“When we talk about settling the world’s problems,
we’re barking up the wrong tree.
The world is perfect.
It’s a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”
~ Joseph Campbell
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Serve the world with what you love to do.
What would you do with your time if money were no issue and you didn’t have to “work”?
And I don’t mean how would you passively entertain yourself.
That only lasts three days.
Having all the pleasures and material dreams you ever dreamed of? Three days and then you feel bored, bloated, vaguely nauseous and guilty.
The path is where you want to be for pure joy.
What active, moving, action-oriented path would you take with your life if you did not need money?
And that’s a great fantasy/inquiry because it helps you know your own strengths. We don’t want to have you playing out of position. If you are a true quarterback, why are you playing tight end?
If you are “stuck” in a job you don’t like, be great at that job. The bad is the source of the good.
If Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search for Meaning) can make a concentration camp work for him—if he can find joy inside that sorrow—surely you can make your job work.
Then create a side job, Plan B, call it a money-making hobby if you like.
Produce something and sell it on the internet.
On the side.
For fun and profit.
What do you love to do?
What fires you up?
Light that fire, then monetize the fire.
Don’t believe anything negative about yourself. If you have an unproductive habit, get busy. Replace it with the habit that would serve you better.
Nothing is permanent.
Everything changes, including you.
Stop it with the random input of information. Read the things that make you rich. Read what lifts you up into your highest self.
Pick out the people who make you laugh, sing and dance. Subscribe to their blogs. Michael Neill sends out weekly coaching tips. Subscribe and watch your life get better. I do the same. My blog is called iMindShift for a reason, I write it to shift my own mind and maybe even yours. I try to write what I myself would want to read today.
Otherwise it is random rotten and polluted information filling your head each day. Worry and fear, the main dishes served up by the media.
Your wealth and your creativity need not be disconnected.
Thrive. Deliberately and consciously. Know the difference between information and transformation. Always lean toward transformation. Take in what changes you for the better.
The move Waiting for Superman changed me. For the better forever.
The movie Just Go With It made me want to vomit and spend my life in bed, never leaving the house, never entering such a vulgar world.
I want to get better at choosing.
Watch what you love and the money will follow.
Emerson said service would always be compensated. Read his essay called “Compensation.” You can find it now (as in today) on the internet. Emerson said, “If you serve an ungrateful master, serve him the more. Put God himself in your debt.”
Because “ungrateful” isn’t the point. The point is compensation, not someone else’s instant gratitude. That’s just pleasing people for instant gratification (our national pastime until we wake up to this thing we call warrior.)
The warrior does not live to please others. The warrior serves. The warrior is loved and respected by others because of this profound service.
“What do you think of me?” said one of Ayn Rand’s disgusting characters to her book’s hero.
Her hero said, “I don’t think of you.”
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Will Keiper is our special guest interviewee in the wealth warrior movement this month, and he will share his own somewhat amazing life turnaround and career success discoveries. Do NOT miss this webinar.
The program is here http://www.stevechandler.com/wealth_warrior_movement.html
Keiper's new book (Life Expectancy) is about betrayal and the myth of retirement and how to thrive in these changing times:
"LIFE Expectancy is...very interesting and informative... it's absolutely true regardless of your age (you) have to find a way to make sure your life is fulfilling and productive."
~ Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame football coach and ESPN analyst