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Part 3: This Is My Purpose

Part 3: This Is My Purpose

It was time to go all in.  In my mind, the only way this is going to be successful was not treating this like a hobby but to put 100 percent of my time and energy into this. So I sold everything that I owned and started my journey of beer, wine, and spirits.

In April 2018, I set out to live in a different country every month, learning from brewers, winemakers, distillers and in the same month launch my Youtube channel. Physically and metally it was challenging.

In September of 2018, I was filming episodes and living in Croatia when I contemplated giving up?  Why?  I began to chase subscribers, followers and losing sight of the very reasonwhy I started this journey.  I remember thinking how much money, time, energy I am putting into making these videos.  All the research and to only get a few views, negarive comments on how bad the audio was or how bad I was on camera.  The inner voice was saying, "Nobody likes this content." or "You're not good enough."  I starting doubting myself and believing I was better off just traveling the world without filming episodes and quitting.

One trait I learned in the Army is never giving up.  In all the military schools I went through, the 5 years of deployments in combat, I would never give up on my team and on myself. I had to check myself. I still have these talks all the time, but the voice that always wines is the one that says NEVER GIVE UP.

I stopped focusing on numbers and focused on getting better each day in everything I was doing.  I put my head down and got to work, filming over 60 episodes in 2018 and 2019.

I think about what if I would have given up? I would never got to meet some of the most amazing people around the world that I now call friends.  I would never know my current success and missed out on all the quality interactions.  I still have along way to go.  There is still so much to learn and still achieve, but one things for sure I will never give up until I achieve them.

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Pratik Chimankar
Pratik Chimankar wrote
Hello Jeff, I am Peatik from India. I like your videos on youtube you are listening to your heart and making it open for us. All the best for your work! I want to discuss with you about my product it is Spirit. Hope you get back to me. Regards!

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