I wrote a letter to my 2.5 year old son about why I do what I do. I believe the next generation deserves a better world that is filled with love, positivity and inclusion.
WHY DID I START
Hello, I am Aaron. I am a father of one, going to be two soon. When I am not juggling my job and looking after my young family, I podcast and I write. I inspire and challenge people to look at things and challenges in life differently and positively.
Life lessons often change people and make us look at life differently. In April 2019, I had a close-to-death encounter with my new born son. The experience taught me to relook at the world through the lens of a small child. I started asking myself: What sort of world do I want my kids and his friends to live in? How can I positively influence the world? It was this self-discovery which led me to why I do what I do.
While technology has improved our lives, we are more connected digitally than ever, our lifespan has more than doubled; humans, are unhappy. Every 40 seconds, someone chooses to end their lives because they fail to see hope. We are less connected with one another on a human level.
My optimism is not innate. It comes from losing some things in life and almost losing my son. I had Bell’s palsy twice in my life. For a period of nine months, I lost the ability to smile, blink and speak. I had to relearn how to speak. I learned the importance of health and the key to happiness is to be grateful for the things that we have, and not the things we don't have.
Positivity brings out the best in us and our mission is to build a global community to inspire, one story at a time. If all of us are focusing on becoming a better future-self together, we can co-create a much better future for our children. And that's worth doing.