Let’s face it, most of what we’ve been taught throughout our lives from schooling, the mainstream media, even our PARENTS is bullshit. The world is a rapidly evolving place that is moving a million miles an hour, and you’re going to get swept away in the madness if you don’t zoom out and actually know what’s going on.
Now look, none of us have all the answers, I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’d say I am a little bit more “awake” than the average Joe out there who thinks that a college degree to make $60,000 a year is a “really good deal”.
The average person is asleep, walking around life in a haze and looking for a place to plug their umbilical cord into. Most of the time, they find anything but a positive source to connect it with.
Everyone gets lost in the lies out there, and when you get lost in the lies, the truth sounds so ridiculous that people will call you crazy or a conspiracy theorist just for QUESTIONING it.
It helps them stay in their little comfort zone, their bubble of mediocrity, and when they stay there they feel like “nothing bad is happening to them” even though EVERYTHING BAD is happening to them. They get swept away in the lies, and the lies lead to a very very mediocre life.
What Are The Lies?
There are only about…oh…a billion!!! Here’s a bunch just off the top of my head that people get absolutely consumed in and center their entire lives around believing:
1. You need to go to college to be successful
2. You need a job to make a lot of money
3. A job is secure and you can’t get benefits on your own
4. People only get rich because they were born into it
5. Money is bad and having it means you tricked others
6. Your government has a giant impact on your life quality
7. You HAVE TO settle down, get married and have kids
8. This is how it’s always been, so this is how it’ll always be
9. Exercising and eating healthy is “hard”
10. You need a lot of money to start a business
NEED I GO ON? I don’t think I can. I’m cringing a little bit just thinking of those things to type out because it’s been so long since those thoughts have entered my brain!
Those are ten out of about a BILLION lies out there that we are told on a DAILY BASIS with information being pumped into our heads from all around, and if we are not aware of these lies, they’re going to OWN US and then the quality of our lives will be absolute shit.
The world needs a wake up call. There’s a small percentage of people trying to wake up the masses, myself being one of them, and hopefully this post will be the beacon of light that you need to understand that you can create life on YOUR TERMS and nobody else’s. The world as a whole needs to be grabbed by the shoulders and shaken up a bit, and this post is going to be one of the many resources out there (if you LOOK) to help that happen.
So How Do We Shake Things Up?
The first thing we need to do is help spread information. Seriously, people will live their ENTIRE FUCKING LIVES working a job they hate because they think that’s the only way they can make money, and they’ll receive what, a measly $50,000 a year on average for it.
Every day they will wake up early and go do shit they hate for hours and hours (time they’ll never get back) and then they’ll come home and try to numb out in front of the TV instead of actively searching for information about how to live a DIFFERENT life.
If you’re reading this post, you’re probably an entrepreneur, someone who’s into personal development, someone who’s a “lifelong learner” or a category like that. AKA you’re probably a little (or a LOT) more awake than the average Joe out there. And you’re probably more awake because you’ve accessed information that the “sleeping people” have not accessed yet. So help get it in their hands!
There are kids who will stand on a corner and potentially get shot at just so they can sell cocaine to “make a lot of money” and a lot of money to them is a few hundred bucks a day made in VERY dangerous conditions. Meanwhile, there’s an entrepreneur who woke up today, sent out ONE email to some people in his audience, and has already made $10,000 from it before lunch. Which one is the “easy way to make a lot of money”?
Well to the person who’s in the environment where they see the people working jobs broke as fuck and the people selling cocaine driving around in nice cars, they think that selling cocaine is obviously the path to “riches”. But to the educated entrepreneur who knows that if you have a big list of people’s emails who want to hear from you, and you send them all an email at once with something for sale in it, that THAT is the “easy path to riches”.
That kid just sees two things: “People with jobs around here are broke” “People who sell cocaine around here have money”. So if he wants money, he’s obviously going to lean toward the path of selling cocaine. It makes sense! But what if a THIRD option is introduced where “People around here with online businesses make a LOT of money…and it’s SAFE!”
Then all of the sudden there’s another choice on the table, and when a choice is introduced, there are ALWAYS a percentage of people that take it. And the more that people take that choice, the more popular that choice becomes until other choices just seem silly to even consider. And it all comes from someone injecting information into an area where that information previously didn’t exist.
How Do We “Shake Things Up”? SPREAD INFORMATION!
It’s an ethical obligation for us to get more “sleepy people” in front of the people who are “awake” and yearning to help them (these days more than EVER). Share posts like this on social media. Tag friends in it that need to hear it. Doesn’t have to just be my content and it shouldn’t!
There are people at much higher success levels than me throughout the world who have poured out endless books, audios, videos, podcasts, you name it ABSOLUTELY FREE for the world to consume. Because they know that the more people who start to “wake up” will transform the world into a much more positive place.
If you’ve bought an awesome book that’s impacted your life, buy one for a friend. When people come visit you and see your environment, surround it with books about personal development and positive quotes/affirmations on your walls so they can step into an environment of positivity.
