Gallop Poll says nearly 70% of people are unhappy and/or unfulfilled.
According to Healthline 16 million US adults are dealing with depression and another 40 million have an anxiety disorder significant enough that it effects them daily.
The average person spends $2504.00 per year (approx $208/month) on entertainment.
The average American spends $232/month ($2784/year) eating out.
The average person gets a new cell phone every 18 months, finances there phone for 2 years with their service, and maintains a monthly expense of $114 per month. ($1368/year)
The average car payment is now upwards of $550/month ($6600/year). Average! New truck, SUV or performance vehicles owners are more in the range of $700+ . Many people I know and talk with have payments of $700 to $1000… WHAT? Does that come with a house?
And to add to the car payments, a large percentage of automobile drivers who have a payments trade their vehicle in for a new one every 2 to 4 years and finance their vehicle on average for 6 years — keeping them forever enslaved to a vehicle payment. (I won’t go down that rabbit hole today)
Here is my point and what I find interesting.
Most people pour more of their resources (time, money and energy) into owning, maintaining and caring for a car then they do into taking care and maintaining themselves.
Most people spend more money on entertainment and eating out than they do investing in their own personal growth.
Most people spend more to have the latest smart phone than they do on coaching and mentorship.
"When did your car become your most important vehicle?"
My question is when did your car become your most important vehicle?
All the stats above point to a wide spread lack of self love problem. I mean take money out of the equation and most people still treat their car better than they do themselves. Right?
And if you're honest with yourself it’s hard to disagree. As someone who spent years practicing self destructive behavior and falling into many of the above statistics — I get it. It’s not easy.
I was just like the average person. I would put pizza and donuts in my body and fuel my car with only the approved fuels, oils, and other fluids. Curious, why would I have treated my car better than myself? Why do most?
I spent money on entertainment, eating out, and having the latest gadget — yet would not hire a coach or mentor. What does this say about how I valued myself back then?
It’s been said that a person will make change when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of making the change… For me being average was getting extremely painful. I know God creates everyone of us with and for a purpose. Unfortunately, the material world often gets its fangs in us and things like cars, electronics, clothing brands, vacations, and entertainment somehow become more important than our God given purpose.
For me being average was getting extremely painful.
Each one of us is born with a purpose. Each one of us is born with our own unique genius — one or two things we are naturally great at — but not everyone of us takes time to find our true self, to explore our unique genius and we ultimately put our lives purpose on the back burner and usually for ’STUFF”, or to fit in, or because we are afraid.
No wonder 70% of people are unhappy and unfulfilled, 16 million are depressed and 40 million struggle with anxiety disorders.
If we want to change to happen in our lives, we ourselves must be the catalyst for that change.
If you are like me, “AVERAGE” just doesn’t cut it. The tough part is breaking free from the conditioning that keeps people average — The good news is you can start to break free today…
Your body is and should be treated as your most important vehicle… You can have the greatest car in the world, but if your body is not in peak performance condition you can not make the impact you are intended to make.
Where do you start? Your daily habits, rituals, and standards are a good starting place.
Creating habits, rituals, and standards that help you improve 4 key area daily.
Area1: Your PHYSICAL fitness and well being depends on your level of daily disciplines around nutrition and exercise.
Area 2: Your MENTAL fitness and well being depends a lot on your daily programming inputs. What you watch, listen to, and read — who you associate with, how you speak about your self, Etc.
Area 3: Your EMOTIONAL fitness and well being are improved by resolving past issues, traumas and fears. The key is learning to understanding them, overcome and master them, as well as utilize and leverage them.
Area 4: Your SPIRITUAL fitness and well being flourishes when you develop daily habits that strengthen your connection to source, God, creator, universe (what ever you like to call it).
A better starting place is with a coach or mentor who has been through it already.
If you’re ready to take a leap and step into your potential. If you're ready to start treating yourself with the love and respect you deserve. If you’re ready to invest into your most valuable asset; YOU. Then check out my coaching and mentorship opportunities at http://www.mikecalderwood.me/coaching.html