An Unusual Process of Personal Transformation
The Tao of Tim
— From a Conversation with a Coaching Client — Monday October 5, 2020 —
“How can I open up and experience more synchronicity in my life?
I’m sick of being in my head all the time.
Help me learn to be more present. I really want to raise my level of energy and experience a higher level of consciousness more often.”
“Step One… Throw out all of your goals, dreams, and ambitions.”
It might take us a few months to get to get there.
Keep doing what you’re doing and working on what you’re working on.
If you want to start playing around with your big bold vision go ahead.
We won’t be discussing any of that until January.
Between now and then, I’ll show you how to Bend Spacetime, help you figure out exactly what the best next steps, experience more synchronicity and how to get out of your own way.”
Funny thing is, when he and I first met, I worked as a server in a SmokeHouse in Plano, Texas.
One of the podcasts he listens to interviewed me.
He reached out. We talked. He hired me for three months of coaching, and eventually brought me on as as an executive coach for his company.
In July, when he was ready to re-enroll.
I asked if he wanted a discount for paying upfront for the year. The previous quarter we worked together and in 2 months created something he thought would take 6 months to a year. He didn’t blink. Drove and hand delivered a $25,000 check later that week.
Few weeks later, on October 5, 2020 he blurts out…
“I’m sick of being in my head all the time….”
Want Experience More Synchronicity
Before we get into it…
… let me just say, this process isn’t for everyone, not even close.
But, if you’re sort of like me… “a little off in the head”… 😉 I think this will be useful for you too. .
I want to share process to experience more synchronicity
For now, let’s call it the The Tao of Tim.
I’ll explain why later. Not only is it a funny story, it’s also a meta lesson within this process.
But, first let me explain why you might want to read through this.
We live in a very noisy world. Flooded with information. It’s getting noisier every day.
I believe this series will help certain people turn down the volume and tune in.
This is my attempt to explain why conventional self-help stuff doesn’t really work for some people.
… Why it actually backfires and leaves you wondering if you’re broken.
I’m going to unpack my thinking around why it’s so damn hard for some us to break free of our own mental prisons and experience more synchronicity in our lives.
This will be especially helpful if you’ve created your dream life and you feel like Sisyphus. Like you’re stuck in your own version of Groundhog Day. Too many people live a life of regret.
This series will help you sort a few things out and create the space to find real solutions forward.
If you don’t “know” me yet, please understand, I am a continually working on myself — modifying how I show up to my life.
Always trying to figure things out.
Have been since 2004.
My friends and family call me Google. I’m a polymath in my self-study and pursuit of mastery. My hunger for knowledge is insatiable. That being said, you should also know that I am NO WHERE near the successful by an objective measures.
Nothing in my life is perfect.
I’m a little bit moody sometimes, and a little ragey every now and then.
I am an ex-junkie turned self-improvement, spiritual, and information junkie.
I’m not prescribing anything here. Just sharing some of my thoughts around a the subjects I’ve geeked out on and obsessed over since 2004. There is no promise of rainbows or pots of gold, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they show up for you.
Here’s why I really think this stuff is important.
Technology is disrupting the world as we know it.
We are bombarded by information, advertising, and outrage on a daily basis.
Humans aren’t built for the age of information.
It’s not going to slow down anytime soon. And since most humans won’t do the work I’m going to suggest, things could get weirder than all the stuff 2020 just threw at us.
We are headed into a time of massive disruption, transition, and transformation. More chaos is on the horizon. But, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
The path of transformation follows a pattern. There’s a MAP. I’ll share it with you.
The first key to anything in your life, is one of the three things that are actually within your control. You can train it. And when you do, you will find it much easier to level up your life.
It all boils down to this…
Control your attention or
someone else will.
I won’t be showing you how to do this.
There are a countless ways to train your attention. I’ll share with you a few, but by no means is it an exhaustive or all inclusive list. You’ll have to test out some stuff until you figure out what works for you.
I’m guessing this isn’t your first day on the internet.
You might be asking what’s the catch? How much is this going to cost?
Today all this is yours for the one time low price of ….. Free- Fiddy.
Why so expensive?
That’s not a joke — Free-fiddy is a steep price. I’m asking for your attention. This will take time to go through, read, and digest.
Attention is the most valuable resource in the Universe.
Tech companies broker it.
Politicians use it to gain power.
Learn to harness your attention —
the world will be a much better place.
If you’re not able to control your attention, you can bet your ass someone else is.
One last thing, before we get into it.
The Tao of Time is always evolving.
As I grow, and coach others through it, things get a little more nuanced, some things get discarded, others get updated, sometimes new ideas come out of collaboration.
Whenever I recognize my own flawed assumptions, I press pause and take the time to update my mental models and adjust accordingly.
When that happens, I update things.
Nothing here is written in stone, and may be updated at some point.
I shared that with you for a few reasons. First — if you’re someone who wants to defend “the way things are” and you don’t want to challenge your own mental models, just stop reading now…
This isn’t for you.
Second reason — This process is fluid and dynamic. Flexible. And it will work better the more you participate. As you read through it, if something that just doesn’t seem to make sense, reach out and message me. We can figure it out together.
Maybe you’ll help me understand why it’s wrong. Share your experience of this experience with me, it’ll be a win/win for everyone involved.
New ideas and understandings emerge from collaboration.
If something lands, blows your mind, makes you see yourself or the world differently, please let me know that too. It’s helpful for me to know what works as well as what requires more clarity.
This is an overview.
A mini course. First email goes out on Monday October 26, 2020. You’ll get one email — 1,000 words or less Mon – Sat for three weeks.
When you sign up for that, please participate.
Choice is yours.