I went into the bookstore and asked the woman, "Where's the self- help section?" She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose. -George Carlin
Hello and Welcome,
I’m Pat Lange, founder and “3EO” of Ingzig.
In a nutshell I’m a full time trucker by trade and a big time dreamer at heart, and frankly, while trucking has proven to be a rock-solid provider for my family and I for the past thirty plus years, it’s hardly what I would call, “livin' the dream.”
Nope, that distinguished honor belongs to a roster of other longstanding aspirations, most notably drummer extraordinaire and AMA motocross champion.
In the end however it just wasn’t meant to be.
Not for lack of talent mind you. Granted I’m not the most gifted guy in the world but like most I too have been blessed with my share of natural abilities.
Passion and desire? Check.
So what then? What inherent flaw has denied this promising So Cal native his due all these years?
In a word…consistency.
Or if you like, commitment, diligence, discipline.
Pick a noun, the point is for the better part of my life I’ve dabbled and dawdled, I’ve toyed with and I’ve fiddled with, yet unlike those I've come to admire most, those who by way of both passion and persistence have racked up some pretty impressive achievements, I, despite my many well-intended efforts, hadn't once managed to remain dutifully devoted to any one thing over a prolonged period of time.
Until a few years ago that is, when after a fourteen year hiatus I stepped back behind the drum kit with one objective in mind.
To stick with it.
And much to my own delight that’s exactly what I did.
Be it for ten minutes or two hours, I played.
Whether I felt like it or not, I played.
Not for a couple of days, weeks, or months, as was typically the case in the past, but for four straight years, day in, day out.
And I'm here to tell you, although I may not be livin' the dream, while this rather modest feat might not sound like all that much to some, to this hardened star-gazer it proved nothing short of a monumental triumph.
One that felt effing amazing.
Bowled over by my newfound discovery I began to take a developing interest in self-help, if for no other reason than to see what the so-called experts had to say. And while I'll openly admit that much of what I'd found carried a good deal of weight, what stood out for me in this virtual sea of sage advice was this bit of insight from the late and legendary Mr. Jim Rohn, who said, “The greatest accomplishment is the feeling.”
And that's when it hit me.
That's when I thought wouldn't it be cool if along with today's ever-expanding surplus of self-help information there was some sort of celebration.
In other words, instead of more “how-to,” how about a tribute to?
A tribute to, yep, you guessed it, the feeling. That undeniable, indescribable, awe-inspiring feeling that you get―that you can only get―from working diligently at that which you’d genuinely like to achieve.
Wouldn’t it be really cool I thought, if there was a company such as Ingzig.