Personal Development Via Entrepreneurship: Is It Possible?
Personal development is a key result of the process of building a business. In my own life as an entrepreneur, the process of starting a business is a cornerstone of my own personal and spiritual growth. By building a business, a person undergoes an intense process of overcoming limiting beliefs and unlocking our true soul power. Personal development is an inevitable part of the process. Growing a business is intensely difficult and many folks unfortunately fall by the wayside throughout the process.
Spiritual growth is inevitable during the entrepreneurship process. Why is this the case? What really seems to happen as we grow a business is that we unlock the key desires and needs of our soul. The individual discovers the reason their soul incarnated here onto the earth. If done correctly, entrepreneurship is a creative and self-realizing process that inevitably leads to a wealth of personal development and spiritual growth.
Personal development is a vital part of the human experience. On the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, we often dive into the idea of personal development and how it factors into human evolution and ultimately the growth of our collective mind at the species level. After interviewing and knowing many entrepreneurs, I am convinced that the process of building a business is a shortcut towards this personal growth and spiritual development we are all intuitively chasing. Here is a breakdown of what I have learned:
Self Development Is Key In Business Building:
Starting and growing a business is an intense process of personal growth and development. There is nothing harder than overcoming limiting beliefs to start, pushing through hardship to continue, and continuing a personal development plan in order to thrive. It’s a process of reaching deep into your soul power, personal development like no other, going to depths of your mind, and pulling out some gold to give to the world.
Chris Albert and I dive into this topic on the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. On this episode, we chat about the process of personal development and spiritual growth undergone during the process of starting and growing a business. With multiple years of experience coaching for the London Real Academy, Chris has seen hundreds of new entrepreneurs begin this intense journey of personal development.
Chris also went through this journey of self improvement himself by starting and growing Warrior Soul Agoge, a lifestyle brand that supports Military service members and veterans. Chris knows better than anyone the intense self development it takes to grow a successful business. Let’s talk about this process and how it can aid in evolving our lives and taking everything to the next level:
Personal development is not easy. Throughout the process of growing a business, mistakes are often made that can set a person back a great deal. Having a mentor, coach, or consultant can help significantly with this process. In fact, working with someone further along the path will accelerate the process considerably. If you are looking for some help in this process, Chris has started a coaching program to help folks grow their business to where they want to be in life. If you want to watch his free class and learn about this process, click this link to learn.
In today’s world, there is a resurgence around Psychedelic substances. Whether it’s ayahuasca, shrooms, salvia divinorum, MDMA, or even cannabis, there is a renaissance around psychedelics and how they can aid mankind. Thought leaders like Joe Rogan, Dennis McKenna, Aubrey Marcus, and many more are stepping up to change how the human species deals with psychedelics at the civilization level. Do psychedelics really help with personal development? There is mounting evidence that this is the case.
Psychedelics have been taboo for some time. Since the sweeping Controlled Substance Act of the 1970, psychedelics have been forced underground. Similar to ancient days when esoteric practices were demonized by the early Christian church, psychedelics have become hidden. Unfortunately, the personal development that can happen as a result of psychedelics has disappeared along with the substances themselves.
Psychedelics are making a resurgence. In what would seem a dark moment for humanity, psychedelics have returned to the spotlight. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I chat with Paul Kaufman about this resurgence and how psychedelics can aid in personal development. Paul is involved in the legal cannabis industry in Oregon and he is an advocate for how psychedelics can be harnessed to assist in personal development. Paul is also an MMA fighter and BJJ practitioner with a deep understanding of personal development from a more generalized perspective.
Let’s dive into the show!
Ayahuasca For Personal Development
Ayahuasca is a sacred vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Well, more specifically, it is a combination of several plants that are brewed into a psychedelic drink that is said to connect the drinker with “Mother Ayahuasca”: a spiritual entity that delivers deep insights into that persons life. Personal development is a significant reason why entrepreneurs, business executives, life coaches, and advanced practitioners across a variety of fields are escaping to the Amazon in order to meet with Mother Ayahuasca.
Why is Ayahuasca great for personal development? According to users, it gives a person deep insight into the blocks hindering their personal growth and development. Countless testimonials come out of the Amazon rainforest about the personal development that comes from drinking Ayahuasca. Why is Ayahuasca gaining traction? As civilization continues forward, motivated people are finding it more difficult to connect with deeper truths and limitations preventing them from personal development. Psychedelics like Ayahuasca assist in a users ability to experience spiritual and personal growth due to the nature of the intense experience.
Want to learn more about why Ayahuasca is excellent for personal development? Luke Furguson came on the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast to discuss how Ayahuasca changed his life and aided in spiritual growth. Luke now leads expeditions of people down to the Amazon rainforest in order to experience Ayahuasca. Listen to our interview here for a great example of how psychedelic “drugs” like Ayahuasca or Psilocybin Mushrooms can aid in personal growth:
Want to know how to visit the Amazon to do Ayahuasca?Check out Luke’s Facebook Group: Travel Peru. This is a fantastic place to learn how to experience this powerful psychedelic substance. Personal growth and spiritual development is the key behind what Luke is doing and this is a powerful place to get connected and learn about your options.
