Hi there and welcome!
I’m Corey McComb and I am writer and marketing strategist. I’m also a reader, a thinker, and a slow learner.
A few years ago, I never thought I’d be writing this (or anything for that matter). My baseline of normal was pretty mediocre. I mainly colored inside the lines of life and wandered the planet as the least interesting man in the world.
I knew I wanted more, but like many others who get stuck in the everydayness of life—I was noble in thought, weak in action.
Everything changed once I finally ignored the noise in my own head and started sharing. And I don’t mean sharing status updates or cat memes (though I do love me some cat memes). I took the leap and created my own platform (this site) and began to share my ideas. Not to give advice to others, but to write out the advice I needed to give myself each day.
I realized that in order to live an interesting life, I had to first get interested.
I made it my job to learn more. Every day, I found new ways to be creative and every day my list of interests grew. Through curiosity I found reinvention.
Since making the decision to share, I’ve been able to live many different lives. I’ve been a music journalist and travel writer. I’ve found my voice, grown an audience, developed new skills, and been able to work with and advise some amazing companies.
I don’t say this to brag—through success, I’ve had to learn failure. I’ve lost marketing programs I created due to poor decisions. I’ve surrounded myself with the wrong people for too long and said goodbye to the right people too soon.
I’ve been aimless, useless, and on the floor with nothing.
But life went on. I’m still here. Pretty soon, I’ll be making new mistakes I have to learn from.
If you’ve ever felt stuck or out of balance—I want to help you. Why? Because the other side of learning is sharing. And right now that’s what interests me most.
I’ve had some amazing adventures and learned some hard lessons in the lives I’ve led. Somewhere along the way, I became a halfway decent storyteller.
I know that once you start creating the life you’ve always wanted the highs are higher, but the lows are that much lower—and the self-doubt that much stronger.
Whether you’re trying to reinvent your baseline of normal, or struggling with the weight that comes with change—you have to find balance.
It’s when I stop creating, stop finding new interests, and let my life fall out of balance that everything falls apart. I lose sleep, money, relationships, and my purpose.
I hope you join me in taking the leap and rising above your own noise to find your voice and new paths towards reinvention.
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