The Only Right Way

The Only Right Way, Is the Way That Helps You Make The Change You Seek – Seth Godin.

It’s overwhelming…

Entering a new game, Trying something new, Making a change

We try and take shortcuts and fast lanes, We google and youtube the best way to this, the fastest way to get ‘…’ how to hack the new algorithm…

These searches and shortcuts normally from experience leave us more overwhelmed, confused and a couple of hours with nothing done but browsing…

The right way is doing, doing what actually reaches your audience, gets you the result you want and over time you see the change you are seeking,

There is no search for that,

It’s trial and error.

Do the work, not the browsing

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It’s not ‘meant to be’ – Its meant to be done

It’s not meant to be – Its meant to be done – Jade Teta.

If it’s meant to be its meant to be – (I hate writing this post because my Nan always said that saying)

But,

If you’re sat around waiting for the stars to align waiting for something to happen then you need to get up, stop star gazing and go and do the work.

The work, The work is meant to be done.

Once the work is done then the work needs to be put out there…

And once that has happened then it might be.

You might fail, But if you did the work then you will have learnt some valuable lessons, you can course correct and try again…

That is how we learn and grow, and that’s how we make our stars align…

Not by waiting, By doing.

Choose Your Ancestors…

“We were kids without fathers, so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history, and in a way, that was a gift. We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves.”
― Jay-Z

‘We got to pick and choose our ancestors…’

We can’t choose our family, but we can choose our inspiration,

We choose the people we look up to, the information we feed ourselves, the books we read, the movies we watch…

In the Book Steal Like An Artist – Austin talks about the concept of choosing your Ancestors.

You take your inspiration and find who inspired them, then you find your inspirations inspiration and repeat the process, eventually, you have a family tree of inspiration, whose work you study, imitate and create new ideas…

Create your own family tree, Create your own world, Create Yourself

One of the greatest regrets in life

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Don’t throw yourself away.

Theres a saying that goes around in the personal development world…

‘Do what you love’

But sometimes doing what you love doesn’t bring you an income, or when you start making money for doing what you love then you eventually resent what you love, (Theres a few examples in the book unscripted)

So we have to find somthing that we can live off and you know survive…

But that does not mean we have to throw ourselves in the trash so we can live…

We can still do what we love and enjoy what we love, Whilst loving the job that we do.

If you want to get together with your friends and become a rock and on the weekend then do that, If you love painting and drawing then do that in your free time…

Just because you can’t make money from the things we love, does not mean we should throw that part of ourselves away…

Then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?

“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” – Don Miguel Ruiz

As kids we’re free, we draw, we create, we sing and dance… Life is fun…Life is art

But

As social creatures, we are drawn towards tribes and we want the tribe to accept us, so we conform to how the tribe acts, we do as they do because their opinion matters to us.

We start to fear rejection.

So the things we used to do for joy and fun we stop.

We don’t start the things we want to do because,

We fear being laughed at, Not being liked and rejected…

So the art we want remains a thought in our head,

Whilst we conform to the system of the tribe’s beliefs…

Is that the life you want…
:// Side note – Its why it doesn’t bother me when people comment on my grammar, If they commented on it, they read it, which means I did the work and put it out there to be criticized – No art is perfect