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The Peculiar Future



Today marks exactly 5 years from the day that I launched Peculiar PPL. Happy Birthday, Peculiar PPL…you’re finally old enough to go to kindergarten!!

While the brand is called “Peculiar PPL,” the company is called “Peculiar Enterprises, LLC” because the overall mission was always bigger than just creating and selling great products. My vision is to equip and inspire Peculiar people–which are the people who have an unwavering drive to positively affect the world with their unique skills. When these people are empowered, they make a positive change in the world, which benefits everyone.

Here’s a deeper look at the Peculiar Enterprises Strategy as I envisioned it six years ago:

Phase 1: Create a clothing brand to better understand Peculiar people

Peculiar PPL doesn’t seek to be the biggest brand in the world, but I’d like it to be the most important brand in the world. Instead of trying to individually reach all 7+ billion people, I’d like to just appeal to the few million change agents out there. These are the people who move first and then the rest of the world follows. They’re leaders, pioneers, deviants, and independent thinkers. They’re the ones who can massively impact the world in a great way when they’re inspired, motivated, and given the tools and support that they need.

Selling products through Peculiar PPL is my way of reaching trailblazers and understanding their needs via the things that they purchase and their interaction with the brand. A key part of “phase 1” is providing the products that enhance a Peculiar person’s daily life. This is why I started with the # 1 thing that they use every single day of their lives: clothing.

Peculiar Packaging

Instead of trying to create the cheapest shirts, I focused on limited edition, high-quality shirts with inspiring messages on them, packaged in a very unique way…like meat at a supermarket. Then I moved onto other products that Peculiar PPL use frequently, like dress shirts, pens, notebooks, bottles, and cell phone cases. The focus of all of these products is to maximize quality, not minimize costs.

The brand is currently still in Phase 1 where I will continue to create more and more products that will appeal to Peculiar people, enhance their work and inspire them to do more great things. As I continue to learn about Peculiar people, we will eventually enter into Phase 2.

Phase 2: Use the learning from Phase 1 to expand Peculiar Enterprises into other areas

Peculiar Enterprises Strategy.001

The expansion areas include (not in any particular order):
Transportation: Air travel, Auto travel
Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Packaged food products
Business Management: Business consulting, Business finance management, Personal finance management
Knowledge: Seminars, Lectures, Schools, Content creation
Media: Book publishing, Music production, Video production
Real Estate: Interior design, Home construction, Commercial construction
New Ventures: Venture capital, Business incubator
Other Services: Concierge, medical center, Car wash, Delivery service

I’ve got a very unique way of approaching each of these areas, and everything is in the service of Peculiar people. For instance, there will be a “Peculiar Air” private jet service for Peculiar people. Also, there will be buildings across the world where Peculiar people will go to do their work and be effective. Those buildings will include offices for people who are working on important projects or for people who are starting their new ventures, restaurants where they can get healthy food options, studios for people to create content, and libraries filled with resources to teach and inspire. Everything will be created with the unique needs of Peculiar people in mind, and will be unlike anything that exists today.

Phase 3: Help others create products and services to reach Peculiar people

Phases 1 and 2 are there to show that Peculiar people can make a massive impact in the world when they are appropriately served. Phase 3 will be to help large brands focus a percentage of their efforts on helping Peculiar people.

Imagine Apple creating a Certified Peculiar iPad, or Tesla releasing a Certified Peculiar Model III, or Google releasing a Certified Peculiar software suite. The intention of the third phase is to take everything that was learned in Phases 1 and 2 of the plan and sharing it with companies who want to meet the needs of the people who positively impact the world. If other companies don’t want to do this, then it’s fine…Peculiar Enterprises will do it ourselves.


So that’s a high-level view of the planned future of the company. It won’t be easy because it has never been successfully completed on a large scale, but my life’s mission is to add value to those who multiply value to others, and those people are Peculiar people.

To celebrate the 5 years of Peculiar PPL (and to reward those who have read this far into this post), I’m announcing two things today:

1) A $5 credit on PeculiarPPL.com, with free shipping.
Every customer can get $5 off each purchase with free shipping on PeculiarPPL.com for the next 5 days (through March 24th) by using the code 5ive. You can use the credit to buy something for $5, or you can buy the t-shirt or bottle that you’ve always wanted. Either way, each person can use the coupon once, so have fun with it and tell all of your friends…you can even buy something and ship it directly to them and seem like the best, most thoughtful friend ever!

