As you know I’ve been starting this business from scratch and things are going great! Everyday I work at getting organized and I track and I look at my bills and budget and I get all caught up in learning and setting up the entire marketing and sales system but I never forget why I am doing this!
Once a group of 50 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each attendee one balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”
I believe this is the absolute truth! We get our happiness from others. Everything in life that is worthwhile will come from someone else!
I work at this everyday. I want to be the guy that helps others and changes lives.
When I die I want to have a lot of friends who say… Damn! I’m gonna miss that guy. He did a lot of good for others. He made an impact.
I feel like in the past I’ve not done this. In fact I know I haven’t. Maybe you feel the same and maybe you’ve done things you wish you wouldn’t have so let me tell you one more thing.
When no one believes in you. When it gets really hard to move. When you feel like the world is against you… Remember this… It all starts and ends with you.
Get up and do something. Just start because the act of moving and doing anything is the beginning.
Don’t expect people to see the changes. Don’t expect them to support you. You’re not doing it for them. You’re doing it for you. You doing it because you want something better. You want to wake up in a nice place surrounded by people who care and love you and the only way to get there is to deal the Hell.
I love this quote by Winston Churchill:
“If you going through Hell keep going.”
I’ve been though hell and right now I can see it below me. I can see where I was and I’m up a little now looking down at the place I used to be and I’m grateful I have something that’s important to me. I’m grateful for my fall and the pain and I don’t push it away now. I want to feel it all. I use it to drive myself.
A few months ago I was walking in the desert in a group of 12 kids. One of the boys was new and he was struggling with hiking. We were walking up a wash and he turned and told me he used the anger and frustration to make it through the hike. I didn’t understand him. I love hiking and I didn’t use anger to get through. I told him it wasn’t healthy to do that.
I see now how wrong I was to say that. I don’t want anyone to take away my pain and my struggle. If pain the greatest motivator let me have it! Let me feel the sting! Let me grow and let me suffer because when you fight through the pain and kick the doors down and punch though the wall that holds you in you win! And.. No one wins by sitting around having a pleasurable life..Expect for Paris Hilton.. But I wouldn’t wish her life on my worst enemy.
Friends. Keep going. Don’t give up because someday you get to look back and if you’re like me, I’m making this happen for three little people who I love more than anything… Someday you get to look back and know that is was worth it!
I dropped my phone last night and I can’t hear a thing out of it! Facebook and IG For sure!
Ikon Republik- I live and travel in a frickin van and I love my life! I founded a magazine, VEGA Magazine. My magazine is full of beautiful nude women and its based around the idea of respect and soon it will include amazing articles on how to improve your life! Out of the last 8 months, I have spent 4 of them living in the desert, under the stars and cooking over a campfire that was made with two sticks and a bow. I believe in self-sufficiency and integrity.