How often have you been asked the question, who are you and what do you do?\r\nThat\u2019s the question I get asked a lot especially in my industry, and to be honest this is the question I loathe the most. Yeah, this may sound a little bit arrogant! An example... the other day in the sauna, this guy I started chatting to asked me \u201cwhat I did for work\u201d. Funny I said, I\u2019m just writing a blog about that very question and how I don\u2019t like answering it. He apologised, I smiled, and said it\u2019s not your problem it\u2019s my problem because I don\u2019t know how to answer it.\r\nThe reason I say that is because I never really know how to explain it without going on and on. I do multiple things to support myself. Let me give you an example, I run a few online shops, an online travel company, I host a few websites, I tutor people on how to use technology, I get commissions from promoting other people\u2018s products online, and my main bread-and-butter comes from my subscription-based business networking company.\r\nSo as you can see it\u2019s a difficult question to answer because explaining I receive income from multiple sources could be difficult for someone who works at one job, doing one thing on an hourly rate. I could be wrong, however when I start explaining to others, it results in me dominating the conversation and I\u2019m sure that is exhausting for the ones who are listening!\r\nSo as I was walking around the mall today, I thought of tackling that question from a different angle, hence this blog, \u2018what don\u2019t I do\u2019?\r\nI don\u2019t conform\r\nI don\u2019t always conform to society, maybe it\u2019s my religious upbringing. Celebrating my birthday or Christmas does not excite me at all, in fact, I loathe it, and ladies, I don\u2019t even get excited about Valentine\u2019s Day, it\u2019s not going to happen! I believe if you see a gift or you want to do something nice for a dear friend or your partner, don\u2019t hold back, do it straight away.\r\nI hate commercialism\r\nI don\u2019t read the newspaper, in fact, I don\u2019t read. I don\u2019t watch the weather, I don\u2019t like other people influencing me, however I do love listening to motivational books that I choose to hear, and if you want to read a good one, make sure you read the \u201cBe More Pirate : Or How to Take On the World and Win by Sam Conniff Allende\u201d. At Christmas time when you are all running around trying to find that special present for your loved one, I think you\u2019re all crazy.\r\nI don\u2019t follow\r\nI would like to think that I am a leader. I\u2019m not sure how many people are following me, but if you check out my Facebook and LinkedIn profile\u2018s you could say quite a few. I would find more value in saying I am an influencer and I\u2019ve never really learnt much from following others, the reason for this is that I don\u2019t seem to absorb the information I get taught. I believe this is because of my dyslexia. Let\u2019s use Richard Branson as an example, he is a true leader. Do I follow his example, not really, do I admire him as a leader, 100%. I\u2019ve gleaned a few ideas from listening his books.\r\nThe idea of going to university and listening to theory, or educating myself on how something should be done by other leaders, doesn\u2019t really interest me at all. This could be part of the reason I left school at 14, I was bored out of my brain and couldn\u2019t wait to start life.\r\nI don\u2019t stop thinking\r\nI was speaking to somebody the other day and we were talking about sleep, and I said I normally get between 4 to 6 hours sleep a night. When I sleep I actually pass out from exhaustion!\r\nSometimes I feel like the elevator goes to the top and the doors open, the light goes on, and it never goes off. However, I often keep thinking until I come up with a solution or concept. When it all comes together, I quickly document it or come up with a way of remembering my thoughts before I forget them. Some may say I have ADHD, however, I say I am an action person, I think on my feet in real time as I implement stuff. So for this reason my brain is always thinking.\r\nI don\u2019t absorb negativeness\r\nNegativeness brings me down and I can\u2019t have it in my life at any cost. Now I\u2019m not talking about when you have a bad day and you need someone to share your problems with. I think you can fix most things by having someone to listen to. Would you agree with the saying, that a problem shared, is a problem halved?\r\nFailure is not an option\r\nIf you ask me whether I have ever failed with anything in business, the answer would be no. A businessman said to me once, you\u2019ve got to have your failures in business, they are the compost for your next business. You can always learn to do things better each time you do them, it\u2019s like exercising, the more you exercise, the fitter you get, well it\u2019s the same in business.\r\nIn conclusion, sometimes it\u2019s just easier saying to people I\u2019m a qualified painter and decorator and I specialise in interior paint techniques. It\u2019s maybe 20 years old, however, it was a lot easier to explain to people what I did when I was a house painter!\r\nP.S. 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