2) Launch of the Peculiar PPL Ambassador program
The ambassador program was created to get feedback on future products and to reward those who spread the word about the brand. You can visit TeamPeculiar.com to read all about the program and apply.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the brand along the way! It has been an exciting five years and I’m looking forward to an exciting, Peculiar future. If you want to stay tuned-in to the developments, Like us on Facebook, Add us on Instagram, and Follow us on Twitter!

The Fleas, Cuisine and Seas in Nassau


Nassau Beach

It was early February when my cousin and I ventured out to Nassau, Bahamas in an attempt to explore more of the world. Our most notable experiences fell into three categories:

1. Dogs living with tiny fleas
Home while Away

After arriving to the estate, our check-in procedures included allowing each dog to sniff our butts for approximately 30 seconds so they can verify that we aren’t bad guys. We passed. After that moment, the dogs stalked us until we pet them. After repeating the process time after time, we memorized the drill—leave the house, pet the dogs, get in the car, drive away.

Luring me in with his friendly look

Luring me in some more

On the third day, I went to read by the pool when all of the dogs gathered around. I pet two of the dogs and then I returned to reading. Thats when I noticed that each dog was viciously gnawing at their skin.

Fleas and stuff

They had fleas. Probably ticks and other Bahamian parasites also.

I ran inside and washed my hands 5 times, then I took a shower, then I considered soaking myself in bleach. The selfish dogs betrayed our trust!

2. Great food and fine cuisine
Breakfast in Nassau

Breakfast in Nassau

Lunch in Nassau

Breakfast in Nassau

Nassau had many great options for quality food. Not only were the foods tasty, but every restaurant provided pepper sauce so spicy that it felt like molten lava charring your esophagus. I enjoy the feeling of charred esophagus in the morning.

3. Jet Skis in the open seas
The Bahamas Islands are known for their great beaches and clear water, so we seized the opportunity to see more of the sea by renting jet skis, or as I like to call them: boatercycles.

Jetsking in Nassau

The last time I rode a boatercycle, I was 17 years old and I almost got devoured by a shark when my boatercycle flipped over. This time, I had one goal: Don’t get eaten by a shark.

Initially, I was the slow-grandpa-driver of the boatercycling world. I rode slowly because I didn’t want to catapult myself into the shark-infested (in my mind) waters. Then after a few moments, I got the hang of things and started to ride like a normal human. Then I decided that I’ll ride as fast as I can.

As soon as I accelerated to the maximum speed, we got the signal that our time was up and had to return to shore. This was probably God’s way of protecting me from a high speed incident that ends with me getting eaten by a random shark.

Note: I’m currently alive, for anyone who is wondering if a shark ate me.

The Nassau Streets

Fair Warning

Nassau Beach

Nassau was very nice and I’m looking forward to future trips to the other Bahamas islands, like the adorable pig island. With all of my recent travels, I can finally agree with the saying, “an investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” These unique experiences expand my mind, give me new ideas, and teach me valuable lessons…like learning to avoid flea infested canines.

Nassau Dock

Frozen in the Riding Position


How many things can one Geremy get wrong in one trip? Let’s count…

My Ride to Chicago

My Ride to Chicago

It was January and I flew to Chicago for a quick trip. Within seconds of stepping out the jet, the cold air hit me so hard that it reminded me of when I got a C in Biology class and my mom rewarded me for it…with a belt.

Mistake # 1: Visiting Chicago in January

On my way to the hotel, the Uber driver said, “It’s nice and warm outside.” I replied, “but it’s 20 degrees out and it’s snowing!” He said “yes, but it was way colder before! You picked a great time to visit!” A chill ran through my body, as if my brain was giving my body a foretaste of what was to come.

Chicago Streets

The Sofitel Chicago

Chicago Streets

I checked into my hotel and bundled up, then I walked to the bike station to get my transportation for the day. Yes, I chose to use a bicycle to get around…in the snow.
Hey, I never said that I was perfect.

Mistake # 2: Riding a bicycle in the snow, while believing that my skin is impermeable to coldness

I purchased a 24 hour riding pass, hopped on the bike, rode 10 feet, hopped off the bike and returned it to the station. When I looked at myself in my iPhone’s front facing camera, I was purple like Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. The cold was far too intense for me so I needed reinforcements.

