My Name Is Shray
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I'm a Writer. Investor. Builder. Value Seeker. Team Member. I Thrive through Products and Processes.
My career started early. High school summers spent as an engineering intern with the City of LA . College was University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics alongside the Technology Management Program. I soon became a Scrum Master, got my PMP Certification, and helped build mobile apps and system configurations. Everything seemed perfect. On the surface.Then it hit me. I couldn't work a 9-5 forever. I needed to build something for myself.
Growing up in Los Angeles, I was constantly drawn to the ocean and the thrill of surfing. This love for the sea led me on many adventures, traveling to exotic destinations in search of the perfect waves and combining my passions for adventure and travel. Along the way, I discovered a talent for innovation and investing, which has since guided my career in real estate development. I strive to use technology to streamline traditional offline tasks, such as using virtual assistants to optimize real estate projects. My background in surfing, travel, and tech has allowed me to constantly seek new challenges and opportunities for growth, always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This is my journey, where I am combining my passions to make a positive impact in the world.
As a conscious consumer, I prioritize my health and well-being in all aspects of my life. I believe that what we put into our bodies, through food, supplements, and vegetables, greatly affects our overall health and happiness. To ensure that I am providing my body with the best fuel possible, I drink alkaline water and make sure to incorporate a variety of healthy foods into my diet. In addition to physical health, I place a strong emphasis on mental well-being. To stay sharp and balanced, I practice daily meditation for 10 minutes, take long walks in nature, and engage in 20 minutes of cold plunges each week. I also make time for reading and writing regularly, as I believe that maintaining a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. By identifying and maintaining good daily habits, and staying optimistic, I strive to lead a balanced and fulfilling life.
My research interests lie at the intersection of AI, AGI, image generation, and entrepreneurship. I have a strong fascination with the potential of AI and its ability to transform various industries. As a result, I have devoted much of my time to exploring the latest advancements in the field and how they can be applied to real-world scenarios. I am particularly interested in AGI and the potential for machine intelligence to surpass human intelligence, and how it can be used to solve complex problems. Additionally, I have a passion for image generation and how AI can be utilized to generate realistic images. My ultimate goal is to build an AI-based business that leverages these cutting-edge technologies to provide innovative solutions and drive positive change in the world
With my housing business being remotely managed - I am able to focus all my time on surfing the blockchain identifying rapidly emerging trends.My days are spent reading, writing, and researching. From digital land to hardware mining. Staking stablecoins to NFT's. I treat my investments in early stage projects analogously to my investments in real estate growth markets.Click the link below to connect with me and discuss your passion projects.
I make big bets on great teams. I have invested millions into communities. Sometimes we scale. Sometimes we fail. I treat every experience as an opportunity to synthesize knowledge and learn better.I love writing about the lessons I've learned along the way. My wide breadth of experiences has made me a jack of all trades - master of none.The link below will take you to all my writing. Keep scrolling to find out about specific topics.
The integration of political beliefs and popular culture is at an all time high. Polarizing viewpoints result in online communities becoming more relevant than their physical counterparts. Web 3 protocols allow for community ownership without central governance controlled by an individual.I'm passionate about collaborating with likeminded people to build the future. You can read more about my favorite projects and principles below.
My passions and interests lie in three major buckets. Those which make me wealthy. Those which keep me fit. Finally, those which keep me creative.Travel is essential for me and I dedicate at least a month in every year to explore cover new ground on Planet Earth.Photography is a daily ritual. Capturing beauty throughout my environment helps me appreciate my surrounds and keeps me grateful.
It is our responsibility to actively resist the attempts by society to rob our attention span with low quality information. Overloading our dopamine and serotonin systems with cheap media bloats our cognition and leaves us susceptible to being misinformed.There is a tangible trade-off between high performance and mental health. By incorporating healthy lifestyle decisions with daily rituals - I was able to reverse the trend and regain control of my mind.My own struggles exposed me to the challenges that legacy members of our society undergo. Rates of cognitive diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons are rapidly increasing.My research and investments in breakthrough mental health solutions lead me to psychedelic assisted therapy. I have been both a patient and a provider and seen firsthand the massive growth these medicines provide.
My love of reading grew from a childhood on the road. Hour long bus rides from internships to school were passed by devouring information.In hindsight - these commutes combined with the lack of smartphones forced me to cultivate my attention span. I learned to digest long-form content and unravel complex concepts.Click the link below to get my required reading list - from books to podcasts to articles - there's something inspirational here for everyone.
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