Why I don't want to be Chris Brogan

If you’re in the social media business you’d definitely want to be like Chris Brogan. He’s like the father of social media marketing. He wrote a book on it. His blog has got more readers than I’ll ever have. In short, he’s a rockstar.

Lots of people would love to trade places with Chris, but not me. I’m not saying that I’m lazy, but it starts to get crazy when it get’s like this:

I thought about the inanity of waking up at 5:45AM after going to bed around 12:45AM and not really falling asleep until closer to 3AM.

See more in his Overnight Success series.

It’s the first week of the new decade and I’ve been thinking long and hard about my priorities. Things have changed for me, I’m gonna be a daddy. I have nothing but respect for Chris, but I think I’d rather follow the footsteps of Tim Ferris, Jonathan Fields or John & Lea Woodward. I bet they get more sleep, and more time to watch their kids grow up.

3 Comments on "Why I don't want to be Chris Brogan"

  • Well heck, if you’re going to be a daddy, it’s not like you’re going to be sleeping. Might as well stay up with me. : )

    Just teasing. Family matters a great deal. Mine is the center of my life. Why am I working my head off? Because now’s the time I can. If I can hit it big, I’ll have life on MY terms. Make sense?


  • Hey Chris, thanks for stopping by! I don’t think I can keep up with you, it’s like you never sleep 🙂

    I totally understand why you’re pushing hard now. I guess my vision of success isn’t as grand as yours. Here’s wishing you success in everything you do. Cheers Chris

  • James says

    Hi David, I totally agree with u on this. I used to worked like crazy when I was younger too. After a while, I begin to wonder why kill myself working.

    There’s a saying, “when you are young, you sacrifice your health for wealth, when you are old, you use the wealth to gain back your health” If it is for once a while that you work like that, then it is ok. The problem is when once a while become quite often.

    I heard about the 4HWW for a while & only got seriously into the book recently. Think it gives a different perspective on how to live life. Cheers for being a dad to be.

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