Confessions…

I have a confession to make: I’m not an expert. I know that might come as a shock to you since I have sooo many followers and you’ve probably heard a lot about me in the news (or not 😉), but the truth is, I’m not.

Me and my lovely wife, Abby; Niagra Falls, April 2016.
Me and my lovely wife, Abby; Niagra Falls, April 2016.

I’m just an average guy working an average job trying to raise my kids to hopefully be more than average someday. I’m just a person with more hopes and dreams than money or talent; I’m a guy that feels more often stuck in a rut than relevant and fulfilled. I have struggles and fears and doubts. But I’m daring to do more than just dream; I’m daring to step out and write a different story for my life and for my family. I want to be better than average; I want to excel at what I do and exceed my goals. I want to make an impact on the world and help change people’s lives.

I don’t know if any of this sounds familiar to you, but if it does I encourage you to stick around. My “big idea” with this blog/website is to build a platform through which I can connect with people like you, offering hope, guidance, and motivation: that is, hope for a better life, guidance on which direction to choose for your life, and motivation to overcome your fears and doubts to take the necessary next steps to make it happen. Personally, I have constantly struggled with discouragement and self-doubt; no matter what I do it seems to follow me and I’ve found myself giving up on my dreams before I’ve really even started. For a long time I have looked for and often found encouragement and support from other people. I’ve had good friends who would listen for hours over meals or coffee; pastors have given me wise counsel to commit every part of my life to God in prayer, and the Lord knows my wife has heard and considered more than her fair share of big ideas and plans, work struggles, fears and doubts, and identity crises. While good friends, pastors, and spouses are all great to have around, I’ve decided that in order to stay motivated and encouraged, I need to serve others in the ways that I need to be served. Of course I cannot give what I do not possess, so it is my goal to continually seek out ideas, tools, resources, and stories that will encourage and inspire me, allowing me to pass that along to you. I get tremendous satisfaction out of teaching and encouraging others and that is exactly what I aim to do with tylerjbrooks.com and related content. Please let me know how I can help you.

That’s it, my first post! Please check out my ‘About‘ page if you haven’t already, sign up for my email list, and feel free to connect with me by email or on Facebook.

If you’re a new reader, please take a minute to introduce yourself, tell me ONE big idea/dream/business/goal that you would like to at least start on THIS year. Send me an email tylerjbrooks.writer@gmail.com  or comment below or on Facebook

 

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