The Mind Behind The Man
If I have learned anything during the first five months of 2015, it’s that to just simply exist and consume content without adding new and fresh ideas to the world is the single worst thing you can do as a human being — just short of killing somebody, of course. The fundamental underlying principle that allows me to say this with confidence is that everything that we see around us was molded and constructed by people no smarter than you or me. It really goes against human nature to live with the naïve thought that our paths are set the way they are, and that there is nothing we can do to change them. Have you ever asked a parent or guardian why they work so hard to provide for their child? You probably haven’t, but I can assure you that they will probably answer with something along the lines of, “I want my child to have opportunities I never had, and I want them to have a better life than I did.” Now if this is the general consensus among parents, why do we think that a better tomorrow will just happen to us out of pure serendipity? Why aren’t we consciously striving for a better future? I believe we have lost our way. Life, to us, has become this struggle to keep our head above water. We constantly try and exchange time for money, hoping that will solve our problems; we miss out on so much of life and miss opportunities to leave behind our creations and a part of who we were, which ultimately comprise our legacy.
The reason I have decided to build what I call the “Tim Delaforce Experience,” an amalgamation of an online portfolio and blog, is to document my journey as an aspiring entrepreneur. I wanted to have a place where I can showcase my creations, a public place where I can post about my successes — but more importantly, discuss my failures. I want this to be a learning experience, a place where I can look back and track my progress. I refuse to sit back and deal with life’s problems; I deeply believe that we can solve so many of the issues that cause us pain through technological advancement, intelligent and thought-provoking design, and humanity-empowering philanthropy.
Whether you are here to read about my journey or you are here to check out the cool stuff I’ve made, I hope you enjoy yourself — and maybe even take something away from what you have read here.