About Me

I am the proud father of two children.  The past 3 years have been challenging but at the same time have also been a time of great personal growth.  I am a much better person today than I was then, and hopefully will be an even better person tomorrow.

I spent more than 25 years in sales, marketing and purchasing for video games.  I also have consulted about video games and am an avid player still.

Okay it will be very interesting to see how many people actually clicked on this page and read this since I am about to reveal something that only a handful of people know, and it will surprise and dare I say even shock people who know me.

I will know if you read this, since I may hear from some people after they read this.

It’s also the reason I decided to write my first book, so here we go:

Less than a year ago I became homeless, as in yes homeless, without a roof of my own, having to figure out where to sleep. It’s ugly but at the same time it really, as weird as this will sound was the best thing that ever happened to me.

While I was homeless, needless to say I had quite a bit of time on my hands, being homeless tends to do that to a person. The key really is what you do with that time. Suffice it to say that I was NOT going to be a victim and start pan handling, I was going to figure out a way out of this situation. After all I got myself in this position so it was going to be time for me to find a way out. So I began to chronicle my experience to write a book. Ultimately the book actually will end up being a Biography of sorts with my homeless experience being just one important event in my life. There is plenty more to share, and I wouldn’t be writing the book if I wouldn’t want to read it, if it was somebody else’s story, so I think it will be a good read. There is plenty of humor in it. I can laugh about it so, I hope you can too.

My intention is to inspire and uplift people. Consider this information here to be a short tease for my book. At the very least 10% of the after tax profits for the book will be donated to charity. There are several that I am considering.

If god blesses me financially before I publish the book where I don’t really need any income from the book, I would prefer and will donate 100% of the after tax profits. I really truly and sincerely believe that the book will help others that may be going through difficulties in their lives.

One of the many things I learned through this experience is that I have wasted too much of my very short life being selfish in many ways and I want to give back, not just monetarily but also of my time. In order to do that I need to find a moral, ethical and legal way to increase my income to the level needed to enable me to have more time and money for many causes that I am passionate about.

The picture on the front of my blog is where I put the few belongings I had with me at the time, and where I intended to sleep the first night I was homeless.

I started off sleeping my first night in a parking lot and ended up sleeping in a car, not mine of course since I didn’t have one.

Hopefully I peaked your interest and you can read the book for as the late great Paul Harvey used to say:

“The Rest of the Story”

If you find any value in my blog I hope that you will pass it on to others, so they may discover my blog too.
The intent is for this blog to be updated daily and I hope you will accompany me on this journey.

Peace,

Mauricio

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3 Responses to About Me

  1. Franco says:

    I’m happy that you were able to find a positive spin on a very difficult experience. It’s frightening to know how many people are one pay cheque away from being homeless themselves. In this consumer driven, materialistic society, I wonder if they would cope as well as you did.

  2. mitchel j segal says:

    I am glad that I was able to find you and your story. Even though we have different history, we seem have run in parallel. My life has been like a serious of novels, each with different characters, places and themes. However, the common thread, is that I am always the main character in each. I stopped telling people what I have done and been through, they all think my imagination has gotten the better of me. Those that know me, know me. Being homeless, is not a blessing, for I wish to never repeat those times again; however, it was a pure test of my fortitude and personal beliefs. At the age of 60, I am once again starting my life over, again, and not for the second or third time. An occurrence that I thought I had left behind several years ago. Meantime, life has the ability to either open eyes and minds, or shut them with distorted visions. We can agree, that our lives have opened our eyes in a way most will never see.
    How I ended up in living in Brasil 5 years ago to lose everything once again, put me right back in the position to regain more than I ever had, in both, love and life. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs, and reading your book. Who knows, you might actually have inspired me to write my own.

    • mjpolack says:

      Thanks for the kind comments and your interest. It’s always nice to know that folks are reading. I always hope that somehow my words will touch others. We truly do live in a very small world despite it’s vastness. I wish well, especially at this time of the year.
      Yours Truly,

      Mauricio

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