My name is Alden Tan and I’m currently 27 years old.
Straight up, this blog all about doing what you love. I write to give people the courage and inspiration to do just that.
I’m also a Bboy and I’ve been at it for over 10 years.
The reason why
On June 11th 2006, my dad died after suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease for a couple of years.
It was a very horrific day which changed my life completely.
I actually had to see my dad’s lifeless body on his bed when it happened in the morning. Everyone was crying.
My dad during his better days
I decided there and then there’s really nothing else to do in life but be happy and follow your passion.
There’s a long story to it which you can read up on it here. Basically before my dad died, I held back a lot in life. I cared too much about what others thought of me. I never stood up for myself. I was angry most of the time and I pretty much led a very unfulfilled, mediocre life.
So this blog is the embodiment of everything I love and believe in.
If there was a motto somewhere here, it’d go something like: Stop giving a fuck, and just do what you love.
I learnt that the hard way.
The three philosophies of this blog
1) Keeping it real
Not keep it real like, “Yo yo daddyo check out ma blog ma crib yo”.
“Real” implies a lot of things, but I believe with the right education, real can improve your life, easily.
The one thing that pisses me off about self-help, self-improvement, personal development and what have you is that everything tends to come across as cliché and cheesy. That’s when you hear stuff like, “Get over it” or “Go talk to a random stranger today”.
I go deep, as I tell it like it is. No bullshit and zero fluff. There’s no time for that.
I’m human too. I write to help people, but I’m also flawed. I make mistakes all the time and I can also understand that the journey of self-improvement can be complicated, aggravating even.
That being said, sometimes I just don’t wanna fucking meditate and shit you know? I like beer and hot girls. Can we go get’em?
Oh and I’ve a very straight forward tone infused with profanities. Let that be your fair warning. Don’t be shocked when you hear shit, balls, cunt and fuck from me.
2) Hard work and taking action
And it all starts from you.
Can’t escape that.
No amount of reading can ever improve your life unless you gather balls and start doing something for yourself today.
3) Opening up
But you know? Sometimes you just got to open up to different ideas in life.
Try out different things. Find your passion. Don’t judge others. Achieve balance in life. Try to understand that there’s more to life than money and other material things. Realize things like death are very real.
Everybody has a different life, hence journey. Find your own (that means not giving a fuck about others).
Way too many people are caught in the music of life, so much so they’re in a trance. They’re unhappy with their jobs, their relationships, the fact that they feel lost, unmotivated depressed and other shit.
You one of them? Time open up then.
Stick with me, and I’m gonna rock your world to inspire you to do what you really love.
For a start, check out the free gift I have for you. It’s my free eBook called Revive Your Life. You can get your free copy right here.
For all my books, go to here.
Feel free to take a look at my guest posts and the places I’ve been featured:
30 Day Comeback (product link)