Besides having sex human nature is to express itself in various ways. If human doesn’t express itself it becomes bored and numb. But for some reason, humans have a built-in obstacle for expressing themselves and moving forward with ideas like growing businesses. Ego.
It’s hard to tell when you’re dominated by the ego since the Ego always pretends to be you.
Ego likes things as they are, and will do anything to mess up your progress.
Just before bringing new ideas to life, my head goes “Uuuuhhh its scaary, you don’t have to do it”.. Then comes up with really convincing reasons why I shouldn’t bother.
“What if everything goes wroong? What if I end up as a failure, what if people think I’m an idiot?… what if I can’t do it… Uuuuu no you better not do it..”
Ego has tricky ways of trying to keep me quiet by whispering Ego-bullshit in my ear.
But Ego is also eager for more and more fame and fortune.
Do you recognize the inner Sméagol? The crawling weird humanimal from Lord of the Rings battling with its own two personalities. Good and bad. “Protect master..” “Noooo, master is cruuuel, kill master and take the riing” “No no no, don’t kill master..” on and on .
This new year I mean business and focusing on GROWTH.
I want to grow my business, earn more money, get better at what I do, and hook up with partners. Growing my business means 3 things: Thinking things through a lot, making a lot of decisions and really quick closing ears and eyes and jump!
Not as in stepping around in my living room – that’s later on, but as in defeating Sméagol and Ego and expose myself, to the risk of falling flat on my tummy and burn my ass.
I’ve tried walking but Ego tripped me. Bastard. Only way to trick Ego is by moving fast.
I’d say I’m experienced in battling Ego, but each time I feel overwhelmed by new decisions, then confused and totally out of control. Everything’s a mess for a while and Ego yells “I TOLD YOU SOOOO” and repeats all the what if this, what if that dancing around with arms above its head. Ignoring little thing.
This month Ego tried to keep me from moving forward with my business. But I’d already made up my mind. No matter what nonsense Ego whispered, I did it anyway. For weeks I purposely overheard the bullshit I tried to fool me with, like “You don’t have time, you should do something else, you’re tired. And hungry, aren’t you hungry? And tired? Why not just shut down that stupid business, it takes too much of your time blah blah blah.
SHUSH! I’m working. I AM sending out this newsletter, and I AM offering this new course, cause it’s such a good idea. And once I’ve managed the brief mess, you’ll love me for it. Bringing you money, so you can bye delicious food and try to eat me fat. Wait and see.
Day after I send out my newsletter, a former customer called me up and said it look liked shit with HTML codes and symbols and stuff. BUT he got my point and wanted to invite me for his networking club to present my business 7 o’clock in the morning. Ego tried to make me sleep over, but I got up and went. Result: 3 important meetings next week and great branding of my company and me.
Defeating Ego is one thing. Next stop is ‘Upper limit breakthrough’. The mental upper limit to how good I’ll allow life to be. Important thing to know about. I highly recommend you Google it. Upper limit breakthrough.
Please write a comment below, and tell me what you think of this post. Despite all the nonsense your Ego might say about you not having the time and someone else will do it…