I am a nerd without glasses. A nerd in an athletic body.
Why a nerd?
Because I’ve always liked to ponder weighty questions, like: “Why I do the things that I do?”, Why was I put on this planet?”, “Why were we all put on this planet?”, “Why is the human animal so destructive?”, “What is the meaning of life?”, “What does it mean to live a good life?” And, so on.
I’m a nerd in an athletic body because athleticism has always been a part of my life.
In the fist part of my life, it was about how I looked. In the later part of my life – and now – it is mostly about how I am able to perform. It is about being functionally able, efficient, skillful and athletic. It’s about being useful not only to myself but to others as well.
In the second part of my life, another thing became important, too – to be able to conquer fear and to nurture and strengthen courage.
That’s why I got myself into martial arts, including firearms (a martial art nonetheless) where I am a certified instructor (and have even taught for a short period of time).
I’ve always had the ability to self-assess and the strong desire to self-improve – both my body and my mind.
That’s why I say that I’m a nerd. I read and study a lot.
I read a lot about human psychology – fear, courage, success, inner strength. I study what makes us function better as human beings – what makes us the bearers of progress in the world rather than pure selfish consumers of resources. And, I strive to be a part of the first category.
I was born in Bulgaria, a small country in East Europe.
I grew up under the Communist rule. My father was a local communist leader. I was going to become a communist leader had democracy not displaced communism when I was 15 and a half.
I immigrated to the United States when I was 28 – with a relatively poor command in English regardless of studying it seriously before I departed (languages have always interested me but I’ve never excelled in learning them).
Improving myself and helping others improve themselves is what drives me. It’s what makes me do what I do.
I consider my top roles in life to be the following: a role model, a teacher, an influencer, and an entrepreneur.
My vision: Become the best person you can possibly become so that you can positively influence the lives of as many people as you possibly can.
My mission: I inspire and motivate young people to master both their bodies and their minds so that they can live more fulfilling and productive lives.
In short, that’s me.
If you think that there is something in what you read above that sounds like you, and that you will benefit from if you stuck around a bit longer then stick around. Glad to have you.
I am inspired and moved when I find others who’s goals in life are similar to mine, as I know that the more people with the same strong desire to self-improve – both on physical and mind level – the greater positive impact on humanity we’ll all have.