Back of the mind ideas
Ok so this piece of writing is more for me to get things from my frenzied brain and thought process and try to put some coherent sense to them. Over the years I have had a lot…..and I mean an absolute bucket load of ideas that I have never followed through with. When I was about 6 years old I wanted to be a farmer, then a fireman (still do deep down), a lawyer (used to watch a lot of Alley McBeal and CSI Miami on TV long before we had Netflix and chill), an IT professional, a flair barman, a hairdresser (I don’t even remember why I thought of this….) and a professional bodybuilder. I have always had these 3 thought statements drilled into the deepest depths of my brain:
- I should have been a model.
- I want my own business. Both on and offline.
- I want to travel the world.
Let me explain these 3 thought statements.
Thought Statement 1
The reason for the word “should have been”, and I for one hate the worlds should, could and would, is that this is something that I have always wanted to pursue but never had the courage to do so. Now I am not sure whether I should write “survived” or “graced this earth” in the next sentence but I have somehow managed to reach 26 which is pretty good going and a perfect time too have a refocus on these 3 thought statements I have drilled firmly into the deepest places of my man brain.
Thought Statement 2
Creating your own business and then letting it run itself is where true freedom is created. Online business allows for the creation of passive streams of income to happen. Who wouldn’t want to earn money while they sleep, travel, fine dine or make love under a moonlit sky on the beaches of Hawaii (I guess Hawaii will be going on the bucket list a little later today ;). Since the age of 17 or maybe 18 me and my best friend used to sit on the bench outside of Marks and Spencers, with a Chicken and Bacon sandwich in hand after a gym workout dreaming up big ideas about how we will open up a bar somewhere in the world. We both just so happen to be using statement 3 (travelling the world) to find a perfect location to set up shop.
Thought Statement 3
This is an easy one. I want to see, do and experience as much of the world as I physically can, before a wild bear, Mount Everest or a skydive finally ends my life. And yes I am pretty sure that one of these 3 things will be the death of me! After all I want there to be a cool story at my funeral. I have already checked off a number of different things on My Bucket List with a whole lot more being added!
—–Coffee and a Tim Tam Break (I love Australia)—–
After a coffee and Tim Tam I have realised that I am already in the process of Thought Statement 2 and 3…..albeit slowly they are still progressing. The one things I learnt from my bodybuilding days is that even the smallest of progressions is driving you forward in the right direction. My current phase of travelling is saving money in Perth and living The Perth Lifestyle which, as I wrote in my article, pretty cruisy. And I am in fact slowly building this website and I am sure that there will be more in order to develop an online business. In all honesty my favourite bit, despite the frustration I experienced, was the learning curve in building a wordpress website. I always have my eye out for other business opportunities, including locations for kick start the next funky venue.
The time is now to begin the learning process of how to become a model and crack the industry. Because why not me? It may be impractical to travel the world whilst doing so, however I figure that every country in the world needs people to model something and if I am in that location I can make it happen.
I read a great article (that I cannot remember where but I thank that website for this question) and it was about 10 questions to ask yourself to improve business and life. The first question will forever stick in my brains. It was “if this was easy…..what would it look like”.
One answer to this question is:
- Link up with a photographer.
- Write the articles of topics I have listed.
- Continue to read books and articles on business that will help me develop an on and offline empire.
Sometimes it isn’t until you write things down on pen and paper that you actually start to realise that some of your thought processes are kicking in.