Ocean storm, new discoveries and life questions

Hey. It’s good to be back after a little break.

Since my last post I’ve done some traveling like the Philippines, New Zealand and Poland.

This has been an interesting time in my life (since I’ve had a lot of time to think, which is an experience).

Oh, yeah, I’ve done some living in tropical paradise, sailing the Pacific and surviveing a storm but these are just fun events that smell too touristy to me (with the exception of the storm).

But the thinking part was most exciting. So here are some questions and discoveries I’ve been wrestling with.

Over the period of  last 3 months I’ve read about 10 books about entrepreneurs.


There is a group of people in this world called entrepreneurs. You don’t hear children when asked, who do you want to be when you grow up, say entrepreneur. Children simply don’t know that such a choice is available to them. Instead they choose: a doctor, a cosmonaut, an actor, or any popular profession that comes to their young mind. They never say they would like to become an entrepreneur.

The likely reason is they’ve never heard this word, growing in a family that doesn’t talk about entrepreneurship.

Later in life they find out that entrepreneurs do exist. And their view of the world suddenly changes. And they are never the same.


Over the last few months I’ve chewed on a few questions that I find crucial to living a conscious life:

1. What’s the best use of my time?

This is the question of questions. I don’t know of many questions more important than this.

2. How much time do I want to spend in front of computer/smart phone screen?

If  I think about how much time I spend staring at some screen, it is mind-boggling. I have a suspicion that we live in exciting but dangerous times, due to the amount of time electronic devices take out of our life.

3. What are some criteria of lifestyle design?

I’ve come up with three:

If I consider doing something, it better be healthy, it better be important to me and it better be exciting. If I don’t follow these guidelines for making decisions then It’s easy to end up not living your full potential.

Of course this is an ideal. Not always easy to do. But it’s good to try to live this way anyway.

That’s it for now.

Chao. Stay fulfilled on your own life journey.


5 Comments on Ocean storm, new discoveries and life questions

  1. Good to see you back, Derek sounds like you got some great insights from your trip!

    I too have been away from the ‘electronic stuff’ for a while – and am readjusting to what is important – finding the balance between living the real life and that other virtual life of blogging and social media that we can get so wrapped up in.

    Entrepreneurship is also my major theme at the moment – huge plans for the next few years both online and offline!

    Looking forward to picking up with you again, my friend.
    Dean Carlton recently posted..Process, the Unsexy Shape of Your Customer-Centric World (Part 3 of 6)My Profile

    • Hi Dino,
      Good to see you here. Yeah, we have to constantly adjust to a new brave world in front of us.
      I survived a bad storm and I’m cured from sailing, at least on Southern Ocean. Maybe Caribbean, but not Roaring Forties and all that mess.
      I’m at crossroads at the moment, it’s easy to go back to a job, but what’s the point in making someone else rich.
      We’ll see how it goes.
      Cheers mate.
      Derek Potocki recently posted..Ocean storm, new discoveries and life questionsMy Profile

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