From The Desk of Maverick Brenton.
Subject: 1 Year of Adventure & A Recap of 2019.
Well golly gosh, gentlemen.
It’s been exactly one year since I produced the very first article on this blog.
And that year has gone by in the blink of an eye.
Seems like only just a moment ago, that I was sitting on an empty beach, thinking about what I was going to do over the coming year.
Now I’m sitting in my little apartment, a long way from that beach, eating an Oreo Mcflurry from McDonald’s and trying to ignore a cramp in my hamstring which I got from having sex for two hours straight earlier today.
Things have changed, as they do, and I guess I’ve changed too.
Hell, I still ain’t where I wanna be, but the journey just keeps getting more and more interesting with every year that goes by.
And let me tell you boys, it’s been one hell of a year – filled with many great adventures.
Lets do a recap of 2019 real quick:
I wrote a novel. Built the foundation of this blog. Moved to a new city. Crushed my goals in the gym. Had anal sex with various women. Dated a 40-year-old lawyer who taught me some interesting things. And I made friends with a one-legged duck called Carlos, who I met in a park.
One year ago though, back on that empty beach – I’d just left my old life and was being a bum on the coast, while I searched for my next mission.
And let me tell you: before the blog came along, I was lost man.
I’d wake up each day with a fire in my belly that only grew stronger as time passed by.
I knew in my gut that I had something to say, and I knew I had something to do.
I just didn’t know what it was.
Until one night, while laying on the floor of my little coastal shack, deep in despair because I was convinced that without a normal career I was a total failure – an idea came to me in the form of a question.
What if I could get paid to live a crazy life, study the world and write about it?
Then I remembered the platform of the blog, and I realised something: I could get paid to live a crazy life, study the world and write about it.
Now I’ve had multiple blogs over the years and I started my first one when I was just eighteen, but I quit all of them after only a few months because I was an idiot.
Didn’t have the patience, didn’t have the guts and didn’t have the balls to endure and wait for some momentum to build.
I thought it was gonna be a walk in the park, but I was wrong as fuck.
“But what is so hard about blogging?”
Well first of all I’m not a blogger.
Bloggers have blogs, where they talk about gay shit and cover their work in third party advertisements to make themselves money
I, on the other hand – am an artist.
And words are my craft.
I experience and study life, then I bring what I learn to you in the form of great articles.
The hard part about this business is enduring the initial stage where nobody reads your work, nobody comments on your work and nobody gives a fuck about your work.
Ain’t nothing hard about living well and writing awesome shit – it’s having the patience to wait for your work to be discovered that is hard.
Now to be honest I almost quit a few months ago, but my little brother kicked me in the ass and said keep going.
So I kept going.
I’ll wait as long as I have to wait because I now understand that success turns up when it decides to turn up, all you can do is work hard and stay focused.
And in this business, aka the blog business, aka the greatest business of all businesses – all you gotta do to succeed is live your life like a badass and write about it without quitting.
So that’s what I will continue doing for the rest of my life.
It’s all I know how to do, really.
I’m an adventurer and a rebel – incapable of living a normal life like normal people.
Look I tried it, but I just didn’t like it that much.
I fucking hated it actually.
Spending all of my time at a job and working for a shitty amount of money that enabled me to afford all the bullshit that we’re told we need.
So I’m not going back to that.
I much prefer living cheap like a monk while managing my money like a millionaire and working just enough to get by, enabling me to spend the majority of my time producing great work for you and sharing what life has taught me so far.
When all is said and done, that is what really gets me going – opening the eyes of those who have their eyes closed, and seeing their lives improve because of it.
Now gents, let me tell you something:
I have had various businesses and I have tried many things, without much success either, because I lacked both patience and focus.
But nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, comes close to the incredible feeling that I get from producing a piece of work that has a positive impact on another persons life.
That’s why I am doing this.
At the end of the day, what I am doing is not the best way to make money and I could make money much faster by doing something else such as Real Estate or E-commerce.
But it wouldn’t give me what I want, which is waking up with a nice sense of fulfilment each morning.
And in the words of Pejman Ghadimi, a self-made multi-millionaire:
“True fulfilment comes from having personal positive impact on someones life.”
