I can’t help it. I’m 40 years ago and as much as I have tried to fit into the box that society has told me I needed to fit into, or else, I can’t. I’m an incredibly sensitive man, who embodies everything that I put my attention on.
This notion of separating work and personal life doesn’t exist for me. It’s very hard for me to phone it in or just take a paycheck. And after 20 + years of doing business, I am closer to finding peace with this than ever before.
It’s made it easier to embrace entrepreneurship as an identity that I am acting out within this lifetime. Of course, in order to sustain this lifestyle, you learn over time how to find balance. Without finding balance physically, mentally, and spiritually, a thing called the ego will rip you apart one way or the other. And it will manifest externally and/or internally.
According to one of my favorite spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle, the ego is a part of your mind that tries to control your thinking and behavior. Let’s keep it at that for now.
The ego is a tricky thing.
All the spiritual practices that I follow indicate that the ego can literally take you down.