Focused memoir on where the author got things right in the small moments and where he blew them with relationships, business, and life.
Some regrets don’t hit you all at once. They seep in at the corners of your life, at night or on a long drive, until they become a refrain. Those are the worst regrets of all.
I was living in a bubble, and it burst on May 9, 2022. It was the middle of the afternoon. As my partner Vanessa and I approached a major intersection, a blue car accelerated, ran the red light, and T-boned a black truck directly in front of us.
BOOM! The blue car’s hood crumbled like an accordion to absorb the impact. Within seconds, its front end was completely smashed, and its windows were broken. Then, everything went out of focus, except for what I needed to do—assess the scene for safety, check on the drivers of the blue car and black truck, and call 911. Nothing else mattered—I felt a heightened sense of purpose.
I had always focused on one macro moment after another—the next mountain to climb or business to start. I hadn’t spent any time appreciating the micro-moments—life in between the macros. I’d been living in a macro-moment bubble.
The accident awakened a desire to paint a complete picture of who I wanted to be and how I wanted to approach my life. This is my story of learning how to value the in-between and prioritize consciously living in the micro.
About the Author
Christian Espinosa, an esteemed thought leader, is most known as the bestselling author of “The Smartest Person in the Room,” which explores the limitations of seeking validation through achievement and the desire to be the brightest intellect in any room.
With a deep desire to inspire others to harness their innate wisdom, overcome perceived barriers, and summon the courage to tread new paths, Christian authored his latest book, “The In-Between: Life in the Micro.” This book chronicles his remarkable transformation—from a “me against the world” mindset cultivated during his tumultuous upbringing to his evolution as a compassionate global citizen committed to uplifting humanity.
A dynamic entrepreneur, Christian built and successfully sold Alpine Security, a cybersecurity business. He founded and currently leads Blue Goat Cyber. He also has an array of professional and personal development certifications.
His expertise extends beyond the confines of the corporate world: he’s a white hat hacker, a captivating keynote speaker, a perceptive real estate investor, and a connoisseur of heavy metal music and fiery cuisines. He’s also spent time in the Mexican jungle with Mayan Shamans, is a C-License skydiver, and is a PADI divemaster. Whatever Christian tries, he tends to master.
Beyond his impactful professional pursuits, Christian’s zest for life knows no bounds. An adventurer at heart, he fearlessly leaps from planes and balloons, conquers towering peaks, explores the globe, imparts wisdom in outdoor wilderness survival, and even takes on the rigorous challenges of Ironman triathlons. Having completed an impressive 24 Ironman triathlons and scaled two of the renowned Seven Summits, Christian Espinosa epitomizes the spirit of transformative leadership and unyielding exploration.