Imagine You Could Bottle Your Best You

What is your best you?

When are you most on fire with life?

Maybe you haven’t felt it in a while… can you recall a time in your life when things just lined up easily for you? A moment when you were sure you had a sense of significance in this fleeting life? A moment when you felt optimistic that the world was yours to savor. Have one in mind? Keep that.

Imagine you could bottle your best you.

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Imagine you could bottle that moment and drink it whenever you wanted. You have an endless supply because you studied that moment and you figured out how to distill it down to a repeatable recipe.

I’ll tell you this for free: I’ve worked a long time to find my own best me, and now that I get to be my best me everyday… it doesn’t get old. It feels new everyday. I wake up loving my life and when I don’t… I know I can reach into the fridge and just refill myself (metaphorically).

It wasn’t always this way though.

It wasn’t always this way though. I spent years in the doldrums, trying to catch wind in my sails and wondering why the world wasn’t seeing and rewarding how great I was.

I was laid off in 2010 from a megacorporation that didn’t need to lay off people, but conventional Wall Street wisdom said layoffs were in. By the time I got the slip, I was so drained and fed up with working in the corporate recessionary environment that I actually celebrated being canned.

I didn’t need the conventional Plan A, anyways. I had a backup plan.

I started my own business, I lived on savings and unemployment and one-off jobs… and everything was going to be great!

I would come home and wonder if life was just a big treadmill of trial and defeat? I didn’t want that kind of life.

Then I led my business into the ground and unemployment ran out and the gigs didn’t pay up when I invoiced them… and I realized my backup plan had failed. I ended up waiting tables and feeling gunshy about taking any more big shots with my life. I started applying for jobs that didn’t exist and working as an intern for peanuts. I would come home and wonder if life was just a big treadmill of trial and defeat? I didn’t want that kind of life.

I went on a little bit of a journey right then. Do I want to be somebody else’s version of me… or do I want to be my best me? What do I do best? What do I enjoy most? What is my best, most full version of myself?

And that’s when I started on my current path. I got back on my purpose, I got back in the game, and I started being my best me everyday.

Knowing how to be your best you is a superpower that I believe we’ve called by another name for centuries… “Wisdom.”

Knowing how to be your best you is a superpower that I believe we’ve called by another name for centuries… “Wisdom.” There are a lot of roads to reach wisdom… and every road I’ve seen leads straight back to you. I’ve never once seen the road to wisdom take anyone away from their best them, because ultimately, wisdom lives within each of us. You have all the wisdom you need, you just need to learn how to access it.

Dormant wisdom is the cause of stagnancy, of fear, and of isolation.

How do you find your best you?

You can dance with philosophies, theologies, psychologies, multi-step programs or self-help gurus… I’ve certainly delved into each of those wormholes in earnest. What you might find, as I have, is that almost all journeys to wisdom have a few points in common. We’re going to explore the common areas and themes, ask some questions that really matter to you, and get some applicable tools to bottle Your Best You.

At the EmpowerMentorship Institute, I edit the best tools I’ve seen into a cohesive curriculum, then I wrap a mentorship/mastermind group around those tools to help people like you hold themselves accountable to their greatest selves.

If that sounds like something you'd like, I'm starting another class this fall - right after I do this. If you are interested, make sure you've signed up on my mailing list and you'll be the first to know when the next EMI class is enrolling.

So... If you were bottled, what would you be? (leave yours in the comments)