What will you do in the middle of winter and you are traveling around the crystal blue ocean with some great people in a boat in Belize? You get some in-depth discussions about life, emotions and why you do what you do.
“Why aren’t we doing the things we know we should do?”
The question is, Martin McGovern, Rajiv Nathan, and I discussed last January. Between snorkeling and exploring, we get some time to sit down and talk about our experiences and try to understand what stands in our way. We all know what we want to do, but a lot of things seem to get in the way.
One of the things we repeated was not getting stuck in the “should”. There comes a time when you need to stop listening to the voices that are building up in your head (which means you can be good to everyone from parents to your high school guidance counselor to your cool roommate) and start listening to yourself. Only you alone with your thoughts and inner desires.
It may seem selfish to focus on yourself, but how can you really focus or help someone else when you are not honest with yourself?
We also discuss partner dynamics (I love to inspire people and make creative juices flow … thank you Jared for making sure we have a dose of reality and can actually make it work!), How to live in the moment but plan for the next, and let go of the expectations that bombard us and keep us down.
The sound is annoying
“Observe yourself, the market you want to go to, just the state of the economy as a whole. And push people to follow their emotions, their urges, what they really want to do.”
“We are working on a system designed with a survival mentality in mind.”
“We’ve probably dropped out more times than people did in the first ring. But every time you fall, you will find a way back. “
“What I don’t know is that many people understand that in order to be altruistic, you must first be selfish. If you don’t know who you are, how are you going to serve someone else? How do you love someone else if you don’t love yourself?
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