I’m really REALLY mad today!
I’m updating our Personal Development Course material and it frazzles my mind how much incredible information is out there. And yet… people reject it!
Few things irk me more than people who REFUSE to learn.
I’ve fired clients for their insistence on: “Oh Hannah I just don’t read!”
They’re a waste of my time and energies.
Saying you “don’t read” is rejecting information in the information age!… Now you see why I’m frazzled?
Just like life’s too short to wear uncomfortable bras or ball-squishing underwear – life’s far too short trying to coach people who refuse to learn.
I come across people who want me to “tell” them how to build successful personal or business brands yet they’re not willing to do the nitty grittys that it takes to achieve these things. There are no short-cuts and no you don’t acquire knowledge and experience via osmosis – you learn and apply. Period.
The world’s systems are programmed to program us to fail.
The systems have been around for centuries and work brilliantly.
They want you to remain in the dark. They need you to remain stupid. They target you with useless information so you remain without the actual knowledge you require to fulfil who you were designed to be. The less you know the better they succeed in using you for their own designs.
From an early age we’re taught to comply. To colour within the lines that someone else drew, to follow the rules no matter how ancient and outdated they are, to be quiet when turds are flung at us and “take it” because “that’s how things are”.
I’m mad that darkness is prevailing because there is so much we have in us that will never be explored because we refuse to step out and try. We ignore the many calls to re-program ourselves.
Never has there been opportunity to re-program ourselves than there is now.
World systems ridicule geniuses and shame them from being amazing. Luckily for us some of those geniuses ignore the ridicule and show us their WOW and we’re blown over.
World systems teach us, from very early on in our lives, that any kind of failure demands punishment so we grow up fearing to try anything because we’ll be punished – but really how else do people learn if they don’t try and fail?
I still have scars on my knees and elbows from learning how to ride a bike – and I love my scars because they taught me the freedom of wheels! Please inbox me if you learned to ride without falling – it’ll be a first for me and I’d love to hear how you did it!
Because we’re programmed to shelve our dreams and comply we see nothing wrong with the world bending and twisting our kids into the same submission.
Choosing to remain stupid is stupid.
We can re-program our minds and our ways of thinking. And we have the opportunity to save our kids from being robbed of their wonder.
We can break out of the moulds that carved out the lives of our forefathers and in turn bullied us into denying who we were created to be.
So brilliantly have we been programmed that we fear starting something new because failure is a very real possibility. We’ve been taught that failure is the absolute worst things that can happen to us. It’s not.
Starting something IS hard.
Almost on a daily basis I speak to people who are trying to find themselves. Trying to start a new project that has been beckoning them for as long as they can remember – and here’s the truth: there is nothing romantic about a start-up. It wrenches everything in you.
There’s nothing romantic about “doing your own thing” when you’re starting out.
It may seem cute the way Hollywood depicts it but being broke and hustling is NOT romantic. It’s hard, it’s exhausting, it’s hugely unpleasant and often it’s very very lonely.
In the beginning you feel like a schizo – one moment you’re high on what you envision the next you’re down in the dumps, depressed because business isn’t coming in or everything you seem to try fails. No friend you’re not crazy. You’re starting something spectacular and this is how it goes. Everything you’re feeling is absolutely normal.
It’s easy to slip into roles that someone else has designed for you.
It’s really REALLY hard to carve your own path and create your own unique role in this highly competitive world.
There are many times I want to pack it all in – call it a day and stop trying.
And then I ask myself: “But Hannah what is the alternative?”
The alternative is soul-destroying – been there (for a VERY long time) and I’d rather not return thank you very much.
Being different is hard.
If you’re like me and bringing a service or product into a market that doesn’t always get you – it’s exponentially harder.
But here’s the tremendous opportunity: if you’re creating something unique, for a long time you’ll probably have no competitors. Others may eventually imitate what you offer but if you buckle down and decide you’ll remain on top and do what you must to stay there – it’ll be very hard to dethrone you.
But that comes EVENTUALLY. For now, if you’re starting, it’s one step at a time. It’s painful and it sure isn’t fun.
The world and its systems have been carefully designed to make you fail: One writer described it as being programmed to be a factory worker and never the factory owner.
Steer clear of people who love being factory workers. They’ll contaminate your journey. Seek like minded crazy folk who are also re-programming their destinies.
Having lots of money when you’re miserable is not success.
Running away from your dreams and envying those who’re pursuing theirs is not success.
Kissing ass to get a promotion in a job you hate and you KNOW is not for you is just humiliating and a waste of your much-needed talents.
Now that you know, that it really was all a plot for your downfall, what are you going to do about it?
Hannah Viviers is the Creator and Host of the Dream BIG TV Show
You’re welcome to reach out to her on her Facebook Page where she posts Loads of inspiring content daily.