How much longer do you want to sit in front of that screen, doing deadend, unnecessary work that makes you feel stupid? All the while, pretending to enjoy your success... But when the buzz wears off--and it always does--and you’re left with the same thought piercing through the hangover haze once again: Is this all there is?
Adam, a long-term client of mine, came to me in frustration and confusion about a simple goal he was beating himself up over his slow, painful progress over months and months.
He’s a pilot and the head of a successful software firm on the East Coast of the US. He was studying to get his “Instrument Rating,” which to us non-pilots means the certification necessary to fly in inclement weather and near zero visibility, relying only on the instruments available for guiding the aircraft.
Adam found himself struggling with the texts he felt “forced to read,” and told me that the information was irrelevant to modern flying and pilot skills and equipment.
In short, he was confronted with a wall of resistance on his way to getting the certification. He said he felt like “this is some shit my dad would make me do.”
During Adam’s private session, I helped him get clarity on his exact yearnings and motivations for getting the advanced pilot’s license for flying in bad weather.
“I want to fly my family to the bahamas for Christmas this year!”
Here’s where it gets crazy, so pay careful attention to what I’m communicating. If you stay focused, you might just experience a sense of your own inner adventurer beginning to leave behind that victim track…
Adam reached out to me for help in June. His goal was to get his instrument rating by December, in time to fly out for vacation.
Not only would that rating get him the ability to fly wherever he wants in the world during whatever weather...it would expand his capabilities to fly professionally, and even commercially.
He just hated doing all the boring, meaningless shit they required him to do to get it.
So he couldn’t focus.
Couldn’t stand the sight of the training manual.
He hated the words and all the steps he had to take to get that damned certification, to finally enjoy all the success he’d been working so hard to achieve all those years.
So we did the session, which included a handful of the exercises and experiments you’ll find in every single daily installment of the NGF 365 Training, and after 60 minutes, I told Adam to go enjoy his night, and get in touch when he noticed anything new.
We ended up on Skype to do another session, for relaxation and accelerating his results in his business--which we easily accomplished, I even had a client take a break from working with me because his business and sales results accelerated too fast for him to keep up--but that's another story.