I got a winter hat, gloves and a scarf, then I hopped back on the bike, ready to ride to my first destination. The wind made my eyes look like I was crying, so I wore some 3D glasses that I found in my pockets. I looked like Frozone from the Incredibles, but my eyes didn’t tear-up anymore, so I was good. After riding for 45 minutes, my body was frozen in the riding position and when I walked it looked like I was getting ready to do a breakdancing move.

Owen & Alchemy

Owen & Alchemy Cashew Juice

Owen & Alchemy Cashew Juice

Owen & Alchemy Sweet Potato Juice

I went to a high-end juice store called Owen + Alchemy. Their juices were sold in glass bottles as if they’re serving a magical elixir to a member of the British royalty. I settled on two drinks: A cashew / honey-nut milk, and a sweet-potato / carrot / apple / cinnamon / ginger / sea-salt juice. The cashew milk was great! As for the sweet potato juice, I have no idea how it tasted because…

Mistake # 3: I forgot the expensive sweet potato juice in my hotel room!

Chicago Faces - Crown Fountain

Ice Skating

The Chicago Bean

After getting these mistakes out of the way, I had a great time! Riding around by bicycle turned out to be a good decision because it was a nice way to see the beauty of the city. Also, the hotel (whose name I couldn’t pronounce) was a beautiful place to stay for 24 hours in a great location.

My Ride to Chicago

My Ride to Chicago

My Ride to Chicago

After the quick trip, I flew back to New Jersey, where the flight attendant had a nice warm demeanor as she handed me a warm towel to clean my hands before presenting me with a warm banana bread and a warm scone with a warm tea on the side. When I asked her about all of the warmth, she told me that I looked like I needed it because I was “…walking as if [I] rode a bike through the snow for 12 hours.”

I wonder what tipped her off?

Geremy’s Peculiar Snaps – Ep. 001


I’ve had Snapchat for a while now, but I’ve struggled to find its place in my life.

I wasn’t a huge fan of creating content that would disappear in 24 hours, so my account remained unused. But recently I thought about bringing back my “Geremy’s Peculiar Life/Week” video series and realized that Snapchat could be a good medium for it, as long as I released a compilation of my “snaps” on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

So here is the first episode of Geremy’s Peculiar Snaps, which captures my random yells, silly puns, and overall awkwardness as I learn how to use this thing called Snapchat.

The Plight of the Peculiar


Most of the things I do don’t follow social norms or conventions. It’s boring to do what everyone else does just because it’s the safest and most socially acceptable option. The downside is that when you do things that others are unfamiliar with, many will speak boldly and loudly about how foolish you are for thinking that you might actually succeed.

You want to buy a private jet?! Hahaha! How stupid…just fly in a regular plane like the rest of us. You want to buy an electric car from an unproven company?! The company is going to go bankrupt and your car will break down…just drive a regular car like the rest of us! These aren’t just examples, they are paraphrased statements that have been said to me. While I respect and understand the desire to stick with things that are proven to work well, it’s not what excites me.

It has nothing to do with flaunting possessions. Possessions can disappear in a moment and life isn’t measured by how much you own. Instead, it’s more exciting to pursue things that can enhance the quality of life for myself and others, despite its popularity. The success of the iPod is due, in-part, to a group of “silly” early-adopters who bought a $399 MP3 player instead of the Sandisk Sansa’s and Diamond Rio’s that were cheaper and far more popular at the time.

This is also true for the people who want to invent entirely new ways of doing things. In the late 1800’s, cars were only owned by the wealthy and were quite cumbersome to drive, so people used other less-convenient forms of travel, like railroads and angry horses. Then Henry Ford came along and figured out a better way to enhance people’s lives by introducing the Model T—an easier, more reliable, cheaper car that was in the financial reach of the majority of Americans…and he did it after going bankrupt two times!

Imagine being super excited about bringing a new way of doing things to the world and being discouraged by the negativity of people who try to kill your idea because they don’t understand it. Sometimes it’s exhausting. I look at it this way—a hammer can be used to build houses and it can also be used to destroy them. Too many people use their hammers to destroy houses…not just other people’s houses, but their own also. But imagine how much better the world would be if the people who desire to do great things in unconventional ways can do so without dream killers smashing an idea to shreds before it is even started.

