Ready to get REAL wacky? Haha.
Seriously, though, in my early 20s I came across this collection of books. It was from an obscure writer and publishing company — who only sold their books via direct mail and only to a highly curated list of people.
Somehow I ended up on that list.
Who the hell knows how that happened…
Because these books were expensive.
But, as it turned out… it was the best money I ever spent. Those books dragged me, kicking and screaming, out of feeling sorry for myself and a deep pit of internal dishonesty and rationalizations.
No way I’m doing what I am now without them.
But, admittedly, they were quirky.
For example, one of the things this guy talked about all the time was what he called “Nature’s Quintessential Secret”. He called it the key to unlocking your natural potential and the source of all prosperity and happiness.
That, with it, you had access to nearly limitless productivity…
Sounds like a bunch of hooey! It cracks me up to think about it. Anyway, back then, I never quite got what “it” was — this “quintessential” secret. Because I was looking for step 1, step 2, step 3.
Someone to just hand me an answer…
That I’d scoff and screech “too simple” at anyway.
Today, however, it’s dead obvious. It’s my day-to-day life. It’s why I do everything I do… why I ruthlessly fire clients who annoy me, why I homeschool my kids, how I’ve been able to crank out 22 new courses the last few years…
Why I moved to the boonies and built a cabin.
Why I teach in the first place.
Why I show up here everyday in these emails.
It’s everything for me.
I’ve also noticed a lack of it is the cause of a lot of pain for many of the people around me. I see them wallowing in frustration and eventually despair — using drugs and alcohol as a way to cope — when the answer is right in front of them.
They simply refuse to embrace it.
It’s frustrating as f***!
Of course, I know for most reading this… I’m getting a huge eye roll right now. 😀 That’s okay. Can’t really blame you. But, know this… procrastination, uncertainty, lack of motivation, regret, frustration…
They’re all a symptom of the same problem.
A problem cured by Nature’s Quintessential Secret.
Believe what you want… but if you’ve been struggling with these things and haven’t been able to figure out an answer… consider that you might not actually know everything. That it might be worth having an open mind…
And, I might actually be able to teach you something here.
Anyway, that’s up to you to figure out.
For my part, I’ve embedded this secret throughout Part 1 of my new Freelance Feast course — and why I named Part 1: Your Quintessential Service. If you’ve felt like you’ve been missing something…
This may just be it.
That said, I’ve got Part 1 of the course up on Skillshare now. Just like my last course, it’s uploaded inside my Let’s Talk Freelance mega-course there — Lesson #3. I do this to give everybody a crack at it regardless of your financial situation.
Because, as a teacher on Skillshare…
I can offer you an exclusive 14-day free trial of the platform.
With that, you get unfettered access to all 30,000+ courses — including this new course of mine. What some people do, then, is start the trial, take the course and then cancel before the 14 days is up…
And you never actually pay a penny.
Certainly a few hoops to jump through.
But, might be worth it to you… especially considering that I’ll be taking the course down at the end of this month and selling it exclusively on my website — probably for around $150 or so.
Anyway, again, all stuff for you to figure out and decide.
But, the link to the course is here: https://myjohn.us/feast
If you’re a Skillshare member already, that’ll take you right into the course. Again, it’s Lesson #3. If you’re not a Skillshare member, that’ll trigger the 14-day trial for you and you can get in on that.
P.S. Patre-homies… you already have access to Part 1. As you know you not only get access to all my existing courses, but you get early access to my new ones, including this one. You can find it in Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50847910