I was watching the movie Chuck on the way back from a Tony Robbin’s event. Date with Destiny – it was quite the event. 100 hours of full immersion training in 6 days. I usually don’t watch movies on planes, but this time my brain needed to just decompress.
It started off with a great quote that really spoke to me, and I’m sure many others – yourself included. “You don’t know me, But you know me…you just don’t Know that you know me.” It makes you stop and think to work through the sentence and the word ‘know’ 4x. This is the line that is within all of us who are trying to strive to be better. Everyone has a part of them that has this “achiever” mentality. Everyone has their own “story” of what life is all about.
We pick these stories up from many different places in life. One person might have had a significant event when they were younger that set them on the path to prove something, others may have been bullied or picked on, others may be working hard to make a parent or other family member proud. Either way, it is both a blessing and a curse all rolled into one.
Being an achiever is a blessing because it can (not always will) lead to an amazing life of abundance and one of truly being your best and highest self. It is imperative that the person in this driver’s seat has their values aligned with what they are striving to achieve and the legacy they are working to create every day. It can also be a curse because the path that MOST of us travel on to get to the promise land is one without mentors and guides and we are often too proud to ask for help. We “whore” ourselves out chasing the all mighty buck bouncing from job to job working way too many hours doing things that we don’t enjoy doing for a large majority of the day or our life for the most part. Think about it – when was the last time outside of High School or College that you put in time working for free under someone “apprenticing” to learn skills to get ahead later in life because you were so passionate about the end game?
I think we are in too much of a rush to become independent from our parents sometimes and we jump into what society wants us to do which is to get a job so you can get obsessed with consumerism.
Society has done a great job of molding people into good law abiding citizens who go to work (used to be able to call it a job, but now the trend is to hire people on temporary contracts), do what they’re supposed to do and don’t rock the boat too much. Rinse and repeat, every day until you break. Then you go and find another place of business to do it all over again.
So, long story short, I was in your shoes at one point. I reached a breaking point in life. I woke up and told myself that I didn’t want to be one of these people who worked until they were in their 60’s or even 70’s because they needed to chase a dollar. I didn’t want to be working at places that didn’t challenge me or that I flat out didn’t enjoy. I didn’t want to work in a factory or a plant only seeing the light of day on my lunch breaks. I didn’t want to be that typical model employee stuck in the rate race who got duked into running on the treadmill of life being busy for someone else but not really getting anywhere when it comes to fulfilling your own bucket list in life.
And so here we are. Luckily I never took one of those plant or factory jobs after seeing my father and friends grind out that path. I chose an entrepreneurial environment with profit sharing, with a great culture and work that challenged me every day. However it still got to a point that I realized I had to put my family and long term vision of building my own tribe in an industry that I’m super passionate about at the top of my to-do list. Why else would I be working at a Starbucks with my noise cancelling headphones at 9:58pm on a Monday night? Because typing these words although it does require effort, thought and persistence, it is my passion to share how to find an easier path in life. How to get ahead in life. How to win bigger and better through real estate so you can have a life on your terms.
I’ve been free for over 4 years now and enjoy what I do every day working on deals, our properties, coaching others and spending a lot of quality time with my young growing family which has always been my goal. Life on our terms. Life by design. It is a huge blessing.
I’m finding that more and more people I speak to either want to execute the same escape moves, or they have already done so. There really are few who want to stay stuck in the middle working for the man – aka “no man’s land”.
This was the year that I got more in touch with my true calling. Always wanted to write a book, have a blog, impact more people and help them shave time off of learning the difficult strategies or “chess moves” required to get ahead. Thinking back to being a young child in grade 5 or 6, I was already doing a version of this – peer tutoring. I continued all throughout school and then my first career was a franchise recruiter/trainer to people under the age of 25. I’ve always been a giver / helper / contributor. This is the year that I decided to start to build my own coaching tools and systems so my reach and message can go big in the future. So if you are game, follow me on this wild journey as we uncover what type of person you need to become, and what needs to be done to leverage time, money and other resources to get to where you want to be in life.
I will literally need to de-program you to forget what society wants you to be and what you really can become! The journey will be neither easy nor predictable, but guaranteed, the results will be worth it! Start thinking about what a life on your terms would look like, as that is the fuel that you will need in your tank to begin your journey. But that drive required to continue towards the tipping point of exiting the rat race will need to come from deep within you – who you are at your core. And at our core I believe we are all hungry for success.
Maybe you aren’t in touch with this spot within you yet, but you know you need to do something. Identifying that you want more is always the first step. Keep clarifying what you want in life and ask yourself “Why is that important?” This is so key to making change happen in your life!
Welcome to the rest of your life! Don’t stop reading and learning here.