That’s why I started Peculiar PPL. I wanted to start a company that creates products and services for people who desire to make a positive impact on the world using their unique way of thinking and doing. Pioneers (or Peculiar people) are an under-recognized population that is quickly going extinct. Save the Peculiar…the world needs them!

To the trailblazers: If you’re using your uniqueness to make a positive change, don’t let the hammer-wielders sway you from your life’s purpose to make a positive impact. The greatest oak tree was once just a little nut that stood its ground!





2015 Geremology.com Awards


Before we go any further into 2016, I wanted to take a final look back at 2015 in the first annual “Geremology.com Awards.” This online awards ceremony is to recognize stellar and noteworthy things in my life that contributed to a successful year. And the winners are…

Best Purchase
A Personal Assistant Service
In 2012 I signed up for a personal assistant service to complete the tedious tasks that made me want to rip out the tiny strands of hair on my head. Throughout the years, this service has become such an integral part of my life that I would be lost without it. The personal assistant service wins the title for best purchase because it has saved me quite a bit of time and money while allowing me to focus on things that are a better use of my time and efforts.

    A few of my favorite completed tasks:

  • Booked rental cars for every flight I’ve taken, and arranged to have the cars waiting for me plane-side upon landing
  • Found a milk company to deliver fresh glass-bottled milk to my door for the same price as buying milk from the supermarket
  • Tracked down my watch that I lost at the TSA airport security and had it shipped to my house
  • Found a brand new stove for 80% less than the original price
  • Paid my parking ticket after I texted them a picture of it

To get yourself a personal assistant service like mine, check out FancyHands.com

Best Moment
Quitting my job
I enjoyed my job as a Manager of Executive Coaching and accomplished some pretty amazing things for the almost 10 years that I worked there, but the day that I quit was the happiest moment of my year…maybe my decade. It wasn’t due to bad feelings towards anyone or anything, but it was because I was able to start a new chapter of life from scratch. I’ve watched Steve Jobs’ commencement address a few times, but there was one thing he said that didn’t fully resonate with me until I resigned. He said, “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

All my life, I felt like I’ve been following a typical roadmap that just kind of ended. The roadmap went like this:
1) [While in Trinidad] Make it to America so you can go to a good school
2) I made it to America, now work hard in school to make it to a good college
3) I made it to a good college, now work hard to get a good job
4) I made got a good job, now work hard to get a good promotion
5) I got a good promotion, now work hard to make a lot of money to buy a nice house and car
6) I bought a nice house and car, now…

It seemed like everything just slowed down from there. I wasn’t ready to get married and have kids who would repeat the entire process, and I knew that there was more to life. So I took a jump of faith and eliminated the security of a full time job in order to put all of my efforts into the things that would bring me the future that I wanted. This moment became the best moment of my year and it has led me to living a more fulfilled life.

Best Trip
Dubai, UAE

The week before my trip to Dubai was my final week as a full-time employee at my job. I didn’t plan to take a vacation immediately after, but as serendipity would have it, the schedule worked out perfectly. I flew to Dubai, contemplated the next steps of my life and for the first time that I remember, I felt free of the weights and stresses of work and school. I felt like my future was a blank sheet of paper and I had the freedom to create anything that I’d like. Witnessing the massive amount of affluence in Dubai caused me to elevate my entire way of thinking and it was the perfect springboard for the next chapter of life.

Dubai Trip Summary # 1
Dubai Trip Summary # 2
Dubai Trip Summary # 3

Best Creation
The Peculiar PPL Cell Phone Case
"Forever Peculiar" iPhone Case

The Peculiar PPL Cell Phone case has been my favorite creation of the year. It was the first product to have the new Peculiar PPL “Reaching for the Stars” logo on it, it was a new product category for Peculiar PPL, it functioned extremely well by preventing my phone from getting multiple scuffs, and it was well-received by the many people who purchased one. In 2016, I plan on releasing a few additional designs, like the one pictured above.

Best Book
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
In 2015 I read a lot of great books, but my favorite was “Bold” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. My life’s goal is to positively change the world, and the book addressed the ways that this can be done andwhy many more people should have the same desire. Here are a handful of my favorite quotes in the book:

  • “If you want the largest increase in motivation and productivity, then big goals lead to the best outcomes. Big goals significantly outperform small goals, medium-sized goals, and vague goals.”
  • “Either disrupt yourself or be disrupted by someone else.”
  • “The world’s grandest challenges contain the world’s biggest business opportunities.”
  • “Without the right mindset, entrepreneurs have absolutely no chance of success.”

