One of the brilliant ideas from the 67 steps that hardly anyone considers as applying to them is the idea of spending at least one third of their discretionary time in the company of people who are ahead of them. Preferably by 20 years of experience and wisdom and results in a certain area of life.
These people will be able to teach you something, and you will feel small, ignorant, and maybe even worthless.
But you'll have a chance to learn something useful.
Instead people prefer spending time with ignorant people they can feel smarter than. This is one of the main reasons you can continue feeling a lot more valuable than you actually are.
In my article "democratic" says more about this...
One of my students in the 67 steps coaching decided to start listening to me. That was a huge step for him... This happened after a whole year of pretending that he did in fact listen to me.
As a result he observed his environment and found that his boss is one of those 20 years ahead of him guys.
I am still looking at how to become an influencer...
It's not really my ambition... I am much more comfortable doing my thing and barely be noticed. But it seems that in today's day and age, unless you do a lot of hoopla, loud, self-promotion, partnering up with high visibility people, and other fashionable strategies, becoming an influencer is impossible.
I am still looking if I really want to become an influencer or not.
I learned about becoming an influencer from Tai's free video on trend stacking.
A trend is, in this context, something that is becoming a fashion more and more. Something that has reached the masses and now they are jumping on the bandwagon. Popular...
My body is responding to this idea with massive indication that this is not my path. And yet...
And yet... increasing my sphere of influence, even just doubling it would mean I can work with more people.
The last joke I heard before I left Hungary has stayed with me... and it's very apropos today
Here is the joke: What are the two paths for Hungarian intelligentsia?
Answer: alcoholism. The other path is impenetrable..., in practice there is no second path.
This article is about humans, about you. And it tries to establish that in fact it's possible to penetrate a second path... an evolutionary path, to become a human being, even if 99.5% of humanity isn't interested in that path.
So let's see how that applies to how it is today...
My first awakening, rude as it was, was in 1979. I was 32 years old, had won first prize in an architectural competition, and I was in a mental health facility as an inmate.
Depression... I was depressed...
I didn't know I was an empath, so I have no idea how much of what I felt was mine...
One day in the big circle I said something that got me thrown out of that big circle group.
Next day I was asked to do a test: find out what I like and what I don't. I spent a lot of time with that test, because, honestly, I didn't know. I didn't know what I liked and what I preferred.
They made me retake the test, and I failed again. Holy Mackerel... I had no "I". I mean I did have an "I" that threw its weight around, that won competitions, that got thrown out of groups, that pontificated and sympathized with people...
What is the fastest way to devolve... the greased chute to lose your vibration? To move yourself to the horizontal plane...
Sometimes I write articles to solve an issue for myself... Tai calls this chess-like assiduity... lol.
Sometimes I write articles to address and issue one or more clients are dealing with... and help them solve it for themselves. Because, remember, when things don't go well... there is something that you don't know/don't see
And sometimes I write articles to prevent an issue for a client, and issue that is predictably coming.
This article fits category two and three... Some clients are struggling with an issue the other clients are about to encounter...
The issue is devolving. Greased chute to hell... Not a happy issue, is it?
Lots of questions are coming up... Is it possible to be happy, to have ikigai, purpose, and joy if you live in your imagination?
What is the main difference between animals and homo sapiens?
The only differences I can see are
1. homo sapiens (modern humans) live in the mind... thinking it's reality
2. homo sapiens have conscience
3. homo sapiens live like anything different from what they want is wrong.
4. homo sapiens have usury relationships, win-lose, zero sum.
I have written a lot of articles about living in the mind, and have courses to help you spend at least some of your time outside of the mind that is like a cave...
Anything and anyone that talks about the companies or industries that provide all the funding for "science" are sensitive topic for people whose job security depends on their compliance in toeing the interests of these industries or companies.