I have been pondering something that has been really bothering me. I have diagnosed it 90% accurately, but I have no idea how to change it.
And that is the cultural shift towards avoiding work.
I first woke up to it when my favorite teacher, Robert Plank, called it a four letter word, and avoided using it.
The weird and disorienting fact was this: Robert loved getting things done. Actually really loved it. So it was the word, somehow, that appalled him. He lives in California… I thought maybe it had something to do with it.
But since then I realized that it is all over the place.
I “met” my business/marketing teacher, Robert Plank, 37 years my junior, red-headed punk programmer genius at the time, in early 2009.
I wanted to learn php programming from him, because I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life, so learning programming sounded like a good idea.
I had been learning marketing, mindset, everything and anything… when you don’t know where you are going, every path takes you there… lol.
I remember being on the first webinar with him. I didn’t know I was an empath and I could feel the tension between the two partners like my own, and I was rooting for Robert. He stammered, he talked to fast, he was eager and loved teaching!
I could not learn anything in the first course, nothing in the second course, ditto the third course, but I was coming back.
Then on the fourth course I could do three out of the 10 assignments, and I knew I found a home.
Doing the assignments is both a capacity issue and a mindset issue.