The best free tool I know for FAST success: Loneliness
A big secret to success is loneliness, unfortunately, it seems like we will do almost anything to avoid it…
This just popped into my head so let me freestyle these thoughts.
In order to become successful, we need to know ourselves better. In order to know ourselves better, we need to spend time with ourselves long enough to work things out.
But we are so afraid to feel lonely, most of us can’t stand to be alone with our thoughts.
Most people have their best aha moments in the shower because its the only time you are alone with yourself and can dip below the surface for 9 minutes.
How often do you just sit with yourself bare naked and exposed? (Not literally bare naked, its a metaphor)
No TV (i.e., the Electronic Income Reducer). No phone. No people. Nothing. Just you and you. Maybe a book to ponder pieces of ideas.
Marketing is knowing others. How well can you really know others if you can’t even know yourself?
You’ll sit down and chat with a friend but you wont sit down and chat with your best friend in the world… you?
Meditation is the practice of being lonely.
I spend time alone. Really alone. And every single time I do, I have massive breakthroughs.
I don’t need to sob uncontrollably. I don’t need to hump a birch tree. I don’t need to be a vegan. I don’t need to punch a trump supporter.
Just alone time. An hour is plenty.
Because its the only way to really go deep. You can have deep conversations with friends, but the real work happens with yourself.
Everyone just sits on the surface of life, afraid to go deep. But that’s where the magic is.
I formulate unique stuff because I am willing be lonely enough to get deep enough to think it out. You can’t get it from the surface, all you can do from the surface is copy other stuff.
Loneliness is an amazing tool. The best one I know for deep thinking. To become a respectable thinker. And its free.
Copywriting Teacher at The Copy Penthouse
Mitch is also Adviser to millionaires, CEOs, and mentor to anyone willing to reach out for the vacation life.
On a very, very related note, our very own head-honcho here, Barry Goss, wrote the following in one of his weekly WEEKEND WHATS newsletters (it’s the opposite side of the loneliness coin):
WHAT TO BE: Legitimately connected. I sent this heart-gnawing article to my friend Jessica last week. And, we both easily-agree on the matter: The benefits to vulnerability are massive, although not always pleasantly achieved. Intimacy, or INTO-ME-YOU-SEE (as Mike Myers character in the movie, The Love Guru, made famous), can be a scary proposition.
However, if you’re willing to spend MORE time on social media, or MORE time expressing yourself via text or PMs to those closest to you, you’re also willing to live a clinically-connected life!
In other words, safe, sterile, and detached personas are easy, very easy, to fuel when you can’t be vulnerable to REAL living and personal experiences.
Remember: you can’t experience life without truly feeling life, in all it’s forms and feelings (good, bad and fugly). But, enough of me. Click the link above to read what John Gorman has to say.
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