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Are You Faking It?

 by: Miami Phillips

I am beginning to wonder how many people are faking it?

How many if given the chance would change careers, partners, domiciles, and friends? What percentage are living a life by rote? It takes not a lot of thought for these people, everything just is.

Get up by an alarm because you have to. Get dressed in a certain type of clothes you might not otherwise wear, because that is what is called for where you spend most of your waking hours. Go do something you might not particularly care for, or at best are not passionate about, because it pays a check on a consistant basis.

What bothers me most about this scenario is the apparent fact that this system is not working! It seems to me most people fall into one of two categories. Either you have little or no money to spare, or you have little or no time to spare - or both.

What I see is a whole race of people devoting entire lives to little or no money, and little or no time in the hopes of having more money and time! What is wrong with this picture?

In my opinion it is a tragedy, and the great unknown American epidemic.

Too many people are Doing something, so they can Have stuff, so they can Be somebody.

What do I mean by Be somebody'? My belief is we are taught who we should be from before we can talk. How many billions of marketing dollars have been spent to make you believe a new car is a must have? How many times have you seen, consciously or not, an advertisement convincing you that everyone must look pretty, drive nice cars, wear a particular brand of clothes, or drink a certain beer? How about the weeds in your yard, the smell of your house, or your breath?

In effect, we are indirectly taught if we are to Be somebody, we must Have certain things, and if we do not Have these things, we cannot Be somebody. How do we Have this stuff? We Do something. Usually we Do the thing that makes us the most money or at least the most consistent money as many fear changing for losing what they already Have.

There is a big problem with this thinking. There is always more stuff they tell us we must Have. Which means we must Do more to get it. Otherwise we won't Be somebody. It is a never ending treadmill that I believe has reached epidemic proportions and is wildly out of control. We are literally running our whole lives. Where is this running taking us?* Both parents work. Children are sent to school for discipline not education where they learn how to Be. And we all wake up at 65 so tired we want to 'retire'. Why? I want to scream this next sentence. TO DO WHAT WE WANT!

Why don't we do what we want all along?

We are following a formula called Do, Have, and Be. This is the formula I think we should be following. Be, Do, Have.

Be who you are. Define and consciously choose to be uniquely you. Discover your own gifts, quirks, needs, values, and meaning of success.

Do what you love. Figure it out. What did you love to do as a child? What did you dream about being when you grew up? What do you dream about now?

Have what you need. If you are true to yourself, and are passionate about what you do, the things you need will be provided. This is the hard part. When you give up control, and live on the faith the Universal Energy source is really there and will help there will be times when you wonder why you gave up the security of the JOB. Each of us in a way has been programmed to believe there is not enough to go around, and that we must fight for our portion. This is a fallacy.

You do not have to fight. In my opinion we were not born to fight all our lives. We were put here for some other reason, but it was not to live our lives struggling to feed the machine.

Your thoughts?

If this line of thinking appeals to you, and you want more, join one of the small groups forming now. We will work on helping you define who you are, what you love to do, and how to get there if need be.

Your Coach and online friend,


Miami Phillips

Helping others find their path - and stay on it.




Quotation of the Week

"Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and admits no foolish distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail." Henry David Thoreau

About The Author

Miami Phillips is an ANSIR Certified Personal Coach and the founder of Creative MasterMinds who believes personal growth is an essential ingredient to being happy and contributing to this world. While his main focus is affordable personal and business coaching, he also offers motivational teleclasses, ebooks, reading recommendations and much more. To find out more visit his site at http://www.creativemasterminds.com or send him an email at coach@creativemasterminds.com


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