I had the chance to work with many. Some brilliant, yet not partners; and some not very skilled, but strive to become it. I guess, in doing so, we became partners, especially when we realized we were seeking the same thing. And, might I add, became very talented in whatever skills we decided to pursue. I’m learning from many women in my life, to date, even when they don’t realize it.
I chose and still choose my partners. It is not a one-time deal. It is an ever-renewed vow
The thing about women is that they mature before flowering. And, in the early stage of maturity, they have to fight the masculine force, afraid of how powerful they might become. But that power is a birthright, an actual force of nature. And when someone appreciates what is already there, they get to catch a glimpse of its divinity. I chose and still choose my partners. It is not a one-time deal. It is an ever-renewed vow.
The first lesson I learned on my entrepreneurial journey with my wife, or the elegant design of the feminine, was to find strength in the most vulnerable moments. I guess being courageous is about facing the inside first. A fearless mind is capable of projecting great hate or even greater love. I knew about hate; I played that game well, but then, I had to gain the ability to challenge what I already knew, hence, love. How to manifest that in a business is a 10-year entrepreneurial journey, with Norshek, thus far.
when you choose to love a woman, it is not a mission, missions have endings; it is a journey
This one is close to home, on so many levels. To give all and equally receive. A friend of mine once told me that I needed to learn to receive blessings, not just give, in order for the cycle to be complete. A woman knows this because it was imprinted in the opposite direction; it’s why they are able to ‘give’ birth. So, you see, when you choose to love a woman, it is not a mission, missions have endings; it is a journey and the mission is that you’re either on it or, grabbing on to what it may be.
In my marriage, I realized early on that I need to let go of the need to feel powerful. And that was liberating, in a sense. My mind finally realized that by striving for an endless target, called ‘power’, it’ll never achieve it. And the people taking the backlash, or wrath, are those closest to my heart. So, I did what any strong man should do, I controlled myself by balancing action and reaction, or, in other words, combining active and passive. It took courage, I must admit.
Through my wife’s motherhood, I got a chance to experience birth. When I stopped seeking love outside, I actually found it. Children are the manifestation of being the change we want to see, not as a destination, but by constantly changing.
I love my wife and kids. It is okay to shout it out loud. One day it will be cool again.
A flamboyant father of two and serial entrepreneur and founder of Jumpsuite, and e Wellness Log. @nabilrostom