Let me first introduce myself. My name is Gregg Hawkins, I am 28 years young, and graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing Management. I have an identical twin who attended and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in Philosophy and minor in Sports Science and Nutrition. We were both adopted at 5 months old from Busan (Pusan?), South Korea. I live by a quote “no hard work is left unseen,” and a saying “I’d rather fall short chasing impossible dreams than not try at all.” A few things I enjoy doing are attending music festivals, edm events, playing softball, weightlifting, reading, running, attempting to practice and play the piano, listening to people, and helping others. I consider myself a highly motivated individual, very competitive, and entrepreneurial.
I am most intrigued by all aspects of the internet. Mainly in the areas of social media and internet marketing. Since 2006, I have ran multiple marketing campaigns, started various fan sites, and hopes that the knowledge I have gained will help lead me on a journey towards success. Currently, I work full-time for Arvixe, a web hosting company, and also run the largest electronic dance music blog in the U.S. alongside my brother. Drop Beats Not Bombs receives, on average, anywhere from 140,000-160,000 unique visitors a month. Thus far my journey has allowed me to experience success and failure (many times). I have learned a lot about myself these last few years and hope to take the knowledge I have gained to further grow and mature as an individual.
In the Spring of 2006 I pledged and joined a social fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi Epsilon Rho Chapter. This experience was difficult, though I do believe it helped serve a greater purpose for my life. As a pledge I learned many valuable things. Contrary to popular belief, pledging and joining a fraternity is an experience worthwhile. Being able to join a network of fellow brothers around the nation, and knowing that everyone one of them will support you in a time of need is an asset not many can say they have. The experiences I gained through the pledgeship process helped build character and create the person I am today. Having a group of guys working for the same common goal and supporting each other through hardships is what makes a fraternity and it’s brotherhood; the bond. The pledgeship process helped me become a leader, manage my time accordingly, be prepared for any obstacle, and to be organized through my daily life and routines. The bond created through the pledgeship process is something indescribable, and becoming an active brother is even more extraordinary. I have also made some of the best friends in my life and met unique individuals I otherwise would not have met.
So, what is this website about? It will serve as my personal domain to get away from the “real” world. If you happen stumble across my site and are reading this page I thank you for your visit and hope you gained something valuable from it. Feel free to come back and leave a comment if you wish to do so! I am here to speak my mind, give my opinion, and share my thoughts. I hope that in some small way I am able to make a difference in someone’s life by giving them the hope, motivation, or the inspiration they set out to find. Pay it forward so-to-speak.
I began blogging in December of 2007. You may have stumbled upon my blog in the past and notice a different look. That’s because my brother was messing with the databases and deleted the one for my domain by accident, so he says. I didn’t have any back-ups, recent ones for that matter, so decided to start fresh.
I would like to leave you with a few words. Accept the things you cannot change and have the courage to change the things you can. Do what you love, love what you do. Follow your dreams, accomplish your goals, and never give up. I’ll catch you on the flipside..
Gregg “OSAKE” Hawkins