Create #62: Should there be more to life than this?
(From David) Do you struggle with insomnia?
I’m personally taking on five clients who are having trouble sleeping for more than a month. This is so I can pass on to others how I healed myself from this scary and debilitating condition. Price will be no barrier for these five positions – you’ll pay whatever you can afford.
Please email me directly at david (AT) getpaidforwhoyouare.com, telling me your current situation and 3 month goal that would light you up!
I’d also appreciate you forwarding this invitation to any friends with insomnia and/or anxiety.
I was sitting unhappily with the thoughts:
“My life is not enough”
“This is not enough”
“There should be more to life than this”
More money. More partnership. More energy. More contribution. More success. More sex. More fulfilment.
If I had more of those things, my life would surely be perfect.
And then it started to dawn on me just a glimpse of the experiences that were actually available to me: right here, right now, this second.
I considered all the things I could do in my house in the next 5 minutes that might feel good or be fun. Then I thought of several things I could do within 5 minutes walk of my house that would be interesting. Then I thought of everything I could do within a 30 minutes drive or bus of my house – things that cost no money, or less than $5.
Then I thought of all the people I could invite over, or go and visit within a 30 minute radius, and multiplied this number by the number of activities I could do, I had an extraordinary number of people/activity combinations (e.g. Walk in the park with myself, make pancakes with Brenda). When I included phone calls as an activity, that included pretty much everyone I knew in the world.
I then considered how many movies I could watch – which would transport me into other worlds. Or the number of day dreams I could have to create my own worlds. Or the number of books I could read to learn or feel.
I considered the sunshine, the smoke of a log fire, the feel of rain on hot skin, the thrill of a volleyball game, calling to contribute to someone who’s lonely – even when I am too, and the simple joy of peek-a-boo with a neighbor’s child.
Most of this not even requiring money.
In any second we have an almost infinite number of experiences available to us – most of them not even requiring money.
What’s fascinating is that my mind is still able to hold the thought: “There should be more to life”…
And to actually believe it.
“There should be more to life”. Do you agree? Or disagree?
What, if anything, is shifting for you right now?
Post at the comments below if you agree or disagree with the phrase, “There should be more to life” and share any shifts for you.
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Well – it’s been SO long since the last issue.
I put my EVERYTHING into a book launch. What went well: raised $60,000 for Rainforest Foundation and One Laptop Per Child; self published a high quality book; raised profile and platform, including strong media mentions; contributed to thousands of lives; pioneered a new type of viral technique (with the google pin maps); developed loads of new content and product. What didn’t go well: Made a slight financial loss overall due to various reasons including investing $150,000 in the project to start with! And I burned myself out. But I’m glad I did it – I needed to get that out of my system. And it may ultimately make a profit in the looooong run.
Now I’m in a quiet/vacation mode waiting to see what energy arises next. What’s been coming through consistently is to help people cure their insomnia (and anxiety). I just took on one insomnia coaching client who is already having huge breakthroughs, and I’ve created 4 more coaching slots where I’ll take on people with serious insomnia for whatever they can afford. If this is you, just email me directly at email@example.com. I’d also appreciate you forwarding to any friends with insomnia, and inviting them to contact me.
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