Got a plan? Great. Rip it up.
Rip it up? (Read time 3:00m)
How many of you had a plan for the future but life decided something different for you?
Don’t wait to raise your hand because we all know all of us have been there at one point or another.
Two months ago I was laid off on a project that was a large source of my income. Why? The client ran out of money, and with no money came – no pay. I was left with a sudden finical vacuum in the beginning of the new year and this obstacle became a catalyst to the start of doing what I truly wanted to do.
This obstacle become a major opportunity and now I’m traveling all over the United States, working remotely, and doing something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember.
Artists must adapt. And an artist is not just someone who draws on paper, uses graphics tablets, or paints. An artist is anyone who creates, and we all do that in our respective areas of work- no matter what we do for a living.
An artist influences the world around them, they see it for what it is and they ask, why? Then the magic happens. They communicate the why, it can be in the form of a drawing, video, or a product. They take action and try to make something from nothing.
And sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Doing is what is important.
You are never too old to get started and starting does not require a plan.
Much like my trusty Subaru, notably called Red Thunder, start when you are pulled to do so. You don’t know what storms you will go through or what mountains you might have to go over but once you start you can move forward and the strangest circumstances assist you along your way. (More about this in a future writing on ridingwiththewolves.com) – the moment you feel it’s time to change something, don’t hold back, take a chance. Free yourself.
This first month into the new year is coming to a close. So, how are your plans going? Goals are great to set but are they really the goals you want or the goals you think you want? If not, what do you really want? We have eleven more months in 2017, why not rip up the plan? Allow yourself to chase down the things you actually want to do.
Find out how you can start to adapt this in the interview below. It was recorded before I left Philadelphia. Currently I’m writing this in San Fransisco, and when you read this, who knows. Connect with me below. I want to hear about your journey to freedom.
PS: Do what you can’t do enough of.
Things don’t always go to plan, Mitch interviewed me on Pencil Kings about staying creative when things seem to fall apart. Listen Below