For the better part of my life I chased money. I chased it hoping that being rich would make me happy. How could it not? If you’re rich you can buy anything you want and certainly that should make one happy. A few years ago I read a book, “It’s not about the money” by Brent Kessel and it caused me to confront the reality that what I really had been chasing was security not wealth. There was such a clarity in the moment that I could see all the way back through my life that this is what I had been after. I wanted to feel that “I had it made”. Furthermore I wanted to not only feel that I have it made but also that nothing would be able to ever take it away.
Mr. Kessel, a financial advisor by … Read More »
I’m not ready, It’s not good enough yet, I need to learn more first. Waiting for everything to be just right before taking action is the surest way to accomplish nothing in your life. Yes Perfection is one of the most insidious forms of Resistance. This is what we’ll cover on the next Live Quick-Wisdom Podcast, Tuesdays at 12 noon CDT (1pm EDT – 11am MDT – 10am PDT). 15 minutes of Quick Wisdom and 15 minutes of Q&A on any Entrepreneurial Question, Money, Wealth, Passive Income, Real Estate, Enjoying Life, etc. with your host Albert Pellissier – Multimillionaire Real Estate Investor, Salon Owner, and Professional Thinker & Speaker. Register for the Live Call Here: AskAlbert.net
When my brother and I were little kids, we’d play football in my Grandma’s front yard. Dad took turns being the quarterback as we called our own plays in the intense one-on-one matchup. Grandma’s yard seemed to be as long as a real football field. It was only later after returning as an adult that I realized it was barely a patch of grass. My little brother, Mike, always called the same play, “The Bomb”. My Dad would repeatedly try to get him to mix up his plays, but he’d hear none of it. “OK Mike, what do you want to do this time?” “The bomb, Dad, let’s go for the bomb!” You might be wondering how this strategy of going for the big score every single time paid off. Not very well. Occasionally he got the one-play touchdown, but not often. It … Read More »
Watching my teenage daughter anxiously stress, struggle, and strive for good grades in school made me realize how early in life we are indoctrinated into the “reward culture”. We are trained from an early age to seek the finish line, the reward, the trophy. We are promised that once we achieve, arrive, and attain what we’re after, everything will be great, and then and only then will we feel fantastic and fulfilled and be able to relax, basking in our accomplishments, deeply satisfied.
But how long do we celebrate before looking ahead to the next finish line? Not long. All of the hard work, homework, and hard won grades attained in High School turn out to be just a brief hurdle, simply an obligatory stepping stone to get into a good college. The college career is a stepping stone to the … Read More »
Ok so you’ve certainly had many, or at least some, achievements in your life. Here’s the question, “do you feel successful?” If the answer is yes, then you are a rare bird. Most people, even super achievers usually answer “no”. Why is this?
I believe it must be some sort of alignment issue. We can achieve all we want but if these achievements don’t align with a deeper part of ourselves, we will never feel successful. This deeper part is your second self, it’s the unlived part of your being. It knows and senses that we are not really living fully, not reaching for all that we are capable of, that we are playing it much too safe, playing for security, comfort, and retirement. Playing in this little league will never lead to feeling successful.
We must find our courage to face … Read More »