[365 Days of Extraordinary] Day 300 Transcript: Whatever Will Be

by | Oct 21, 2020 | 365 Days of Facebook Lives

Hey, guys. Light Sunday night. Sorry about that. Got kind of lost in my day. To be honest, I still don’t feel fantastic. Man, if you’re a migraine sufferer, I don’t know how you do it, if it’s a constant thing. I probably get one maybe every six to 10 months, and they flatten me for a couple of days. So yuck. Anyway, whatever will be, will be. You all know the song, “Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.”

Why did I want to say that today? I wanted to say that today because my Facebook feed, probably everybody’s Facebook feed at the moment, is these humongous lists of people telling us that now is the perfect time to be studying something new, and universities are offering free courses, or starting a new business, or pivoting your business, or learning how to speak French, or learning how to cook incredible meals. I did do a five-piece pizza party today.

Pinterest -- Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) - Samantha LeithAnd you know what? You actually don’t have to do any of that stuff. I’ve had a couple of conversations with clients and with friends who are getting stressed because they’re not doing something big in this time that we all have. The reality is, unless you have lost your job or your business completely, you don’t have any more time than you used to have. You may not have a commute, because you’re working from home, but chances are, you’re filling that commute with other stuff that has to get done anyway.

So I’m saying, be kind to yourself in this phase. Now, if you do have the ability and the drive to do stuff, something else with this miraculous time we all suddenly seem to have, then go for it. But don’t feel bad if you don’t. It’s really upset me that a couple of people are really finding it, “Oh, Sam, I should be doing this, I should be doing this, I should be doing this.” No, you shouldn’t. Okay?

If you can manage your own expectations of what your life looks like at the moment, and that could be family, it could be friends. It could be doing a bit of a side hustle. It could be reading a book. It could be just doing what you do every single day. It could be caring for loved ones. Don’t buy into this. There’s just this noise of people coming at us, “Now’s the best time to start an online course. Now’s the best time to try affiliate marketing. Now’s the best time to do this. Now’s the best time to do that.” Now’s the best time to do whatever feels right for you. Really, bottom line, that’s it. Don’t feel bad if you’re not signing up to some free online course at Swinburne University to learn something new. Really?

If you want to do it, go for it. Oh my God, if you want to do it, go for it. But as I said, at the opening of this, whatever it will be, will be, and you will figure out what is right for you in this time. So shut down the noise. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself at the moment, is shut down the noise and concentrate on what’s right for you and for your family and for your business. Okay? And your health. Health is a big one in this time.

Recovering from shoulder surgery? Ouch, ooh. Mine’s creaking as I do that. Well, good luck, , I hope you feel better, get better.

You know what I mean. This weekend, for me, has been about… I could have worked, I really could have. But it’s been about chilling with my daughter and hanging out, and calling some friends, and calling some family, and doing that kind of stuff that’s important. Not, “Oh my god, I need to do those four units of X, Y, or Z course.” That wasn’t going to do me any good this weekend. Because, whatever will be, will be. And we get to choose what that whatever will be is. So Happy Easter. I can’t remember what day it is. Happy Sunday. I will see you all tomorrow.

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