Why are people disgruntled when they get a degree but “can’t find work”? Is it that there are no jobs ever, anywhere? No. That would be total bullshit. What about working just to pay bills? This is honorable but it’s a cop out. Yes, this is an effective approach for some but for people like me, we can’t pretend that our work life does not matter. One time, I was making $950 every two weeks. My rent was $950 per month. So, if you look at, I spent 6 months in the year working for my landlord. So, working just to pay my bills was not quite the motivation I needed to not jump in front of a bus.
So because I am the type that wants to know, I started reading lots of material on success and money. These are great topics but there were hidden jewels that had nothing to do with success and money woven into these books.
Most personal journeys that I read about weren’t some fast break to millions and a wonderful career. These journeys actually started with the feeling that something wasn’t right about where they were. That is something that you can’t buy. It is something that comes from your spirit. It starts to tell you that it is trapped. It starts to send you signs. You wonder why your car keeps breaking down on the way to work but never on the way to anywhere else. You even start to experience physical signs like headaches or tummy aches because it's Monday…again.
Now, again, I am studying what it takes to be successful. Going into it, I thought that it was something to “DO”. It’s not. It is something to BE which directly correlates with your spirit life. Who do I want to BE? This was the missing link in my idea of what success was. This was my life, so it was more than just some title. When I started to get clear on who I wanted to be BE as opposed to what I wanted to DO, I started to understand more of what it would take, what I was willing to do and what was unacceptable in my life.
So, who do you want to BE? If you have children or people who look to you in any way, what are some habits or attitudes do you want them to see in you. I found that my desire to build and grow a business is just about my children seeing someone that is willing to take risks and someone that is not willing to settle. There is no title in that.
Again, who do you want to BE? Being is a part of your spirit. It is something that is not attached to your company or your title. It is the person you are everywhere you go. This person is a success in their own right that has decided to live life on their own terms.