Founder of Actualization
I am Alex Chung.
Dad, husband, et al.
Man, I thought I had it all figured out. Over and over again.
As an attorney practicing law in Menlo Park. As VP of an international martial arts brand. Even as a director of an economic development nonprofit. However, somewhere along my journey of progress, I hit a limit. A plateau of mediocrity.
Why? Because my life was all about me.
I only started to truly grow when I dropped the self in my pursuit of self-actualization and focused on making the actualization part the reality.
If you have everything you have ever wanted, and are still left wanting, what do you do? Something is missing, right? If you believe life is more than a series of snapshots people unironically call
social media moments, and that it is far more than the pursuit of happiness (because we are not happy with happy), I am honored to meet you.
I am building a brotherhood, or humanhood, upon the foundation of building our individual and collective potential. After all, there are greater ways to validate our lives, to show the world we are in fact real, than having a check mark by our names. So the question becomes, as all questions do:
How real do you want to be?
I’ve invested vast amounts of life’s most precious resources (time, attention, and money) searching for the meaning of life. As a result of my travels, I’m now a father, husband, author, marketer, entrepreneur, and attorney. I continue to tinker with and seek mastery of dozens of other vocations ranging from personal protection to branding leadership. But there’s more to it, to me (to us!), than titles and skill sets. Along the way (and I’m still on the way), I began to put it all together. A meaningful life, the meaning of life, is in its actualization. It's about the journey of striving towards and transcending the outer, infinite, limits of our potential. It is the epic tale of reaching our own maximum capacity and going far beyond it with our contributions to the world. It is about being our absolute best and giving what is best of us to others. It is that simple and that hard. And it is the only thing we are after. Really.