This week has been quite a rush.
I’ve been looking for all kinds of options that could benefit my entry into the job market. I let myself been caught up in the temp agencies pinwheel, sending CVs; forcing myself to believe that trying to quickly set up a proficient relationship with unknown employers would anyhow provide me faster with any kind of job.
I was insufficiently aware of the fact that my approach was almost useless.
8 steps to get what you want… without formal credential popped on my browser page every time I opened it. A Tim Ferriss tweet got me there, but it took me several days to actually read it, and I ended up wishing I had done it just on the spot.
I strive to constantly focus on the 80/20 principle. At day planning, nothing seems more powerful than to put my efforts in the task that if done would make everything else unnecessary. If I’m brave enough to seize my scariest todo, I’ll know that’s what has to be accomplished.
I feared the article would be the umpteenth promising piece of advice which I wouldn’t be able to stick to. Seth Godin’s straightforwardness helped me to overcome criticism about the post:
If you agree with every step of the argument, but the conclusion leaves you angry or uncomfortable, it might be time to reconsider your worldview, not reject the argument.
My new worldview? It’s totally worthy to try things out before judging them.
Want to get the juice out of the 4HWW post faster? Here is my review.
While reading the RevolutionU Manifesto by Jonathan Fields, I got into the so called “dictator”. Here it is how Fields explains that:
In politics, very often the dictator is a person and/or a regime. But in the business or for-purpose venture world, very often it’s not an individual. The dictator is:
• A company or institution
• A paradigm or industry
• A defining trait or set of traits
• A societal norm, or even…
• An internal saboteur
Fields wants to name and identify the dictator because
it serves as an incredibly effective way to better understand how to get people out of pain and rally them to your cause.
I started to have a look and identify how the dictator works within myself. My cause is happiness, so it has been a little strange taking this kinda business model and broaden it to spiritual stuff.
Very often my dictator is a little voice. It tells me: “you can’t do it”. Dictator is fine, until you agree with him. Problems start with disagreement. Yes, at some point I decided not to hear it anymore. I discovered the pillars that were supporting the dictator, believes that came out of past experiences when I lived in misalignment between power and will (see also Hasta la victoria, siempre). I wanted to do something, I wanted something to happen, but it didn’t. Where was the problem? Until I kept considering myself way smaller than the Universe, mainly identifying myself with physical and mental bodies, I have been influenced by some higher power (the Universe) I could not stand. Get into an earthquake and try to stop it: it probably won’t work out very well.
I was still struggling, though. Will is sacred, so if I’d like stop an earthquake I should go forward and find out the solution. But I also know that a bigger will lives in my heart: peace. And here it came the next question: what if I’d live the earthquake as a perfect experience? What if I’d be peaceful and calm in such a situation?
Yes, I like mind-boggling questions. Hope you do too.
See also: zenhabits