Ideas

Ideas

Originality isn't always original. Most ideas aren't new.

Mix it up, see what you can come up with! 🎉👩‍🎨🎊👨‍🎨🎉 ⠀

Rebellion

Rebellion

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

There are all sorts of pressures at work to keep you where you are.

There are societal & cultural pressures which are the easiest (even if not always easy) to overcome.  Yet, they hold back a vast majority of the population.

Then there are the closer, friend & familial pressures, which in certain cultures, can be extremely pronounced and restricting. These pressures hold back those who don't care about society's opinion, but care deeply for those of their friends or family (parents in particular).  

Lastly, there is our own, self-imposed pressure.   The inner-critic, the pessimist, our projected ego. This can be the strongest and most detrimental pressure of them all.  It's the same one that causes people to take their own lives, and sometimes the lives of others.  

HOWEVER, all of these pressures feed off two things: one bio-chemical and one metaphysical; which may be why they’re so hard to understand and control.

Relax

📷 @alessandraambrosio

📷 @alessandraambrosio

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
— Georgia O'Keeffe 🌸🌹🌺

How many of us are busy? How many of us rush without really knowing why?⠀

It reminds me of a useful allegory from Derek Sivers. We can RELAX, AND get the same RESULT.⠀

Enter DEREK:⠀

"A few years ago, I lived in Santa Monica, California, right on the beach.⠀

There’s a great bike path that goes along the ocean for 7½ miles.⠀
On weekday afternoons, it’s almost empty. It’s perfect for going full-speed.⠀

So a few times a week, I’d get on my bike and go as fast as I could. I mean really full-on, 100%, head-down, red-faced, sprinting.⠀

I’d finish exhausted, and look at the time. 43 minutes. Every time. Maybe a minute more on a really windy day. But basically always 43 minutes.⠀

After a few months, I noticed I was getting less enthusiastic about this bike ride. I think I had mentally linked it with being completely exhausted.⠀

So one day I decided I would do the same ride, but just chill. Take it easy, nice and slow. OK not super-slow, but dialing it back to about 50% of my usual effort.⠀

And ahhh.... What a fun ride. I was relaxed, and smiling, and looking around. Not red-faced. I was barely giving it any effort.⠀

I saw two dolphins in the water. A pelican flew right over me in Marina del Ray. When I looked up to say “wow!”, he shit in my mouth. I can still remember that taste of digested shellfish. I had to laugh at the novelty of it [...]"⠀

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📷 Derek Sivers

📷 Derek Sivers

Creation

Creation

"When you make a business you’re making a little world where you control the laws. 
It doesn't matter how things are done everywhere else. In your little world you can make it like it should be." - Derek Sivers

There is controversy over the belief that being an entrepreneur is freeing. Some believe they become slaves to their clients, while others, like Derek, see that it's up to you to become what you want to be. 


Taking the leap of faith into entrepreneurship definitely brings its own hardships and obligations, but ultimately you are their creator. 

Aim

Aim

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success." - James Cameron  

There are many versions of this message conveyed in different ways. ⠀

But, to me, the importance lies in the words left unsaid. ⠀

 

Knowledge

Knowledge

Steve Jobs and Mick Jagger would obsess over the smallest details before releasing any of their work. That obsession is arguably a piece of what got them to the top. ⠀

But, when we have a man, regarded as the greatest genius of our time (Albert Einstein), openly downplaying knowledge and promoting imagination, we have to ask and wonder:⠀

What is more important?

After all, Steve Jobs himself said: "Stay hungry, stay foolish".⠀

The taoists would agree with Einstein and Jobs, turns out, so do I 😁⠀

Coaching

Coaching

Coach, mentor, partner, friend, parent, soulmate.⠀

Whoever it is, find that someone who will push you past what you need. Past what you want. Past what you ever thought possible.⠀

Don't let them go, and once they've shattered your perceived boundary of reality, do the same for them. ⠀

The comfort zone is created by you.

So, someone that isn't you, sees the whole picture and can bring you out of it faster than you ever could! 

Build a support network, get better results! 🤝😁🤝