“I want a really great quote here." - Ben McGary
You guessed it. My name is Ben.
I'm an aspiring sage (person, not plant) with a lot on my mind. Thanks to a fortunate turn of events, I have time to write. And write I will.
As you may already know, I love to read, hike, jog, and cook. I'm the quiet type - an introvert - and very, very happy with it. I ask a lot of questions. Together, with my much better half (of almost 13 years!) I travel...often.
I'm getting older. Ugh. But with age comes knowledge (hopefully) and new passions.
One of my newfound passions involves relearning what I believe to already know. Or...questioning everything. For example - "Why do I think breakfast the most important meal of the day?" The answer: a marketing campaign for cereal. Whoa.
I have a lot to learn. More to unlearn. That's the point of writing this all down.
Why writing? Why not build a YouTube channel or a group on social media?
Technology is advancing and the way we learn is rapidly changing but writing is timeless.
Plus, I want to write...I like to write.
Oh, and I hate being on camera.
That's why I use Benmojis so much (see the shockingly accurate image on the left.)
I've built and moderated social media groups before.
They are certainly helpful for building a community and a business.
But that's not what I'm doing here.
I just want to get some thoughts out. For me.
Not because I need to. Not because I have to. Not even to make money (though I'll likely share a fair amount of affiliate links because...why not?) My goal isn't to give advice, preach, or even be read by anyone except the future version of myself.
In 2110, what will I think of my thoughts from 2022?
As much as I (truly) hope you enjoy every word, you - my dear reader - are not my focus. I want to document my stories, lessons, and thoughts. My goal is to love every minute of it, I can't do that if I'm focused on what you want.
When I'm old(er) and gray(er), I want to be happy that I wrote my way.
No, I'm not a niche writer. I'm interested in different topics and I'm going write about them all when the time is right. I'll cover Sales, Marketing, Technology, and other business-related topics. Health, Wellness, and Travel will certainly be included too.
I hope that's nowhere near an exhaustive list.
I don't have a formal writing education or training. I'm really not sure where to even start. In the past, I would have let that stop me from starting. For once, I'm choosing the process over perfection.
I know it's not all going to be good. I'm good with that.
I have a pretty unique point of view. I like to think it's right, more times than not anyway. I won't hide from it or try to mask my authenticity. It's important to me.
However, I love to learn and am always willing to change my mind.
Challenge me but be warned...I don't go down without a fight.
That's all for now.