Your responses to the Power Challenge really showed me just how far I have come and how much I have to be grateful for.
This really is phenomenal. I am totally humbled that people gave it their time and energy, just as the year was lifting off the tarmac.
I know you all had a 1000 other things to do this month. But I’m blown away that there are that many people in this community who are willing to back themselves, invest in themselves, and who have enough faith to answer a call to action when it comes.
And having read through the responses, I’m so amazed at the positivity, the passion and the radical self-responsibility that came through again and again.
I wonder if people get just how much this juices me up.
And for me it’s been a powerful reminder of just where I’m at in life right now.
It wasn’t always this way. I used to be stuck. I used to be surrounded by people who thought it was all too hard, or too unfair, or just too cruel to give it their all – to invest themselves in their dreams.
… to put their hearts on the line.
But reading through the responses I can see how far I have come.
I can see that I’m now thick in a tribe of passion. Everywhere I turn now I meet people who are backing themselves, who are taking action, who are getting it done with a smile on their face.
This is not normal. This is not the way most people live. This is the not the disempowered mud that most people find themselves stuck in.
We are the lucky ones.
I am a lucky one.
And I am truly grateful that people are willing to come with me on this journey – that they’re willing to even consider whatever insane advice I sprinkler all over the internets.
When I started these blogs, it was because I felt like I had something to give, even if I didn’t know exactly what. I was transitioning from young buck to wise old man (in step with my greying beard).
And I was at a stage of some sort of completion. I had become untouchable financially. I was well and truly sorted. And part of that journey was developing the inner resources that made financial success possible.
So I felt qualified to share something.
So I share from an intimate personal space – from my own personal experiences. … and then just hope that people resonate with it.
I still find myself writing stuff and then wondering, what the hell are people going to make of this? This kinda worked for me. But am I just tripping? Maybe for some people this is going to be totally inappropriate advice.
I don’t know their situation. I don’t know what particular challenges they are working with, what particular wounds they are trying to heal. Maybe they actually need to be a little less Jon Giaan, and a little more Elmo or something. I don’t know.
So yeah, take it all with a grain of salt. This is just one man’s journey from broke no-hoper to millionaire on a boat.
You have to feel it out for yourself. Only you can know what is right for you. Part of the journey is learning to litmus test everything against your own truth.
But yeah, today I find myself a little less worried about not meeting people where they are at.
Because having just done the Power Challenge – over 450 people took part, over 100 made it all the way through to the end – and having read through the responses, I feel like I have a better sense of what our “tribe” is.
I am lucky enough to be part of a tribe that is passionate, inspired, open and action-orientated. A tribe where self-responsibility is a focus, drive is a virtue and pretence can be left at the door, thanks. And it is a tribe that encourags and celebrates success.
That’s pretty awesome, right?
Today I see that. I see how far I’ve come. And I see how much I have to be grateful for.
So a big BIG thank you to you all.
I did say I was closing the Power Challenge today. Maybe I’ll let it run through to the end of the weekend before drawing out the prizes.
If you want to get on board, you can catch up with them here, or hit them all at once. I reckon you could get through them all in less than half an hour. And people are telling me that’s it’s given them real clarity, direction and motivation.
This is the full list of challenges:
Challenge One: Energy
Challenge Two: Know your pain
Challenge Three: Take the reins
Challenge Four: Radical Honesty
Challenge Five: Connection
Challenge Six: Receiving
Challenge Seven: Pure Desire
Challenge Eight: Full Permission
Go on. Change the tribe you run with. Change your reality.
Heartfelt thanks again