How To Climb Your Own Private Everest
What’s YOUR Private Everest?
Mine is to be able to make a living writing, making music and movies. But mostly I want to be able to do whatever I feel like doing at the moment.
9 to 5 drudgery is no way to spend a lifetime. Once I realized that, all the money in the world didn’t matter.
But how do you escape corporate swamps while the corporate parasites are repeating at each other “I don’t know, what do you think? Should we have a meeting?’
Well, at first, I didn’t know but then I remembered that old Yiddish saying.
To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.
Or as NLP practitioners would say it, the map is not the territory.
Reaching your own private Everest may seem insurmountable but that’s only because you don’t posses all the knowledge in the universe.
If you did, don’t you think that reaching your Everest would be somewhat trivial?
You may never reach the summit, for that you will be forgotten. But if you don’t make one serious attempt to get above the snow line you will find yourself on your deathbed feeling nothing but emptiness. ~ Hugh MacLeod
The thing is, you don’t need all the knowledge in the Universe to climb your Everest. You just need some knowledge that you happen NOT to have at the moment.
Most people have an idea what business they really love and want to be in. If you don’t, your first step is to discover what that is.
And if you’re reading this, I would venture a guess that you are the kind of person who is going to have to climb your own Everest like it or not so deal with it.
Do you need a Sherpa?
All business ideas and people who have them, almost as a rule, know A LOT about the business they love; but they don’t know a lot about Technology, Creativity and Marketing. I guess it’s a good thing we found each other then, huh?
Have you escaped corporate swamps yet?
If not, why not? What’s holding you back?
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