On Growing Pains, Evolution & Starting Before Your Ready
Right now I’m going through some legitimate growing pains in my business.
My work continues to evolve as I evolve.
Some people start this journey and know exactly what they want to do.
But like many others, I didn’t have a clue where to start.
All I had was disinterest.
Disinterest for the nine to five.
Disinterest for traditional education.
When I stripped those away from my life I had nothing left.
The nice, neat box my life fit into was gone.
My identity was naked. I lost some confidence.
But through it all I knew there was only one thing I could do…
Nothing else would help me figure this out.
It’s tough to find what you’re passionate about when you’re not actively pursuing it.
So over the past 16 months that’s what I have done.
I’ve done almost everything on the internet.
Affiliate marketing, blogging, SEO, copywriting, SEO writing, e-commerce, coaching, etc.
I’ve had some success and I’ve had some failures.
I’ve had meth-like highs and I’ve had meth-like lows.
My life has been a whirlwind since I began.
But I can’t think of any other way I’d rather spend it.
I understand the traditional path isn’t for me.
But there are also one-million non-traditional paths to go down.
You can choose which ever one you like.
So as my life continues to evolve and my answers become more clear, I’ve found myself growing tired.
I’ve found myself less enthusiastic.
And sometimes I find myself dreading Monday’s again.
My business is evolving and those shitty feelings are a natural side effect.
They’re a signal that adjustments need to made and life is about to get even more awesome.
Time to take action and level up.
My game plan is to go towards the things that make me happy. It’s a fairly simple concept.
I just ask myself: What activities do I do that uplift me when I’m done?
I can think of two major things.
1) Calls with world-changers.
This is awesome. Every week I schedule calls with people who are doing incredible things.
They are coaches, entrepreneurs, bloggers, programmers, designers, writers, etc.
We jam for an hour or so about life, business, and whatever else comes up.
Two weeks ago I wrote this…
“I’ve always enjoyed Joe Rogan’s podcast because it’s long form conversation with no agenda. Forget bullshit Q & A. Just get some interesting people together and record it.”
Now it’s time to act on this.
I’m creating a show called The Transparency Chronicles: Stories From The Trenches.
It will be long-form video conversation between myself and other world-changers. Get ready for this.
Coaching is fun as hell. I’m going further down this rabbit hole and serving people at a deeper level.
Business coaching just scratches the surface of what I’m doing. If you’re trying to forge your own path and become badass, I’ve got you covered.
My coaching is going to push you to the next level. Seriously.
What is it that you want?
- Passionate work
- A thriving business
- More freedom
- Total clarity
- A solid game plan to improve your life
You name a problem and we will tackle it.
Lives have already been changed and I’ll let the results speak for themselves.
I am now offering introductory two-hour coaching calls for free.
I’m doing this for two reasons…
1) To serve
2) To see if we’re a good fit for one another.
There’s no catch and there’s no restrictions. Fill out the contact form when you’re ready.
What Else To Expect?
More hard truth and vulnerability is the aim.
I’m tired of reading regurgitated list posts and quick tips. I want this content to be even more raw. I want to talk about what no one else is talking about.
Let’s go beyond inspiration and embody the tagline: Real Action. Real Growth. Real Life.
I’m going to ditch the rigidity of my posting schedule as well.
I’m not going to post because it’s Monday and that’s what bloggers do. I’m going to publish something because it’s going to blow your mind.
A Message To The Preppers
For all of those people who fear starting a business because they haven’t figured it all out, let this post be the fuel to your fire. It takes a shit load of time to figure out exactly what you want to do.
You will naturally evolve in and out of business models, relationships, and ways of thinking.
Roll with it and start before your ready.
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