22 Sep 💡 Tuesday Tips, 9.22.2020
First things first:
I, for one, am definitely ready for sweater weather and longer nights.
I recently had a conversation with a friend who soured his own mood by listening to gurus on YouTube. People who yelled and screamed and beat their chests. You know the types…
- “If you’re not makin’ money in 2020, you’re a loser!”
- “You gotta niche in deep and stay there. Leaving your niche during Covid is for suckers!”
- “Double down on your business and invest your last dime. It’s now or never.”
No wonder he was in a foul mood after listening to that crap.
The concept of “living your best life” can devolve into a cult if you’re not careful. Frankly, I don’t think it is realistic to imagine every single day or every moment of your life is going to be the best. I’m reminded of a passage in one of Wayne Dyer’s books where he talks about the American obsession with the best. Like, what about an average walk in the park? What about an OK bike ride? Why does it have to be the best of the best all the time? (It doesn’t.)
Plenty of people are doing what is necessary in 2020 to make it. They might be staying at a job they don’t particularly love because of the benefits. Or they may be taking on clients and projects they’d honestly rather not because they need to keep their kids clothed and fed.
It’s not some self-appointed guru’s job to pass judgment on you for doing what the crisis demands. Take care of yourself. As on the airplane, you must secure your own oxygen mask first.
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