Who is Damian King? I was asked the question a few weeks ago and it got me thinking, like really thinking.
Who am I?
More to the point, what the hell have I let myself in for.
Who is Damian King…
If you had asked me who Damian King was at twenty one, I would have arrogantly spurted some bollocks about being a City high flyer, on a mission to make my millions. I didn’t care about ruffling feathers or treading on people’s toes. I was bullish, cocky and confident. All the prerequisite attributes needed to succeed in the City. At least that’s what I thought at the time.
However, If you had asked me who Damian King was at twenty five, a mere four years later, you would have got a whole different story.
I had grown bored of the rat race, bored of the endless pursuit to obtain more of what I already had. And for what, to prove I was successful? To follow in the footsteps of my seemingly unhappy peers? Fuck that and a big fuck you to my corporate career - I quit!
Damian King - Fearless or Foolish
As I approached the big 30, I couldn’t help but smile to myself. Life was good and I was content, well kind of. I’d travelled around the world, relocated to Brighton, lived in a beautiful apartment, owned a few businesses and enjoyed a great lifestyle.
Fast forward ten years and I was appearing on a podcast show and was asked the question - who is Damian King?
The reality is I’ve never been so assured of who I am and what my purpose is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for one minute saying I’m exactly where I want to be, there is still such a long way to go.
After forty years of existing on this planet, with the highs and lows, comes the realisation of purpose. I’ve finally realised and understand my “Why”.
Who is Damian King?
I’m a man who is fearless - yet often afraid.
I’m a man who has achieved great things in life - but with so much more to accomplish.
I’m a man with vast knowledge - yet with so much more to learn.
I am a man on a mission - and that mission has only just begun.
Who is Damian King...
I’m just an average guy who has taken a few risks, backed up my big mouth with actions and followed my passion. I’ve made more than my fair share of mistakes along the way, and I’d love to say I’ve learnt from them; but the reality is that’s not always been the case and it’s those repeated fuck ups that are the difficult ones to swallow. And, that’s just part of life, the learning process if you will.
No one is perfect and I’ll most likely make more mistake along the way. But you can’t make mistakes without action.
The point I’m trying to make (although I feel I’m veering off topic) is that doing nothing and hoping for something in your life to change is guaranteed to end in unfulfiment, frustration and resentment.
Truth is, I’m just an average guy from South London, who reached a point in his life and thought, 'there has to be more to this existence'. More to life than simply working and longing for the weekend, only to wake up on a Monday morning and do the same thing over all over again.
Life is for living, and living is what I plan on doing.