Today I have the great pleasure of Introducing you to my friend Bud over at aboundlessworld.com, where he simply wants to inspire you to live a boundless life.
Why did you start blogging?
I’ve always had a passion for writing and I felt a blog was a wonderful medium for me to express my desire for positive change. For the longest time I kept putting off starting a blog because I would allow a plethora of excuses stop me. It wasn’t until my best friend (http://www.aboundlessworld.com/losing-a-best-friend/) passed away that Ibegan questioning what it was I was doing with my life. Turning inward, I began to explore a a variety of different perspectives and immersed myself in a great deal of reading. After months of searching.. I knew I needed to start a blog.
What have you learned through blogging?
Wow. I don’t even know where to begin .A better question would be what haven’t I learned. In all seriousness blogging has taught me a great deal about not only myself but humanity as well. Although I’ve only been blogging for a year I’ve learned a life time of lessons. I’ve learned good things don’t come easy. I’ve learned if your passionate about something you need to go with it. I’ve learned that you people are going to try to tear you down but you just have to ignore them. I’ve learned there are a ton of wonderful people out there and I’m excited about your future. I learned that I don’t have all the answers. I’ve learned that I will always need to grow. I’ve learned how to communicate my ideas in a more efficient manner. And I’ve learned to be real.
You are a young wise man, do you hope to inspire others of the same age?
I put no age limit on those who I wish to inspire. While my message certainly won’t resonate with everyone, I feel that anyone who wishes to have a better life will benefit from what I have to say. Sometimes I write provocatively to encourage discussion, and other times I write to change the world. I don’t claim to have all the answers and I spend a great time exploring other belief systems and perspectives.
What is the greatest obstacle facing young adults? What advice would yougive them?
This is going to be short and simple. Too many people spend their life doing shit they hate, don’t be one of those people. Do what you love. It’s that simple.
You had the great fortune of living in other countries, can you tell us how living in China affected your personal growth? (what did you like/ not like about china) Living in China (http://www.aboundlessworld.com/5-extraordinary-benefits-of-living-in-shanghai/) helped me gain a more global perspective. Something I find extremely valuable to my growth as human being. Simply immersing yourself in other cultures does wonders for your soul. Far too many people are attached to their certain nationality and thus block themselves from truly connecting with humanity. In essence we are all one. I hope to travel more as I grow older and continue to connect with humanity at a global level.
Who are some of the people that inspire you, what have you learned from them?
Too be honest I’m inspired a lot of things. I’m most inspired when I live in the moment and appreciate the beauty of life ( http://www.aboundlessworld.com/finding-the-beauty-in-life/) I’m inspired by anyone who lives on their own terms and contributes value to humanity. 🙂
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How do you see the world 10 years from now? How do you see yourself in it? What contributions do you plan on making?
It’s hard to say where I’ll be 10 years from now but I know it will be totally different from where I am today. If you were to tell me a year ago that I would still be running a popular personal development blog I wouldn’t have believed you. My blog is only the beginning of my journey. Over the next few years I hope to move into public speaking to help spread my message even more. I also hope to team up with some really stellar individuals and create an even larger vision. I can totally invision myself opening up “ABoundless World” school which helps teenagers create a lasting legacy. 🙂
What are the Top 5 books you would recommend to someone who wants to achieve their dreams?
Here’s my list:
- The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho
- The Psychology of Winning: Denis Waitley
- Johnathan Livingston Seagull: Richard Bach
- Crush It: Gary Vaynerchuck
- Personal Development For Smart People: Steve Pavlina
What’s your message to the world, how can we help you spread it?
Live through your heart. Change the world.