This is the first interview for Motivated Sista and I truly believe you’ll enjoy it.
One of the blogs in my daily reader is Ridiculously Extraordinary by Karol Gajda. Karol writes about living the travel freedom lifestyle – but overall loving what you do. I’m inspired by Karol because he is passionate about helping others live their own versions of freedom. In fact, his goal is helping 100 people reach (their definition of) freedom.
How inspiring is that!
Can you tell I was nervous? I was worried that I’d pronounce Karol’s name wrong, my voice would crack (I was getting over a sinus infection), or that my computer would freeze and jack everything up. But the important thing was to feel the fear and do it anyway :-).
Highlights from the call:
- Karol’s inspiration to be a hustler
- Why freedom isn’t for everyone and how people hold themselves back
- How the Mind Control Method can help you reach your goals
- How the law of attraction is a scam
- Why he gave his work away
- The mindset to get unstuck
You’ll love this interview if you aspire to a mobile traveling lifestyle (as I do), if you like immersing yourself in different mindsets, or if you’d like to hear the perspective of an online business owner.
Links to Karol:
Karol’s blog, Ridiculously Extraordinary
Karol on Twitter
The American Dream Is Dead (free ebook)
The Mind Control Method
How did this interview inspire you today? Let me know in the comments.
I love when I find a new goal to focus on. When I sit down and decide to pursue a goal, I have an immensely pleasurable feeling of adventure, of anticipation, of excitement. Here is something new and worthwhile that I’ve set my mind on. For a few blissful moments, I am on top of the world.
But that feeling fades quickly, in the face of self-doubt and the hard work that goes along with most accomplishments. In those moments, its great to remind myself why I set the goal in the first place.
This reminder comes in handy often over the course of reaching a goal. It’s especially helpful to focus on the end result of a goal when those naysayers in our lives are questioning us; when things are not going according to plan and delays and setbacks result; and when our self-esteem may not be particularly high and we feel vulnerable, unsure of ourselves and a little lost.
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Unless you live your life as a hermit in a mountain cave, you cannot escape being surrounded by people. Your coworkers, immediate family, members of your church, the friends you cherish – these are the people who live vicariously through you, who want to enjoy your successes with you and encourage you to be your best. Some people, whether consciously or subconsciously, can’t stand to see you do better than them and will try to hold you back. Then there are the people who just can’t understand why you want what you want, especially if its a different choice than they’d make themselves.
In the end, the intent behind a person’s negative words doesn’t matter. The fact that they mean well doesn’t take the sting out of their deflating words. A casual remark, unsolicited advice or unexpected criticism can infiltrate your thoughts and cause you to doubt yourself and the validity of your goals. This is doubly potent when you already doubt yourself and are trying to hold your dreams together in your mind.
Erect Your Own Fortress
Here’s a familiar scenario:
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