I currently do not have a Wikipedia page but you may be searching to learn more about me and my life. Many people have shared that the Phil Pustejovsky Life Story is very powerful. Although it is still being updated everyday, here is what is looks like as of now, from start to finish, of how I ended up where I am today.
To start off, my parents say that I was a happy kid. I was raised in a loving home. Stayed out of trouble and participated in sports growing up. I was never around wealthy or entrepreneurial people but I was taught important character lessons such as integrity, hard work, thrift, kindness, patience, open mindedness and commitment. Looking back, it made for a great foundation in becoming a productive and responsible adult.
I guess personal achievement was a part of my nature from when I was little. In my early teens, I used to set exercise goals on how many miles I would run or how many push ups I could do, even before the concept of goal setting was introduced to me. Although I wasn’t the best student, I worked hard, got decent grades and participated in many extracurricular activities. I was very lucky to have been accepted into Vanderbilt University. Those around me at college had much better grades in high school than I did. Although I partied a few too many times during my Vanderbilt years, I managed to graduate on time. On graduation day, my parents gave me a card that said these words:
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. — Henry David Thoreau
I took those words to heart and so began trying to live the life of my dreams. (I still have that graduation card on my desk to this day) Where was I going? I didn’t know at the time, but I did know where I wasn’t going. Two middle aged women had told me one time at a bar while in college that the best years of their lives were in college. That was not going to be me. I was not going to live my life looking through the rear view mirror and calling the past, “the good ol’ days”. Instead, my plan was to make each subsequent year the best year of my life.
But my immediate post college life was a bit rocky, to say the least. It’s at this point in my life where I went homeless for a period of time. I’ll pick up the rest of the story vocally. Listen to this…