2 years ago
You there. If you're reading this and you gain the courage to turn a different corner and leave the Godawful stress of conforming to society & struggling to make your way in the rat race, I PROMISE you two things. You don't *need* to do it, and you will *never* regret it.
On Tuesday, what I do for a living took me to the Brecon Beacons, to the most stunning house owned by a rather iconic & the most intriguing lady I think I have ever met, Hazel Graeme.
Hazel was a professional model in the 60s & 70s, signed by the absolute top fashion agency of the time, Jean Bell agency.. photographed by iconic photographers, Barry Lategan, Michael Murray, Ray Harwood, etc. for Harpers Bazaar & the like..
She then went on to become a prolific fashion designer, became best friends with Shirley Bassey.. she is such a fabulous lady who has clearly looked after herself through the years, continued to live her life thinking outside the box, being her own entrepreneur, and I was in my element chatting to her.
So what has all this modelling / acting palava got to do with you and your struggles to make your way in the mainstream world? Everything actually. You can fail at something you generally dislike doing, but feel compelled to do as it's drummed into you from an early age / your parents / college that it's the right road to take... so why on earth take a stab at doing something you actually love.
Quit working for somebody else's dream. The world needs more entertainers, writers, creatives, sports people, educators, healers, .. the list is endless.. not those who help keep governments in power by feeding off their slave-like conditioning, barely sustainable push towards making a living.
Look at what you continually practice & for which you have passion. If you do this thing frequently enough, with enough faith and enough passion, (wait - because you love doing it, right?!) it is naturally likely you will become good enough to earn from it in some way.
We are bullied with conditioning & fear that if we do not conform we will struggle, when really it is the opposite which is true.
No-one is more 'special' than anyone else.. we ALL have the ability to be entrepreneurs.