Sometimes I get SO fucking bored with myself, you know? This is probably something I shouldn’t say … but it’s not like THAT ever stops me … and besides which, I’ve said it before, so here goes –
Sometimes I just find it MIND-NUMBINGLY easy to make money. It’s completely a thing I feel I’ve figured the fuck OUT. There’s no challenge in making millions online. It’s awesome … I love it … I’m GRATEFUL for it … and I ONLY make money selling shit I love and believe in and want to DELIVER … but fun to MAKE the money? Exciting? Thrilling?
Not for a long time!
That’s the honest truth of it. I’m not saying I’m tapped out on wanting to make MORE money mind you. I don’t mean I’ve hit my goals and now I’m ‘done’. Of course I want to grow my current empire and I will. In fact, that’s part of the problem and why I’m writing about this –
I WON’T grow my current empire … income … and by default IMPACT … if I keep on doing things the way I’ve been doing ’em. I COULD – if I didn’t put creativity and art and fun and silliness and flow ahead of money … I COULD be an internet marketing fembot and just keep on building fucking funnels and shit … I could in THEORY I mean, because in practice I clear CANNOT and WILL not. My soul won’t allow it! Which is another way of saying that despite what I just said about growing things from multiple 7-fig where they are now to 8 and beyond if I were just willing to monetize like a good little stepfordprenenur the truth is I actually don’t believe that.
Deep down I don’t believe money flows when you don’t honour what your soul needs.
Deep down I don’t believe you CAN put $$ ahead of purpose and create wealth. Not TRUE wealth, beyond just the financial, and not financial EITHER.
Do I think that SOME people can make money while also destroying their soul, literally giving their LIFE for something that is not true and real?
Do I believe those people are OUR people?
Of course not!
Which means? If you’re out there trying to be all serious and proper and shit ’cause you think you need to get things up and running or you’re desperate for more money?
IT’S NEVER GOING TO WORK GORGEOUS.
And you know this! Deep down you fucking KNOW it.
So you might as well give in to it, hmmm?
Me, for example, and I’d bet you’re similar – for me it HAS to be fun. It HAS to be exciting. There HAS to be a challenge. I NEED to feel inspired and lifted up, energised from within, PLAYFUL, also, and ideally a bit cheeky or naughty, like I’m doing something DELICIOUS and I can’t stop the joy of it all from bubbling up inside of me.
I mean, really – why would you not want to feel those things? All the time? How could you not want to feel those things? NOW! And do you realise that when you don’t ALLOW yourself to feel those things, yes even put them first, or whatever ‘the’ things are for you, you actually LIMIT your ability to make money, make a difference, all of it?!
When I look back over the last 11 years, the timeframe I’ve been showing up online, I can say for SURE that anytime money and other ‘results’ (growth … making a difference … etc) has come with flow and ease it’s been when I’ve followed my HEART.
It’s been when I’ve done what felt cool and fun or maybe just POWERFUL and important to do; usually some combination of those things.
It’s been when I’ve said ‘fuck the rules’, fuck what I SHOULD be doing or even THINK I should be doing. Not just based on what I think the accepted COMMON rules are, but even saying ‘fuck that shit’ to my OWN previous ways of doing things, if they no longer excite me. Instead? Tuning the fuck in to what feels amazing NOW.
Case in point –
Over the years I’ve done tons of ‘flash sales’, heavily discounting shit down for a special time of year or even just because. Mostly this has felt AMAZING. I remember doing them when I’d never heard of them; it wasn’t a ‘thing’, it was literally something OMFG exciting and cool and craaaazzzzzzyyyyy! I remember being giggly and excited and playful and ‘people won’t believe it!’.
So, it worked.
I’ve made HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS over the years from flash sales!
And now? They fucking bore me. This week, with Black Friday approaching, we started putting together another flash sale. A KILLER one, of course. Huge discounts on my best programs, which are literally life-changing.
But I just couldn’t get behind it.
I didn’t GIVE a fuck.
I even felt a bit EMBARRASSED about it, like – ugh. Why AM I doing this?
The energy just wasn’t there, and if the energy ain’t there then WALK THE FUCK AWAY. Stop doing shit ’cause once upon a time somebody said it would work or even ’cause once upon a time it DID work and feel amazing!
What do you want to do NOW?
What’s coming through you?
What would be FUN … CRAZY … maybe a bit SCARY … exciting … daunting … NEXT LEVEL?
THAT is the thing to do.
And exactly why this year for Black Friday, as I spontaneously and with much furious passion messaged my brother this morning – Fuck Black Friday Sales!
I’m giving $500 away, no strings attached, to ANYBODY who wants it.
I’m doing what FEELS good.
As soon as I let the idea bubble up I felt lit up, supercharged, excited, HAPPY! These are all, on a side note, and it IS a side note not the reason, emotions which allow money to flow!!!
And I LOVE doing this sort of thing; something I think will surprise and delight you! Which is, in my REAL life (lol … there’s a difference?!) exactly what I love to do with people who I love and care about. So why would I not do it for you … for everybody!
My brother asked if I want to do some sort of monetisation as part of it, that would make sense right … like an upsell page even?
TOTAL GOODWILL, I said.
Giving shit away for the sake of giving shit away; imagine!
It’s easy in online business – or any business – to get stuck in a mindset of ‘if I do this then people will do that / give me that’. Well – that’s true. Give give give and you WILL receive. But one of the most beautiful and fulfilling things to do for YOU is to give without attachment. To give because you love to give! We talk all the time about just be you or just DO you, but if you’re in any way crafting your offers or ‘ways to grow your biz’ based on neediness and scarcity, then that is NOT really the real you, is it?
So today, a simple challenge for you:
Tune back in to who you really are. To what brings YOU to life. It doesn’t have to mean giving something away; that’s being done because it’s what came THROUGH me to do today, and – as always – I’m following gut feel and flow. I wouldn’t do it for the sake of it; that’s also the point! I may never do it again … or maybe I will; if I feel like it.
My question is what do YOU feel like? What would you be doing or saying or sharing, or how would you be showing up right now, if you were putting the MAGIC ahead of the money?
‘Cause I can tell you that if you do? It’s VERY fucking likely the money will follow. But maybe just for a day you can stop asking HOW that will happen … and simply choose to trust. And then maybe tomorrow you can do it again. And then the next day, a third time! And maybe, a year from now, when you’re IN flow daily and getting to receive with ease PLUS having the best time ever doing so, you’re going to look back with wonder at how fucking hard you used to make it.
But for that to happen?
Never forget you gotta actually do it!
Don’t forget –
Life is Now. Press Play.