Despite the fluorescent lighting, cheerless gray cubicles and confining schedule, I had a good job.
Or so I was told.
The truth is that I actually enjoyed the work that I did. It was purposeful and felt good to do.
I was paid well, enough to live comfortably and buy the things I wanted. And most days, I didn’t get too annoyed with the coworkers I never had a say in choosing to work with.
I was managing an employee recognition program for the largest non-profit healthcare company in the world.… Click to read more
Each moment you’re not fully embracing, your life is wasted and your aliveness is denied.
There are two ways this happens most often.
You’re grasping for something that’s already passed:
- A breath-taking view fuzzily reimagined through Facebook photos.
- The afterglow buzz of last week’s lovemaking.
- Adoration from the crowd as you rocked the stage last year.
Or, you’re waiting for something better in the future:
- Training your body in the hopes that one day, you’ll be able to do the things you really want to do.
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Consciously adopting your beliefs can make your life amazing. Randomly or unconsciously collecting beliefs can make your life hell.
When you actively seek out powerful beliefs, you can design a life that other people think is only for savants and outliers.
If only they knew that the beliefs that shape your life are more like clothes you can try on or take off at any time (granted, some are like tight leather pants that can be a bit pesky to peel off).… Click to read more
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Janelle Allen of The Grand Life.
When I was 22, I took a free entrepreneurship seminar offered at my university. Everything was going well until we started talking about money.
As we turned our eyes and ears to the forty-something instructor, he said something that I’ll never forget: “If you want to start a business and need money, just ask your parents.”
Yeah, sure. Asking my parents for money to start a business wasn’t an option.… Click to read more
For better or worse, money holds most of us back from doing what we really want to do.
We inextricably tie money to our freedom. Security, above most things is ironically what makes us feel most safe to pursue our deepest desires.
So, have you strategically considered what it will take, in dollars and cents, to feel a sense of ease, calm and collectedness?
Have you mapped out how to replace your day job income doing something you would wake up excited to pursue?… Click to read more