About Hailey

HaileyHi, I’m Hailey. This is me. →
I’m a hippy who is semi-obsessed with freedom. Ten years ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t settle for solving trivial problems. I wanted to be a world changer. At that point, I had a lot of growing up to do, but I never stopped my quest to be me and live epically.

Since college, I’ve worked in various web development positions. I have an extremely technical mind and love planning out technical problems and designing systems to fix them. The only problem was that programming got really boring after a while. I felt like I wasn’t solving interesting problems.

On the side, I started trying to find ways to work remotely so I could live anywhere while still creating value. I’ve had failures and successes that turned out to not be what I’m looking for. It wasn’t until recently that I’ve been able to accept my own strengths & limitations when it comes to how I create value.

I came to realise that I’m an awesome planner and strategist. I guess that skill comes nicely from years of systems planning in the programming world.

What’s more is that this skill is super useful to others! I can use my skills to help others do amazing things! It’s like I’m an epic-enabler!!

A side benefit of my planning skills and programming experience is that I’ve had tons of experience with outsourcing. I’m able to get a ton done while still working 40 hours a week at a startup software company. I can teach you to do that too!!

To find out more about how I can help you, visit my Start Here page.

Freedom and Small Living

Freedom has always been a huge value in my life. I hate contracts, leases, and long-term commitments that tie me to a specific location. They’re my version of claustrophobia.

Ever since I first saw one, I’ve dreamed of getting a van or small RV to call my own. I’d love to move around and take my own home with me.

As an ex-hoarder, the thought of moving into a small space seems daunting, but I’ve slowly de-cluttered over time to a point where I’m finally about ready to fit into an RV.

Sportsmobile Van RVI’d love to live in a Sportsmobile like this one, but my first RV will be whatever I can afford and love to start with.

Everything I do helps me get closer with this goal of location independent living.

Random Facts About Me:

  • I have been swing dancing for over 10 years. I even taught it for a bit.
  • l also know flow/rave dancing and find it quite fun despite not liking actual raves.
  • I try to spend as little time as I can on my computer. All blog posts & pages (including this one) get handwritten and sent to my assistant to type.
  • I love snail mail and regularly do penpal letters and planner swaps.
  • I hate mushrooms and love avocados.
  • I read very quickly. I’ve clocked in at over 500 wpm.
  • In college, I once decided to give up forks. This is why I use chopsticks so well. At the same time, I wanted to learn to be left-handed. So I learned left-handed chopsticks before right-handed.

My past work:

Out of college, I got a job at my university’s Web Services group building department websites. Here I had friendly competitions to find issues with my co-workers applications. Crash courses in thoroughness!

After that I worked for myself for a year. I founded my own web development firm using contractors from Odesk. Crash course in management and outsourcing.

That venture was nice and successful but very not me. I felt the problems I was solving were nitpicky and small. It got to be frustrating so I closed it down. Succeeding at the wrong thing is still failure. But failure helps you learn.

I got my next job by applying for an admin assistant position but get hired as a UI developer. The company was poorly run and the inefficiency drove me nuts. I tried to fix things but was never get listened to. I quit.

My current position is a lot better. It’s a small efficiently run startup and I have a lot of flexibility. I currently work remotely. It’s so nice. But I do have a lot of projects to juggle. Crash course in project management.

On the side, I started a blog called Pursuit of Focus about dealing with ADD. After getting a lot of backlash from people who thought I was anti-mediation, I changed the site to Pursuit of Epic. The rest is history.

I also noticed the lack of super easy course creation software so I started my own. You can find that at http://sekhana.com.

All of my experiences have led me right here helping people plan their epic lives, and I love it!

What It’s All About for Me:

I believe that we each have value to give to this world, but most people never allow their value to come out. Can you imagine a world where everyone used their unique skills to make the world a better place?

If this dream sounds epic to you, join our community here. You’ll get the Soulful First Aid Kit and you’ll get updates from me.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

5 responses to this post

  1. Jeff

    Hi Hailey,
    This is great stuff! I’m very excited to find you and your blog. And that van looks awesome! Looking forward to connecting with you in the future.

  2. Hailey

    Thanks Jeff. I’m glad that you like the blog and the van. :) Glad to connect with you.

  3. Jon

    Hailey – I found you (or did you find me – lol) and Im glad I did. You fire me up and inspired me. It interesting I did a google search using words: naysayer and greatness.
    My dream is a God dream and it’s colliding with the status quo. I didnt ask for this dream God gave it to me. And as a believer I had to be obedient. I went public with the epic dream and the naysayers got loud and some got downright ugly but I was expecting that because Jesus was involved. Anyway please email me anything or any words you have on how epic dreamers deal with naysayers. Thanks and God Bless You – You Rock!!!

  4. Hailey

    Hi Jon,

    So glad you found me. Naysayers can be tough. I’ve found that the more important the dream is, the more naysayers you get. For me, the key to naysayers is to get some cheerleaders. Find a group of people who can cheer you on. Then when you feel down dealing with the naysayers, turn to your cheerleaders to bring you up again.

    Glad you like the site and hope I can help!
    Hailey

  5. Kris

    I stumbled upon this website when I googled content vs complacency. I found lots of interesting ideas. And I also liked the fonts. <3

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