Back when John Lennon was about five years old, his mom taught him what it meant to live this life. And that was to be happy.
So one day, one of his teachers asked little John Lennon what he wanted to be when he grows up. John responded that he wanted to be happy.
The teacher reacted with disappointment and told John that he didn’t understand the question. Well, little John Lennon said, as he looked up to his teacher, “You don’t understand life.”
And in today’s video, we’re gonna talk about happiness and the definition that was given to us. .
Why it’s wrong and why it’s not enough.
One of the best ways that I could really describe happiness is the story that I heard about John Lennon.
I find it super inspirational as it reminds me of some stuff back in the day
Especially when John stood up to his teacher and told her she didn’t understand life at all.
And that’s the thing about life and the definition that was given to us.
Ever since we were younger, we’re defined what it actually means to be happy.
That’s if you go to school, get good grades, get a job, and get a nice degree so your parents could put that degree on the freaking refrigerator.
And they’ll tell you you did a good job, you really succeeded and got the job that you wanted . .
Then bam! You can live the rest of your life in happiness!
But as we get older, we kind of lose sight of the dreams that we had as a little kid.
We lost the meaning of what it actually means to be alive.
And that’s the craziest thing that I want to talk about, because our definition of happiness wasn’t given to us by our own selves or by our own choice.
It was given to us by our parents or by society and we stopped when we start forgetting what it actually means to be happy for ourselves.
The thing is, we start adopting other people’s definition of happiness.
And here’s what I found out..
That happiness that your school teaches you or that your parents teaches you, IT’S ONE BIG LIE.
You can see that when you see people that are actually attaining happiness and they just hate their jobs.
Inwardly, they hate their lives, they go home and complain about it.
They don’t even understand why they’re feeling that negativity thinking they did what everyone else was doing. .
To go to school, get good grades and marry their high school or college sweetheart, and then they ask themselves why they’re still not happy about their lives.
And that’s because most of us lost track of what it is we were put on this earth to do.
Now the question is, how do we actually get over that weird feeling?
A feeling that maybe you graduated college but you feel like you’re not happy.
Maybe you got the job and you feel like you’re still not happy yet.
Or maybe you’ve worked for awhile and you still feel unfulfilled.
So to answer the question, we’re gonna go over how to actually transcend from that so you don’t ever have to actually feel this negative emotion ever again!
Here are the three steps:
Step #1 BE FREE!
You have to first get free guys.
You have to get out of the matrix and get your brain in a way where you’re able to think for yourself instead of adopting other people’s thinking and the negative beliefs and what you think you should do. .
Because that’s what your your parents or society told you to do.
Step #2 FIND YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE
The second step is to make sure you’re able to define your purpose, your mission, and what you were sent to do in this world.
Step #3 DO IT UNTIL YOU DIE
I know that sounds crazy and pretty intense. But seriously guys . .
Find something that you don’t just live for but a purpose that you’re willing to die for.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed it but I’ve been recently cutting out social media, like if you’ve been looking at my Instagram, I’ve been posting less stories.
Even on my YouTube channel, I’ll probably do just one video every single week instead of two videos.
I’ve been taking in what I actually want out of life and it actually reminded me of the three things that I’m gonna highlight below.
I mentioned this because of the fact that as we get lost in the social media world, even in our businesses and on this materialistic world.
We forget what our purpose is and what it actually means to be grounded…
To actually escape from other people’s thinking and to be free in your own mind.
So let’s actually talk about the three steps in particular.
What I mean by that is getting free from anyone’s judgment of who you think you need to be.
One of the biggest problems is, we define ourselves by what other people think of us.
If you feel like you’re in a job that you hate or in a business that you don’t like, you gotta get out of it.
Because staying in that platform long term could sound fine, but thing is if it’s not your purpose..
That’s slowly killing the gift that’s inside of you.
Every single one of you guys have a gift inside of you that you were meant to pursue, that you were meant to create and that you were meant to actually live.
But in the process of growing up, we kind of lose sight of that.