Psychedelics Aid In Spiritual Awakening
Psychedelics are a powerful medium because they help us connect with ourselves at a deeper level. In my case, psychedelic mushrooms were paramount in spiritual awakening. Before I tried psychedelic mushrooms, I felt incredibly disconnected with my emotions and my “higher self”. Spiritual enlightenment was a topic far removed from where I was headed at that time.
Men in the 21st Century find themselves at a confusing time. How can a man connect with their emotions at a deeper level? Spiritual awakening is a n important part of life and emotional connection is a key element. If a person is disconnected from their emotions, they are disconnected from their Selves and unable to progress up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This was certainly true in my case.
Psychedelics can help men connect with their emotions at a deep level. Indeed, it is hard to deny the life changing impact of the psychedelic experience, especially with plant medicines such as psilocybin mushrooms, psychedelic cactus, ayahuasca, or even cannabis. Want to learn more about the interrelated nature of Psychedelics with spiritual awakening particularly for men? Check out this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast with Jason Bernardo.
Jason is a life coach who helps men experience healthier relationships. On this show, we talked about psychedelics and their role in helping men connect with their emotions at a deeper level. Whether its Ayahuasca, Salvia Divinorum, or MDMA, psychedelics have a powerful ability to help a person unlock their deeper emotions. This is a valuable tool for men in the 21st century.
Building self esteem and overcoming limiting beliefs is at the heart of all real success. More than ever, folks are looking to answer the question “How do I identify and overcome limiting beliefs? Limiting beliefs are those beliefs that are holding us back from achieving our goals and our potential, often at a subconscious level. Here’s the thing about limiting beliefs: it can be incredibly difficult to identify what they are and move through them towards our full potential.
Limiting beliefs are defined as beliefs about the world or your own self that are holding you back from achieving your potential.
For example, perhaps you have always wanted to start a business. For years, you have played around with the idea of creating a Podcast or YouTube channel but you cannot find the confidence inside yourself to get started. What is at the root of this poor self esteem? Oftentimes, limiting beliefs such as “I’m not good enough”… “I don’t deserve success”… “I will not figure out how to succeed”… and so on.
Limiting beliefs are poisonous. They are holding back the next level of human evolution. If you have read Charles Eisenstein’s book “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible” then you have probably heard of the idea of Consensus Reality. This theory details the idea that the world is only the way that it is because our species collectively believes that this is how things need to be. In other words, war and famine only continue to exist because our species collectively believes that this must continue. In a sense, we have limiting beliefs at the collective level. Following this train of thought: it is our moral and ethical obligation to overcome our own personal limiting beliefs so that we can contribute to the collective mind and move the human species into a more beautiful future (how’s that for a bold statement?)
Before we dive into HOW to overcome limiting beliefs, let’s discuss WHY it is so important.
Limiting Beliefs Hold Back Innovation.
Overcoming limiting beliefs is a popular topic in the entrepreneur community. Whether you are listening to Tony Robbins or Grant : , there are hundreds of examples of accomplished entrepreneurs who discuss the importance of improving mindset, building self esteem, and imaging greater possibilities. This concept is at the heart of Napoleon Hill’s landmark book “Think And Grow Rich”.
Why is it so important for entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs? If we examine the way world economy functions, we begin to understand how integral entrepreneurs become to moving the species into a healthier future. Why is this the case? Imagine if Bill Gates had never created Microsoft because he did not believe it was possible. Think about how our daily lives would be if Henry Ford did not invent automobiles because he did not believe himself worthy of success. What about if Elon Musk never dared to create SpaceX because he thought it would never work?
Entrepreneurs are driving forward the evolution of the species. When it comes to creating innovating ideas and introducing these to the world, entrepreneurs require a ton of belief in themselves, their idea, and the world itself. All great innovations begin as a powerful belief in an entrepreneur’s own ability and the world in general.
Evan Carmichael is a driving force in helping entrepreneurs believe in themselves.
Evan hosts one of the top YouTube channels in the entrepreneur community to help aspiring and accomplished entrepreneurs create a healthier mindset and increase their belief.
If the human species is going to thrive and survive, we are going to need powerful entrepreneurs who maintain a powerful sense of belief in themselves, their ideas, and the world in which they live.
Evan helps people overcome limiting beliefs, create a stronger mind, and achieve their potential.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien podcast, Evan and I talk about the power of overcoming limiting beliefs and the importance of this mission. There are millions of people in the world who have potential to create massive change and our modern world needs these individuals more than ever before.
Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential key to the formula of how we can move our species into something healthier, stronger, and more capable of change. Enjoy this episode and do something today to change your beliefs about yourself, your world, and your own potential.
Entrepreneurship Builds Self Esteem:
Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential part of becoming an entrepreneur. Indeed, oftentimes it is a powerful exercise to just get started! Even if your YouTube channel or Podcast goes nowhere, the act of getting started and creatively expressing yourself is an incredible way to begin identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs that hold back your life in general. However, nowadays, there are more than enough ways to ensure that your project succeeds and truly makes the impact in the world you know is possible.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I’m talking to the great and powerful Miles Beckler. Miles and his wife Melanie are the masterminds behind Ask-Angels, one of the top brands in the spirituality niche. Miles also hosts his own YouTube channel and website where he helps entrepreneurs learn digital marketing skills in order to achieve financial freedom through a lifestyle business.
