We crave success as a way to invest ourselves with more value because apart from it we are seldom hallowed. Instead others merely see our shell, and secretly wonder why we aren't doing so well. So success becomes the solution to dispel the illusion that our lives are impoverished and deprived. Yet unless we embrace our essence it doesn't matter how much are our investments. What matters most is the way we host and hallow ourselves despite the expense of our wares.
I'm a former trainer with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. I quit, however, in October of 2000 to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. In route, I became homeless temporarily and lost my stuff (though not my esteem). Most recently, I spent seven years lecturing in the philosophy department of UNC-Charlotte, where I previously obtained an MA in Liberal studies and Advanced Certification in Professional and Applied Ethics. I resigned in May of 2008 to pursue a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, which I received in May 2012 with a Concentration in Adult & Higher Education. Previously, I received my BA in English from Guilford College. I've also written over 40 books. (www.joelbryant1.com). I recently launched For Dreamers Only Academy (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NLjUDRFnUjIdn_BF2IECQ?feature=mhee,
a virtual platform dedicated to helping others achieve greatness.