So the first step that you want to do is to ESCAPE THAT NEGATIVE PARADIGM that says nothing is possible.
Guys, anything in this world is possible.
Anything that you want that you could envision in your mind, hold it in your hand and you could manifest it in reality.
So the first step is about breaking free.
If it’s your job, I’m not saying that you should quit, but I’m also saying that maybe you need to quit your job.
Or at least start a side hustle so that you could start breaking free.
If it’s your college education, you gotta ask yourself if it’s really what you want to do.
I’m not giving you this advice, I’m just telling you what I wish I told myself when I was 18 years old..
FINDING YOUR PURPOSE
Ask yourself this question:
“What’s the purpose that I could do if money wasn’t an option. If time wasn’t an option, what would I do every single damn day of my life?”
As for me, I’d be creating things and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.
And this is what I realized as I was growing in knowledge out of the businesses that I engaged myself into . .
As you keep on going up this entrepreneurial battle and you’re making more revenue but you still feel unhappy
It’s because you’re pursuing money that’s not tied with your purpose.
And this is what I realized after locking myself in my room to do meditation…
I realized that I already found my purpose.
My purpose wasn’t to just sell physical products online . .
My purpose was to help badass entrepreneurs make more money, have more purpose and find more fulfillment in their lives.
Because that’s what I wish I had when I was 18 years old.
Someone once told me and said, ‘Mike, it’s not just about the money you’re making.. It’s about finding your own purpose, your own mission and it’s finding something where you could actually feel fulfilled.’
The money that you make, you’re not just making money.
But you’re actually giving back to your family, to creating a charity and building a business that’s actually centered around your passion.
That’s what I’m excited about guys.
It’s when I help my friends make money online and actually build their businesses instead of just teaching people how to sell physical products.
That’s the stuff that I’m passionate about guys. It’s helping them and their gifts grow and impact more people.
And that’s ‘s the true thing about business.
We lose it when we were in the lower paradigm business models.
Because what business should be is you having a skill and some type of value in a product or service where you’re literally going out there and helping people that have this hair-on-fire problem.
That is my purpose.
LET THAT PASSION KILL YOU
Now the third thing is, you have to let that passion kill you.
Lose yourself in that passion where you can literally work for 16 to 18 hours straight and you don’t even realize this work because you enjoy it.
When I get into talks with some of my friends out here in Bali and when we’re talking about business and entrepreneurship . .
We’re not talking about how can we get this physical products or sell it through Facebook ads and make a bunch of money.
But what I do really get excited about is when I see that the friends that I’m helping get their results for their clients.
That blows my mind guys!
It’s when people go up to my friends and say ‘Yo dude, you literally changed my life!’
Or when people come up to me and say, ‘Yo Mike, you made this video and you gave me the mindset to really change my life, quit my job and provide for my daughter..’
Hearing stories like that is the most motivational thing in the world!
And I know that this is what I’m gonna commit to myself for the next 5 to 50 years of my life as long as I live.
This happiness thing is not enough.
Or at least that’s what society tells you on what it means to be happy.
To get the nice car, the fancy watch, the two dogs and the two kids and BAM! It’s all good.
But then admit it, it’s not enough.
We were put on this earth to get more, to want more, to achieve more and to ultimately be more.
And truth is, you don’t really need materialistic things to show that.
Find the purpose that makes you want to wake up every single day knowing that this is the thing that you love doing.
Like if you want to travel around the world, go do it.
The best thing that you could do if you love traveling is to work. Save up a bunch of money and go out there and just freakin travel.
YOUR MONEY CAN RETURN, BUT YOUR TIME CAN’T.
What no one understands is, we have a finite amount of time on this earth and we waste it doing dumb stuff.
I’m telling you guys, if you’re going to work 16 hours a day on something. .
Why not work on something that is tied to your purpose?
Because then you’re actually living a meaningful life, a life of purpose and fulfillment.
A life where you could actually be proud of what you’re doing.
So guys, hopefully that helps!
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I’ll see you guys on my next blog!
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