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The Mindful Entrepreneur

How to Discover What to Do with Your Life – It’s Not About The Money

Categories: Freedom - Mesh with your Mind - Productivity

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Despite what we’re often told. What we have drilled into us by parents, teachers, the government and the media, money should never, ever be for main driver for doing anything. If it is, then you’ll either fail or just end up hating what you’re doing. Neither of those things is worthy of your life. YOU have this one life, this one episode of creative freedom, to do what you want and to make your mark. If you make it about money, then you’re ultimately only ever dedicating your life to filling the pockets of others, unless you’re top of the chain. The irony is, if you chase money, you’re unlikely to ever reach the top of this chain. Don’t end up in this trap.

How to Uncover Your Truth

Bills, money and finances and such, are perceived as “important” in our society. It’s really sad that so many people end up in an endless quest to acquire more of this virtual concept, forfeiting their happiness, their family and ultimately their life in the process. After all, other than digits on a piece of paper, money doesn’t actually exist. Ridiculous isn’t it? But because this “importance” is instilled within us, people worry about it. Minds become consumed by it, and this completely clouds and fogs the truth about what we desire in life. It locks away our true potential, our reason for being. People are stuck driving lorries or operating shop tills, keeping a mind of amazing creativity trapped & weighed down by the forced obligations of the capitalist and corporate elite. After all, money, this society and our economic system are all systems designed to protect those at the top, despite what any government may try and convince you. Problems in society are never caused by those at the bottom – they simply get the blame – all problems stem from the vast distribution of wealth only being shared to the elite few, rather than the rest of society.

This is a trap you need to overcome. The first thing to do is to abolish the worry of money, because it’s holding you back. Easier to say, than do, right? Well.. Yes, and no. Let me explain.

Abolish the Money Worry

This is the biggest thing that will hold you back. Our system is designed to keep those at the bottom consumed by the worry of money, so that they don’t “rise above their station”. So, you need to ask yourself? Are you going to spend your life, living like that? Are you going to let those born into privilege, sit on their thrones, whilst you, with your more than equally important life scrabble along in the rat race? Are you f*ck!

Trust is the biggest player in abolishing the worry of money. For me, I only ever find myself motivated when I think to myself “f*ck it”, I’m just gonna trust myself and do exactly what I want today. I’m not gonna worry about anything else. And funnily enough, that doesn’t mean I sit around doing nothing all day. Quite the opposite. I do, exactly what inspires, me, what I feel I want to get done, and just get on with it. And because I want to do it, I don’t think about it and I enjoy doing it as I go. If you can find this state every single day, then you will make massive headway in your life.

Look deep down inside of yourself. What is it that inspires you, that ignites you, and excites you? Do you notice, that whilst you’re engaged in whatever that is, you forget about the worries sculpted by society. Your mind is consumed by your passions, and these man made constricting virtual concepts disappear. This is an indicator for you. It’s a message from your very core, which you should listen to and should explore. Ultimately you should only do what you WANT to do.

It’s fine to hear the voices of worry (blocking things out is never a good strategy), but don’t give them as much attention as your passions. They don’t warrant it. Realise, that whatever you think, is merely that. It’s just a thought, and life is not nearly as serious as your mind tries to convince you. Those worries, those concerns, are all concepts which have been fed into you, and they’re precisely the things which are over-riding your intuition and your self trust.

This balance needs to be addressed. If you’re having troubles with this, then I unequivocally recommend jumping on this quick Udemy course by Eckhart Tolle. It can completely revolutionise your life, open your mind and help you realise the path which you probably already know, but is hidden deep within you, under layers of false concepts.

What’s Next?

Now there’s some people none of this will apply to. Some people are happy just drifting along, serving “the man” and being a little cog in a system run by others, and they genuinely like doing that. However, I for one, cannot sit in that camp. I simply cannot give my life to someone else… because that’s effectively what most of the “employed” class do, unless you totally love your job. Usually employment means losing a proportion of your freedom, and when it’s already been eroded by society, it’s not something you want to give away. If you’re reading this article still, then I know you’re in the same camp as me. Trust that feeling and move onwards…

The next part of this process is to JUST GET STARTED on your passion. You may have absolutely no idea where to start or what to do, and you know what? That is absolutely fine. How many times have you read about success stories in the news, or on the internet about people who were just starting their multi-million pound business and went through a massive area of “not knowing what they were doing”, or “taking things as they went”. Often successful people look back and have absolutely no idea how they got to the point they are now. They don’t know how they survived, created their business or ended up where they are. The reason for this, is they simply trusted their gut and went along with the now. They did what they felt was right and they kept doing it.

If you do the same, trust me, you’ll get to the same point. You’ll get to success and you won’t know how you got there. But you have to trust yourself, and you have to keep going even when those fears and worries try and creep their way back in. You may have to give things up along the way, you may have to put in hours you’re not used to, but the thing is, because you’re doing something which fires your passions, you won’t care one bit.

Then once you reach the end of the road. You’ll still be doing something you love, but you’ll also be making enough money to make your way in this society.

Chase your dreams, help others on the way, and the money will come naturally as a by-product. Trust me. Trust yourself. Then you can become one of the people who has overcome the constraints of our society and can live, like you were intended to, rather than being a slave to the system, to your boss and to the capitalist elite. After all, we have one life and we’re certainly not here to be a servant for others.

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About the author: I’m the Founder of Own the Web (aka. Mindful Marketeer), & I’m passionate about helping good causes, local & small businesses grow by bringing clarity to situations. I do this through my work at Own the Web, whilst practising mindfulness & blogging about it here. Other quick facts also include I’m a vegan, an individualist, equality champion & a mindful free thinker. Connect with me on Twitter or Peter Leigh on Google+.