Building a business can be an intense process of spiritual growth. On this show, we talk about the process of overcoming limiting beliefs through the journey of creating multiple online businesses that Miles has experienced. We also are going to hear about Miles’ spiritual growth and his own personal process of destroying limiting beliefs as he marches towards ever larger goals.
Want to learn from Miles Beckler more personally? Miles just launched a mastermind group. This is an online membership where I am personally receiving massive value from the content and coaching. If you are looking to overcome limiting beliefs, grow your digital business, and achieve your goals, I highly recommend checking out Miles Beckler’s Mastermind.
In this Podcast, Miles mentions a video that he created about the power of the subconscious mind. Want to check out that video? You can watch it here on Miles’ YouTube channel. This is an outstanding summary on how Miles has overcome limiting beliefs in his life and built a more abundant mindset particularly around money. When it comes to overcoming limiting beliefs and switching from a scarcity to abundance mindset, this is a great video with some outstanding tips. Check it out:
Want more on the topic of why overcoming limiting beliefs is important? Check out this post about the Law of Attraction. Click here to read that blog post here on the website.If you have ever wondered whether or not the law of attraction is real and how limiting beliefs play a factor, that post will begin to spell out what’s real. Here’s the challenge with the law of attraction: taking action and overcoming the limiting beliefs affecting your subconscious mind is absolutely huge. Do not miss this crucial step.
In the interview above, Miles mentions two separate occasions when wealthy Europeans donate large amounts of money towards wildlife conservation. As our species evolves and we continue to come to grips with the idea that we are not separate from the planet, more folks will begin to believe that it is possible to save the world. If you want to read more about this topic, click here or click here!
Limiting Beliefs Undermine Your Goals
Why should you worry so much about overcoming limiting beliefs?
Limiting beliefs hold us back subconsciously from reaching our goals.
Have you ever set a goal and then not succeeded? Have you ever failed to keep a New Years Resolution? Have you ever spent time with a coach, counselor, or significant other and really dialed in some goals, only to fail yet again? Why does this keep happening?
From what I have experienced, limiting beliefs are the chief enemy of our goals. Oftentimes, when we are not achieving our goals, it can be confusing to determine why this might be the case. It is difficult to see how we can continue to fail and keep ourselves in a negative cycle of repeating the same patterns over and over. When this is the case, we forget to see how our limiting beliefs might be at work. We forget that our limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world are sneaky: they hide in plain sight, hidden in “reasons” that sound more logical to our minds.
Have you ever failed a goal related to your health? These are all too common in our world. Why is this the case?
Oftentimes we fail because we lack a certain level of determination. When we set a goal and strive to turn it into reality, we are placing a level of faith and trust in ourselves and in the method. In the case of establishing healthy diet and exercise habits, we are trusting that these methods (whatever they are) will work. We are holding to faith that our efforts that must consistently happen over long periods of time will ultimately yield results. We will not see results overnight. When it comes to building real strength, conditioning, and overall health, we will oftentimes experience an up-and-down cycle inside our heads that pull us around.
Here’s the thing: it can be difficult to stick to this course because there are many distractions in our world. Ultimately, deep in our minds, we probably KNOW that it takes a lot of time, consistency, and effort to see the ultimate result we are looking to achieve. However, it can be easy to get distracted and pulled away from this path because we watch a new video that convinces us we need to try a different workout method, a new “superfood”, a new supplement, etc. etc… Why do we fall for these tricks?
On the other side of the coin, we oftentimes fall off the bandwagon for a few days and then find it difficult to get back on. Why is this the case? We KNOW that there will always be ups-and-downs on the pathway to success. Subconsciously (or even consciously) we are completely aware that the path to ultimate success and fulfillment will not be a straight and linear path. Why do we fail to get back on the bandwagon when the inevitable peaks and valleys make themselves known?
Limiting beliefs. In my experience with improving my life, losing weight, implementing healthy habits, starting businesses, martial arts, and more, I have found that it all comes back to limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world.
These are the poisonous thoughts that burry themselves in our subconscious mind, just below our levels of awareness.
They hide under logical “reasons” that we tell ourselves… Going back to our weight-loss example: when we deviate from our path and pursue some “get-fit-quick” scheme that we secretly KNOW is never going to work, we are doing so because we subconsciously believe that we do not deserve to succeed. We hold a limiting belief in the depths of our mind that says “It is not possible for my plan to work because I am not able to succeed in this direction… Therefore, I should follow this guru’s advice and try this alternate method”… This is how we end up cycles of bouncing between workout plans, diet routines, and more.
Limiting beliefs hide themselves. For example, if you are continuing to fail to start a business that could one day replace your 9-5 job, you might be telling yourself “there isn’t enough time in the day to make this happen”. When you get home from work, you might gauge your energy levels and assess that “I don’t have the energy to do this”. In your mind, this is quite logical, right? If you tire yourself out at night and sleep poorly, you might not be able to perform at peak capacity at your 9-5 job tomorrow. If you lose that job, you could lose everything! Therefore, you logically reason your way into never getting started on that business.
