15: Lessons learnt in week 3

On Friday I’m summing up what you learnt in the #weekdaykickoff this week.

Refresh yourself

It’s necessary that from time to time you take time for rejuvenation. It can be weekend trip, week retreat or simply a nap with a glass of fresh water. Keep yourself hydrated, and this also means to have fresh thoughts if the old ones do you a disservice.

Do what you’re vain about

What you’re vain about is something you care about. “You’re so vain. I bet you think this song is about” is what you heard when you listened to Carly Simon. It has negative connotation, but doesn’t have to be like that. A friend on Facebook, Sara from Spain, responded on the topic saying:

What an interesting thought! Usually vanity is seen as a negative concept, but I like this vision of yours of using it to discover what really drives your actions and thoughts. I’d say this happens to me when I sing or perform with my voice a text, radio scripts, etc 🙂 Yes, I am able to receive “negative feedback” (although usually I am my hardest critic) but, like you say, I engage in a pursuit of becoming exceptionally 😉

Your last words in the death bed

Do what brings you closer to your dream ultimately achieving and living the dream. Nothing is too ridiculous or too extreme as long as you don’t hurt anyway. I then got a little political ,)

Leave your passion as a hobby

When you can’t find the energy for your night passion because your day job is in the same field, it’s time to switch the job or your passion. Ideally, your day job should create excitement and suspension so when you get home you can’t wait to finally pursue your passion.

Here and there you hear to make a passion your main job and source of income. But it doesn’t have to be like that. When your day job is because it gives you a nice regularity, keep your passion as something where you can be the total irregular, the weirdo, the strange one.

And if you feel your strangeness needs more time to expressed with more output, you can overlap from your day job to your passion, making a living with your passion – if that’s the strongest urge you feel.

The take-away for the weekend: Drink, shake yourself, dance, make moves that look funny all for the purpose of refreshing or recalibrating yourself. Find your passion, the one you’re vain about and then pursue as a hobby, or, when it’s really strong, make it your full-time profession (step by step). Undertake all the ridiculous, scary, embarrassing and breath-taking things so you reach your dream, live your dream life to have the greatest story to tell – before and while your death bed is coming closer to you.

A little bonus

If you missed my sabbatical post on 10+1 steps to your dream life, I highly recommend this quick read.

This was episode 15 of the #weekdaykickoff. Every Monday-Friday morning. Colombian time. Until episode 5 I also audio-recorded on Anchor, you can find me there as “Alexander Kluge”.

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