The Marine Corps WAS pain. At least it was for me and my guys.
Boot camp of course, was nothing but heaps and piles and truckloads of pain slathered in mental torment.
But we were taught to manage that pain so that we could continue forward with the mission.
Pain is nothing more than signals. Granted, not pleasant ones and they do have a way of grabbing one’s attention but just signals, nonetheless. They can be controlled, managed, ignored.
By now, I imagine you’re wondering what in the hell this has to do with building an online business and defining one’s goals and all that.
Well, this is a section of business growth that I’ve never had discussed with me by ANY mentor but it was a HUGE part of getting to where I am now and to some degree, still is.
You can’t enjoy much of this from the ER, the therapist’s couch, or a pine box
Many of you already know how painful it can be to simply sit at your keyboard all day. Sciatica in the legs, excruciating lower back, neck, and shoulder pain. Knee and ankle pain. Hell, even hemorrhoids!
You might know the pain of depression that comes from being inside all day while doing computer work, possibly under bad lighting, which makes it even worse.
Those of us who get “mission oriented” and forget to eat, sleep, or take breaks can know the pain of a weakened body and the stress of a mind that won’t stop running when we finally do go to bed.
There are many mental pains that come from secluding oneself in one’s cave as one devotes the majority of one’s time to the glowing screen.
Relationships get strained. Household chores and errands get ignored or forgotten creating further stress on your already beleaguered brain.
What I’m getting at is this:
These things all must be addressed as soon as possible…
…as their existence and practice can utterly ruin the point of even doing what you’re doing.
But there may be some stretches where you have to buck up and accept these pains long enough to get the more important tasks completed.
My job will be to help you break down these tasks more sensibly so that you’re not consistently chained to your desk and to help you learn how to deal with these pains when they’re unavoidable.
Where this will ultimately go is helping you finally delegate most of your work to others so that you do not get placed in these positions much at all.
But you’ll have to take the pain until you have a way out of it. I’ll teach you how I do it when I too, have no choice.
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Eddie Kopp