You are not made of cogs, gears or wires. Or made of circuits or microchips.
You’re not a machine.
Your job or career might be making you into one, but you are much more.
You Are Stardust
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
The atoms that form you fused into existence in the heart of a long extinct ancient star. Since then, those atoms have been on an amazing journey through billions of years.
Before they became you, those atoms have been a part of many things.
Parts of you have floated through space. Some parts got locked up in rocks. Other parts descended into the earth’s mantle and then got thrown into the sky by Volcanoes.
Yet other parts of you have been in the single-cells of early aquatic life, and in the first plants and flowers.
You have been a tree, an insect, a fish and a dinosaur.
You’ve been dead, and you’ve been alive. Many times.
There is incredible untapped potential inside you, like every other living human. It’s time you explored it, and took those atoms on another journey.
Imagine all those atoms in your body and the incredible journey they’ve been on through Aeons of time.
They’ve been a part of substances and systems both simple and complex. They have gone through billions of years of transformations. And they do what they do because that is their very nature. That’s Chemistry. That’s Physics.
“When we follow our passion in life we choose to be in harmony with our inner nature.”
― Jose Incer, Mastering Success: The Key to Self Empowerment and Higher Consciousnes
Have you found your true nature suppressed by the world of work?
Are limiting environments and thinking confining your true desires to a box labelled “Maybe Some Day..”?
Wouldn’t you rather engage in the chemistry of success, fulfilment and happiness? Would you rather not spend another day on the damned treadmill?
So what is in your nature?
Whatever it is, if it is actually possible, you can do that. You can make it happen.
All it takes is for you to take that first step towards it.
You have to decide what you really want, and make a decision to go get it. No matter what.
Without taking that very first step, it will most certainly stay in that box.
With the right support, training, mentoring and tools, you can achieve whatever you wish.
Give yourself the freedom to explore your life. You can liberate yourself!
But I’m guessing you don’t feel particularly liberated right now.
So let’s think about liberty for a moment…
“Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing”
– J.S. Mill, from “On Liberty”, 1859
John Stuart Mill wrote about liberty in his treatise “On Liberty”.
Society, he argued, had a tendency to stifle individuality and originality. And a tendency to favour mediocrity.
He argued that genius needs to have an atmosphere of freedom in which to flourish.
How much do you think that has changed today?
For sure, progressive ideas like that are more mainstream than they used to be. But has the actual everyday machinery of Society caught up with that way of thinking?
No. The same holds true today as it did 158 years ago. Some progress, right?
The world of work stifles us, holds us back and forces us to conform. It forces us to accept that working 40+ hours a week in a soul-destroying job or career is somehow normal.
That it is some undeniable ‘law of nature’. Therefore we believe that it is acceptable.
It enforces the idea that climbing the career ladder is the only way to obtain a good life.
Working on your own terms and writing your own salary cheques? Society tells you that’s a ‘pipe-dream’.
You have come to believe that working on something you feel fulfilled by is for the lucky few only, and likely to fail if you tried it.
Now, who put that narrative in your head? I guarantee that it was not you, you learned that.
That’s OK. It’s not your fault.
“We need to unlearn our respect for education, since it has undermined our respect for ourselves. It’s worth taking time to demistify it. […] All the things an adolescent can be […] are reduced to a three digit number. […] We too can decide how to value our education instead of letting them value us.”
― Gloria Steinem, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem
So, would you like to unlearn that nonsense?
Would you like to replace it with the certainty of knowing there is another way?
Who wouldn’t, right?
Thus, step one is this:
Realise that we live in a society, which by design, discourages life experiments.
Opportunities to explore our potential only seem rare.
The reason for this is a little sinister. You see, you were never taught to recognise opportunity outside of the ‘job market’.
This has been a deliberate omission from your education.
The powers that be do not want you to explore your potential.
They do not want you thinking for yourself, and going off in your own direction.
But they do need obedient little cogs to keep their meat grinder turning.
From the time you first started school, the process started. State education is not designed to turn out free-thinking entrepreneurs. It turns out obedient little cogs by design.
From day one, they teach you to be useful to them, but not to yourself.
How many lessons in Entrepreneurship did you receive at school?
Instead, were your ideas or dreams often discouraged? In favour of doing something more ‘practical’?
Sometime even our own parents can be discouraging. Because they went through exactly the same process.
Opening your eyes to the possible
It’s no wonder we’re unable to see a way out of our predicament. Everyone is telling us from an early age that it’s not possible.
At least, not for us. There are always those ‘lucky’ ones who ‘make it’.
We have become blind to opportunity.
As a result, when opportunity does arise, we often find ourselves raising objections. Because our eyes and minds are still closed.
