To You: The Person With The Massive Vision,
I want to tell you a story, if you'll humor me the long post.
A year ago, a guy I met through the internet on a sales call about funnels (@bjamesduncan
) invited me to a conference. We'd developed a strong connection through an uncanny series of events and similarities, and he understood my vision of helping men reclaim their power. So on a whim, I bought a plane ticket.
I didn't know what I was getting into, as I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to hear online mentors and influencers speak on a myriad of topics relating to your "why." I knew no one. I was new to the scene. Still, you go. You put yourself out there.
It's scary, the unknown. It can be intimidating when you're invited to a table of men and women that you look up to, who's content you digest and implement, and now you're sharing a meal and they're focused on YOUR brand and development.
I put myself in a room where I knew no one, but I visualized knowing EVERYONE.
Through a series of events, mainly a power outage that I helped to rectify, the founder of the conference (@imkolbykay
) told me that if I kept on the track I was going, I'd "be speaking next year." I didn't take that shit lightly.
Shortly after, I met a dude that could literally finish my sentences. We had the instant electric connection filled with former professions and a deep call of helping others fulfill their purpose. That guy is @keithyackey.
Here's why it matters: "You're full of shit." "Your 'profession' is a joke." "You're mentally unstable with your language." "No one is going to listen to a guy covered in tattoos." "Once you fail in this, no one is going to be there for you." This was the common voice in my ear through this season..... Not from the internet... not from friends... These were words from my family. Maybe you can relate. And maybe you need to hear THESE words:
You have permission.
You have permission to go ALL IN.
You have permission to throw a middle finger up to those who refuse to understand and move FORWARD.
Find the relationships that MOVE YOU FORWARD and SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE VOICES THAT SEE THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN YOU.