I WAS SEDUCED. BLINDED. GOT CARRIED AWAY. AND THEN I WOKE UP.
This is a post about loving the work.
It’s a post about loving the game, the process, the pushing forward and also –
The falling down, because the more you fall down and then DO get back up again the more you learn about who you are, and who most everybody else simply is NOT.
It’s a post about the hustle, the grind, the doing of what it takes, sure, but mostly?
It’s a post about being one of those incredibly rare few who can not only SAY they were born for it but can actually back it up, on repeat, and who also actively WANT to back it up, on repeat.
Not because they’re trying to prove something or need to get some kind of ‘original maker, creator, entrepreneur, leader’ award, but because the truth is that ALL they ever wanted to do?
Was the work.
Before we begin though, a step back. For perspective. For awareness. And also? For 99 out of 100 people who read this to move the fuck along and perhaps finally realise –
WHAT WE DO HERE IS NOT FOR YOU.
And that’s okay … you don’t have to be like us!
So stop pretending. Why WOULD you, anyway?
Just go be who you are.
It’s okay to be who you are!
Person who wants to avoid work.
That was all I meant, by a step back
Still here? Cool … let’s do this! The gift I’m being told to give to YOU, the born for it creator, today, is this:
You have this thing inside of you.
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THERE.
You ALWAYS knew you’d be the one to work while they all play. (I mean … play is work is work is play … I know. But you get what I’m saying!)
Is this because you should, because you could, because somebody or something convinced you that it would ‘get’ you places?
It’s because you can’t not.
Because when you ignore that call you fall apart.
You become slowed –
When you were a kid, you did normal kid things and you enjoyed it. But your mind, it never stopped working.
Maybe you could START A CLUB?
Maybe you could make little ornaments from sticks and stones and SELL them?
Maybe you could wheel and deal your old stuff on the schoolyard?
Maybe you could charge people to LISTEN to or WATCH you?
Maybe you could sneak past your parents the fact that when your bedroom door was closed for hours and nobody was allowed in it was because you had 2000 envelopes you were stuffing and mailing for some Get Rich Quick scheme you REALLY BELIEVED IN.
And WHEN COULD YOU GET AN OFFICIAL JOB ALREADY? Back when you wanted a ‘job’ job because anything that allowed the hustle was a good thing! 10 years old? 11? No? Okay, you’d just lie about your age; simple!
You did all those things, and more. You can still remember how SURE you were of every great new idea, and how some of them actually worked!
The thing is … for you this stuff WAS play. People call it work, and I said this is a post about loving work, and we need to use that word because it’s what people understand and it draws that line in the sand but the whole fucking POINT is –
It’s doing what we love.
The point is also this:
We are the ones who LOVE to do the ‘do’. We ARE, INHERENTLY, the ones who love to do the do.
To put together.
To pull off whatever our latest hare-brained scheme is.
Whatever the DO of the day IS.
What this means, by definition, is that when we are simply BEING … we are doing.
HUSTLIN’ baby, with purpose, every day, to create the ultimate piece of art of all –
The life we dream of.
The dream which never stops evolving.
The ‘next thing!’ which comes knocking at the door of our hearts, and says – ‘here I am; today’s idea! USE me’.
Which brings me to why I write this post, today, for you.
I was seduced.
Got carried away.
And I’m concerned that THIS MIGHT BE HAPPENING TO YOU TOO.
There’s all this popular stuff online at the moment, about doing less. About flow. About just ‘being’. About receiving simply by, well, breathing.
Here’s my take:
Do less of shit you don’t wanna do, are not called for, and which is really, when all is said and done, NOT YOUR JOB. Aka – not what you know you’re SUPPOSED to be doing.
Do WAY less of that shit; ideally do none of it.
That’s what you pay other people for, or, if you choose to not be there yet, you just don’t DO it, and it doesn’t GET done.
Trust me – the more you ignore the shit you’re not supposed to do and just do what you want and are CALLED to, the faster things work.
This is PRECISELY how I built my business to multiple 7-figures a year where I can now PAY people to do anything I do want done.
If you’re going to do less of things you don’t wanna do or are not meant to, you CAN therefore do MORE of things you do wanna do.
So, I like to focus on the positive and for me the positive there is DO MORE. Yes! Create more, make more, LET MORE OUT!
