Monday Seed: My Biggest Decision Yet
+ A Cool New Tool I've Launched
Four weeks ago, I booked a plane ticket out of Canada, and today, I’m hopping on a flight to my next travel destination.
I’m absolutely terrified.
I booked a 31-night AirBnB in Venice Beach, California and I’m effectively moving to the most happening city for content creators in the world. I should be thrilled and excited, except right now I’m terrified because I made the decision to book this trip completely alone.
And that got me thinking: the thing about change is that it’s never easy.
Change = Time x Money x Emotional Pain
Time x Money x Emotional Pain = Delayed Happiness
Therefore, Change = Delayed Happiness
The only time that I’ve ever travelled to a new city on my own was in January 2020 when I moved to Singapore and that experience was so enlightening that it has been on my mind virtually every single day since I had to leave due to the pandemic.
There are risks to what I’m doing. I could possibly come away from the experience in 31 days without any new dynamic friendships, without getting many views on my YouTube videos, effectively wasting my money & therefore my time… right?
Right. BUT, I can also meet multiple people who change my worldview, become my best friends, collaborate with me and help me grow my following tenfold, and learn to love Los Angeles + the idea of living on my own. One single event can make all of the money, emotional pain, and time I devoted to this trip completely worth the risk.
The thing about change is that it’s never easy, because it comes with risk.
The thing about happiness is that it’s never easy, because it’s a tradeoff.
If you’re currently not satisfied enough with your life, you need change. In order to change, you need to take more risks. In order to take more risks, you must be willing to sacrifice time, money, and emotional pain.
In order to be happy, you must first be terrified.
Today, as I board the plane over to Los Angeles, the degree to which I grow from this change is under solely my control. It’s do or die.
Sometimes a little pressure is what we all need to grow.
Here goes nothing.
I’ve Launched A Productivity Online Course
A few days ago, I launched an online course on Skillshare strictly devoted to walking you through how you can use the (free) productivity app called Notion to organize and map out your entire life.
Notion is where I manage my entire life (my business, personal life, self-growth tools, etc.) and this 55-minute course is designed to help you get familiar with a productivity tool that legitimately will take over your life in the best possible way.
The clever thing is that Skillshare has given me a special link that allows you to receive a free month to watch any course on their platform. That means that if you don’t want to subscribe to Skillshare for longer than a month, you can dive into the entire online course for free.
If you’re interested in watching a preview of the course, here it is.
3 Journal Prompts To Try This Week
Write down a definition of who you are - the good and the bad.
What things am I willing to let go of so I can live my best life?
Write down the positive ways you’ve changed in the last 5 years
Photo Of The Week
My quest to bench press 185lbs again was succeeded: 3 sets of 8!
Motivational Quote Of The Day
“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” - Albert Einstein