It Was Time To Upgrade My Life
I truly enjoyed my 2-month hiatus. I took a break from blogging, Facebook and Instagram. Thank God, I don't have a personal Snapchat or a Twitter account. If I did I would probably be mentally fried. Although, I truly enjoy blogging (and I will eventually turn my blog into a podcast), after going on nearly two years of riding the online social roller coaster - I was in need of a break. Before I started to personally disconnect from my core values, and it is actually not following trends or slang. It's enjoying life offline. I realized I had become a hamster on a wheel but in an induced coma. I was repeatedly, reading articles, researching social issues, relationships and posting to social media for my blog.
One day I was lying in bed watching TV and everything just clicked. It was more like I was resuscitated, it was a true wake up call. It was not a life-threatening moment that did it? As I mentioned, I was watching television, and a talk show had a celebrity playing with puppies. Puppies? I know...Right? It was not an interview about someone who had an inspiring journey. A man or a woman who overcame a life-altering challenge? Nope. An actor playing with puppies. It would have made more sense to me if it was a story about a hero. Some may analyze the situation and think to themselves she realized the actor was not doing anything important. However, it was just the opposite. He was actually doing something. And yes, the actor probably got paid. Yet, that clip moved me to get my mind off of cruise control and switch to Rocky mode. I Got Up! I ask myself, "what in the hell am I doing?". I Spent Way Too Much time scrolling on social media, watching stories or liking post from friends, people I don't know or whom I have nothing in common with. It is also time-consuming to create a post and keep up with adding stories. I was wasting too much time replying to people or messaging people who never have time to reply but want an ego boost. It dawned on me I should be focusing on a plan to meet people who inspire me to be the person I aspire to be.
“Yet, that clip moved me to get my mind off of cruise control…”
My life has been blessed with Opportunity. I have been able to create a plan to start a business and actually do it. I can focus on a task and network to get what I want. But I have always failed at taking a vision to another level. After a long talk with myself, I realized I don't even know where to begin. So I did what I know to do...research my ass off. I met with people who lived life on another level. They're successful and have overcome challenges. They own their own business. They've accomplished their goals. They don't have a social media account and they make their own Rules. They continue to create a vision for their life. They have won the battle within and conquered the subjection over what society says is the "trend' or the "norm". I watched videos and read books on what it takes to be committed and disciplined. The book, Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins, changed my entire mindset. The book gave me the push I needed to seal the deal within myself. Within a month I doubled my income, I have a 2-week project in Beverly Hills and Napa Valley and my winery and microbrewery are near fulfillment. The major thing I have gained from talking to different people, reading books and watching videos, is we must master our own mind.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat will always be there. The friends trying to be famous or an influencer will always be there. Even the one who post "Good morning Facebook". The parties, the bars, the selfies of people proud of their bodies, the want to be models, foodies, and the content creators and so on will be there. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the things or type of people I just mentioned. They are living their life according to their standards and that's Great! I don't miss a thing from my past and It will be a while before I post to Social media or even log in. For now, my visions are becoming a reality. I’m enjoying my new tools and connections. I want to continue to raise the standards within myself and I'm m excited about life again. I continue to have challenges but discovering how to master my mind feels Awesome.