What’s coming up for me – treatment and future writings

Hey all, what’s cracking?!

I hope everything is good with you all and I’ve actually missed saying “what’s cracking” quite a bit!

Let’s move on – I’m on kinda of a new type of philosophy if you will. And it”s not so much a philosophy but a way of life.

Basically, I’m not going to waste  your time. I’m going to get straight to the point and that will be that.

We are fools to make plans a week from now or two years from now. And isn’t it obvious why? Nothing in this life is guaranteed. Take me – 33 year old, successful entrepreneur and writer, married with 3 kids, and I have brain cancer. Whoever would  have pegged a 33 year old for this?

I also shouldn’t make blanket statements about everyone. I’ve talked to many of you who read my blog who’ve shared stories of people you know, family members, etc who have gone through cancer and survived. I guess the only reason I’m talking about it is because prior to me being diagnosed with brain cancer I was what most would call an insensitive idiot. And that’s putting is nicely.

Man is humbled, and each one is brought low, and the eyes of the haughty are brought low. Isaiah 5:15

To be clear, I’m putting myself into the quote above because it’s true. I cannot deny it. Want proof? Just look at my Youtube videos and comments. A lot of the attitude made it into my writings as well.

The silver lining in all of this  is this – the majority of people go their whole life taking life for granted. Making future plans, treating others they way they DON’T want to be treated, spending their time doing nothing important at all (why by the way is anything besides spending time with your family), and continuing this habit until they get old and die.

When these people are on their death bed they see the error of their ways. All of a sudden how much money they had, what job they had, what business they had and so on means absolutely nothing. However, these people can still make amends with God, set their life right, and go in peace.

Not all people are lucky enough to have a shot a redemption. Redemption with God. Redemption with family and friends. Redemption with people who you’ve done wrong. I find myself lucky enough to have a shot at redemption and I cannot think of anything more important as this.

This easily could have turned out different: I die without redemption leaving the future of my soul in the throes of hell, broken relationships with those most important to me, and at a high level a false viewpoint of the world that in hindsight to me is beyond ignorant.

And let me say this- the most  important people in my life watched first hand as I created company after successful company, working 100+ hours per week and they always told me the same thing “it’s not worth it.” These people I threw to the wayside and told them to get out of my way. I was on a mission to prove to the world that I had what it took to be successful. That I had what it took to be rich. That I had hard to develop skills that would make me popular. This is where the road began to spiral down for me.

So I’m going to leave these thoughts here for now. I plan on adding a lot to my site over the next weeks and months. I want to leave my thoughts for all of you, for my two sons and daughter, for my wife, and for everyone that knows me. I have a super unique way of seeing the world due to my cancer and varied background and I only hope that I can save some from falling down the same path that I did.

Here’s what’s coming up for me next week. (My right arm and leg are numb and they’ve been numb for two days. I’m still typing decent but wanted to make a note of this here).

  1. Chemo and radiation – Tuesday. ***I have a TON to say about the “standard of care” protocol and all things related to chemo and radiation. One of these days I’m going to write about it.***
  2. Keto Diet – Ongoing. A super healthy way of eating. I’m currently down to 186 pounds from a bit over 200 in just three weeks. Again, I’ll flesh this out in a upcoming post.
  3. Supplements – Many and varied. I’ll include these in the keto-diet post.
  4. I’m also going to update the (1)  Aphorisms page and the (2) Philosophical Notebook sections.
    1. The Philosophical Notebook section is going to be super long and contain my thoughts and feelings on:
      1. Religion
      2. Family and Friends
      3. Education
      4. Money
      5. Job/Work
      6. Technology
      7. Marginalia of everything
      8. Wars
      9. Humility
      10. Redemption
      11. Food/Diet
      12. Books

This is it for now! Have a great weekend!

5 thoughts on “What’s coming up for me – treatment and future writings

  1. James,

    I’m 18 years old. I’ve been inspired by your entrepreneurship. The first video I saw of you was about making money with a drone. As this is an industry I want to get in to, I plan on following your successful model. Thanks for the tips on how to do it.

    Now I’ve stumbled across your blog and your trial with cancer. I hope for healing and joy for you.

    I’m also amazed at your searching for God. It is truly inspiring.

    I want to leave you some verses for your comfort. James 4:6, John 3:16, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:28, John 16:33.

    I hope you get well and enjoy time with your family.

    -Dylan

    1. Dylan, guess what? I named my oldest son (4 years old) Dylan, spelled just like you! I’m glad I could be an inspiration to you – one tip, get in on drones now. The best way I can explain the industry is like this – it’s the calm before the storm. Also if you’re serious about drones I suggest you check out SkyCatch software which you can use to land big contracts!

  2. James, I stumbled across one of your videos on YouTube which led me to your site. After reading only one of your posts I bookmarked you. I plan on following your blog. You are very inspiring and you have made me put things into perspective. I’m divorced with four kids. I’m struggling right now raising them and paying my bills. I fell victim to the corporate game. I was laid off from Kenworth truck company after six years. I was making $5,200 a month and now I’m lucky to bring in $1200. A lifelong friend of mine bought a DJI inspire pro and ask me to go into business with him. We are having trouble finding business so I look forward to reading your blog. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Stay strong, and kick cancers ass.

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