One of our foremost principles here at YouAre is to be authentic. No sugar coating, no airbrushed social media. Just real people, with real struggles as we forge ahead into uncharted territory.
My journey to get here began months ago when I became aware of Intrusion's ground-breaking new product, 'Shield'. I was excited as an investor in the company, but my thoughts never took me beyond its peripheral involvement in my life.
You see my background is in medicine. I have devoted the last 10+ years of my life to medical education and building my skill set as a practitioner. Specifically I spent the last 5 years working as a Physician Assistant in orthopedic surgery. I love medicine. I love surgery. I love helping people. Over the past 10 years, I've poured tens of thousands of hours into my career, well over six figures of debt, lots of stress, lost sleep and time away from my wife and kids. So much has been invested and sacrificed to get started and maintain that trajectory.
Then the opportunity fell in my lap to "throw it away." My nature is to play it safe. Stick with what you know. Don't take unnecessary risks. You started down this path, you finish it. But something in me said, "You have to do this." I thought that sentiment would pass with some time. I expected my nature to kick back in and I would find this all familiar anchor in my life I thought was called "wisdom." Weeks passed, but nothing changed. I started losing sleep thinking about what might be discovered on the path ahead. Then the grace of revelation: the anchor called "wisdom" had turned into a chain called "control" and it had to be broken.
And so, YouAre | Secure was born.
My challenge to you. Don't live stuck. Don't let your past determine your future. Don't underestimate the launching pad that your past may provide, even if your future seems to look so different than where you came from. Don't let the security of who you have been drown out the unknown of what you could be, no matter how scary that path may seem.
Drop a comment below if you're stuck, or perhaps you had a similar revelation at some point in your life.