Or, why it’s time to quit waiting for your ship to come in, wake the F* up, and make it happen already.
(Warning: there is more of that not-so-nice kinda language coming up. Spelled out. Please leave now if it’s not your thing. Next time I will probably be more nice. Thanks :))
Sorry for the profusion of expletives. I’m just done playing nice, and trying to keep everyone happy. Done with struggling to get my message out the “right way….”
THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY
Also done worrying about whether my audience will appreciate me using the word “fuck” in my headline – or not – and whether this article is likely to get re-tweeted, or get lots of comments, and if it doesn’t get lots of comments or tweets, does that make me look bad…?
SORRY AGAIN, IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, THERE’S ALWAYS THE GOOGLE SEARCH FIELD UP THERE ON THE TOP RIGHT…
If you want to make really good great shit happen, you have to believe in yourself already. Believe in yourself with a passion. Believe in your dream, believe in your Truth, believe in whatever you believe in – BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.
It doesn’t matter how you do it, what map you use, what software, what system. There is no right way. The right way is whatever way you come up with to get there. Using your brilliant ass mind — which is more powerful than 100,000 MacBook Pros combined in one high-power computer orgy supernova.
Ahh, that feels good…
WHY DOES IT FEEL SO GOOD TO SAY THAT?
I’ve been working my ass off on this crazy Freedom Business Summit I dreamed up. Like 16 hour days for the past 6-8 weeks straight. It’s crazy. My girlfriend’s about to mutiny, and I’m stuck eating Amy’s organic frozen lasagna again…
The thing is, I’ve been holding up this dream so tight, so close, and so “together,” it barely had room to breathe….! I was scared shitless that after everything I wouldn’t be able to pull off the launch.
But I did.
Yeah, I could have done better. I could have done a better job promoting it in the weeks leading up. I could have done a better job in blogging about it for the past 2 weeks, had I organized my shit better! I could have done a better job at making the member site better, and the worksheets, and the transcripts, and the logo, and, and and…… it really doesn’t fucking matter.
Why it doesn’t matter, and why what I’m saying has any relevance whatsoever to you and your life:
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THAT I’M HAPPY, AND THAT YOU’RE HAPPY, AND YOU’RE LIVING A LIFE IN WHICH YOU CAN HONESTLY SAY YOU WILL DIE HAPPY WITH NO REGRETS.
That’s what matters to me. And I honestly can’t say that I’ve been very happy the past couple weeks as it came down to crunch time.
The thing is…I committed to making this thing happen.
I committed to all the amazing featured guests who agreed to be interviewed for the summit, and I committed to the amazing group of people who have decided to join me in this program already. (Thank you again if you’re reading this).
When you commit to doing something, you do it. That’s just what I’ve learned. If there’s parts of what I do that I don’t love, that’s OK. If there’s parts of it that don’t make me happy, that’s OK too, because..
THE WHOLE POINT OF THESE WHOLE ONLINE SHENANIGANS WAS AND STILL IS TO GO BIG — STARTING WITH JUST A BURNING DESIRE AND A DREAM — MAKE A BIG IMPACT, AND BRING EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE UP WITH ME.
That’s what this is all for. We’re elevating each other. We’re helping bring ALL OF US who are working to make this world a better place GO UP…!
This is the good fight. We have to stand up for each other, and get each other’s backs in this, damn it! This is the good fight.
NO MORE WAITING FOR GODOT
You think you need some magic tap on the shoulder: you’re waiting to be discovered; waiting to get picked up by the evening news; waiting for that VC funding to come through. Waiting for the right moment to get paid to do what you love. SCREW THAT. (Right, Corbett?)
Like Karol said, Breakthroughs are Bullshit:
Searching, waiting, wishing, and hoping for breakthroughs is bullshit.
A lot of us get caught up in this trap.
I liken waiting for a breakthrough to playing the lottery. Yeah, it could happen. But I like to make things happen instead of leaving things up to chance.
You want breakthroughs?
- Stop watching TV.
- Stop reading the news.
- Stop reading blogs.
- Stop being like everyone else.
- Do something out of this world.
(Thank you Karol)
No more waiting for your ship to come in; waiting to get tapped by Oprah; waiting for the big time to come discover you.
There’s no Godot. He’s not coming. You’re going to pull yourself up there by your own bootstraps. With my help if you let me, and with the help of my friends. OUR friends. You know who you are. We’ve got each other’s backs….
You have to believe in something first. It should be something big. Something beautiful. Something worth dying for. Right…?
For me, it’s FREEDOM.
That’s what I’m here for . That’s what I’m writing this for. That’s what ALL THESE PEOPLE STAND FOR TOO incidentally. It’s no coincidence I chose them for this crazy project.
If you believe in freedom too; If you’re willing to die for your own freedom; willing to fight to stand up for the freedom of the rest of us. I want you in my tribe. But I want you to lead my tribe, and yours, too.
I DON’T WANT A TRIBE OF FOLLOWERS. I WANT A TRIBE OF LEADERS & FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
So that’s where you come in. You — my friend, and my fellow freedom fighter.
For you, I created this:
THE “NO MORE BULLSHIT” DIY FREEDOM FIGHTER MANIFESTO…
Notice the words “DIY” in the title. That means:
I PROVIDE THE CANVAS — YOU PROVIDE THE CONTENT
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Don’t you love all the brilliant free 50-page manifestos by the top bloggers and up-and-comers…? I do too, but they tend to stay in my “PROCESS” folder, and rarely get more than a skim over treatment…
This one’s a little different. It’s got blank fields and spaces on it where you can DELETE WHAT I WROTE and FILL IT IN YOUR OWN DAMN SELF. I hope you do. It’s also just 2 pages long. 5 minutes to read and make it your own. I like that.
It’s short. ON PURPOSE. You probably already spent a couple minutes reading this so far, you don’t have all day to meander through this stuff. It’s meant to be filled up and printed out, or placed on your desktop to be opened up regularly, and updated, or saved in a new version, with a new date, until you’re so damn awesome you have the entire world at your feet, and an endless supply of Dom Perignon in your closet…
No more waiting for your ship to come in; waiting to get tapped; waiting for the right time to make shit happen. This is your time.
Oh, yes. This manifesto is free. But you have to sign up to my email list to get it.
That’s because I don’t really care if it goes viral or not. I like the idea of exchange. If you want it, it’s yours…
You don’t like it, you unsubscribe yourself from my list with a click, and keep rockin’ wherever you like to rock.
SIGN UP FOR THE MANIFESTO:
*NO SPAM. UNSUBSCRIBE WITH ONE CLICK. ROCK ON.
Peace, Love and anarchy…
p.s. today’s the last day for 1/2 price on the freedom business summit.
But let me be clear: you don’t need to buy anything (let alone from me) to live a damn good life, and create a remarkable freedom business.
Over and out…!