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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about what it means to surrender to the work of building something significant.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Many people are seduced by the idea that they can build an online business that brings passive income and runs entirely on its own.
- “Make money while you sleep.”
- Self-discipline is required.
- How do you stay engaged as you age?
- Instead of resisting the work, surrender to it.
- It’s about the journey, not the destination.
- When we resist work, it is because we don’t feel our work has purpose or value.
- Following your passions is a win-win
- The seduction is: “When you follow your passions you never work a day in your life.”
- It’s unprecedented in human history to have so many options open to every one of us.
- Most of us struggle with knowing what we want to do.
- So we think we deserve a cushy situation then resist the hustle or the need to work from the bottom.
- “You mean I have to work hard at the things I consider beneath me?”
- “You mean I have to work hard in a relationship?”
- “I shouldn’t have to do the labor to explain my message. Everyone else should come to me.”
- When you surrender to the work and stop punting it over to somebody else, you realize that you are responsible for yourself, your livelihood, and your message.
- Self-esteem comes after your surrender to the work and accomplish the things you want
- Return on investment is high when you surrender to the work
- The universe doesn’t care if you are too good to do menial tasks. It still needs to get done.
- Focus on the elements of beauty in the process.
- Resistance is an energy hog.
- Surrender is effortless.
- If you are complaining about something, you are resisting
- Twice the effort for half the return (resistance) vs. half the effort for twice the return (surrender)
- The ‘Luxury’ Fyre Music Festival Has Turned Into a ‘Hunger Games for Rich People’
- Black box thinking: 20-somethings don’t know what goes into all the things they benefit from.
- GenXers sometimes struggle to surrender to leadership.
- Xers don’t like being in the cross-hairs.
- Millennials often think they should be leaders right out of the hatch. They struggle to surrender to the menial tasks that lead to leadership.
- Xers don’t resist hard work, just leadership.
- Millennials need to do the work, so they become seasoned leaders as they age.
- Surrendering to the work looks different depending on who you are.
- Older generations can let go of control and be advisors to the rest of us.
- Younger generations need to respect and honor the wisdom of the older generations.
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