Digital Nomad Life Part 1
I woke up today at 5:30AM
At 6AM I had my first client call
My second call at 7AM
I totally crushed those calls.
Awesome energy. They thanked me and told me they appreciated my honesty and advise.
I refused roughly $4000/month from the first call. Told him my solution wasn't the best fit for him. Told him to buy something else from someone else because it would be a better business decision for him.
The second call ended with me redeeming a payment that I was trying to collect from my client for weeks. At the end of the call he told me had a number of other accounts he'd like for me to service for him.
Why am I telling you all this
I'm telling you this because I was NYC dweller two weeks ago.
I was stressed, frustrated, and ultimately not performing to the best of my ability.
I didn't have the right mindset.
I was operating my business, my life's work, with a scarcity mentality where I was constantly trying to SELL SELL SELL.
I did this because, honestly, I didn't have much of a choice. Even with a 6K MRR I was struggling to make ends meat in the city.
I was genuinely stressed and I couldn't help it from effecting my mindset and my relationship with my clients.
Mindset is a HUGE factor contributing to doing great work.
In two week's I've grown my business 77%.
Don't believe me? Here's a snapshot from my Baremetrics account:
And I'm honestly not even trying to grow it. It's just fuckin' happening.
Don't get me wrong. I am putting lots of time to growing my business. But it's enjoyable. I'm not even thinking about it being a business. This is my life's work.
I'm proud of my work again.
What's contributed to such drastic improvement
I honestly haven't pinpointed exactly what it is.
But I can tell you what I've been doing.
I picked up meditation.
My second day working out of Hubud, I sat next to a fascinating dude named Alistair.
We immediately hit it off.
He started talking my language.
Talking about the body as if it were software and hardware.
I was curious. Started DRILLING him questions. He had an answer for everything.
He was able to explain it extremely articulately. I could tell he understood this shit at a very high level, and was able to explain it in a way a child could understand.
After blowing my mind, he asked me to watch a video.
I was no longer just listening. He had my fucking attention.
Here's the link, I highly recommend you watch it. It's crazy that the western world has no exposure to this.
After watching the video, I immediately stopped what I was doing and went looking for him.
"Dude, Okay. We need to talk", I said to him.
"Ahhhright, let's take a walk", he responded in his Australian accent.
He continued to blow my mind...
I skeptically said, "Look dude, this all sounds incredible. But
I consider myself someone with high-awareness, how have I never heard of any of this"
He said, "Look, do you have anything that's been bothering you? Something that you if you think about it makes you frustrated, angry, sad, ect."
"Well of course, I'm a fuckin' human being", I said.
He goes, "Okay, think about it, get agro about it, and tell me 1-10 how mad you get when you think about it"
I was like, okay....
I thought about it, and responded "Ehhh, I don't know, maybe around a 5"
He said, "Okay, cool. Hold that thought and don't let it go".
He put his hand on his head and grabbed my shoulder.
I felt this weird energy, very light vibration around my head, and all of a sudden my mind blanked.
He said, "Okay... 1-10?"
In shock, I respond: "Uhhh, I don't know???? ZERO???"
Feeling pretty violated I said, "Dude, what the fuck did you just do. What was that???"
He responded, "I just deleted that emotion. You'll always remember the fact, but you'll remember it slightly differently. Now when you think about it, it won't make you angry :)."
I immediately pulled out my credit card and enrolled in his coaching program.
Ever since that day he's taught me how to do that exercise for myself. To "detach" emotions from facts.
I've also learned a ton about mysticism and spirituality, being present, and being more aware.
All of these things have totally blown my mind again and again.
It makes me look at the world from a completely different lens or frame of view.
And although it's been dramatic for my business, it's awesome for my life :).
Although I was working for myself before, I was still a member of the rat race.
Working like a madman to make ends meat. I didn't feel as if I was living my life to the fullest.
I've now embarked on a journey to travel the world learning from different cultures, and walks of life.
First lessons have been astonishing and I'm exciting to see what's to come.
I can tell you one thing will remain consistent. I will always remain curious and ask questions.
My curiosity is my super power.
Good day brothers and sisters.
P.S - Sorry if this post has spelling mistakes, and grammatical errors, and half-finished thoughts. As I will not be editing these posts. Just free-flowing, authentic thoughts on paper, baby. ;)