What Are You For?

what are you for

Here is something I have noticed over the past several years in America.  We spend a great deal of time, energy, and money to define ourselves by what we are against.  We spew vitriol at the thing we are against and we insult anyone that might dare to disagree.  It comes from both sides of the political spectrum, and across countless other topics as well.  We have come to define ourselves by what we are against.

But what are you for?

Spending all of our time and attention on what we don’t like in the world is totally counter-productive.  First, it gives the very thing we espouse to be against tons of time in our brain.  We are renting our headspace to people we don’t want to be there.  And we are doing it on purpose!

In addition, what we focus on in our life tends to expand.  Wayne Dyer talked quite a bit about this.  “When you realize that what you think about expands in your life, you get really careful about what you think about!”  By actively focusing on what we are against, we give that the chance to expand (and annoy us even more)!

What are you for?

Instead, I think it makes so much more sense to focus our time and attention on the things we are excited about.  By redirecting our energy and focus to the things are passionate about, we hijack our brain in a good way.  We take control and start to create the change we want to see in the world.

My suggestion is this.  Stop posting anything to social media today about things you are annoyed with.  In the interest of transparency, no one cares anyway.  Instead, announce a project you are excited to tackle, a non-profit you are going to donate to, or a business you want to start.  Or heck…brag about your kids!  By doing so, you can start to showcase what you are for in the world…and hopefully, that will start to expand for you!

Make sure you never miss an update!   It’s time to become a VIP.  Sign up here. 

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing, a full-service marketing agency located in Ohio.  Learn more about Hasseman Marketing here.  And if you are interested in having him speak at your next event, you can learn more here.

Getting Coached To Start Your Business

Getting Coached To Start Your Business

Nearly all of the best athletes in the world have one thing in common.  They have a coach. Despite the fact that many of them have reached the highest levels of their sport, they have someone on their team to help push them. Coaches make sense for entrepreneurs too....

read more
3 Tips To Get Back On Track

3 Tips To Get Back On Track

Whenever there is a milestone in the year, I find myself reflecting.  I try to take a look back at the goals I set for myself this year. Am I close to accomplishing them?  Am I on track?  Most importantly, do I feel like I am really putting in the work to make them...

read more
Shoot Your Shot

Shoot Your Shot

I was having a conversation with a group of fellow content creators this week when something stopped me.  One of the members of the discussion was asking how to get great guests for their podcast.  The question was simple, "I don't know these people.  How do I get...

read more
Who Is Your Story Serving?

Who Is Your Story Serving?

One of the challenges I run into when creating content and marketing is that I am selfish.  It's not that I am a bad person (I hope).  It's just natural that when we sit down to create, we have our own perspective.  I certainly do.  I have the story I want to tell and...

read more

How To Start A Business in Coshocton County

Let's Connect:

Get Your Copy of Fan of Happy

fan of happy book

Pin It on Pinterest