My happiness isn’t a product of me getting what I want. It’s the byproduct of the different challenges I have proactively overcome to earn what I want. It’s the expectations I have met or readjusted over time.
As a creator, you need to actively bake the marketing into your product.
This year I thought I might reflect on how to get to this place, how to live and approach life so that at 30, you can honestly feel like you’ve left nothing on the table.
Goals, dreams, and even entertainment and possessions we care about are good to have in life. They make us human. Just as buying, selling, and marketing are human.
For the rest of my time on earth there are going to be days where I don’t love myself even after I have read an article titled ‘How I Finally Learned To Love Myself.’
“You have to be willing to let your soul die to enter the areas of darkness necessary to pull the large fish swimming in the ocean of the political unconscious.”
Just as we as humans have a collective consciousness and a collective unconscious, the stories we tell become part of this spiritual and psychological ecosystem.
Personal development and self-improvement becomes the vehicle towards lasting change, if you are prepared to do the inner work.
The private diaries of one of Rome’s greatest emperors, the personal letters of one of Rome’s best playwrights and wisest power brokers, the lectures of a former slave and exile, turned influential teacher.
And now the question arises, do we even want to know who we actually are deep within? And are we allowed to be more than one person on any given day?