The things I wish I would’ve known in my 20’s

I dropped out of school at 20 to start my first business.

That was 12 years ago.

My 20’s were brutally hard as I tried to figure out how to make it in this world, how to “become a man,” how to offer my gifts, how to run a business properly, how to make my dreams real, how to heal my issues…

All these pursuits added a great deal of weight and stress to my plate.

I made incredibly ungrounded, unintelligent choices with my business, trying to make “big things happen” because I didn’t have the wisdom or patience to allow things to unfold at their own organic pacing.

I sought to prove myself to my family and the world. To make a name for myself.

I had many humbling lessons…
so many epic failures…
and a whole lot of hardship.

Fortunately, I am a stubborn Taurus with a lot of passion and an unwilligness to give up.

But I KNOW my journey could have been easier, more graceful, prosperous and fun.

I was cocky. I wanted to “figure it out on my own.”

I now realize, it would’ve been more beneficial to find mentors, seek out help and guidance from others further along on the path than me, and to adopt a strong desire to learn from everyone.

I believe our 20’s is a time for doing the deep soul-searching kind of work. To discover who we are without our parents and without our peers at school.

This is a seriously INCREDIBLE webinar summit that I wish I would’ve had access to when I was in my 20’s. 

My guess is, it would’ve saved me a lot of heartache and strife.

If you’re in your 20’s and “searching” then sign up and show up to each interview.

If you know somebody in this stage of their life, pass the link on and encourage them to go.

This was a very fun interview for me, as I got to share some of the hardships I grew through and how I got through my 20’s stronger and more “Me” than ever.

I’m looking forward to sharing in a conversation with you, after you’ve listened.

If you want something, then go f*%*ing get it.

If you want something, then go f*%*ing get it.

Visualizing the end result and waiting for the Universe to deliver is not enough to change the world or get results.

Success requires showing up. Day in and day out.

It requires showing up when you don’t want to, when you resist the hell out of it, when you’re hung over, when you’re exhausted and wanna quit or when you’re scared shitless. 

Indecision is procrastination…

and indecision is to make the decision to do nothing.

Take a risk, take some action, follow through and do what you say you’re going to or want to do.

There is no harm in trying and failing.

Failure will give you cool scars and stories to tell around the campfire later down the road.

Life is impermanent and so is failure. Both will pass you by and how cool will it be to look back on your life and remember all the things you tried and failed at, as well as the things you actually succeeded at?

You’ll have neither if you stay in that space of indecision though. You’ll just have a bland blur of mediocre memories and nothing all too special to smile at on your death bed. (live a little already)

Given that you’re gonna die, don’t you think you should at least try?

Because it is far better to struggle for a life you aspire to than to struggle in a life you’re dissatisfied with.

This is your adventure, don’t let someone else choose your path for you.

Decide what you want.

Show up.

Get it.

Do it.

Whose Struggle are you Fighting For?

We all struggle.

So why not struggle for your own cause?
Why not struggle to create something that you want?
Why not struggle for a cause you truly believe in?

Most of us are caught in a hamster wheel.

We struggle for somebody else’s vision.
We struggle for things we don’t believe in.
We struggle to build a life we don’t actually want.

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My 1st Day Teaching Golf. A 20 year Story in the Making.

A week before my baby boy, Sauryn was born I walked off the Newlands Golf Course in Vancouver after shooting a -3, 69 for my playability test with the CGTF (Canadian Golf Teachers Federation).

I had officially become a certified golf instructor.

It was my 12th birthday that I played golf for my first time. I was instantly obsessed.

At the time, I was hardcore into both baseball and soccer. My parents told me I couldn’t do them all. I chose golf.

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Daddypreneur Hack #1: Have a Ball!

Mommy needs to sleep.

Daddy needs to work.

Baby likes to bounce.

Solution:

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Big Visions Require Big Sacrifices

Big visions require big sacrifices. 

Truth is, most people aren’t willing to sacrifice:

there comforts
reputation
security
money
time
effort
etc..

to bring those visions to life.

I can’t say I blame them. I’ve often questioned what the fuck I’m doing.

Spending my life working towards lofty goals. It seems like madness, it honestly does.

