Keep the momentum going

When you lose momentum and you fall off your ‘wagon’, then it can be hard to get back on and get going again.

Struggle

For a good number of us who run our own businesses, you can find by early December that a bit of the sparkle has gone, it’s become a bit of a grind, you probably haven’t had a break since the summer, if at all, you have been working silly hours and you have got to that point where you think ‘that’s it until January, what more can I do now?’.

That’s where I’ve been at for the last 2-3 weeks and plus, having had for a week, a good old dose of man-flu thrown in and I’m just about had it. I have 4 days this week before I break for Xmas and I am looking at this week thinking ‘wind down’, ‘coast’, ‘doesn’t matter now’ and ‘leave it to do in January’.

Well, that would have been my approach in the past, however, having learnt a few lessons with that approach to life, more than once, I am still on a bit of a wind down this week, as I really, really need a break to re-charge. However, I am setting myself a few important things each day to get knocked off, so that starting in January isn’t a complete shock to the system and facing a mad panic of things that should really have been sorted before the 5th January.

The thing about it is keeping the momentum going, by doing a few things each day, so even during the hols, with the exception of Christmas Day etc, I plan to do a few bits work wise each day.

This way it is not intrusive, it doesn’t effect my relaxation/family time. But it keeps it going and just doing a few things over a two week period will add up to a fairly large list of things done by the time the 5th Jan comes round.

The other thing is to do something that you have been putting off for weeks or do something that is different to your normal routine, perhaps one of the things that are normally less important. Doesn’t really matter, it is just doing a few things each day that counts.

This way I can ease into 2015 without that list of things I know I really should have done, but left hanging over me. I also won’t sit there over the Xmas hols saying ‘I need to get that done when I am back’, ‘I also need to do that first day’ etc etc.

This will actually help me relax more, help me stay focussed and help me feel that I have kept the momentum going. As starting is often the hardest bit.

Let’s get this revolution well and truly going.

You see previously if you wanted to change the system, you had to be prepared to take up arms and you needed to have a lot of muscle, money and influence.

revolution - Philip Dodson

Now there is no need for a musket or £millions, you still need influence though. That’s what is great about today’s connected world, is that if you have the right message that others what to align to or they share the same values and desires, then you can connect with them online through social media and blogs etc.

So the need to make change happen by force is now redundant, you can make the change by spreading the message to your followers. The following will increase if enough people like the message and want to spread it to others for you.It takes time, unless you’re a celebrity, but if you want to do your bit to help change happen then you have to put the work in.

There are a growing number of people worldwide, who have (as I blogged about before) discovered, that we have all been fed a ‘crock of shit’. That the top 1%, who have all the money and power, are screwing all of us over and that inequality gap is growing wider and wider at an alarming rate.

There are a growing number of us fed up by being taken for a ride and are fed up with the ‘old school’ system, that has ruined the world and is still continuing to take it further and further down, for the benefit of a tiny, tiny select few.

Our freedoms are gradually being further and further eroded, especially as the establishment see the threat that social media and internet is becoming to their cushy little tea party,

What is happening with virtual currencies, the sharing economy, the likes of people such as Russell Brand and many others, who are now openly challenging the established world order, is that there is momentum growing, more and more people are start to look at things differently.

The current world order is driven by consumerism, by fear, by scarcity, by money, by profits, by anything but people. More and more of us now have grown tired of that and we now want to see a world based on communities, on helping others, on putting people first.

This is what is one of the driving forces behind the self-employment revolution and the rise of the sharing economy, coworking and social enterprise.

We are standing at the edge of the abyss, we are at a fork in the road for humanity.

It is time to tear down that world that has kept all of working as slaves to the system, so that top 1% can keep themselves at the top.

Most people will just work to scrape by in life, there is no more cheap food, no more cheap utilities, the scarcity economy has seen to that. So most people earn enough to survive, now relatively compared to billions in developed nations, most of us are doing OK. But increasingly all we are doing is to work all hours to then spend all our money on materials and just consume.

This is what the system wants us to do, keep consuming, buying shit we really don’t need. The endless pressure on all of us is relentless and if you haven’t got the latest this and that, then you’re a loser.

So it is time to stop this and time to start spreading the word and to stop consuming, stop worshipping money, stop work for others in shitty jobs that we hate.

It is time to stand up to all of this, stop buying your food at Tesco’s, stop buying Starbucks who never pay tax, stop eating junk food and processed food that is full of sugar and salt, which is going to turn out to be a bigger killer than tobacco.

It is predicted now that the younger generations will now for the first time have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

By 2050 1/3 of the US will be diabetic, yet we are feeding ourselves sugary crap on a daily basis and governments go hand in hand with giant food corps the world over to promote it.

There is still people clamouring for cigarettes to be outlawed etc, forget that, heart, diabetes, and circulatory diseases will dwarf that.

There is a globally epidemic relating to health, there is a global widening of the wealth inequality, the is worsening health, there is a rising population with dwindling resources.

There are now people being arrested in the US who feed homeless people because businesses see homeless people like litter and that they have a detrimental effect on the their business and profits.

So if you are sick of the way the world is run, don’t wait for it to change, start connecting with others on social media, influence friends, write blogs, share other peoples stuff. Take ownership, stop buying stuff you don’t really need, share and help others. Stop supporting the party political system regardless of their ‘flavour’ – they are all only there to serve themsleves, stay in power and do what their narrow base of financial supporters want.

If like me you have had enough of the old school world, then let’s start the revolution now.