It’s the word of the season…
Almost everyone I know feels like they are grinding right now.
Over the past few days, I’ve heard it said in various ways:
“Dude, I’m grinding at work right now. There has to be more to life than this.”
“I’m hemorrhaging money. I know it will get better but it sucks.”
“My marriage is terrible. I don’t know what else to say.”
“I’m in a spiritual crisis. I don’t know up from down nor right from left.”
And usually, these things come in waves.
They all tend to all hit you at once.
So if you are feeling THE GRIND, I invite you to take a moment and let’s shift our attention to who is not grinding right now.
These are three examples of people, companies, ideas that are riding a BIG wave. And they each offer us a great lesson:
1. STAR WARS
Star Wars is infinitely relevant. And it’s not only for sci-fi freaks. It’s on the cover of the current Time Magazine with the headline: “The Genius of Star Wars.”
The article describes why the very first Star Wars was such a gamechanger: “It felt as if it had existed before the film started…”
And that is because the Stars Wars story is rooted in mythology, based on the lessons of the ancient Eastern world which emphasize mental prowess as the source of true strength.
Get your mind right and you get your life right. Align with The Force and you align with all the power of the Universe.
My favorite Star Wars quote by Yoda, “Do or do not. There is no try.”
LESSON FOR ANYONE GRINDING: Plug your heart and soul into your relationship, career, family, and life. The difference between “trying” and doing is a simple shift.
2. STEPH CURRY
If you are not a sports fan, you might want to know about Steph Curry.
Not since Michael Jordan has there been such a transcendent athlete in American sports.
Many are saying he is the most skilled basketball player of all time.
He heaves shots from way behind the three point line like a 6 year old heaving shots in your backyard. But Steph Curry’s shots go in…they almost ALWAYS go in!
He looks so young, he plays so young, it’s effortless, joyful, light and free.
Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors are 22-0, a feat no team in any professional sport has ever accomplished. Not to mention Steph Curry is the defending MVP and World Champion.
There’s something about enjoying yourself, infusing fun into your life that awakens unseen and contagious energy.
LESSON FOR ANYONE GRINDING: You are much more likely to hit the big shots and celebrate the victories if you are having fun. Plus people want to work with, be around, and do the deal with the one who is enjoying their life. Joy is infectious.
3. SPIRITUAL GANGSTER
Two of my closest friends started this company in 2008. Their clothes bear the messages we all need to remember in order to rise above the grind.
Trust the Universe
If you’re not thinking enough high vibration thoughts, how about a little reminder spread across your shirt, or hoodie?
What really enabled Spiritual Gangster to turn the corner? They dialed in the power of generosity.
For everyone that purchases a Spiritual Gangster item, they provide a meal to someone in need. They give positivity, they feed people, they spread the love.
They are thriving.
LESSON FOR ANYONE GRINDING: Spread, share, and circulate what you want more of. If not money, then love. If not love, then advice. If not advice, then affection.
You can keep grinding through the holidays and right on through 2016. Many of you will.
But a few of you are ready to live differently, more powerfully, more in alignment.
TODAY, right now, my 2016 Coaching and Mentoring Program just opened for registration.
This is for those of you who are ready once-and-for-all to play with more heart, more joy, more flow.
This is a three month commitment to dialing in The Force and living the most beautiful life in 2016 and beyond…
If you are DONE with the grind…meet me here