Yet at the same time, it feels like the right thing to do.
In some crazy way, it actually feels like the best thing to do with the majority of my time on Planet Earth.

Perhaps it’s my ego tricking me as it searches for:
approval
power
money
status
etc…

Or, maybe it’s me just doing what I’m hardwired to do.

I have these natural abilities as a leader, creator and entrepreneur.
I feel it’d be a waste to not use them for the betterment of others.

I know there are many days where I wish I was wired to want a much simpler existence. Today was one of them.

But there is drive that keeps me motoring forward (sometimes it even drives me a little crazy). 

“Just take the next step. Go a little farther. You’ve come this far, see what’s over the next mountain.”

Is the effort worth it? I guess I’ll find out, won’t I?

So far. It’s made for a helluva a story and the story just keeps getting richer.

Nobody said it would be easy and if they did they were trying to sell you something.

Creating your dreams takes hard work. 

I know amongst the new agey’ish communities, hard work is something that is frowned upon.

“You need to be more open and in the flow. Just visualize and allow it.”

Umm, no. That doesn’t work if you wanna Get Shit Done #GSD and have a bunch of fun doing it.

A great idea takes millions micro steps to complete. It’s just the reality of turning etheric thought forms into tangible, physical experiences or ‘things’ that have the power to change the world.

Right now I’m pulling off 20 hour days. 

I know it’s not healthy, but I’m choosing to have a blast because I know it is only temporary.

Right now I am in Vancouver going through my Golf Teacher Training Course so starting next week I’ll be teaching golf clinics, lessons and retreats to people wanting to be a better golfer by learning relaxation and focus techniques that help them to increase power, accuracy and consistency.

We are also in launch-mode for The Great eCourse Adventure and this time the stakes are higher. We’re investing $10,000 into Facebook Ads to grow our community and ripple. With that being said, we are busting our asses to create the ultimate on-boarding experience for people when they come to our website.

The amount of work, self-inquiry and experimentation this takes is way more than we ever imagined.

This week my schedule is:

  • waking up at 5/5:30 a.m and doing a few hours of work.
  • going to my Teacher training from 8am – 7pm.
  • Getting home and working til 12:30/1am
  • Doing it all over again.

For some reason the purpose feels so much bigger than my need for a typical 7/8 hours of sleep. 

I’m waking up smiling and diving into my work  like it’s a devotional practice.

This is my meditation right now.

How can allow myself to stay present, at peace and grateful in the midst of this insane workload, pressure and schedule? 

If you catch yourself saying, “I want this or I want that,” then be prepared to put 100% of your daily actions and intentions into achieving that.

The thing about achieving these lofty goals is that we have to allow ourselves to be a beginner and adventure through the unknown. It’s just the reality of doing what we’ve never done. Learn to make friends with it.

Okay, this was only supposed to be an update and now I’m rambling.

Have a good one!

 

Don’t make time for bullshit

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We all have a limited amount of time in our day…

We all have a limited number of days in our life…

Don’t make time for bullshit.

Don’t make time for shitty people.

Life’s too short.

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I am gonna start writing about my life… (Day 1)

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Dear Diary and those who are reading this…

I’ve been missing my writing practice lately. So as a way to bring it back into my life I’m going to start writing in my blog everyday.

My BradleyTMorris.com blog is going to become my outlet for sharing my ideas, life adventures, thoughts, struggles and journey.

My life is taking on so many new directions with becoming a dad, launching The Great eCourse Adventure, playing professional golf and life knows what else is on the horizon….

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The Power & Clarity from Making Manifesto Magic

I’ve been doing one of the hardest, most self reflective writing assignments I’ve dove into in a long time.

I’ve been writing our Manifesto for The Great eCourse Adventure. Essentially, breaking down what we believe in and stand for into a series of short, clear, concise statements that summarize why we do what we do and who we do it for.

We’ve probably spent about 20+ hours working on it (so far) and we still have a long way to go.

I know that sounds like a lot of time, but I couldn’t imagine a better use of our time at this stage of the game. The Manifesto acts as a map for every action, project, marketing material we create and move we make with our business. If ever we feel uncertain about a choice, we can draw upon our Manifesto and see if it’s in alignment or out of alignment.

It is the root system of what we create.

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