It's 4:20am, I’ve made the bed, have my coffee, and here I am working on the ultimate dream, to become a writer, and entrepreneur. In fact, my many focuses in life right now are…
1. Wake up a 4am Monday- Friday
2. Blog bi weekly
3. Finish my marketing course
4. Workout Monday- Friday
5. And Draw on the Weekends
I wish I could tell you that’s all I want to do, but it’s not. The truth is, if I could learn everything I would. You know the mystical Owl in libraries you see in movies and cartoons, I’ve always identified with that character. Even when I was young, I used to say, if all else fails, I will become a yoga instructor and a librarian, b/c then I will have inner peace, and have unlimited learning time. And who knows, that may be how I retire, just like that, but for now, I have to focus on what’s important in this stage of my life. Ever since I started on this journey of self-mastery, I’ve been asking myself a lot of the deep questions. What is important to me? If I was on my death bed, what accomplishes would I want to look back on and smile at? What are my ultimate goals in life?
The answer was, more complex than I thought, but I feel the key is to simplify life as much as possible so…
A Dream written down with a date becomes a
Goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a
Plan, a plan back by
Action, makes your dreams
So, I asked myself, what is my dream now? The first answer was, become a successful business owner, make money online, and help people while doing it. And the second answer was, start working on the blog again, so that my strength, experience, and hope, may one day help and inspire someone who comes from a background like me. I want to be the resource for the kid or adult who comes from an extreme dysfunctional background, and be (my writings and such) a free resource for hope. I want to be the resource I didn’t have growing up.
See, these two goals go hand in hand, succeed and help, write and help. The first goal is to break the generational paradigm of poverty. When I was growing up, I wanted to escape the chaos of my background, and I had to be my source of my own motivation. I made a lot of mistakes b/c I didn’t have a mentor or a successful role model to follow.
Which leads into the second goal, being a source of direction and motivation for those seeking a better life than what they come from. It was Aristotle who said “give me a child till he is 7, and I will show you the man”. When I heard that, a fire lit up inside of me, if that was the case, I was f****ed! I had an unbelievably chaotic life till I was 17 years old and went to college, was I too, destine to fail? Statistically, I had a less than 1% chance of succeeding, but my whole life, all I’ve needed was a chance, a slight sliver of hope, and 1% was a chance of hope. I had seen athletes, actors, musicians, artists, who had made it against all odds, I too could make it! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not where I want to be, but I am healthy, happy, and stable in my life, so in that aspect, I have already beat most the statistics so far.
It is my mission to help the “Seeking Bees”. What does that mean? It means that despite your background, you are seeking better, and you are being what you want to be. Mahatma Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world”. He didn’t say make a plan, and brew on it for years, Lydia, he said, “BE”. And that means, if I can do it, that you can too!
You too can...
BEE THE CHANGE OVER TIME!
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