Look, eventually I will produce a world class E-book for you to enjoy and I will make a good living off that E-book, but my highest priority is actually having an impact and changing your perspective.
So it takes as long as it takes and all that matters to me is having an impact on the lives of other people – even if that impact is tiny.
My purpose is helping you avoid the traps of the modern world, while staying a free man and making the most of your time in this life.
I don’t want to see you become trapped by debt when your life hasn’t even started.
I don’t want to see you out of shape and sick from eating crap.
I want to see you become better.
And I want to increase your awareness.
That’s what I care about.
Four years ago at the age of eighteen, I made the decision to forge my own path through life and never get sucked into the trap of consumerism.
And let me tell you something:
That decision was the best decision I ever made, because if I followed along with everyone else and did what we’re all expected to do right outta school – I would have a nice amount of debt, I would have the added stress of that debt, and I would have a lot less time to create my work.
Debt = Stress = Settling For Less
I don’t want to see anymore young guns becoming slaves to pieces of fucking paper because it is the worst bloody burden you can bring upon yourself at a young age, and it just annoys the shit out of me.
Speaking of shit, I have learnt many valuable lessons this year and one of those valuable lessons is never trust anyone who is too nice.
People who are too nice always have an agenda behind their niceness and I learnt that the hard way this year.
I got butt fucked by somebody who I have known for a long time and somebody I thought I could trust.
That’s what happens when you trust people who are too nice, especially when money is involved.
You get butt fucked by them.
So in 2020 – I will not be trusting overly nice people anymore, because overly nice people simply cannot be trusted, and they will butt fuck you when you’re not looking.
Speaking of next year, what are my plans for 2020?
Well shit, let me tell you a little something that’s been on my mind about 2020:
For the last six months my gut instinct has been telling me to pack my bags and leave this country for a great adventure.
No idea where it wants me to go, or what it wants me to do – but boy, it’s there, and I’ve decided to listen to it.
So around mid to late next year, I’ll be selling my old truck and everything else that I own (which is nothing) and I will be setting off on a great adventure.
Since my purpose is to live a badass life and put it into words for you to enjoy, I’ve realised that travelling the world is the best way to make that possible.
I have spoken to many travellers lately, and I have noticed a common theme amongst all of them: their minds are much broader, and their perspective on life is much greater, than that of normal and untravelled people.
Untravelled people like myself, are very narrow minded and don’t posses the broad experience that well-travelled people possess.
So I’m going to change that, because as a young man of 22 years I am starting to realise that I don’t know a fucking thing about a fucking thing.
Sure I know a little about money, about life and about everything that I’ve shared with you so far – but I don’t know enough, and I’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to know.
I want to attain true wisdom, true insight and true understanding, which is only going to come from living life well beyond my comfort zone.
More importantly though, if this blog is to become what I want it to become, I need to get my ass out there and learn a whole lot more about the world and about life.
I want this blog to become a library of world class articles that change the way you think about yourself and your life.
I want it to become great.
And above all I want to leave a legacy.
So that’s my plan amigos:
I will be heading off on an adventure and I will be wandering the world like Miyamoto Musashi – studying life, experiencing life, and bringing everything I learn to you through the medium of this blog.
Another thing I have discovered this year is that kids are one of the greatest sources of happiness in the world.
There’s no sunshine without kids.
Watching them play, listening to them laugh, giving them hugs and having them hug you – that’ll make you a happy guy.
Kids can teach you a few things too, a few things about how to live life and how to be happy.
And that’s what I spoke about in the very first article that I published on this blog.
I certainly won’t be growing up (giving up) anytime soon.
And being completely honest, I don’t think I am able to.
All I seem to be able to do is write awesome shit, lift heavy weights and see things that nobody else can see – so guess I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing then:
Living my life like a rebel, studying the world like a scholar, making sweet love to pretty girls and writing all about right here on this website, for you to enjoy.
That seems like a good deal to me.
So here’s to the first year of The Website For Rebels.
Here’s to all the crazy shit that is still to come.
And here’s to all the good times of the year behind us.