Here’s the kicker though: you are being haunted by some limiting beliefs that keep many folks trapped in lives they hate.
Limiting beliefs like “I’m not good enough to figure it out”… “I am not made like those who succeed”… “Successful people are better than me”… “I cannot figure it out”… “I’m not creative enough to find a way”… All of these are limiting beliefs that steal our happiness and rob us of the experience we could enjoy as humans.
Here’s the truth: to make a real impact on the world and change your life, it takes commitment. It takes a level of trust in yourself and your own abilities. It requires faith in the processes that have given success to others. More than anything, it necessitates that you believe that you can be successful. In order to make a lasting commitment to yourself and your goals, you must believe that you can ultimately succeed, that you deserve success, that you are made like those who succeed, and that your work will pay off down the road.
There is no “get rich quick” or “get fit quick” scheme that actually works… Anyone telling you differently is lying.
Real life changing results require a commitment.
How do you get started changing your limiting beliefs? The first step is identifying what is holding you back. If you have not already, I put together a Free Course on how to identify the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. You can get that course by clicking here.
Resolve to not be a slave to your limiting beliefs. You can make a change in your life that will echo through history. Make it so. You owe it to yourself to overcome limiting beliefs and create a better life for yourself, for your family, and for the species.
As the internet continues to revolutionize our world and transform our world from the industrial age, the jobs of the future will look radically change. Already, we are seeing more folks who are doing remote work from home or becoming a digital nomad and living a more nomadic lifestyle. Work from home opportunities are burgeoning as more folks demand the ability to remote work from home instead of going to an office. Jobs of the future will look radically different from those that have existed up until this point.
In many cases, true “jobs of the future” might be entrepreneurship. These days, we see many young folks (and older ones too!) taking to their laptops and either taking digital nomad jobs or starting a business they can run online. As a future career, is this something that will become more normal? I think so!
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I’m talking to Tony Whatley about this topic. Tony is an expert in starting a “side-hustle”: a business that supplements your 9-5 income and eventually can become your vehicle for remote work from home. We are diving into Jobs of the Future and discussing why running a job from your laptop might become a more regular form of how human beings operate their day to day lives.
As jobs of the future continue to emerge and develop, a phenomena is developing in the 9-5 world: more folks are starting “side hustle” jobs and businesses they work in their free time. Instead of the nuclear family life of getting home at 5 and watching the news, more and more people are utilizing their evenings and nights to operate some sort of side hustle. What is a “side hustle”? Typically, a business, investment opportunity, or second job that is oftentimes accomplished through the internet.
Successful side hustles come in a variety of forms. For example, thanks to websites such as Bigger Pockets or Active Duty Passive Income, there is a rise in the number of individuals who are interested in investing in real estate. Thanks to the education provided by these credible and informative sources, it has never been easier to begin investing in real estate. For many individuals, this is a lucrative side hustle that oftentimes replaces the person’s 9-5 job.
On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I spoke with Tim Kelly about how to operate a profitable real estate side hustle while still working a 9-5 job. Tim is in the United States Navy and has managed to create and help operate a highly successful real estate investing firm while also serving in the military. Beginning in 2011, Tim started buying properties with his first investment in a single-family property. Today, Tim is centered around multi-family property and intends to acquire 5,000 multi-family homes within the next three years through the partnerships he has created via his side hustle.
If you’re interested in the mindset and strategy behind running a highly successful “side hustle”, this show is a must-listen. On this episode, Tim and I discuss the mindset that it takes to operate a successful side hustle that can eventually grow to replace your 9-5 job. Here’s the issue most folks run into: they get in their own way. They create excuses that are really just hiding various limiting beliefs in plain site.
When we tell our minds that anything is possible and we refuse to create excuses, we can truly achieve whatever we want from life. It is important to set priorities, master time management, and stay up later and/or wake up earlier than everyone else in order to achieve goals. Once we prioritize what’s important and know the motivating factors behind why we are creating a side hustle, suddenly our minds open and we begin to achieve more and more in our lives.
Jobs of the future are changing and going to look radically different than jobs of today. By creating a side hustle, we gift ourselves the opportunity to learn some of these digital skills. By doing so, it is possible to bulletproof against the changing economy that is inevitably going to happen. You see, the world is radically shifting and there is a high likelihood that many jobs will be replaced by AI technology and other forms of new technology. How do you ensure this does not happen to you? Master a digital skillset for the digital age. Creating a side hustle can give you the means to make this a reality and truly begin to achieve more than you thought possible.
It all starts with changing your mind, thinking powerful thoughts, and beginning to imagine yourself achieving more with your life. When we make this mental shift, the entire world opens its doors to the pathway to success. All it takes is shifting our mindset around what is possible and what we can achieve. Ensuring you are competitive for jobs of the future will rely on these key character traits of the human experience.
