Born With Nothing But Everything
Never before in Human history have people been born with so much abundance and so many options right at their finger tips.
At first, this sounds great.
After a closer look, it can be detrimental.
Imagine you need to go to the grocery store to buy coffee beans. You show up in the isle and begin scanning. You see roughly 100 different options.
Different brands, roasts, sizes, qualities, colors, shapes, etc.
You have every option you could possibly imagine, yet feel stressed and overwhelmed about it.
You would think you would be happy about this, but your brain says, “well shit, I hope I don’t pick the wrong one.”
10 minutes later, you pick one, take it home, try it, and conclude that you probably could have chosen a better option.
This leaves you less happy and fulfilled than if you had only 3 choices.
Well the same concept applies to life and career. After college, we are put into a workforce that has unlimited options.
You could. . .
- Work within the scope of your major
- Work outside the scope of your major
- Job hop every time you get bored
- Reach out to mentors in an attempt to get a job or internship under their wing
- Start a side business
- Start a full-time business
- Volunteer in another country
- Be homeless
- Take a year off and travel
- Be a creator of some kind
- Be an entrepreneur
- And so on…
When one options doesn’t go as planned (they rarely do), you can easily assume that you made the wrong choice and move to another one.
This, like anything, has a spectrum. There are good and bad ways to go about it. Jumping around to different options can be seen as a bad thing, but it can also seem like a necessity.
If you are intelligent enough to understand when you aren’t growing or making an impact in a job, moving to another opportunity is essential to your personal evolution.
This concept is frowned upon by some business owners and other people who were born into a different model.
This doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
Us humans evolve at an extremely slow rate compared to our technological and societal evolution. This can leave us feeling:
- Stressed out
Instead of letting this influx of information, tools, resources, and options get the best of us, we can instead learn to leverage them and achieve our dream lives.
We can also make a bigger impact than ever before. There are many problems in the world that need your help.
If you discover your sweet spot, focus your energy there, and continue to evolve as a person, you can change other people lives as well.
A Brief History Of Me [Miles]
- Played baseball
- Got into fitness (really into fitness)
- Woke up with brain fog
- Brain fog got worse over the next 5 years
- Went through 4 jobs in 2 years
- Questioned my existed on the daily
- Learned how to listen to my body and brain
- Got rid of the brain fog [finally!]
- Started dabbling in online branding and marketing
- Built a brand around health, focus and fitness for Entrepreneurs called Hustle Healthy
- Became self-employed
- Started a marketing business
- Again, questioned my existed and purpose
- Got out of my own way [stopped trying to force things]
- Started to figure this whole life thing out a bit
- Started helping friends and family find their sweet spot, realized it was a huge need for Millennials
- Came up with the idea for Milestones while at the gym
- Started Milestones Co.