Becoming aware was one of the hardest transitions I’d ever faced and also the coolest.
Although I’d already begun studying it, the change was subtle at first.
It came upon me gradually, like the dawn
And I had yet to see how this new day would turn out.
Once the sun got a little higher in the sky, I saw that I was going to have to step up my game on every level and in every area of my life.
That’s a scary concept to get your head around.
It may involve letting go of the bulk of your identity.
It’s something everyone must do in order to get ahead do but few realize or achieve.
I’m still working on it myself. The key point that needs to be made here is this:
Once you accept that an action isn’t serving you, you cannot continue using it
This is a meaty topic that delves deep into psychology, spirituality, physical brain mechanics, and more. And this post is not the place for that overall discussion.
Even though I have bucket loads to say on this issue, I am not the authority.
In the context of you discovering, shaping, sharing, or selling your message to the world, it means one thing:
You are going to need to become the right person for the job you’ve picked
You woke up enough to discover whatever it is that you’ve discovered and wish to market to the world. Now you must become that marketer.
There are people out there, somewhere, who are depending on you to reach them and they’ll only hear the message from you.
You match the energy and experiences of these people. They’re not going to listen to anyone else or believe that same set of facts if they come from anyone else.
You are responsible to reach these people and better their world
It’s the trade-off for your eventual success. It’s a price you’ll come to love paying.
Whether you sell this product for cash is irrelevant. You are selling it to your audience, those whom you wish to benefit.
Selling is just a form of getting people to agree with you enough to sample whatever you have to give.
Cash may or may not be involved.
Your kid sells you on letting him stay up one more hour to watch TV. No money. But sales, nonetheless.
When I realized I had something incredible in the form of the system I developed to end my bipolar, I became aware of the awesome responsibility I had to tell my story to others.
So I wrote a book, outlined the system, and began selling it to the world.
This had it’s “up” moments but it never sat quite exactly right with me.
- I enjoyed helping people get better, if it was possible, and I enjoyed giving them hope
- I also enjoyed the types of people I met from the marketing of the book and system
- And it was fun being on stage and watching people get excited when they met me and figuring out that I was “that guy” they’d heard on the radio, seen on TV, or found online
Yet, although this was an honorable mission, it never brought me deep satisfaction
I came to learn that I loved sharing with people how it was that I was marketing my stuff more than I did the selling of that same stuff!
And I was getting tired of talking about this dark topic. I’d beaten it and wanted to focus on brighter subjects.
Discussing this part of my life and sharing all I’d done with it up to this point was beginning to make me uncomfortable.
It also started bothering other people sometimes when I shared my past.
That never used to happen.
Along the way, something interesting started happening to me in conversations.
I’d learned a thing or two on how to discover one’s passion.
So started offering advice to people who thought they had nothing to say or nothing to give.
They weren’t directly asking me for this type of help. Just general feedback.
And I wasn’t consciously thinking about what it was I was telling them. I was just sharing what I saw, so easily, in them.
I was in a flow state.
But my words always perked them up or inspired them to think more on what I so plainly saw were their greatest strengths.
This was stuff they were blind to.
They wanted my help, desperately. They just didn’t realize it was this sort of help. I was seeing past their immediate issues to their much larger picture.
I was seeing their potential!
I no longer wanted to tell my actual story.
And the disconnect between what I felt and what I was doing was creating disharmony in many parts of my day.
But I’d invested THOUSANDS of hours into all that was this “anti-bipolar” entity.
Not to mention my actual experience of having it, then beating it. It had been the 100% prime focus of my life for almost ten years!
I could not see walking away from it.
Until the day I became aware that it HAD TO happen.
From that moment on, whenever I had to deal with bipolar questions on my bipolar site, or talk to people in person who knew that I knew something about it, or excitedly got into a discussion on it in any way when I’d preferred that I hadn’t I would get very tired and stressed.
My body and mind would no longer allow me to keep working with this topic!
I still cared deeply, then and now, about helping people in this area through the use of my wisdom.
But the doing of it was killing me and not meeting my needs.
There’s no gun to my head stopping me from discussing bipolar even now as I type, but I am only covering it enough to make a point.
I really don’t like discussing it anymore. It’s a passion I’ve had to distance myself from.
I became aware
And when I did, I realized that I no longer HAD TO stick to my old story.
It was no longer serving me. It was mostly just hurting me.
And I was now freed from it!
To be sure, it serves a purpose, and I moved the most important bipolar content on to this site for those who need it.
But I had found a way to use it as a strength without actively engaging with it.
And that’s the cool part of facing that scary change I wrote about up top.
Go ahead. Re-read the beginning of this post and see if it doesn’t make more sense to you than before.
Now back to you.
What is it that you must get good with, in order to take your show to the next step? The next level of achievement?
What are you prepared to change about yourself…
…in order to reach your next goal through the sharing of your story?
Are you ready and/or willing to experience a breakthrough in how you position yourself to the world? What are your thoughts on stage fright?
If you don’t know or this seems too much, too big to consider, or too foggy to begin but still wish to tell the world what you’ve learned then keep working through the rest of my site.
It’s packed with what you need to know in order to get better at all this.
In these articles you’ll find help with:
- Sorting this out
- Helping you find your path
- Changing your mindset to that of a champion’s
- Digging up the gems of wisdom from your head
- And indexing your info into a cohesive system
Is all I do.
The scale of it doesn’t matter. Let two people know. Let a million know.
Sell it. Give it away. Doesn’t matter.
What matters is that we establish your presence and have you positioned so others can find you.
What matters is that you enjoy the process of being found.
I can’t wait to hear what is is that you want the world to know!
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Caique Silva