The Rules In The Game Of Life Have Changed
Have you noticed all the “rules” in the game called life have changed? What happened to “go to school, get a job, work for 40 years, retire, and enjoy life”? This was the plan I thought I was going to follow, and I thought it was safe and secure. I know many people today are wondering what is going on and what do they do.
Tribes and Linchpin by Seth Godin
I recently have been studying Seth Godin, he is the author of “Tribes” and I was going to write about this book, however while researching, I found out that he just released a new book called “Linchpin – Are You Indispensable?”. As I read more about this book, I realized he was talking about everything I believe about what is going on today, and all of the vast changes happening. Seth says “For hundreds of years, the populations has been seduced, scammed, and brainwashed into fitting in, following instructions, and exchanging a day’s work for a day’s pay. That era has come to an end and just in time.” He says that in the industrial age, people who went to public schools were educated to be factory workers. They wanted people who were going to fit in and follow instructions. Hmm…now doesn’t that make sense. 🙄 He says that we were trained to follow instructions and it dampened our genius! Wow, that’s how I have felt my whole life, like I was meant to do more or be more than just in a job! 😯
Fitting In Dampened Our Genius
We followed the plan, went to school, worked hard at a job where we always had a boss. Then in 1995, I knew I had to make a change. 🙁 I wanted to spend time with my 8 year old son and I wanted to be a good wife, and I wanted to go on vacation, but I needed to bring home a FT income. We feel so blessed today because I started our home based business very PT and very quickly made a FT income. What I was taught by my entrepreneurial mentors was exactly what Seth Godin is saying in his Linchpin book today. They were teaching me that in 1995!
Do You Hear Your “Little Voice”?
Seth says “Everyone has a little voice inside of their head that’s angry and afraid. That voice is the resistance and wants you to be average (and safe).” Well today being an employee is certainly not playing it safe. He also goes on to say that we are all geniuses and we all have exceptional abilities. I really believe that with all my heart. Unfortunately, we were all brainwashed to conform instead of develop our specific gift. Seth says in today’s new environment there is so much opportunity because everyone can play and everyone can become indispensable in their “art”.
Everyone Can Play And Become A Linchpin
We believe these changes happening today are really for the better, because it will “awaken” us to do things that “make our heart sing“. We can see it on the internet each day. Everyone is contributing and helping each other. Everyone is finding their “niche” and will start to develop skills which have been “sleeping” in them. If you told me 1 year ago, that we would be writing articles on our own website, we would never have believed you. And yet here we are writing articles on our own website and enjoying it because you, our readers, are benefiting and finding value in our posts. It’s an incredible feeling…truly giving and contributing with no attachments.
Please watch this very informative video by Seth Godin as he truly explains what is happening and what you can do to become indispensable:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et8dxr_–ec
I remember hearing a quote when I first started my home based business and it said “there are those who Make it Happen, those who Watch It Happen, & those who say “What Happened?” You now know what happened, the choices are all yours now. It’s called Freedom!
As you trust yourself and start doing the things that you love and have great passion for, you will find that you will be so happy and fulfilled in life. You will truly find your purpose and mission in life, and then life is an incredibly exciting journey. You no longer have to wonder what you are doing today, you will know, and you will be excited to start “working” everyday, because it will also be what you’ve always wanted to do in your “spare” time. And pretty soon, you will be surprised because everything you wanted in life is all coming true.
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