The path to self-enslavement, and the way out

On the previous post, I mentioned the role of governments in your life. This is not trivial information.  You and I are not really free to do what we want, right? And even the concept of being totally free triggers on most people some critical response. Like: “People are bad and you can’t give them freedom because they would make a mess.”

Well, if I was governing you, that is exactly what I would like to you believe. This would make you more easy to control.

Stay with me for a moment; why do you need a nationality? Why do you have a birth certificate? Does anyone else than humans care about these things?

Did you ever stop and think about how much of your freedom you give away just to be able to say: "I'm from Argentina" (or any other country?)

Do you pay taxes because you want, or is someone threatening to do bad things to you unless you pay their "protection money"?

I believe that no one should have more rights than anyone else. And that includes governments. Governments shouldn't be able to do anything to you that you couldn't do to them.

Governments limit my freedom of speech, my freedom of movement and they have forced my parents to inject things in my body (vaccines). Governments forced me to spend countless ours in schools to force feed me with some information I didn't care for. And discouraging me to pursue the things I was interested in.

They called me bad boy and they punished me every time I didn't do what I was told to do.

This is a violent thing to do to kids. And now that I'm a parent, I'm forced to give up educating my daughters by being threatened with prison if I disagree to send them to the same school system.

I'm not FREE and nor are you. Did you ever think of this?

Of course I did not thing like I do now for most of my life. Just like you, I tried to fit in and do as I was told. I studied, got a job and hated my life. Even when I was doing really well (according to the standard model of success).

I was depressed, angry, frustrated and discouraged. I had suicidal thoughts on many occasions. And without noticing, I became self-destructive. By the time I was in my late 40's I was drinking too much, I was overweight, my marriage was going downhill and I my career was going "south". I was a zombie.

And things started to fall appart.

Within a few months, I lost just about everything. My family, my house and my business was almost dead.

I was feeling really bad. I wanted to just die. But I didn't have the courage to go through killing myself.

My luck was to attend self-improvement courses.

That is when things started to turn around. I discovered that what I believe about reality is more important than reality itself. And that although I cannot always change the reality, I can change my perception.

And if I change my perception, I start seeing things really differently.

I started to dream again! And that got me to reinvent my life.

And right now, my life is awesome!

I will tell you more on the next post....

Don’t like to ask? Do it anyways!

Hi!
I saw many people just like me sharing their experiences online and very often what they figured out ended up helping me on my path. My intention is to pay it forward.

If you are like me, you probably want to live life without worrying to much about a career. My number one priority is freedom. That is why I spend my whole adult life working for myself. I wanted to be my own boss.
I wished for growth, but I didn’t really work on myself enough. The end result was that my business stayed as small as me.

I made many strategic mistakes. One of them was to try to figure everything out by myself. I didn’t like asking people for help. And I expected to know everything and to master everything. That has slowed me down a lot, as you can imagine.

 

My wife on the other hand is all about asking other people and learn from the best. And I didn't like it at first. But I admit her way is better than mine. In my understanding this was to admit defeat (because I'm supposed to know everything without asking). But I am learning from her (and admitting this is a huge thing for me).

Since we got married 4 years ago, I have changed a lot. And I am learning the value of seeking advice from smarter people (and applying it).

I put less effort into trying to make other people believe that I have it all under control. Because I don't. And strangely, by admitting my shortcomings to myself and others, my life really began to improve.

I went from owning a small business with 4 employees to becoming marketing director for an international company. My wife and I have now hundreds of people in our team.

My life is more like I want it to be now a days. I'm free to work when I want, as much as I want and anywhere I want.

I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm learning new ways. And I'm happy with the transformation.
I suppose if you are still reading this, you probably somehow feel the same way as I do. In this case, I hope my posts will help you get better at whatever you want to get better at. I will share stuff I consider valuable. Including my mistakes!

I hope it helps!