If Love Is Wrong…

Everyone is in love with themselves for the most part. That’s not a bad thing or a good thing, it’s just a simple fact of life. You are the only one in this world that has 100% of your own DNA.

So wouldn’t it just make sense that you’d want the best for yourself? That you’d want to make sure everything was safe and success was pretty much always guaranteed??

In a word, no.

In two words, not really

In three…ok you get the point…

In a way, it makes sense that you need to be right. I mean it’s fulfilling to solve problems and being right at times can mean the difference between life and death.

But what happens when being right is the difference between experience and inaction?

You see broseph, the thing is that we can’t even command our own fingernails to grow, so with that in mind, how can we be expected to accurately assess every natural and unnatural element that goes into each moment that is our lives.

You can’t it’s impossible, the only thing that you can (and should) have a need to be right about, is yourself. You can never go wrong there.

The world is an abundant place and if you live in this country, there are systems in place that will ensure that you’ll not be starving on the street if you have any kind of smarts and talent. So don’t be afraid to make a few mistakes, grow your knowledge/experience base and notice how easy life becomes.

Side note: When I started to accept that I make mistakes, I started to get more joy out of the fact that I wouldn’t beat myself up if things didn’t turn out the way I liked. It was like the results didn’t matter, just the experience.

Any hoo, all I’m getting at here is that you don’t know what you could be missing by always needing to be right. Sometime you don’t know what kind of fun experiences lie on the other side of being wrong.

 

Jerry “always right” Washington

 

P.S. You only know as much as you know. It’s sounds contrived, but think about it for a second. Collectively, 250 years ago, we thought leeches would cure us from ailments and diseases and people swore up and down that was the right thing to do. I’d like you to imagine what convictions you might have now that even 25 years from now you might find completely absurd. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment below. Talk soon…

Excuse Me, Do You Have Time?

NO, OF COURSE YOU DON’T!!! But wouldn’t it be nice if whenever someone asked you if you had time, you could just physically give them something and be on your way to doing something more interesting?

Time passes as discreetly as a fart in an elevator. And for the most part, people deal with it the same way, just grimace and try to ignore it’s existence until it’s gone. So with time in such high demand and so many things/people vying for our attention, what is the most effective use of time?

That’s the age old question brozilla. Almost as old as the question of the reason for our existence. Well, I can answer both of those for you right here in this 2 minute blog. (Glad you clicked on this one today huh?)

The way to capitalize on your time AND find the meaning for your existence is to…

CREATE

Throughout history, the people that felt the most fulfilled with their lives, took the present world and their conditions and created the world in their own image. They did it by jumping into an experience they could learn from and consistently executing a plan.

Now for you, it doesn’t have to be a personal experience, you can read or watch it through others. But just as long as you are learning something, then it’s worth your time.

The problem, however, is FEAR 

I see so many people scared to make any changes because they are afraid of what people with think of them, or they fool themselves into thinking they are fine where they are. And I get it, I was there, but I found that the way to happiness is not by grinding it out everyday and wasting time. That’s the hard way…no, there’s one simple question you should think to ask…

It took me from spinning my wheels to show people how much I was grinding (suffering) to living a life where I spend more time with everyone, while being more effective in doing what I love to help inspire people. That question?

What’s the truth?

It saves so much time with me telling myself stories about how I can’t do this, or I can’t do that. And I know it can help you too.

I encourage you to keep searching for your truth it’s the only thing that will truly set you free.

Jerry “time keeper” Washington

 

P.S. I am in the preliminary stages of creating an online book based on some of the work I’ve done with my coaching program Project SELFFY if you’re interested in learning more about how you can always be motivated so you don’t procrastinate and waste time making up excuses, click here to contact me directly so we can have a conversation or leave a comment below. Talk soon…

The Power Of Freedom

What is freedom really? Many search for freedom by gaining knowledge and skills they can add to their resume, however, they find themselves crippled by the debt that they had to acquire to fund those skills.

 

They then go into jobs that they hate, but have to take because they need to make money.  Only to come home to sedate with booze or copious amounts of television programming.

 

I get it, because I was that dude. I paid a ton for college, but I can’t say that I’m in the same field I went to school for. Don’t get me wrong, I greatly value the experience, but at the end of the day, I know people that didn’t go to school and also had similarly valuable experiences AND didn’t have to start out their careers in serious debt.

 

I started off as a lower middle-class kid aspiring to do something great. I had a dream of helping a lot of people but ended up living lower class for almost a decade, staying in basements, cars, and storage sheds. (Don’t tell my parents, they’d freak!) Just so I could achieve that dream.

 

Life is a lot different for me now of course, but I just can’t help, but sometimes think. Who or what am I missing?

 

You see Brosephine Baker, I can tell you from my experience that life is all about choices. You are not forced to do anything you don’t want to do on any given day. You are not FORCED to distance yourself from true fulfillment every day. It’s a choice.

 

Sure some may say that if you’re ignorant of anything else, then it’s not really a choice. But I would have you consider this…

 

We were all born with an imagination. We can all dream. It is a matter of you making the choice to take action on them or continue to do the same thing that you’ve always done.

 

Again, I get it, change is difficult. I just gave up something (boot camp training) that I love that I’ve been doing for 10 years. It was difficult but at the end of the day, I don’t want time to be the deciding factor on whether I should continue to do something or not.

 

When you think about it, all we are all looking for is the freedom of choice. We are all striving for it in our own way.

 

Whatever your way of striving for freedom is, I want you to tell me. Leave in the comment section below, or you can shoot an email directly to me here: Get In Touch

 

Jerry “multiple choice” Washington

 

P.S. I hate to sound like I’m poo pooing school and that it was the cause of my troubles. At the end of the day, those were choices too. I could have continued to stay with my degree and worked a corporate job that I hated. It wasn’t for me, but I’m not saying it shouldn’t be for you. Many people have graduated and gone on to live VERY comfortable lives. I guess I just chose to take the scenic route. What’s most important is that you define success for yourself and make decisions every day that will get you closer to that vision. Talk soon…