It’s an ailment that has plagued mankind for centuries.
This debilitating illness knows no bounds. It’s capable of launching a full blown assault while you are brushing your teeth, going to the bathroom, playing video games, wasting time on Facebook, or even perusing YouTube for the latest “Call Me Maybe” video. It has been known to occur in the home, at work, at a coffee shop, on a plane, and even on a boat.
We’re not safe anywhere.
It doesn’t care if you are white, black, Chinese, German, Kyrgyzstani, or Djiboutian. You could love cats, dogs, turtles, bald eagles, macaroni and cheese, or even double stuff Oreos dipped in milk; it won’t matter when this disease comes knocking on your door.
It is believed to be rooted in Metathesiophobia: fear of changes.
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Fear of an uncertain future: it can stop us from doing great things, and it can keep us holding onto things that are hurting us.
For example: you might be holding onto clutter for reasons of comfort and security, even if the clutter gives you anxiety and costs a lot of money. In this case, minimalism may be just what you need to embrace.
And: you might be staying in a job you don’t like, because you’re afraid of taking the plunge, because you’re afraid of failing. In this case, entrepreneurship may be just what you need to embrace.
And again: you might not travel to a country that feels very unfamiliar because you don’t know what will happen — and miss out on an amazing life-changing experience. In this case, vagabonding may be just what you need to embrace.
This is just the start of how fear of an uncertain future affects our lives.
Ponder this question: “How to be at peace with uncertainty, how to let go of fear of the future.” It’s a great question, because we all deal with this fear. All of us. Continue Reading…
Crazy. Busy. Turbulent. Fast-paced. Chaotic. The world we live and work in is increasingly hectic.
Social Media. Offices. Meetings. Family. Friends. From these oft-crazy environments, it’s more important than ever for us to pause to connect to that deeper meaning in our everyday life.
To help counterbalance the daily stress and uncertainty, it’s safe to say that we have a need for self-empowerment and true emotional connection, everyday. Who We Are, is the single most important thing we have with us at all times, whether we are at home or at work or anywhere in between. To ensure happiness and a genuine sense of worth for ourselves and those around us, let’s make a commitment to be who we are at all times.
If you find the days seem to slip away and life’s hurried pace to be draining, it’s time to find some simple ways to add some meaning back to your daily life. Here are five ideas for nurturing a deeper connection with yourself and others: Continue Reading…
I learned some of my most valuable business and life lessons in my early adulthood, while working day and night to grow our family business into a successful company.
One of the most important lessons I learned was to never stop learning.
I always tell people to take any opportunity you can to educate yourself.
One example is simply to read, and to read about anything you’re interested in. Most people i meet don’t take advantage of the vast array of reading material that we have instant access to, so follow a different path and read as much as you can.
In my early twenties, while most of my peers were out partying and enjoying life, I spent all my time studying, while other people were watching TV or out having fun, I read about programming, psychology, business growth, famous entrepreneurs and leaders.
I did everything I could to get ahead of everyone else. Continue Reading…