Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
What are you doing? What are you going to do? What have you done? What do you want to do?
Confusing, overwhelming, unmotivating when stuck in the “I DON’T KNOW LEAVE ME ALONE” hands thrown up in the air, frustration-heavy, aggravated FEELING.
Teetering on the edge of wanting to start my own entrepreneurship, low on funds, passion filled and unconventional, I feel immobilized. I’m inbetween finding what I want to do with my life. The cursed what.
I’ve met a few wonderful people here, and had passed along to me a book from the lovely and kind hearted giver, Alison Setton. I’m reading Tim Ferriss’s “The 4-Hour Workweek”, and feeling supported with the motivation and encouragement from other unmoulded individuals.
A special point that is turning my tum, heart and head is the notion that the 9-5 work environment is the easy way out for those who suppress their dreams and endeavors, settling with the idea that they simply are unrealistic. Tim states that it’s easy to stop a ball before it’s rolling, but momentum encourages an unfaltering path.
“It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for realistic goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy consuming. It is easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. The fishing is best where the fewest go.” – Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
I know that in the world of making myself, I’m relishing in a standstill, and therefore am trying to keep busy. Busy is lazy. I’m taking the easy route and being “efficient” but not “effective”. I am good at whatever I choose to dedicate my time and energy to, but without clear set goals of my end result, I am not effectively moving towards self-actualization and definitely not living authentically.
Two important points:
- Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.
- Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.
These are two huge faults and bindings’ of the 9-5 epidemic. If you are allotted a certain amount of time to do a task, you will mould your schedule and pace to match that. Often times, the amount of work done in 8 hours can easily be re-formatted to complete in one. Mnmlsm is so important, cut out the unnecessary and aim for only the minimal effective dose.
I am falling into the blinded pattern of distraction from my goals because they are not defined. I am writing this now to define them.
Short term (6 months):
I’ve identified a group of people to which I want to direct my efforts and that is the corporate 9-5’ers. Stricken by stress, I’m sick of seeing my parents and those who I interact with fitting this category with furrowed brows and endless unexplainable ailments stemming from stress. Stress is self-inflicted. Obligation is a shitty word. No one HAS to do anything in his or her lives. The only thing certain to us is death. Choose your words wisely and understand that very few things in life have the power to have a significant effect on our lives. Your work life is still your life. Remove work from that sentence and create beauty everywhere. External environments do not bring happiness, but internal peace does.
Creating an enterprise where me and my employees who will include yoga instructors, Kinesiologists, triathletes, mindfulness advocates, comedians, art therapy individuals, movement specialists and RMT’s to come into the corporate setting, remove employees for an allotted amount of time (ideally into nature, get outta that concrete jungle!) and have a session of movement, motivation, mindfulness, and holistic health instruction. I want to focus on points that will be transferrable back to the workplace, tools that can be used on a daily basis to live a better life.
Incorporate travel to this equation, overseas, camping, getting back to basics, gardening, minimalism.
I want to get certified as a yoga instructor in India, life coach, neuromuscular mobility specialist, ayurvedic specialist, and meditation mentor. I want to learn more about the Finnish education system, and about Icelandic culture.
I want an office. Somewhere in the Scandinavian region of Europe. I want to spread the wellness epidemic. I want people to have more fun, understand the power of the made up mind, and relentlessly accept self-love and positive energy so the whole world can glow.
I’m working with a company called Yoga Rush in promoting corporate yoga and Joga (a sport-specific style of yoga) to professional sports teams. I am passionate about the cause; it is very much in line with my values. This is important; other jobs I’ve held are not inline with my Ikigai, and I feel like I’m traveling in a direction now towards my goal.
My next steps are to continue speaking out, taking up space, showing the world that this is needed, showing how constantly relaxed shoulders are an attainable set point. I’m smiling through it because although it is the process and not the result, it is still my life, and I’ll not wait till the end for happiness. I’m excited.
Here we go. Join me?