How many times have you heard how important it is to set goals for yourself? I used to set goals; in fact I can’t remember setting one without attaining it. The problem with goals is that they tend to persuade sales people to focus on places that don’t exist. Selling Joy helps people to understand that living in the present brings happiness and joy on a daily basis. By focusing on a future event, like attaining a goal, you can’t experience the goal today. Most sales trainers believe that setting goals help salespeople stay motivated. Unfortunately, once the goal is attained, you have to set new ones’ and since the goal is in the future, the process creates uncertainty and for some, the goal becomes vague and almost surreal. If like me you believe that everything beautiful in the world can only be experienced in the present, then you understand that, “goals” are simply rewards for doing good things today.
So I saw all of these pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do something that is not news footage but something more cinematic. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.
Wish I had more time. I missed all the cool Lightning and the Lava of the first eruption. But I figure this will just be a trial run for another day.
I am of course accepting sponsors to send me back there for more please...!! haha
Over the last several years I’ve tried to develop a sustainable balance between what is and what could be. Everything that is, seems too easy though; so unemotional and mundane, while everything that could be is a hell of a lot more exciting, don’t you think?
It has occurred to me that if life is the composite of all my experiences, then, is that which remains, somehow my future life? Is life split up between what has been and what is yet to come; and should I worry about it? I have come to understand that life is a work in progress; it’s as simple as it is complex. The more things I do the less time I have to worry about how complex it is. Selling Joy is the journey I took that allowed me to live my life in the present where everything is beautiful…and amazingly simple.
Other than, “Sweetie, wanna bottle?” The first question I remember not being able or unwilling to answer was, “What did I want to be when I grew up.” I find it strange at best, at what those people were expecting to hear from a five year old. As if a five year old actually knew what the hell they wanted to be. Over the next umpteen years that question still resonates while it conjures up a lot of previous under-achievements. Selling Joy has provided me with the wisdom to know that “what I am” is far more meaningful than what I’m going to be. Spending my life thinking about whether I’m “going to be,” rich, or successful is as wasteful as thinking about whether I will be loved or not. People say that life is a journey and not a destination; but to live life in the present means that wealth and success together with love is a journey OF life, OF success, OF wealth and OF love.