If you’re here, you’ve likely read some of my writing and might be wondering, “Who the heck is Jason Gutierrez?”
That’s a question I’m honestly asking myself almost every day. But for the sake of giving you something to chew on, here’s the best possible answer I could come up with…
I’m a pretty regular guy. I’m 28, married to a beautiful woman, owner of two wonderful dogs, a full-time engineer, and now a writer. My wife and I moved to South Carolina this year (2017) after moving away from the god-awful traffic in Washington, DC.
It’s been a pretty crazy ride, to say the least. I grew up an active kid involved in many different sports. I loved playing video games. And I thoroughly enjoyed math and science (mostly because I was awesome at it).
Sometime during my senior year of high school, I developed pretty bad anxiety and a damn-near diagnosable case of hypochondria. I tried doctors and medicine. When that didn’t work, I tried alcohol and partying. That didn’t turn out too well either. In fact, it made things worse. I finally got my act together at the ripe age of about 22, when I stopped looking for a cure and started creating one myself.
I took an honest look at my life and my daily habits (which sucked, hard). I started adopting a bunch of good habits, slowly became a healthier person, and started enjoying life a hell of a lot more.
I’m not world famous, or a doctor, or the next LeBron James. What I am is a regular guy, who’s overcome some adversity, by continuing to engineer better habits into my life.
Here’s a short list of the things I’ve accomplished so far:
- Used diet and lifestyle choices to beat anxiety and take back control of my life (the lead domino that set everything else in motion)
- Cut the vast majority of sugar out of my diet
- Started eating mostly whole foods, fruits, and veggies
- Began meditating regularly
- Became someone who exercises and lifts weights consistently
- Stopped getting sick all the time
- Quit being a victim
- Began following the 1% rulefor improving myself
- Became less shy and awkward in social settings
- Began writing every day. Now, I’m a top self-improvement writer on Medium, freelance writer on Upwork, and owner of this website :).
- Went from reading 0-1 books per year to at least 1 every month
- Greatly improved my productivity with just a few daily habits
- Found the girl for me and married her.
I realize that list isn’t anything Earth-shattering, but to me, it means everything.
Now, my focus is on being the best damn husband I can be and creating a business around all the things I enjoy in life – which is why you’re now a part of my journey.
I’m not perfect. I’ve failed a ton. And I’m still learning. The Monk Life is where I share my stories, past experience, and knowledge in hopes of making a difference in others’ lives.
My only goal here is to make your life a little bit better, happier, and easier than mine.
I love you all.