I've just finished reading several blogs on marketing advice and am finding myself irritated, again.... It is not that they don't speak truth, they just don't necessarily speak "the truth I want to hear, practice, and follow."
It is the same issue that has plagued my professional life, my personal life, and my personal journey - which is a spiritual one. It is the same issue that plagues yours - but you just may or may not know it yet.
I have been given the rare opportunity to share the end of life with many, many people, animals, and the families that loved them. The true gift? What we really want gets crystal clear the moment we lose what we love the most.
What we do with that gift will determine how we will feel when it is our time to leave this world. Let your self receive it, and you will be blessed. Refuse it and you will lose years or decades chasing goals that only take and don't give. I've lost count of the elderly men and women, alone in a nursing home or apartment, as they live out their regrets day after day in the depression that is their constant companion.
We are not separate from our work, our home life, and our own personal goals. You may compartmentalize these aspects, but they all live within you.
We are not separate in effects of our choices, decisions, and priorities. You may not see their direct effect immediately, but one honest and clear look at our world will witness what we all have built together.
Nor are we separate in our ability to change the direction we are all taking.
Every day is a choice. Will we follow the path that is easiest or profitable or popular? Or will we lead a new path that is right and good and purposeful?
Here's the great lie that no one understands until something really bad happens. Most of us as humans put a lot of time, energy, and money into ideas we think we need, but rarely what our heart and spirit want.
But how can I do that and pay my bills? If it was an easy choice, we'd all be doing it easily.
The gift, living a life of purpose, value, and blessing is not one that requires sacrifice, but it does require courage and a change of mind on what is most valuable and why.
So, here I am doing everything wrong if I were to follow "real" marketing advice by sharing what I love and asking for nothing in return....but I am happy, free, blessed, and joyful - are you?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!