Now it’s time to proceed to 2016 where even more amazing things will continue to happen. Lots and lots of amazing things!

Music: 23.50


This year I had a goal to produce and release a rap song before the end of the year. Now that 2016 is a week and a half away, I had no choice but to attempt to meet the goal. I present to you…23.50!

Title Explanation

    The title of the song is called 23.50 because it is 23 seconds long and contains 50 words.

Lyrics & Explanations

    The year is almost over, but Peculiar PPL, we are just getting things started
    There is a tension that exists in the dichotomy of something coming to the end while something else simultaneously begins. While “normal people” are starting to wind-down, Peculiar people around the world are ramping-up.

    Also, the brand Peculiar PPL is just starting to do amazing things!

    We’re full of life, but say goodbye to the dearly departed.
    A wise man once said, “some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” This line reflects on the notion that Peculiar people are vivacious and living life to the fullest, but there are some people who choose to simply exist. As a result, Peculiar people must say “goodbye” to these people.

    Also, this is also a way to pay respects to the people who lost their life throughout the course of the year. Rest-in-peace and pour out a drink for the homies.

    I’m running this track, face the fact I’m having fun
    This triumphant declaration suggests that the rapper is the commander of the musical track and he’s having fun while doing it.

    This is also a metaphor for a marathon runner who literally sprints on a track and has fun in the process.

    I made a song this year, but cut the music, ’cause this song is done!
    The purpose of the song is to meet the goal of creating a rap song in 2015. Therefore, this is a reminder that the goal has been met and the shenanigans can finally come to a close.

Maybe I’ll release this song for sale, only on cassette tape for $23.50… Maybe I’ll release a remix in the future… Maybe I’ll record an album of 120 songs that are all under 30 seconds each… Maybe.

2015 Goals Recap


In 2014 my dad said, “if it’s too big for you to say, it’ll be too big for you to experience,” so I ended the year by saying some things that I expect to see in 2015.

Those things were:

Now that the year is coming to a close, here’s a status update:

I’ve traveled more than ever before and I was blessed to go on 3 international and 15 domestic trips. Of these 18 trips, 14 of them were via private jet. When I did the math, it turned out that ~78% of my trips were via private jet and I narrowly missed my goal by ONE trip! Goal slightly not achieved!

The interesting thing about this is that when I tweeted that I will be traveling via private jet this year, I had no clue how I would make it happen. However, a few weeks after saying the goal, things came together and doors opened. Who knows if it would’ve happened that way if I didn’t go out on a limb and declare it.

Peculiar PPL revenue
I didn’t meet the $1MM goal, but after thinking deeper about this, I realized that I used the wrong metric. The goal of Peculiar PPL isn’t to have massive amount of revenue— it’s to equip and inspire Peculiar PPL through products and eventually services. Therefore, instead of the goal being anchored on money, it should have been anchored on the effectiveness in building a community. I will make this modification for 2016. As of right now, Goal not achieved!

I would like to build Peculiar PPL into a more tight-knit community of the world’s key influencers and change agents. As a part of this, I would like to have more opportunities to bring Peculiar people together to inspire and help one another to positively change the world. I’m working on this through a number of different initiatives. I plan to launch these efforts in the second quarter of 2016.

Tesla Stock
C’mon Tesla! The highest that your stock has reached this year was $286.65. Next year will be the $350/share year…I feel it in my knees! Goal not achieved!

Rap Song
Writing and producing a rap song is so far outside of my comfort zone that I’ve tried to eliminate this goal. However, since the best way for me to grow is to step outside of my comfort zone, I am going to tackle this one and have some fun. Therefore, TOMORROW, December 23rd at 12:00 noon (EST), I will release a rap song. When I release the song, I will also provide an in-depth lyrics analysis (a-la “RapGenius.com”), so people can understand what was said. This is weird. Goal: Pending…

Although the majority of goals weren’t achieved, that won’t stop me from continuing to speak! Big things are happening! As for the other things that happened in 2015 outside of my stated goals, I will have a more formal recap when the year is officially over.

As for my rap song, I wonder if Drake is available to do a feature on short notice…for free!

A Peculiar guy named Geremy