Friday, August 14, 2009

Dope, Soap, & Hope - Zack Arias

Zack Arias has inspired once again. You may recall "Transform", a video post he made about six months ago. This was my very first 'encounter' with Zack. Since then, I have been an avid follower of his, admiring not only his work, but more importantly, admiring his insight, his attitude, his work ethic...he really is an inspiration and someone that I look up to from afar. Today, he has done it again with a new video post called 'Dope, Soap, & Hope'. It all began with a blog comment he had received yesterday from a photographer standing on a dock, as Zack refers to it, wondering what is next for him. Zack spent all day posting comments from this blog post, and I must say, I was glued to it. He then received a visitor, a door-to-door salesman, peddling soap in the midst of all of this. Here is what came out of this salesman's pitch...

This has come at a perfect time for me as I, like so many of the authors of those comments, find myself on a dock wondering what's next for me. Should I stay on the dock? If I do, would that keep me happy and for how long? Should I set sail on a boat? Should it be my own boat? What will happen on this boat? Will I get seasick? Am I even on the correct body of water??? A lot to think about, and hearing from Zack's readers makes things a little less scary, a little more exciting.

View, enjoy, and if it's your time, sail.