So I don’t want to cause a massive political debate here because that’s the worst. Really it is.
And to be blatantly honest, I don’t care about politics and enjoy living in sweet ignorant bliss, in the hope that whoever is in charge will somehow sort our country out.
Bad isn’t it?
But it’s true and I prefer to focus my mind on other matters. Thank god for diverse interests otherwise we’d get nowhere.
Anyway I’ll stop rambling and get to something that really struck me the other night whilst watching a Trump documentary.
I know I know, I sound hugely hypocritical here and you’re likely wondering where I’m going with this so bear with me.
Gary has a massive interest in Donald Trump. Not necessarily for his political impact but more his character and how he rose to power in the way he did.
I protested on his choice of evening entertainment but reluctantly I agreed to watch.
To be fair, it’s usually 99.99% of the time my choice.
Funnily enough, I ended up watching the entire 4 part program. It was bloody interesting actually.
There was one line from the program that massively struck a chord with me and I can’t really explain why. More on that soon.
I’d been thinking for a while now what’s really holding me back these last few months.
Not to be a negative Nancy but I have been seriously stuck in a maze with no clear path.
See I figured learning everything I possibly could would lead to so many great ideas and help motivate me.
But as Gary Vaynerchuk famously declared, ‘Ideas ain’t shit, execution is the game’…
There’s just so many mixed opinions out there. Some saying model others, some saying read everything you can, some saying get up and start your day at 3am.
The last one was a solid no from me for obvious reasons.
We are constantly aware of what everyone else is up to because of social media. We can’t escape it.
As much as I’ve tried to reduce it in my life, I’m pressed down by the fear of missing out. Maybe it’s just my generation.
I hate it so much.
It absorbs our time and everybody is just scrambling around, trying to operate in a world of comparison and false identity.
I know no one’s life is as perfect as it seems but why do we allow ourselves to feel shit when we see someone, who in our eyes is miles ahead of us in the life game.
Ironically I think “social” media creates more loneliness than ever before. More anxiety, more depression and adds a dark layer to any physical enjoyment we get from doing stuff now.
Like I said before, I enjoy ignorant bliss.
I felt so conflicted when it came to my own ideas.
It’s a painful place to be and I know so many others suffer as well on many levels. And I feel quite passionately talking about this now.
So as weird as it is to say, the Donald Trump documentary actually helped me and I’ll tell you why,
Someone who was being interviewed on the show was speaking about why they think Donald managed to navigate his way to the top, ignoring the pressures and hate from the outside world.
He has a cosmic ability to live in his own reality…
Take what you will from this but for me, It was like a lightbulb had gone off.
I kept thinking about this for some time once the show had finished.
It made so much sense to me and where I am right now. I don’t mean I specifically wanted to shelter myself in a cave and block out every single other existence.
But my problem is I struggle to execute ideas because I consider myself not good enough compared to those who have gone out there and done it.
I feel like I need to learn more, listen more and carefully tread water until the time is right to start.
And I know so many others feel this way in all different areas in life.
Because what social media has done is create a spectrum where we put ourselves.
Say you travel and feel like you can’t Vlog the experience because there are too many bigger names doing it. You think “well no one cares what I’m doing”.
Or maybe you’re a fitness coach dying to share your method but you think “well what makes me different?”…
If you can’t be the Mary Betty of baking, the Tony Robbins of life coaching or the Russell Brunson of funnels then why bother right?
Ideas simmer for too long and then you talk yourself out of everything because you believe the world is saturated. No one needs your gift.
Well I now disagree completely and I no longer want days where I feel this way.
Now I want my own reality. I want to block out the worry as best as I possible can and get my tunnel vision back.
It’s time to smash the ideas that have simmered too long.
We started this week in freezing cold Edinburgh preparing ourselves for a chilly winter.
But then Gary and I got chatting over breakfast and basically came to the conclusion that it was time for a jump-start.
We know we can do a far better job for our business, our clients and ourselves if we are happy and motivated.
So a long story short, we’ve decide to escape winter again and have booked to go to Thailand!
After doing the sums, we actually can live cheaper, healthier and happier than staying in Scotland.
We’ve filled the calendar and have some super exciting stuff coming up in the business and this new change of state has done wonders for us already.
Almost like starting our new year off a month early with refreshed heads, ready to kill it.
I’m going to begin Vlogging our experiences and becoming far more active on social media in the way I choose.
Spending less time watching others and doing our own thing.
I believe that is the true key to success. To take a leaf out of Donald Trump’s book and operate in whichever reality you choose to.
Ignore negative opinions, people that doubt you and spend less time pondering ideas.
Go out there and just do it without overthinking.
That’s my plan for the remainder of this year and now going forward.
We really want to share far more of ourselves into the business because we love people that do the same.
Real stories, real people and real experiences are what make your business unique and nothing has to be “perfect”.
I’m ready for any negative opinions that may come our way.
Because it’s far more rewarding to become someone that goes out there and just does it!
Build your own reality right now.
We are both very excited and can’t wait to share what’s coming up.
And if you’ve got any tips on how you deal with constant social distractions, I’d love to chat in the comments below.
Have a wonderful week.