This article was written by a guy in Switzerland. Different culture, different cultural conversations… he lives by a method of growing himself and his business counter-culturally if you look at it from the USA, especially if you live in California. And, of course, if you live in Canada.
What is the cultural conversation that he defies? That you are supposed to know it. That you are supposed to leap tall buildings, and there is no need to practice, there is no need to learn anything, you should just know.
I could have written this article, because my story is similar.
Someone received a tweet I put out 4 years ago.
It is an echo from the distant past.
This was the tweet text I had written when I was promoting the launch of my very first product.
I went and found the page this tweet originated from and that’s when I realized that I had created it 4 years ago.
This number surprised me.
Think about it: just 4 years ago, I was about to tentatively release my first product.
I had no idea if anyone would buy it.
I had created some launch pages and a sales page for it to the best of my abilities, but I knew that I was completely out of my depth. I was no copywriter and I didn’t have a budget to pay for one, either.
The pages I had created were not great, to put it mildly.
I also had no idea that this product would signify a turning point in my life and eventually lead me to focus completely on creating and marketing products and abandon all the other things I was doing at the time (mainly selling other people’s stuff).
Okay, so why am I telling you about all this?
It’s because of something very important I realized, thanks to this weird Tweet: during the past 4 years, I have often felt frustrated at my seemingly slow progress. Since I started creating my own products, I’ve had countless setbacks, successes, problems and breakthroughs.
It’s sometimes exciting and sometimes completely overwhelming.
It’s crazy to think how all of that has been crammed into just 4 years.
The point I’m getting to is this: since you’re reading this (and assuming that you know a bit about me), there’s a good chance that you look at what I do and wish you could do the same.
There’s a good chance that you feel like I’ve “made it” and you’re still struggling along and unsure of whether you can really accomplish what you set out to do.
But that’s the thing: I was feeling exactly the same way.
I was feeling this way probably half the time during the past 4 years.
And I was feeling this way just yesterday, come to think of it.
Remember that we tend to only see the highlight reels of other people’s lives and in comparison our own “real time” life can never match up.
Here’s what matters: no matter how you currently feel, do your best to take the next step in front of you.
You can’t achieve your goals in one giant leap. No one does. All you have to do is make sure that every day, you make a step towards them, in some small but significant way.
This is a principle that I try to stick to and it has helped me a lot. I say “try” because I sometimes can’t get myself to do even that. But I try again the next day.
Do this for 4 years and you may be surprised at where you end up.
Inch by inch, step by step… Staying the course every step, paying attention to every action. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not so easy.
Why? Because you get pulled off course by every thought, every feeling, every emotion, every urge.
That is why I am looking for a self-discipline teacher for you… so you can succeed… in anything.
But what should that something be?
This is one of the misunderstanding in our culture: that you have a specific something to do in life… In fact, the truth is, that your job in life is to accomplish something in the invisible realm, your soul correction, through any means necessary.
And by any means I also mean your job, your means to make a living.
If you are unwilling to invest in your current job, then your “dream job” will be the same: the job where you want to do the least amount to get the most out of.
If you are unwilling to grow in your current job, then you are unwilling to grow. Period.
If you are undisciplined, cutting corners, only pleasing the job, only work for the money: you will do it anywhere, unless you change the context.
You do have a hidden desire, a hidden pivoting point, that if you learn to use it, it can turn your life into a life that is important, a life that matters, because you matter.
To find it, you need to find the hidden desire. It is often the other side of your biggest stumbling block.
I do one-on-one work with people like you in the Itch webinar. Don’t like the name? Don’t worry, your life is now based on likes and dislikes, and you probably head towards never amounting to anything. It’s OK… have a good journey.
Afraid to find out what you are hiding? It’s ok, don’t worry, you can die when you will, having lived an unimportant life, having not mattered, and take your secret with you.
I am sorry to be so blunt with you, but you are going to end up where you are headed… unless you do something dramatic.
Even after you find out what could be the core of your life, what could help you through difficulties, resistance, pain, fear, and such… you don’t have to do anything with it. No obligation.
But you owe it to yourself to at least find out. Don’t you?
Sign up to the Itch webinars… and come until you are clear what it is, how you can live it, so you can do something important with your life.
That’s what you want, don’t you?