THE CONCEPT: "In the pursuit of economic survival, bodily sustenance and social acceptance, people often (1) disregard their passion in order to focus on a practical career, (2) allow their diet to undermine their health, and (3) deny their sexual and gender wiring in order to conform to societal concepts of relationship. Therein lies the majority of unhappiness in our modern life." The solution is to live the integrated life! Take the Integrated Life™ online test at http://www.integratedlifetest.com and discover how integrated these areas of your life are! Then, read the book to learn what to do about it!
ducks in a row: Everything is ready, all preparations are complete. To have everything just the way you want it before you take the next step.
usage example: "I definitely want to quit my job and pursue my passion, but I want to get all my ducks in a row before I hand in my resignation."
"I've never met a set of ducks who liked standing in a row for too long."
Sure, we've all seen ducks in a row. The trouble is, watch them long enough and they eventually break formation.
In other words, if you're waiting for things to be perfect and stay perfect for before you act on your dreams in general, and if your success quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur in particular is contingent on those ducks staying in line for the duration of your adventure in freedom, you might be in for a rude awakening.
"It's not about the freakin' ducks!! It never was and never will be."
If you make it about the ducks, then you've got to keep herding ducks every day of your life. On the other hand, if you practice taking action regardless of what formation the ducks are in, you'll be better prepared for the realities of life and business!
It's about finding the courage to do something you need to do whether the ducks are arranged the way you want them to be or not! It's your dirty little secret--a convenient excuse. And I'm going to expose it. The truth is, there ARE no ducks!!!
"I felt like a piece of my soul was dying each day I showed up to work."
Many years ago, I walked away from my soul-draining, life-sapping, energy-depleting, freedom-robbing job as a civil engineer, to become a passionpreneur and nomadpreneur. In this second in the In Search of a Better Belief System series, I'll take you through the step-by-step mental, emotional and physical process of what it took to make that decision, hand in my resignation, burn that bridge, and walk away from my "good job" with no safety net and not even a penny in savings!
There was something in particular that gave me the courage to do it, and I'm going to share that with you in all its gory detail!
Something will click for you.