Listening To Your Gut

Jan 14, 2023

Listening to your gut 🐛

Thought of the week:
“You are one decision away from a completely different life.” - M. Robbins

In this week's dose I talk about what clicked for me when I decided to take the leap and start PER.

In July 2020, I left sales after 7 years to start my first business.

Hang on, that’s the PR way to say it.

In July 2020, I was fired for missing quota, hit rock bottom, and felt like I had no direction.

That’s more like it.

I did have an urge for years to do my own thing, but never had the perfect idea… so I never started.

After losing my job I knew 2 things…

I didn’t want to jump back into tech sales and money clearly wasn’t the answer to happiness.

So I said fuck it, let’s start a business.

No mortgage, no wife, no kids, no obligations.

NOW is the time.

And let’s do it by making workout shorts for men.

I wouldn’t realize it at the time, but this became the biggest moment of my life.

I had a MAJOR breakthrough.

It wasn’t because it was the perfect idea (I pivoted a year ago).

And it wasn’t because I got rich (made $0 in the first 18 months).

What happened that morning when I woke up, swung my legs over the side of the bed, and thought “Screw it, we’re DOING IT!”…

Is that I finally committed to follow my gut.

I didn’t know how to do it, how long it would take, or if it would work at all.

But I felt a shift inside me that day because I put 100% faith in myself that I’ll be OK and I’ll figure it out.

I finally put trust in the voice inside that had been trying to get my attention for years.

The voice that was saying “do something you love, follow your heart, take the chance…”

But I buried that voice for years by following what everyone else was doing, boozing, seeking validation on social media, chasing money & promotions, kissing up to my dickhead boss, buying a new 4Runner…

None of these things are inherently wrong, but they are when you use them to try to prove something to the world (and yourself).

Once I felt this shift in gears, I started waking up at 5am without an alarm feeling like I was shot out of freaking cannon each day.

The energy I felt when I finally honored that voice inside is indescribable.

It changed who I am, what I care about, and the impact I want to have on this world.

We all have our unique voice inside that’s been trying to get us to listen our whole life.

That IS the voice to listen to.

It can’t steer you wrong because it knows you best.

It’s the real you in your truest form.

Stop for a moment and think about this…

You have one life.

Why would you not live it in a way that is truest to your core?

“Because money”

I’m sick of guys trading their health, happiness, and joy for life just for money.

Time for real self discovery, self-awareness, & self-improvement.

The sooner you listen to that voice, the sooner your life shifts.


Tim 🖤

Ps you don’t have to quit your job, or start your own company at all. But you do have to start listening to your heart.


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