Beach Bum

Today’s Lesson: Live where you feel alive.


A warm breeze, the smell of salty beach and the electric energy from lively people (not too few, not too many) socializing around Pier 60 tonight makes me feel like I would be fine if nights were a week long.

Living in Tampa and strolling along Clearwater Beach with my parents (who are visiting from Detroit) reminds me how great it is to live where Nicole and I chose instead of where we just happened to be or ended up.

It’s good to live where you feel life pulsing, where you draw energy, and where you find yourself saying over and over, “I can’t believe I live here.” Wherever that is for you, my advice is take the hard road of finding a way to be there. It’s worth it.


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Michael Salamey

People are made of many things, but only a few things define a person. For me, those things are Philosophy, Leadership, and Health. I help independently owned and ethically run businesses break through communication obstacles and challenge conventional thinking. Sometimes that means delivering insightful marketing content; sometimes it means having tough but compassionate conversations. All the time, it means communicating and building relationships with honesty and integrity. I am a vegan, an individualist, and occasionally a man willing to risk everything to reach a goal. I am known for being uncompromising in my values, and for being someone who dares to own his own life.