Can you build a business, a big life, or something AMAZING by practicing the UnGrind philosophy?
Yes, yes, I know UnGrind is not a word. Obviously it’s a play on the word UnWind!
I’m sure we can all agree that the world needs a bit of unwinding these days! So what is the UnGrind philosophy.
The UnGrind is all about the present. It’s not worry about the past failures or set backs and it sure as hell is not worried about the future.
UnGrinding is all about accepting and enjoying the current situation in which you find yourself in. It’s about being enthusiastic where ever you are in what ever journey you are on.
For example, I’m building a new brand and business. Here it is:
Never heard of it right?
You will one day soon!
Here is what is SUPER fun. I get a chance every day and every moment to build this brand and this business. I’m not too worried about where it’s going to go because that is so unknown at this point, how could I worry about that. Maybe along the way, it morphs into something I never would have thought it would have. Who am I to choose the things that life presents. I am just the aware consciousness that is along for the ride.
Lots of worry and anxiety has stricken me down before. Lately I’ve come to realize that is all a waste of time. When building anything AWESOME, things will get difficult at times but you have a few choices:
1.) Accept it
2.) Enjoy it
3.) Be enthusiastic about it
Those are your only choices.
Stuck in traffic? Accept it and then enjoy it.
Business fails? Accept it, then be enthusiastic about the next move or the pivot you have to make.
Someone yells at you on a sales call? Accept it by saying to yourself, “I guess I can’t help that person today!”
When building anything, a business, a life, a family, you name it, ENJOY IT! Enjoy doing the dishes because your dishwasher is broke. True story as that is me right now.
Guess what, I get to enjoy some quiet time with myself washing the dishes, feeling the warm water, looking out at my pond, or listening to a new album to try and find some deep cuts (when is the last time you did that?).
Myself and my co founder are bootstrapping a business right now! We don’t know the future, but we are having a blast building something.
I asked my wife, “What’s the worst thing that could happen if we fail miserably and lose everything including our house and possessions.” Her response:
”I guess we move in with some of your family”
Hmmmm….that’s the worst?
I guess that’s not so bad!
Unattached to your things is key!
Enjoy yourself, have as much fun as possible, and for the love of a beautiful life: