I’m Entering My Fifth Incarnation (in the Same Lifetime)

I view personal growth as reincarnation. You build on what you experienced before

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This exercise will tell you a lot about yourself

And it will not always be pleasant.

A failed business is crushing

I have shut two businesses. It is a form of heartbreak. The first was a recording studio business that was a labor of love after a previous musician life (one of those incarnations). As a business it made no sense. And technology changed so our equipment was about to be worthless. We auctioned it off and during the auction my partners and I took turns having panic attacks.

These incarnations take many forms

There were as many maturity incarnations as business or career ones. And emotional growth periods. And, especially, creative growth. The thread through all of this was a steady creative drive. Music. Writing. Strategy. Mentorship. Now I’ve circled back to the core driving force. Creativity, specifically writing.

The day you start to manage your life

If you are observant of yourself, there should come a point where you assess these life segments and find a pattern. That pattern should lead you towards a better next life, if you choose to take control. That change takes place when you stop reacting and you start acting.

The map to your next incarnation

I rarely do this, but here is a potential map to your next life:

  • Write down or tell someone objective what you learned, including all your mistakes. This is important because it helps clear out the lies or excuses you told yourself.
  • Give it some time
  • Think about where you are now
  • Then think about what you want versus what the world wants you to do.

Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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