Jobs of the future come in many forms. It is not strictly necessary that a person become an entrepreneur running a completely online company. Instead, jobs of the future might resemble a format similar to what Tim is doing with his real estate investing company. Given the right mindset and the right strategy, it is quite possible to operate in several industries simultaneously.
How To Be A Digital Nomad:
One of the best careers for the future might be what are called “digital nomad jobs”. What is a digital nomad job? Well, it is typically a type of job that a person can work from anywhere in the world. This gives the individual a type of freedom that is previously unimagined. Why will more work from home companies start to emerge? Well, because it makes financial sense for companies to allow remote work from home instead of paying for an office.
When a company allows employees to work from home, that company suddenly expands their recruitment pool. Instead of being limited to recruits from the local area (or paying for someone to move!), a company can recruit from the entire world. Suddenly, work from home companies seem to have a massive advantage over those sticking to an archaic 9-5 model that dates back to the industrial age.
Here’s the challenge: how to become a digital nomad?
Nowadays, it’s easy to find fake gurus who will teach you all sorts of crazy strategies to live the digital nomad life. Unfortunately, in many cases these gurus are only lining their own pockets rather than those of their students. More often than not, the journey towards starting an online business and becoming a digital nomad involves a few years of hard work in order to build a business.
Here’s an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I talked to Drew Weatherhead about this topic. Drew Weatherhead is the creator of Because Jitsu, a meme website dedicated to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Drew also hosts the Submission Ace Championship BJJ tournament in Canada. I brought Drew onto the show because I feel he has a great perspective on how to become a digital nomad and work from home. Check it out:
Have you thought about starting an online business and becoming a digital nomad? Lifestyle design is an amazing opportunity. However, ensure you are following the right steps to escape the 9-5 rat race by creating a real business that will sustain your growth.
What if you do not want to start an online business and become a digital nomad? Remote work from home might be more up your alley. Let’s dive into that topic next!
Minimalism And The Digital Nomad Lifestyle
“Jobs of the Future” might look nothing like a traditional 9-5 job. In fact, as mentioned above, it is becoming far more common for folks to ditch the cubicle in favor of remote work from home or a digital nomad lifestyle of moving around between places. The movement towards minimalism is being embraced by the millennial culture as younger folks seek to downsize their life potentially into one suitcase or backpack they can use to travel the world and have more meaningful experiences. Truly, jobs of the future could have a pre-requisite of sorts that requires them to be workable from anywhere in the world using just a laptop. In the 21st century, more folks are interested in minimalism and the freedom of a digital nomad lifestyle.
Minimalism often involves dramatically reducing the amount of stuff you have in your life in favor of an easier and less hectic lifestyle. Oftentimes, folks engaging in minimalism will travel the world and live a “backpack” life or “van-dwelling” life but sometimes the person simply enjoys a de-cluttered home that has only the immediate possessions needed to live day-to-day. In addition to the practical side of minimalism, there is also a spiritual element of seeking to de-clutter the mind and spirit via eliminating unessential objects in your daily life. There is also a train of thought that minimalism is healthier for the environment because we effectively reduce the amount of waste and products we introduce into the natural world. For many people, this sort of lifestyle is massively appealing for the sake of providing more freedom and a healthier karmic relationship with the world in general. As discussed in this interview with Daniel Stone, when we respect the world and create a more meaningful existence and relationship with the planet, we enter into a more abundant state of being because we have successfully honored the environment and collective consciousness in which we find ourselves existing.
Conni Biesalski is a minimalist and digital nomad who helps others understand and implement this lifestyle. She is an advocate for holistic living, Yoga, a vegan lifestyle, and the digital nomad lifestyle. On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien show Conni and I discuss minimalism and how to get started while also exploring the future of the human lifestyle. When it comes to successfully navigating through potential “jobs of the future”, folks like Conni are leading our species towards a healthier relationship with the planet, ourselves, and our fellow humans. To learn more about what Conni is creating, check out her YouTube channel at this link.
Digital nomad lifestyle and minimalism are going to be increasingly popular as the doors open to further travel experiences. The millennial generation is more interested in experience vs. having a lot of “things”… Minimalism could very well become much more mainstream as folks begin to de-clutter their lives, their minds, and explore the world rather than flock to a more “traditional” 9-5 life.
Minimalism is more than just a reduction of physical clutter. In this episode, Conni shared that there is a deeply spiritual aspect of the minimalism lifestyle that centers around the de-cluttering of internal junk. For example, have you ever known someone who has a really messy home full of old junk and clutter? From what I’ve experienced, these are often the same folks who have a lot of internal junk and clutter that they’re avoiding cleaning. A messy attic or closet that hasn’t been cleaned in years oftentimes reflects a messy room in your head or heart that has yet to be totally cleaned out.
Jobs of the future that center around a minimalist lifestyle could be a healthy addition to our culture. By allowing folks to pursue a digital nomad lifestyle that encourages a culture of minimalism and a movement towards decreasing clutter could be incredibly beneficial for mental health, spiritual development, personal achievement, and much more. By furthering and encouraging this development, we do a load of good for our fellow human beings as they go through their experience of life.
