Have you ever felt broken? Maybe you’re really fixed…
Everyone has heard of a Paradigm Shift, right? By the time we’re done you will understand a Metadigm Model™ and why it is easily the most powerful model in the world.
You see, for a lot of years I was candidly just too afraid to write something like this. I was afraid of the laughter. I was afraid an eventual “I told you so” would rear it’s ugly head so I kept plugging along doing “stuff”.
But, I’m not afraid any more. In fact, I’m down-right ecstatic about what’s coming around the corner.
For much of my adult life I was convinced I was broken.
This didn’t happen immediately and it was definitely a process. But, over a period of years I began to actually believe that not only was I broken…but, I was so broken I couldn’t be fixed.
For a lot of years I held this belief…this deranged belief that life was supposed to be enjoyable, packed with passion and most of all…fulfilling.
I had these crazy, unshakable thoughts that we were placed on this Earth to enjoy living, revel in our relationships and make a lasting difference to those around us.
I remember feeling this way when I was in my teens. Of course, most people were busy telling me, “Just wait till you’re an adult and life slaps you upside the head a few times.”
Then I finished college and became an “adult”…and, I still felt exactly the same way.
So, I heard, “Wait till you get a real job.” I got a “real” job.
Then, “You’re still single. Just wait till you’re with somebody.” Then I had a steady girlfriend.
Then I heard, “Wait till you’re married.” Got married.
“Wait till you have a house payment.” Done.
“Wait till you have kids.” Check.
Somehow, my irrational, unshakable optimism persisted. I had all those responsibilities that the “adults” had warned me about and still I was brainwashed into thinking that if we aren’t having fun with this life we’ve been given…then why are we here?
What all these people were really telling me was, “Just wait because life will eventually…and is supposed to be unpleasant, difficult, unfulfilled and jammed with struggle.
And since about 60% of our lives are spent getting ready for work and working it was pretty clear the message they were sending.
Work is gonna suck! Just put your head down, get through it and come Friday you can shout, “TGIF!”.
Are we meant to suffer and plot along through life’s miseries and setbacks?
Are we meant to spend our days feeling emotions like despair, overwhelm, disappointment and hopelessness?
Was I really supposed to do something I didn’t like with people I didn’t particularly care for until I could retire and THEN I could begin to live? Really?
Are we supposed to be excited that we have “earned” 3 or 4 weeks off a year to do whatever we want?
If I had a nickel for every time I heard or read the prophetic words, “Thank God it’s Friday!”
The battle cry indicating they don’t like their job and cannot wait to be able to get away from it for a couple of days.
I thought I was broken because every time I heard these words I was literally dumbfounded as to why anyone would remain in a place they weren’t happy.
Despite my completely irrational optimism I still held tightly to my beliefs…until the last decree…
But, then came the final warning. The Godfather of all “just you wait” proclamations.
“You’ve never had anything really bad happen. Just wait until one day your world comes crashing down and we’ll see if life is about having fun, doing only what you love and making a difference. Then, it will be about survival.”
Ok, the last one get’s a “Been there and really, REALLY done that!”
Went from top salesperson to company sold and position eliminated. Went from a “can’t miss” investment to losing $140K in real estate. Had an IRS audit because of said real estate and was ordered to pay $23K in taxes and penalties.
Marketing partners shammed us out of nearly $19K. Sister-in-law moved in while she bravely fought and eventually lost her battle with breast cancer.
And this all happened within a year or so…
We were down…we were hurting…and we were officially in survival mode.
Now to state this didn’t last a few months would be a lie. We were just trying to keep our heads above water…and frankly…keep our home.
But, it would also be a disservice to say this next part in any way but the complete, God’s honest truth…
It wasn’t more than a couple of months into survival mode when I realized that the ideals I held so closely all my life…the things I believed really created a magnificent life were the very things I needed to begin to focus on NOW!
RIGHT NOW…more than ever I needed to look at my life completely differently.
RIGHT NOW…I needed to go out and begin to share this with everyone I knew.
This was NOT just the time to make life a remarkable, unforgettable experience while truly impacting others. But, this was the very best way to help insulate my family, my friends and loved ones from ever having something like this happen to them.
I thought I was protected when I was number one in sales. I wasn’t.
I thought I was safe as the owner of a “traditional” company. Nope.
I thought real-estate, good partners and family were all safe, smart and doing great. I lost them all within 6 months.
The one, true way I knew to protect myself, my family and all my loved ones was to tirelessly follow my belief that life and business is to be loved.
Life and business are not to be separated but to be combined.
Because, when you really, truly believe you are performing your life’s mission with your work it becomes your life’s work as well.
When business is about combining life, freedom, money and fun in a way that you are helping yourself by helping the world…it all changes.
The Metadigm Model™ uses your greatest strengths, your greatest passions and attaches them to your business which then becomes your life’s work.
In short, the Metadigm Model™ means more money, more freedom, more fun. Sounds silly, doesn’t it?
It’s a different way of thinking for most. It’s a really good way of thinking…just different.
Now life, business, family, freedom, money and fun have all gone up…WAY UP because of holding tightly to this belief.
Over these next few posts you are going to learn exactly why the Metadigm Model™ is truly the biggest thing we have ever done and why it is already helping so many people in such enormous ways.
PS – Are you ready for a next, bold step in your life? Have you thought about what you were meant to do but how you haven’t yet?
Let me know what you are meant to do with your life…and make sure it’s something passionate, that creates more freedom for you and is tons of fun when you’re doing it!
I’d love to hear all about it below in the comments.