Two years ago today I moved to Florida
It was a plan I had for a while, but when I finally made the trip I had zero plan of what was next.
But as I’m sitting here reflecting on it today I can confidently say that it was the best decision I’ve ever made for myself in regard to…
the friends I’ve made
the experiences I’ve had
the growth of my business
and for my personal growth in every way imaginable
I’ve realized it always seems like you haven’t done much in your life if you’re always looking at the things you haven’t done yet.
It’s important to realize that you still need to step it up if you want to do those new things, but it’s equally as important to notice how far you’ve come and what you have accomplished along the way.
I haven’t done even 1/3rd of the things I plan to do and experience in my life — and it feels like I haven’t done much at all because of it — but looking back I’ve already done more than I ever thought I would have by this time in my life.
Make a list of your accomplishments along with your goals to show yourself that YOU ARE making a dent; that you are making progress toward the person you plan to become. Keep yourself humble yet enthusiastic while you stay motivated.
I grew up SUPER DUPER poor. I can’t count the number of houses we lived in growing up or the number of homes that we lost along the way.
I don’t blame my parents for anything that I didn’t experience as a kid and am thankful for what I was able to do.
But at some point, it’s up to you to make your dreams and expectations a reality. After that point, it’s on you to keep yourself satisfied and driven to create more of those memories.
You have to treat yourself like someone you’re responsible for helping.
If I look back and count the things I always wanted and never got growing up poor in Northern Indiana you’ll see a list of things like:
Never been to Disneyworld
Never got that BMX bike
Never went to Prom because I was homeschooled
But if I made a list of all the things that I never imagined becoming reality. growing up in hand-me-down clothes, dropping out of school, and hanging drywall at 14 to pull my weight… the list is so much more fulfilling and a lot bigger than the BS I was disappointed about when I was younger.
A list of things like:
Safari in Rwanda Africa
Snorkeling in Hawaii
Skydiving in Florida
Zip-lining in Georgia
A boat ride at Niagra Falls, Canada
Eating space cake in Amsterdam (hehe)
Climbing Camelback Mountain in Arizona
Hanging my feet off a cliff near a castle in Ireland
Building multiple 7-figure eCom businesses
Starting a bomb-ass Copywriting agency
Writing a best-selling book
Buying my dream car
DJ-ing at a nightclub
Releasing an album
…the list goes on.
Working a day job in the midwest 6-7 days a week because I didn’t know what else to do with my time, I would have NEVER thought I could make a list like that.
And the list keeps growing with every new decision I make to step out of my comfort zone and say “screw it, I’m going for it.”
Now, I have a lot of awesome people to thank for some of the amazing experiences I’ve been a part of, but it all comes down to making the choice to create a better, more fulfilling life for yourself regardless of the discomfort it causes you.
Anything worth having is hard to obtain & maintain, but it’s 100% worth the worry once you prove to yourself that you’re capable of getting what you deserve– that you deserve it because you earned it.
Best wishes to you and your goals. 🤘