Today, I was going to send you a long love letter full of details and pictures and videos from Burning Man, a discussion of what it means that we are “going dark” and why it may be important to understand for the next level of your business and even a video that takes you really behind the scenes into my heart, my love life, and a “play party” I attended at Burning Man.
I’m about 2/3 of the way done and before I could finish, this came through and it felt important and ready, so I’m listening and sending this letter now and I’ll take my time finishing the longer next letter.
Watch it for next week … for now, I’d love for you to read this with an open heart. Let it impact you.
As you read it, add in your own mishaps, misadventures, challenges, stressful moments, heart breaks and upsets. Feel the feelings that arise as you remember the past mishaps or imagine the future tragedies that will surely occur.
So, how you gonna handle it?
How you gonna handle it when you love so much it hurts, and he simply does not love you back?
How you gonna handle it when your kid falls off a bike and breaks his tooth, while in the care of your ex, who you know wasn’t paying attention?
How you gonna handle it when she steals the last $5,000 you have?
How you gonna handle it when he gets a DUI, with the kids in the car, while you’re out of town?
How you gonna handle it when your bike falls off the back of the RV, going 70MPH down the highway, and you don’t know when or where?
How you gonna handle it when you can’t make payroll?
How are you going to handle it when the TV show producer calls and wants you to be in NY for filming during the exact time you’re scheduled to be at Burning Man?
How are you going to handle it when he is making eyes at (or even just secretly admits) he thinks she’s cute?
How you gonna handle it?
How you gonna handle it when your good friend talks shit about you, behind your back, and then lies straight to your face?
How are you going to handle it when anonymous people write the worst possible things about you on the internet?
How are you going to handle it when your business partners quit with zero notice and go work for someone else using everything they learned on your dime?
How are you going to handle it when he moves out?
How. Are. You. Going. To. Handle It?
At the end of the day, it’s really all that matters.
Because the shit is going to hit the fan, repeatedly.
Loves will be unrequited.
Kids will fall off bikes.
People will misunderstand you.
Accidents will happen.
Employees will make mistakes.
Bosses will suck ass.
Partners will desire others.
So, how are you gonna handle it?
Are you going to defend? Protect? Threaten? Fight? Sue? Open? Soften? Relax? Receive? Trust? Surrender? Feel?
The choice is yours. It’s the only choice we truly have.