Letting Go of What People Think

Releasing our grip on what other people think is a fast way to experience true freedom

What if you could wake up tomorrow and do exactly what you want to do, exactly where you want to do it, with exactly who you want to surround yourself with?

Well, the answer is you can!

The problem is that we think that maybe it’s “too good to be true” or that it’s available only for “those people”, and the answer is that those are just a set of beliefs that might just be standing between you and the life you really want!

The biggest thing that gets in the way of us doing what we really want to do, is the fear of what other people might think of us.

Of course this is a very primal response, as a few hundred years ago we would be nothing short of dead if we were disapproved of by our tribe and left to fend for ourselves.

The reality of it today is that people don’t care nearly as much as we think they do!

Yes, they might gossip or send you a malicious message, but that’s just a reflection of them and some inner struggles that they might be dealing with. There’s a good chance that it’s a matter of jealousy or envy, long story short it is easiest to just say “thanks for your input” and keep moving along.

Ask yourself this:

“What would I be doing if I didn’t care what other people were going to think of me?”

Tune into this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast for a quick pick-me-up about letting go of what other people are going to say about how you choose to live your life!

Life Driving you Crazy? How to find Inner Peace

Wiring yourself to be at peace will rapidly improve the quality of your life

Happiness, peace, joy and fulfilment. These are likely four of the most sought-after feelings that drive human behaviour, and they are things we are trained to look for outside of ourself.

In this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast, we discuss the beauty of finding peace within yourself, regardless the situation. We cannot control what life gives to us, but we are always able to control the way in which we do or don’t react.

Nothing has the power to influence the way that we feel until we give it permission. People will cut us off in traffic, look down upon our vocations, tell us are wasting our time, criticize the way we do things; these are reflections of them, not us.

When there is an inner wound that has not been healed, it will be manifested in physical form by lashing out at others or trying to cut them down.

Don’t take things personally, stay in your own lane and thank every person or situation that comes against you as a reminder that you are in control of your life and how you want it to unfold.

Tune in to the most recent episode of the Alignment Club Podcast below, or find us on Apple Podcasts, iTune, Stitchr and more:

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Are you Playing to Win?

An important question to ask yourself in pursuit of that which you desire, is whether you are playing to win or playing not to lose

One of the most paralyzing mistakes I have made along the way is getting caught up in something called “playing not to lose”. Playing not to lose is when you take all the actions that make you look busy, but really you are running on the hamster wheel and truly getting nowhere.

Playing not to lose, as T.Harv Eker notes, is like playing a game of hockey with six goalies. Playing not to lose is when you refuse to take risks because you do not trust that everything always works out. Playing not to lose is not allowing yourself to open up because you’ve become extremely comfortable in your current situation; even if you know it’s not sustainable.

Playing to win, on the other hand, is playing full out. Playing to win is allowing yourself to take risks, it’s allowing yourself to step into the unknown, it’s allowing yourself to do bold things while carrying a deep sense of knowing that every time you leap, a safety net will appear for you.

I once read a quote that read “it is hard to get an A while you’re scared of getting an F”.

This ties in perfectly to the theme of playing to win vs. playing not to lose. Ask yourself, at the end of the day, “what do I really have to be afraid of?”

The answer is nothing. The ego loves to come up with things be fearful of, reasons why we shouldn’t trust ourselves, reasons why we should avoid any and all potential pain while staying buried within our comfort zones.

As fun as it sounds, it is going to lead to a gnawing feeling of wanting to do more with your life, until you allow the inner voice to come through and do the thing that you really want to be doing.

Make today amazing, do something you wouldn’t normally do, open yourself to new and creative ways of living while trusting that every time you make a leap, you are fully and completely taken care of.

Alignment Club Podcast Episode #9: ‘Playing to Win vs. Playing not to Lose’ is available below:

Stepping into Creativity

A giant step towards living a life of alignment is knowing how to tap into creative resources

There are few things better than a flood of creative emotion, a spark that arises from within that becomes so strong it is almost impossible to ignore. These are the moments to take massive action in the direction of this premonition, and often where great results are achieved.

However.

Creativity doesn’t always show itself at the snap of our fingers. Sometimes creativity is buried beneath a plethora of lower emotions such as fear, worry, anxiety, despair or envy.

When was the last time you were in complete fight-or-flight mode, and sat down thinking “wow, I have never felt so creative in my life!”

Being in survival mode is great when you are trying to quickly escape a predator, trying to get your head above water (literally), or making a fast decision to treat a sudden medical emergency. It is not so wonderful when you are sitting down to do creative work.

Moving from fear to creativity

Allowing yourselves to move from a fearful state into a relaxed, creative mode often starts with just that: allowing. Giving ourselves permission to move from a place of scarcity, fear and urgency into our most creative selves begins when we get over the idea that we have to constantly be pushing, working and creating resistance.

One thing you can do right now to move from fear into creativity is to stop trying to be creative! Get over the idea that you have to push to be creative, and go do something that brings you joy. As you move into a joyful, playful state you notice yourself start to relax. From a relaxed state, creativity becomes natural.

Listen below to the latest episode of the Alignment Club Podcast, “3 Exercises to Access Creativity: