What would you do with all of the time, money and energy in the world?

It’s the most important questions we can ask ourselves.

About 8 years ago, my wife Theresa asked me that question. At the time, I was working in the Navy, working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, fixing a ship that had run aground off the coast of Kuwait. When I finally came home from work each day, I would lay on the floor of our small cottage in San Diego and I wouldn’t move or talk for half an hour.

On one of these nights, Theresa said, “Frank, this isn’t you. You are a happy, energetic, creative person. I don’t think you want to do this for the rest of our life together.”

Whoa. She was right.

There was a part of my mind that was resigned to the idea that I would go on doing this sort of thing for the rest of my working life. My nose was so close to the grindstone that I hadn’t questioned the reality I had made for myself and whether it was worth pursuing.

Then she asked me that question. THE BEST QUESTION EVER: “What would you do with all the time, money and energy in the world?”

This is THE BEST QUESTION EVER, because it made me re-think what I had been doing day in and day out so that instead of just working to get by, I could live a life that would truly make me joyful and allow me to share something filled with the joy of creation with the world.

I knew that with all of the time, money, and energy in the world, I wanted to use my creativity to make the world a better place. I wanted to brew mead, spread joy with those who drank it, and help create the world we wanted to live in.

This is the question that led to the creation of Golden Coast Mead. It is why we exist today, why we fight for beyond sustainable ingredients that you can feel good about, and why 1% of all of our revenue goes towards research ensuring that the honeybee will be able to thrive for many generations to come.

This question is vital to our happiness as humans and says everything about who we are as individuals. As Golden Coast Mead continues to grow and thrive, we want to understand who you are. As we grow and evolve as a company, we want to continue to spread joy and happiness with our mead in your life and help you share joy and beauty and happiness in yours.

So, what would you do with all the time, money and energy in the world? Share your answers with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #MeadIsMagic. Thanks! We will feature the best submissions right here on our blog.

For the bees! For the earth!

Frank

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