We make excuses about why we can’t do something. Raising false barriers such as:
- I’m too busy
- It looks difficult
- I’m not sure I can do it
- It looks expensive
- Etc. Etc.
I’ve raised all those barriers in the past myself.
We’ve learned to fear change, or anything outside our status quo.
So change can be scary, and all our subconscious mind wants to do is protect us from it.
Our subconscious is something like 1000 times more powerful than our conscious minds. Thus, when there is a fear attached to something, it is going to react as if we were in mortal peril.
We are not in any real danger of course. The problem is that we have allowed that inner voice to instruct us and order your lives.
It only cares about safety, not fulfilment.
To be able to embrace change, you need to relegate its role to one of minor adviser – right now, it’s a dictator. It’s in control.
Yet despite that, I bet you HAVE tried things, haven’t you?
Experiments & Dreams
“It is only through failure and through experiment that we learn and grow.”
— Isaac Stern
You have likely already tried some different things. To do something more satisfying. Something more in tune with who you are.
But they have never amounted to anything because:
- You got bored.
- You lacked passion for it.
- You found it too difficult.
- It wasn’t the answer you were looking for
- There was a barrier to entry you could not surmount.
There’s a whole host of reasons it didn’t work for you.
Because of past disappointments, “real” life has nudged you away from your dreams again.
After all, you still have bills to pay and a family to look after and spend time with. Your social life, your friends and your hobbies all need looking after too.
Your job is still the only means you have of taking care of all these things.
But it is still not using your creative flow in the right way.
As a result, it has become your biggest source of resentment for some time.
There’s little satisfaction to be had, and you still want to explore the creativity that you put away for so long. You want to build something for yourself and your family.
You want to be the best you can be, and are now looking for an answer. A way to ‘get started’. You want the financial freedom to explore life the way you always dreamed you could.
So, what are you supposed to do now?
A Way Out
“Status quos are made to be broken.”
Let me start by telling you something:
A seeker all my adult life, I never accepted the ‘status quo’ of trading time for money as ‘the way life is’.
I’ve always distrusted governments and big business.
I was anti-establishment and anti-system, and I’ve always been a creator..
But my whole life has lead me to this point. I tried many things to get myself on a ‘non-traditional’ path.
For instance, here’s a brief list of things I’ve tried:
- International Volunteering
- Youth Leading
- Personal Growth
- Freelance Web Design & Development
- Direct Mail Marketing
- Information Product Marketing
- MLM (Health Products)
None of the things I tried above was the answer to becoming free, at the time.
But I have a deep desire to pick up my art and writing again.
To be free to draw, write, paint or sculpt at any time I choose, and for as long as I choose to.
Opening The Door
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us”.
– Alexander Graham Bell
I decided to do something about that, and started looking for some way to open my life up. Like you, I needed a way out.
One day, I found the answer. A door opened right in front of me, and I stepped through it straight away. Without hesitation.
I joined a unique digital marketing education programme. It furnishes me with everything I need to build the lifestyle I want.
It’s unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere else, and I’ve been looking for a long time.
Unlike most ‘higher education’ offerings, it allows me to earn while I learn.
I’m now building a business using everything it provides.
The entrepreneurial community I am now a part of is allowing me to get my ‘mojo’ back. I am now using my creative energies in an endeavour in tune with myself.
If it had not been for taking this opportunity, I would not now be on the most exciting journey I have ever embarked on.
I wouldn’t be writing this blog, for a start. And you wouldn’t be hearing about it right now.
I’m surrounding myself with a community of determined entrepreneurs. They are all building new lives for themselves. Many of them are now achieving things they once only dreamed of. Most are well on their way.
They are people from all walks of life, and all ages. This community and academy is the most amazing thing I’ve ever been a part of. And I’ve done quite a lot!
This community, our mentors and the leadership, are all in tune with one concept:
It’s not about the money. Instead, it’s about giving you the tools, education, and platform to set off on your own freedom journey.
Allowing you to build a business and lifestyle around your own passions. To self-actualise. Therefore, to be free.
One Choice to Make
To become free from the stress of being “Just Over Broke”, you are going to have to go into business for yourself.
Short of winning the lottery, or becoming wealthy by inheritance, there is no other way.
So if you are going to start a business, you will have to learn how to market it. Again, there is no other choice.
Yes, you could decide to go and live ‘off the grid’ and become self-sufficient.
There is a simple life to be had if you want it enough. And that kind of appeals to me too, as a concept.
But I’m guessing that’s not what you want. So…
What Do You Want?
“When what you value and dream about doesn’t match the life you are living, you have pain.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure”.
– Paulo Coelho