I don't want to die in my office
Talking to my sister-in-law today, we discussed how I could sell up my home in Melbourne and move to the Fraser Coast and live on the beach in a brand new house, designed by me, for less than $800,000. Imagine that? When you live in the city, you soon realise that $800,000 buys you very little, but in some of the most beautiful places in the world, it brings you a lot. Imagine what I could do with the leftovers. Retire? Do more for the community and causes in which I support? Change people's lives and outcomes? It really is endless. I was born with a brain and it works just as well outside the constraints of business. What if I used it more on a fulltime basis to improve our world?
My business can survive without me. It is self-managing with a flat organisational structure. No management, just an ongoing need for constant improvement and developing of employees. This could in fact be my game-changing moment. Something that defines me in a more meaningful way than business. Giving your people the power to move forward in your business with reward along the way, is a way forward that is conducive to ensuring that everyone is happy.
I also noted that Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and billionaire entrepreneur (worth an estimated US$28.6 billion) talked about people in their 30's. Are we doing enough to give them the ability to make the world a better place, as they are the one's who hold the future in their hands? Are we empowering them, educating them and giving them the tools as they will "change the world, build the world...".
I thought going to an Ashram would give me the answers, but I have realised that listening to others is the only way we can get the answers, then trusting our own gut instinct. What is it that we want out of life, and how are we going to get there? What is our own greater purpose?
It's Monday and I feel as though this week is going to be the most spiritual, enlightening and powerful week of my life. What an amazing outcome from just listening to a YouTube snapshot!