Remote Work From Home:
Remote work from home comes in many forms. For many folks, building an online business is not in their interests. Most of the population does not feel called to building an digital business, becoming a digital nomad, managing employees, selling products, or having that be a part of their lifestyle design. That is OK! There are still plenty of options to have remote work from home.
What are the best work from home companies? Good news! There are more coming all the time. For college graduates and young folks entering the workforce who want to explore a remote work option, I always recommend they think about online teaching. Nowadays, there are so many remote work opportunities to teach english to those who want to learn. Here are a few examples of companies that offer remote work from home in the english teaching industry:
Now obviously, do your research and make sure you go for the best online teaching platform for your needs. Is DadaABC better than Palfish? How is Landi vs. VIPKid? Does MagicEars pay more than Palfish or Landi? Etc. These are the questions to consider before one of these remote work from home opportunities. There are many blogs and articles online nowadays (like this one) that compare DadaABC vs. VIPKid vs. Landi vs. MagicEars etc. etc. Make sure you do your research and find out which remote work opportunity is best for you when it comes to online english teaching.
What Other Remote Work From Home Opportunities Exist?
I have several friends making a killing as freelance writers. A great platform that I am currently exploring is writers.work . Using a platform like this lets you browse all the remote work from home companies who are looking for freelance writers. If you are someone with a writing background, this is a great place to go.
What about remote work freelance opportunities other than writing? Always remember to browse sites like Upwork, Pangian, or Freelancer for some gigs and see what is out there! I know several folks who got started in the online space as a Freelancer before they ever started their own online business. Remote work as a freelancer is an excellent entry point into the world of working on your laptop and potentially living the digital nomad lifestyle.
Honestly, one of the best careers for the future is anything in coding or website development. If you are someone who knows how to code in a language related to Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain (Python or R for example), you will have endless amounts of remote work opportunities. How to learn Python or R? Fortunately, there are countless courses on Udemy like these ones from SuperDataScience teaching you exactly this skill. Nowadays, it is easier than ever to set yourself up for a great remote work from home opportunity for one of these “jobs of the future”.
What Are The Best Jobs For The Future?
Honestly, the best jobs of the future will be in the tech industry. However, I encourage you to understand that the definition of “the tech industry” is rapidly changing. Indeed, just about every future career or remote work opportunity will technology be some sort of “tech” job. Why? Because our species is evolving! Our economy is growing rapidly!
Jobs of the future in Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain development will explode. If you are someone who knows how to code Virtual Reality platforms, you will be in luck! You might be reading this post and thinking “I don’t know how to get started with that stuff”. Well, you are in luck! Nowadays, there are countless ways to learn advanced coding skills.
If you want to bulletproof your future career, your best bet is to explore these emerging technology fields. Jobs of the future related to emerging technology like virtual reality or Artificial Intelligence will be absolutely huge. A person looking to get into one of these industries will find themselves well compensated. Honestly, the barrier to entry is not as high as you might think. It is a matter of studying the right skills on a platform like Udemy in order to gain these skills that will set you up for amazing remote work from home jobs.
Here is an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I talk to Aaron Louis Rosa about Virtual Reality. Aaron is a Virtual Reality expert and uses this technology in his work at the Naval Academy. He is a journalist who has found some innovate ways to incorporate Virtual Reality technology into his career. By doing so, Aaron has “future proofed” his career and ensured that he will be getting some of these “best jobs of the future” whenever they come down the pipeline.
Want an outstanding future career? Get into something like Virtual Reality. Think it is difficult to learn how to code in Virtual Reality? Again, this is something that is easily taught on a platform like Udemy. For an enterprising young person who wants to take advantage of the best careers for the future, learning a skill like coding in Virtual Reality is a great option.
Jobs of the future will always be evolving. Stay up to date on this blog and the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast to make sure you never miss a beat! I will always do my best to ensure you know about the best jobs for the future as they develop. This is a quickly emerging and evolving topic by its very nature but I commit to making Beyond Homo Sapien a one stop shop for analyzing jobs of the future and any work from home opportunities I can find. Stay tuned!
Competition vs. Collaboration
Jobs of the Future are going to be incredibly different than those of today. As the world economy becomes more connected and interwoven with itself thanks to the power of the internet, our civilization will begin to connect more readily with folks from all over the world.
This will open up new possibilities inside of the world economy. Jobs of the future and businesses that lean more towards collaboration with others instead of competing with others very well could have the upper hand when it comes to material success. Ironically, it will be more beneficial to collaborate with others instead of competing just because of the way in which our interconnected network is becoming.
Melissa Drake and I are diving into why this is the case. Here’s a few examples: jobs of the future will be based online at an increased rate compared to those that are in existence today. This will mean that folks who own and operate a small business will achieve a more mutually beneficial agreement when choosing to collaborate with one another vs. competing. Why is this the case? Because it is easier to provide valuable information to each other’s audiences and customers than it is to compete. By doing so, everyone wins.
In the past, it was harder to create these “everyone wins” situations because resources in general were more scarce. However, now that the world is expanding, Jobs of the future that focus more around the idea of collaborating and sharing of resources are more viable and ultimately more profitable because partnering businesses can gain access to each other’s networks and audiences instead of fighting one another for the right to serve the same individual.
