Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Perry Liao and I’m on a lifelong journey of personal development to become my best version.
My mission is to empower men to become stronger versions of themselves by focusing on the areas of health, wealth, relationships, and personal growth.
This quote emphasizes the importance of the people who I surround myself with.
That is the key to success in the world of personal development, the world that I live in now.
But how did I get here?
Let’s go all the way back to the beginning.
I was born in the southern part of China.
Growing up in a small village that consisted of about thirty people, I grew up as a farmer.
My family had our own vegetable garden, farm animals, and even a rice field.
Vividly I still remember those long summer days spent under the sun with my older brother waiting for the rice grains to dry, assuring hungry bird or chicken wouldn’t eat any of them.
Life was simple back then; we grew and raised what we needed to survive.
Now let’s forward to when I was nine years old.
My family and I moved to the United States.
Back then, I did not know a single word of English, not even the word “hello.”
As a starting point, I enrolled in an English Second Language class with other non-English speaking students.
After one year of studying that class, my skill level in reading, writing, and speaking English improved exponentially.
But what took my English-speaking skills to the next level was surrounding myself with native English-speaking students, which speaking English was the only way to communicate.
Because of my affinity for math and chemistry growing up, those two collided to produce chemical engineering, my college major.
Shortly after graduating from college and immersing myself in the professional world, I slowly compromised my health.
I found myself gradually gaining weight and often times felt lethargic.
Witnessing the unhealthy lifestyles that many of my senior coworkers had further motivated me to create a healthy lifestyle for myself.
I started running.
My new fondness for running caused me to sign up for a half marathon.
One led to another, and eventually, I signed up for a full marathon.
Now my goal is to complete an Ironman.
Every day I take action towards that goal by completing my first century ride in October 2015 and another in May 2016.
Now my focus shifts to swimming.
But as I dived deeper into improving my health, I discovered the wish to improve other areas of my life which included relationships, finance, and professional career.
I started reading books, listening to podcasts, watching TED talks, and anything that I can get my hands on.
But what is more important than gathering knowledge is to apply (applied knowledge) what I have learned with consistent repetition to reach mastery!
While improving different facets of my life, I discovered health was the most important aspect and foundation of it all!
I have to first take care of myself before I can serve others better.
Whether it is to become a better son, brother, friend, or colleague.
The list goes on and on.
Relationships are important to me because of others’ unconditional love and support that inspire me to become a better person.
To reciprocate that, I invest time and effort to further develop those relationships.
I am fortunate to have a group of like-minded men that holds me accountable and calls me out on my excuses in hopes for me to achieve my goals.
My ultimate goal in life is to become the best version of myself.
It is a lifelong journey and I will never get there.
But every day I stretch my comfort zone just a tiny bit.
It can simply be lifting an extra ten pounds during my workout, giving a high-five to a complete stranger on the street, or presenting a speech for a minute longer.
All of these small wins add up over time to big victories!
I am completely content with myself but not complacent.
By taking full responsibility for my life, I can create the life of my dreams!
I’m completely in love with the person that I am today, but I’m even more excited about the person that I will become tomorrow!
Thank you for reading!
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I love hearing from you all!