furthest from your mind. Give them a chance.
I believe the first thing I hope to help you with is your mindset. This is where the real victory comes from. Not doing the same thing you’ve been doing and expecting different results. Being willing to try new things and decide AFTER you’ve tried them whether they’re something you’d like to do more of or stop immediately.
Just not until AFTER you’ve seriously tried or considered them at least, ok?
Then, I want us to have discussions here in comments or skype or whatever about what you’d like to try and see if I’m up for it first.
Let me put your mind at ease. I meant what I said about not having to turn your life upside-down to make it bigger. We are NOT going to start with skydiving for instance.
Maybe it’s just going someplace different for dinner to start. Little changes that help exercise your comfort zone muscles. I can help you find a place within you that allows you to take bigger challenges as. I know because I’ve done this myself for some years and it has made all the difference.
Are You On Board?
Can I count on you to come back and see what scheme I’ve cooked up next week? Can I ask you to suspend the part of you that thinks you always know what you should be doing? Can I ask you to have courage that no matter what happens you WILL grow just from taking a chance on something new?
That’s all I can ask of you right now.
After all, you don’t know me from Adam and I could be just a kook, right?
I hope as we journey together you’ll get to know me much better and feel you can trust me to steer you right. Nothing would make me happier than to share a learning and growing experience with you!
Until the curtain rises on our next adventure,