Start Now

As a former professional procrastinator, it is a beautiful feeling to be writing this blog entry, the first blog entry on alignmentclub.com

My name is Jordan Oelrich, I am 27 years old, and I live in the interior of British Columbia. A few years ago, I began to ask myself what it was that can create such drastic separation between how it is people want to live, and how it is they’re actually living?

Why do some people seem to continuously attract such wealth, while others live a life of eternal struggle? Why is it normal in our society to come home complaining about a job, then willingly return to it the next morning? What makes the difference in people that are truly happy and fulfilled from those that aren’t?

Before I graduated high school, I began working in the fly fishing industry. I dabbled with some other (rarely glamorous) occupations in attempts to fit in, but found my energy levels and overall enthusiasm for life quickly dwindling.

When I found out I was going to be a dad, I began to ask myself what the most amazing life I could imagine would look like? This lead me to starting my own fly fishing guiding service and travel company, a path that has been full of speed bumps, mishaps, joy, cool people, flat tires, amazing experiences, travel and overall an extremely good life by my standards.

I started to notice one morning as I drove to pick up my clients, just how many people were driving on the same road I was. Where were these people going? What were they doing? What did they have for breakfast? Are they happy? Do they enjoy themselves?

It slowly started dawning on me that maybe not everybody is fortunate enough to know what they love, let alone how they could ever monetize it and turn it into a job or career.

This lead me to asking how I could help, empower, inspire, make a difference in people’s lives. What if they just needed one more nudge towards jumping off the corporate ladder and becoming a ski instructor, a food photographer, a travel blogger, a wedding planner, a kitchen organizer, a pro golfer, a fly fishing guide (laughs), a professional skateboarder, a stay-at-home mom (or dad, parenting is a fulltime job in itself), a pilot, an astronaut, a pastry chef or the next president?

You can read the whole story here, but I had a divine experience involving two clients from the Pacific Northwest, in which I decided the time to act was now. The time to take a step towards changing the way people live is now. Why? Because now is always the best time to get started.

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie

I am so, so, so thrilled to be here right now, sitting in my kitchen, punching away at the keyboard in hopes that I can be the difference in the way someone lives, works, thinks, acts, eats, sleeps, exercises or spends their Sunday evenings.

A stack of personal development, spirituality, quantum physics, self-help, woo-woo, meditation, business, finance, investing, trading, neuroscience, high-performance books the height of Mt. Saint Helens and an undisclosed number of hours spent soul-searching for how I can make my finite earthly experience the best one possible has lead me here.

Thank you so much for reading this, whoever you are, and feel free to tune into the Alignment Club Podcast every Monday and Friday at 5am PST.

Until next time, the time to get started on the life you really want is right now, right where you are.

Adios

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