Furthermore, folks are developing more developed niches of individuals due to the interconnectivity of our world. In today’s market, it is much easier to find 1,000 people who are geared specifically around YOUR business and what you are offering within a very narrow spectrum. Customers/clients are more likely to work with you based around your personality and just their natural tendency to want to work with you related to what you’re offering in your business. By leaning into this swing, jobs of the future will allow for more collaboration and openness with fellow businesses and also with the customers in general.
Do Martial Arts Fit In A Personal Development Plan?
I’ve been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past eight years. When I first began, I was 225lbs and smoked a pack a day of cigarettes… I was nineteen years old when I seriously took to the mats with the goal of losing weight and joining the United States Army. I was dedicated to self improvement and my personal development goals had never been more real.
Personal development had never been where I had invested my time. In school, I cared about getting good grades. In my social life, I enjoyed drinking, smoking, and eating junk food with friends. Overall, a pretty unhealthy lifestyle and overall pretty unhappy life despite some level of academy success. When I decided to join the Army I knew I had to commit to personal development and self growth.
Personal Development Started Early:
My Father is a Judo black belt. He began training in Judo as a young child in Turkey to fend off bullies and defend his brothers. In his life, Judo and the martial arts have been a powerful personal development vehicle that propelled him forward in his life, kept him safe, and allowed for immense self growth and self improvement. He is now also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
My Dad first introduced me to Judo when I was about six. We attended a few classes and I remember the hard sting of the cold mats as my first Judo instructor – Naval Academy Coach Edwin Takemori – would toss us around. It was my first brush with martial arts as a vehicle for personal development and self improvement: a taste of what would happen in my future.
I returned to the Judo mats when I was about fifteen. This time, I went as a way to get some social adventure (I was a homeschooled kid!) and to get the personal development track started. At that younger age, I wanted to improve my life, get in better shape, and develop a better mindset.
Judo practice whipped me into shape. I was on the mats for hours every week. I got a little bit obsessed. However, after about a year (and earning my Orange belt!), I gave up. Wanna know why?
I lost In Competition.
I went to my first Judo tournament and got destroyed. I remember that match well: my opponent felt like a brick wall when I grabbed onto his Judo Gi. He beat me in about thirty seconds. After a year of obsessing over Judo, it was a heavy blow. I would not recover for a few years, even though I did not realize it was still haunting me.
So what can you learn from my early failure?
Personal development means never giving up… It means getting back on the mats of life when you fall down. It requires a strong mind to conquer your goals, overcome limiting beliefs, and make something of yourself in this world. As a young kid junior to the world of personal development and self growth, I did not understand these concepts. I never realized that a true champion gets back on the mats after defeat. Had I known, maybe I would have stuck around Judo for a bit longer in the my early childhood.
Thankfully, I’d return to the mats when I was nineteen.
This is when the real personal development began.
Personal Development Knows No End.
I returned to martial arts at the age of nineteen. Why did I come back? I wanted to join the United States Army. Like I mentioned above, I was 225 pounds, smoked a pack of cigarettes every day, and knew nothing about working out or how to get in shape. I was still a junior in personal development. I was a shadow of the person I would become, thanks to the powerful transformative self growth process of the martial way.
Personal development became my obsession. I was fixated on my goal. I started jumping rope twice a day, once when I woke up and once before bed. I changed my diet and started following the Gracie Diet developed by the Gracie family, the founders of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Eight years later, I still follow most of the tenants of this way of eating that revolves around food combinations and spacing our meals roughly 4.5 hours apart from one another to allow for optimal digestion and energy.
“Martial Arts are a Vehicle for Developing your Human Potential”
– Joe Rogan
Self development consumed me. I started doing martial arts five times a week. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, I would do Judo class followed by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class for a total of three hours of hell. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I went to Ninjitsu class because I wanted to become a Ninja. I still do! When I was not at martial arts practice, I was running on the treadmill in my basement, running sprints at the track near my house, and jumping rope like crazy. Self improvement for me grew exponentially to become my number one priority. As Adam Walker would say, I made Martial Arts the Alpha of my life.
This period of frenzy lasted about a year and a half. As a result of this personal development period, I lost sixty pounds and quite smoking for good. Honestly, it was easy. I was so obsessed with my training that it came naturally to experience self growth and increase my potential. I had joined martial arts again simply to lose weight but found a vehicle for personal development that became addicting, amazing, and completely life changing.
I had begun to adopt habits of successful people. Little did I know, I was on a road that would take me far indeed. Martial arts would become a personal development vehicle like I would not believe. The me that existed ate age nineteen would not recognize the person typing this blog.
Here’s how my personal development journey evolved in those first few years of training:
I gained discipline.
I learned how to eat correctly.
Finally, I understood how to lose weight and workout.
My mindset was tougher than ever before.
I knew I could do anything…
Have you trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or a similar martial art? Here’s why it’s such a great vehicle for personal development: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is incredibly difficult. There is nothing more challenging than getting crushed by someone fifty pounds heavier than you and working to fight your way out of a bad position. If you’re looking for personal growth and self improvement, Judo, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are shortcuts.