Hell, keep healthy foods and drinks in your fridge so that if a guest opens it they’re possibly pattern interrupted by not seeing the sweets and soda like so many people unfortunately stock up on just to lower their IQ points every day with all the chemicals inside that junk.
Be a beacon of light and shine bright enough for the whole world to see. If something has impacted you, TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT. Start a blog or a YouTube channel like I did and share what you’re learning as you take in lessons about life and business. Touching just ONE person with that stuff could create a MASSIVE ripple that will impact way more than just one person and could shift the world forever. And thanks to tools like social media and blogging and the internet, we can reach out to an incredible amount of people at the same time.
How Do We “Tear Down The Old”? CALL OUT BULLSHIT!
One of the worst things you can do is wake up in this world and then not call out the bullshit of the people who are asleep. If you just “get down to their level” and agree with them on things, even though you know those things are not true, then you’re not going to help them and you’re just going to reaffirm the bullshit that’s in their head and the world will continue to be just a LITTLE bit dimmer without their light fully shining.
I love it when I’m checking out at a grocery store and I ask people how they’re doing and they say “Fine” or “Well…it’s monday” or “Good because the weekend is coming.” I pattern-interrupt the SHIT out of those people to help give them a much needed jolt to let them know that there’s a whole different world out there that they might not be experiencing. Here are some of my favorite responses.
“I’m fine.” “JUST FINE? Not super-awesome-amazingly-fantastic???” (Brain explodes)
“Well…it’s monday.” “EXACTLY!!! How awesome are mondays? They’re my favorite!!!” (Brain double explodes)
“Good because the weekend is coming.” “Weekdays, weekends, who are we to label these things? Everyday is freaking awesome!!! Tell me the highlight of your week!” (Brain melts down on the floor in front of me)
If I hear someone say I need to get a job I remind them that I’m making more per month than most doctors do. If someone says I should have completed college I remind them that I’ve clocked multiple five-figure days in business and my college told me not to start a business.
If someone tells me I’m irresponsible for not voting I ask them if they even know what the Federal Reserve system is (controls all the money, aka controls the US Government, UNLIKE politicians who control nothing). Someone says something is hard and I tell them that it’s easy. Someone says something will take a long time and I remind them that it can happen sooner than they think.
I CALL OUT BULLSHIT when I see it because I hold myself to high enough standards to not accept it in my life OR the lives of people around me (no matter how brief the interaction is). My friend I’m hanging out with in Bali corrects me EVERY TIME I say something like “If this works…” by shouting “WHEN this works??? Is THAT what you meant to say???”
We call out bullshit together along with TONS of other positive people because calling out bullshit is one of these easiest way to tear down the negative beliefs that people have built up over so many years and will desperately cling to forever if they’re not called out by people like YOU and me.
How Do We “Bring In The New”? WE BUILD!
Remember, it’s not enough to just soak in information yourself or challenge the information of others that you know is not serving them. You need to also provide new information yourself, and with that comes building things that contribute to society as a whole. Take this blog for example. I could just keep all the lessons I’m learning daily in life and business to myself. But I’m not making as much of an impact that way. By actively sharing what I’m learning, I’m able to spread positive information, tear down negative belief systems and BUILD BACK UP positive belief systems in people ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
Building is VERY different from just trying to “put a bandaid on the problem” as so many people do. Graffiti in the hood often gets painted over, and then the artists just see a fresh new wall to put graffiti on again. That kind of shit is a “bandaid” approach. Someone SMART who comes into the community and opens up an art studio where kids can SELL their “graffiti” is BUILDING SOMETHING NEW that can cut out that problem forever.
No money in “vandalizing” the wall of a building. Plenty of money taking that same creative energy, and spray painting a piece on a giant board that you can sell for a few hundred or thousand bucks. Get it? We need to build NEW SYSTEMS to create NEW RESULTS.
It’s not enough for me to just call out college as one of the biggest scams ever to hit the world. I need to take responsibility for ushering in an entirely new system to help educate people, one I’m seeing entrepreneurs all over the place work together to build.
There has never been more information about how to build a positive business that contributes to the world where entrepreneurs actively share information with each other about SUCCESS and not just textbook-memorization like so many schools teach. When we build, we create something that is LASTING, which can have a positive impact on more people than we can even fathom. It’s in our nature to build anyway, so build we must.
There’s no need for violence, no need for protests and riots in the streets. Most of the time protests don’t do shit and riots 100% of the time just bring about destruction and create nothing new, nothing beneficial for the area they happened in.
If you want change, vote with your time, your energy, and your money. Don’t think that you “made a difference” because you ticked a box for some politician somewhere to “do good stuff” on your behalf. BE the change you want to see. Shake things up by spreading information that empowers people.
Tear down the old systems by calling out bullshit when you see it and not accepting bullshit in your own life. And usher in the new by actively BUILDING things that will contribute to society and the world as a whole. We have an ethical obligation to live this out, and it can start as soon as today.