As many of you know, I am the BIGGEST Timothy Ferriss fan on the planet. To say he is my favourite author bar none would be a complete understatement.
His latest chunk of work -- no shadow of a doubt, it's a CHUNK, weighing in at just under 600 pages -- Tribe Of Mentors, showcases a collection of questions he asked various individuals leading their field. From CrossFit legend Mat Fraser to cryptocurrency guru Nick Szabo, this book is an absolute masterpiece.
See...I'm already getting side tracked. At the end of the book I came across the following which spoke to me on a spiritual level. Read it carefully and insightfully. It is powerful.
*black writing is my notes from the book -- this was scanned using Evernotes scanning option.
My whole life has been a series of forking paths upon forking paths -- and 2018 is no different. I have chopped and changed many times -- it seems to be a common theme in my life. Whether it was moving schools when I was younger or quitting the "dream" life playing on a golfing scholarship in the USA because I felt I wasn't living up to my full potential.
You could say I've always been a little bit of manic gypsy. I used to be ashamed of my crazy past a little. I often judged my life based on my peers' timelines. Majority of my peers grew up in the same neighbourhood, lived in the same household and attended the same school their entire lives.
Some of the people close to me are getting married, having babies and applying for their first bonds...and then there's Josh, starting right back where he started -- first year.
In a way, seeing this makes me kind of depressed -- but, on the other hand, it makes me smile. Because in a generation where nobody actually knows what the fuck is going on, we can continually reinvent ourselves.
Doing all the weird and odd things I have done up until this point has moulded and shaped me. I've realised that it's made me relatively interesting. Not in a narcissistic way, but an example would be when I tell my friends 50 year old father what i've done in my short 22 years on earth they often reply with envy and/or surprise.
My point being, everyone is on their own timeline. Everyone is uniquely different in awesome ways. Some people work and grind for a life of comfort in a house with 2 perfect kids and a dog. I, on the other hand, have accepted this isn't my fate -- I want to suck all the juice out of life as I can before I hit the sack. That isn't to say I don't see eye-to-eye with people who follow the 9-5 life -- in fact, some of my closest and most cherished friends and family are these people -- but, it just isn't me and it never will be.
Although I've jumped from aimless shindig to shindig my entire life, I truly believe I am finding my voice and purpose. I am fascinated by lifestyle design and creating a streamlined life with the perfect balance of chaos and control.
I'm beyond excited for what 2018 holds.
I plan to carry on promoting my brand of Optimal Lifestyle Design by giving out content that adds true value and coaching individuals who seek conscious, deep level change that is transformational.
My latest YouTube video (below) is an update. I plan to put out more imperfect content of what I enjoy doing and not letting the paralysing fear of perfection get to my kop (international friends, kop is Afrikaans for "head").
I look forward to our relationship to grow stronger. I want feedback. I want criticism. I want ideas and advice. So please reach-out and get in touch. Once again, thanks for the support and I sincerely hope your 2018 is a cracking one. WATCH THIS SPACE.