How Can Lessons From Martial Arts Training Serve Your Personal Development?
Self growth and personal development are a key part of the human experience. When we do not explore our fullest potential, we are robbing ourselves of the beautiful experience of self development and self improvement. Throughout my martial arts journey, I’ve learned and grown tremendously.
On the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, we often explore the topic of how martial arts assist in personal development. It is a way in which we can spiritually develop our souls and personally develop our minds. It is a great blend of body, mind, and spirit which catapults the practitioner forward in their journey of overcoming limiting beliefs, evolving their mindset, and realizing a greater potential for self growth within themselves.
On this show, Charlie and I dive into the topic of personal development. Charlie experienced a massive setup in his martial arts journey due to a hip injury that left him practically bedridden for three years. Charlie’s journey back to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mats is one that will hold truth and inspiration for anyone, regardless of if they have trained in the martial arts before. Self growth happens in all walks of life. Let’s get into the show:
Personal growth through the martial arts is easy once you make the commitment to attend. Too often, I see folks who start training in martial arts fall prey to their limiting beliefs. Personal development often is not easy and many are left by the wayside. My passion in life is ensuring that the doors of opportunity are open for all… The idea that a person can limit their personal development journey because they fall prey to limiting beliefs is one that I want to conquer.
Personal Growth Continues Forever:
My journey of self development continued after I lost weight through continued martial arts practice. As the years went on, my commitment to martial arts deepened. Although I continue to love Judo (eventually earning a Brown Belt under Sensei Lanny Reed at the Golden Dragon Academy in Williamsport, PA), my attention and passion turned completely towards Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I fell in love with fighting people on the ground, leglocks, and the NoGi (aka without the martial arts kimono) grappling. I was hooked.
After about three years of training, I finally earned my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Master Pedro Sauer administered my test and I was a nervous wreck when taking the exam. Nevertheless, I persevered and earned the first rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My journey of personal development had given me a reward that meant the world to me: a piece of cloth that embodied blood, sweat, losing sixty pounds, quitting smoking, evolving my mindset, and carrying myself into a new world of possibility.
When I returned home from college, I returned to my training. To be honest, this part of the martial arts journey during college was a masterclass in perseverance and returning to the art. There was a period where I began training CrossFit more often than I did Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and even stopped training BJJ all-together for about six months. Although CrossFit is certainly another great avenue for personal development and self growth (and a lot of sweat), I ultimately decided to return to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because of the sheer love that I had for the martial art.
Personal development never stops. Part of the battle is to return to the mats… Return to the job that you started. If you continue to dedicate yourself to self growth and self improvement, there is a strong chance you will be challenged. You will go through periods where you do not feel like completing your goal or you get distracted and chase something else (as I did with CrossFit).
It is not about how often you go in a different direction. It is about how often you go back to your goals. Personal development means resiliency and a shattering of the limiting belief that giving up for a small period of time means overall defeat.
Martial Arts as a Spiritual Practice:
So far we’ve discussed in detail how martial arts can aid in personal development. However, can martial arts also assist in a spiritual awakening? Can they be involved in spiritual enlightenment? Personally, I believe that personal development and spiritual awakening are closely linked. Indeed, one cannot be achieved without the other it would seem. One leads to the other in more ways than one.
In my journey, the carryover of martial arts and spiritual practice is evident. A book that influenced my thinking on this topic is The Zen Way To The Martial Arts by Taisen Deshimaru. As a student of the last living Samurai, Taisen Deshimaru presents a compelling discussion on the relationship of martial arts to personal development and spiritual enlightenment. In his discourse, it is suggested that a person is not a true practitioner of the martial arts if they are not also incorporating practices of meditation, spiritual disciplines, and self awareness.
So how are martial arts similar to spiritual disciplines? Well, it is important to see the carryover of how personal development is influenced by a person’s ability and willingness to achieve a sort of spiritual awakening.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast with Karla Kelp, we dive into the topic of martial arts as a form of spiritual practice. It’s a great conversation I think you will enjoy:
It is important to recognize the carryover of martial arts to personal and spiritual development. Through the disciplined practice of something like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, our souls can experience themselves overcoming hardship, becoming more resilient, and we can develop in our abilities to interact with each other from a place of peace and understanding rather than violence.
Martial Arts Aid In Spiritual Development:
Personal development is closely linked with spiritual development. In fact, some might suggest that self growth done correctly will always lead to a sort of spiritual awakening. Why are martial arts such a powerful vehicle for this transformation? If you explore spiritual teachings, you find that ego reduction is a massive part of spiritual growth. This is a topic explored in A Course In Miracles, a landmark book in spiritual development.
Personal development is closely linked with ego dissolution as well. Oddly enough, there are few better ways to dissolve your ego than the martial arts. Over time, martial arts create this paradigm shift wherein a person experiences intense self growth because their ego no longer plays such a massive role in their life. For martial artists, this is a key part of how martial arts bridges the gap between personal and spiritual development.
I’m going to be updating this post over time. This is an extensive topic and I intend to cover this topic of martial arts crossing over to personal development in great detail. Look forward to much expansion on this post. Much love!