Are You Headed Towards Mastery or Mediocrity?

We are free to create.

Literally, we can create anything.

With the tools available. With the talent around us.

All that’s stopping us is our creativity, time and tech. (usually)

Creativity is like a muscle. If you practice being creative, then the muscle gets stronger.

Time management is more like priority management. When we get our priorities straight in life, all the fluff and fat falls away and only the important things remain. This is true freedom.

With the technologies of today, creating high quality experiences and things has never been easier or more affordable. In the coming weeks we’ll be making it even easier with he launch of our experience design platform.

Just you wait and see 😉

So what’s the point of this article you’re wondering?

It’s to ask you: Are you focusing your energy and time in a way that aligns with the future life + self you want?

Assuming mastery requires 10,000 hours of your time and you’re working 40+ hours per week on a job or business where the purpose is to ‘make money,’ then how aligned with your highest potential are you?

Are the things you’re focusing on and the thoughts you’re thinking moving you towards mastery in a field you’re in love with?

If you’re not in love with a field (yet), then are you curiously pursuing many different learning pathways to find the one that sticks?

OR, are you frantically going from one task to the next, just to get them off your list so you can relax at the end of the day?

We must become powerful creators who are anchored in our personal truth and living in alignment with our ultimate vision.

There is no other option.

Every moment we are stressed out, maxed out, burned out and running after six figure pipe dreams, we are wasting our time, life-force and potential.

Money is a byproduct of value we provide.

Value is a byproduct of how much time we put into mastering our craft.

So if you find yourself saying, “I don’t have the time” then you better take a good look at your life and see where you are leaking your energy.

Reprioritize everything immediately if you must.

By simplifying our lives, we create space for that which wishes to be birthed through us.

We must destroy our distractions and learn to think for ourselves.

5-years ago my wife and I made a decision to move from the city to the country, so we could have more of that space we wanted.

It was the greatest decision we ever made.

I am now surrounded by nature, living on the ocean and the 24-hours in my day-to-day life is designed for us to create and pursue our greatest passions in life, while being present at home to watch our son grow.

It didn’t take millions of dollars to do this either. It just took getting clear on our intentions and doing whatever it took to make it happen.

Like creativity, designing my life to have this kind of freedom Ihas been like training a muscle.

I am constantly refining and rearranging my life and making choices that align me with who I want to be, the kind of life I want to live and impact I want to make in the world.

I say no more than I say yes.

I only do what feels right.

I make small changes, one at a time, bit by bit. This is a long game, not a “get to mastery quick scheme.”

So now it’s your turn.

1. Sit down with a journal.

2. Write out all the things you have given your time to in the last two weeks and how much time you think you’ve spent on each thing. (social media, family, art, training, work, study, partying/social meet-ups, etc…)

3. Rate each of those “time-takers” on a scale of 1-10, based on how in alignment with your potential each is.

4. Go through each of them and ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Write down a super short answer for each.

5. Simplify your life and let go of all those things that are out of alignment. Start today. Immediately.

This is something my wife, Celeste and I do multiple times per year.

We are creatures of habit and we need to make sure we’re on a path of growth, which means creating changes in our rhythms from time to time.

I hope this has got you thinking and inspired to make whatever necessary changes in your life you need in order to go to your next level.

One change we recently made was the decision to stop drinking alcohol. It was the next easy upgrade and it feels great.

What’s something you can do starting today to align your life with the path towards mastery?

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