Now to flow –
Flow means – being carried away. Lost within yourself. Connected to whatever source it is you allow yourself to connect to. No idea of time … very little of space … and very likely you are no longer even actually HERE, on this earth, except for your physical shell.
THAT’S WHAT FLOW IS.
Suffice to say … I would hope … this is not by definition exclusionary of hustle | work | ‘doing’.
There seems to be some confusion there
Next – this is REALLY popular right now! I’ve spoken of this a lot myself, too. Just ‘being’. Just be you and make money! Get paid to just be you! Simply BE, and RECEIVE, in return for said being.
Cool, cool, but who are you BEING?
Is that of VALUE?
And if it’s true, it’s because at some point, you most definitely DID SOME THINGS. Which resulted in creation. Or learning. Or growth. Or connection. Etc.
It’s fascinating to me how the ‘don’t do’ people seem to forget this. No, you didn’t just come out of the womb and sit there. YOU DUG IN. No doubt with a combination of inner work as well as more practical ‘action’ taking.
But maybe some people REALLY DON’T WANNA DO ANYTHING, they JUST want to be and also receive.
That’s fine. For this to work, there always gets to be a value exchange. So, figure out what the value exchange is, and you’re good to go!
Now let’s talk about the ‘good to go’ piece.
What I’ve found of late, and if I think back it’s certainly true that this has shown up before, hence me saying seduced and blinded and carried away AGAIN, is that there are people out there –
(And I know this might shock you so by all means sit yo’ ass DOWN first!) –
Who DON’T LIKE WORKING.
But true nonetheless, as much as it seems really hard to figure out HOW!
My personal take on this is that these people are either drugged (numbed by life, I don’t mean ON drugs usually), or deluded, or they have bought into one of two lies:
1) That work is inherently a BAD AND SCARY THING TO BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS. Not good for you, and the entire point of life is to evolve to where you don’t have to work, and can just BE.
2) That the stuff they personally love to do is titled ‘play’ and not work.
Oh, and one more lie, relevant to point #1 –
That just ‘being’ by definition means NOT working … which I find to be a non-sensical idea similar to the idea that hustle can’t be inherent in flow.
The truth is that while I’m curious, and I do understand what they THINK they think, I don’t really give a fuck about what OTHER people’s reasons for not wanting to work might be.
If they REALLY REALLY don’t want to work and they want to find a way to NEVER create, NEVER build, NEVER have a million amazing balls in the air as they push and go and yes to see where it all ends up, good luck to them.
And I mean that.
Nobody said we all should be the same!
But let’s be clear –
THOSE ARE NOT OUR PEOPLE.
They are not MY people.
They are also, I’ve found, people who, if I allow them to infiltrate my space – which I do from time to time, because I sometimes engage in the belief that I should FIND IN OTHERS what is not there in ME, and somehow ADD it to me, rather than simply accepting who I AM, and calling in people who encourage me to be MORE of it –
Well. They ultimately suck the ever-loving joy out of me.
That’s on me! Not them.
But let’s call a spade a spade; their very EXISTENCE drains me. So, they should exist elsewhere; not near me. Simple
SOME of these people are very very good though, at seducing you. At convincing you that what you’ve ALWAYS known to be true about you is WRONG, or bad.
Often, the means they will use to do this includes some form of ‘oh, poor you’ … thinking you have to WORK.
Coupled with a higher-and-mightier-than-t
Of course the truth is we are only EVER carried away by somebody or something if we want to be. So, it’s ALWAYS on us! And here is my take on WHY that happens, WHY we find ourselves somewhat cyclically buying into another way than the way our soul KNOWS is right, for us –
It’s because it allows us the incredible and wonderful opportunity to RE-CONNECT AT A DEEPER LEVEL WITH OUR SOUL.
YES, it first typically results in a downward spiral of energy, certainty, personal power, and often most every area of life just starts feeling like QUICKSAND. That part’s not fun; I know!
But after that?
After the seduction?
After the blindfold is lifted?
After you NOTICE how carried the fuck away you were and suddenly sit up in shock?
After you wake the fuck UP, and remind yourself of who you are and how you actually LOVE being that person?
Life is Now. And You Are HERE to Press Fucking Play.
And then you go back to doin’ it.
So, y’know …
Go back to doing it.
The thing you actually always loved to do.
Don’t forget –
Life is Now. Press Play.