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Designing Your Life

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We all want a better life. We all want a little more control over how the day goes, over what we do with our hours, and what we are able to achieve.

It begins by realizing that when it comes to the life you live, you have two choices. You can be PRO-active or you can be RE-active. You can either decide how it's going to go (pro-active), or you can leave it up to your surroundings to make that call for you (re-active).
Only those that choose to be proactive are able to develop the control in their life that leads to happiness. After all, as Jim Rohn says, "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."But as the Stoic philosopher Epictetus writes, "Don't be concerned with other people's impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence."First of all, not everyone even believes the simple proposition that they can take control of their life. Therefore, you must expect blowback when you start to take control of yours.
Second, you can only achieve greater control in life when you are in a position of strength to demand it. To attain a position of strength, you must have leverage. My leverage is the ability to create products that people will pay for.
Finally, there are your own inner demons to deal with. I grew up relatively poor, wearing patches on the knees of my pants to grade school, and watching my parents save money by doing everything themselves. To them, money was not something that you could simply go out and get more of. These attitudes about money can both help and harm.

People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, therapists, career coaches