Gumption in July
I am finally coming out to the world
Now that the novel is out with Beta Readers, I am ready to come out.
Yes, I will come out to the world. Not in a gay sense - I am still a straight man (an ancient dying minority in San Francisco).
However, my next Gumpcast episode is an interview with an Egyptian man and his story of coming out to his family as a homosexual. Quite a treacherous path for an Egyptian.
We dive deep into how homosexuality is very different from “being gay”. The latter is an American invention, while the former does not belong to a certain clique or culture.
Stay tuned to get that episode when it comes.
Ok enough about gayness.
I am coming out to the world this month as someone who cares deeply about health, and that is a part of me that I have repressed thus far in this blog.
I started In Search of Gumption in 2021, to heal myself after a business idea collapsed. The idea was called Resilient Doctor and it was about supporting doctors who suffered burnout - like me - heal using functional wellbeing and data.
Ironically, I burnt out working on this idea.
I will dissect the reasons behind why that happened later.
I quickly dissolved the company, deleted the social accounts, and ended the work. It resulted in a six month living stint in Dahab, Sinai, Egypt, which is where I started this blog.
This put me on a path to break away from health care which I have worked in my whole career (first as a doctor, then as a data analyst, and most recently as an entrepreneur and data analytics business owner).
I presented myself to you as a novelist (and -to my surprise- an occasional poet).
I wrote my heart out.
I avoided my past self.
Over the past three years, I wrote my first novel, I ran a small data analytics consulting firm to keep afloat, I got married, got divorced, wrote a book of poems, lived in Lamu (Kenya), lived in Oaxaca(Mexico) and most importantly - I wrote something here every single Sunday.
There is nothing I am more proud of in life than my consistency to put something out to you every Sunday (and sometimes Wednesdays) for 2.5 years now.
Thank you to all those you reflect that back to me and see the effort in this work.
I started this gumption project to give myself hope, and to inspire you all to keep on going even when the going gets tough - or whatever that saying is.
So this month, I will come out from my shell.
I have outlined the next three months of newsletters to cover our health and the basic systems I have developed for myself and my clients over the years.
Also excited to announce here before anywhere else that I will be opening my doors again to work with clients that are interested in a deeper and more proactive approach to their health.
I will condense all the learnings that I have learned from being a doctor, a data analyst and a functional medicine practitioner in the upcoming essays, podcasts and videos.
Yes that means that the Youtube channel will be active again! (I burned myself out and you can still watch how my flame died in Kenya 18 months ago. I learned a lot from that cringy time.)
Also check a glimpse of what is to come on twitter - a place that I recently started being active on.
Also find me on LinkedIn. This is where i invested most of time the past few years.
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See you next Sunday,