When Tonia and I first becoming more conscious of living a more holistic lifestyle we came upon a slew of overwhelming information. Everyone seemed to have a differing opinion of what should be done and what should not. Some said you need to change your diet first, some said that we needed to meditate all day, others said we needed to become minimalists and live in a 50 square foot shack! It was super confusing and it seemed that we were fulled in many different directions every day.
Now that we have come through on the other side and I have had quite a bit of time to really think this topic over the answer to this question unequivocally points to one answer. The one, and only, thing that I needed to do to live more holistically was to change my mindset.
I always admired the well spoken, well dressed, in good shape, confident, funny and polite gentleman that I would often see come into my office at 11 AM. This man would saunter in without a care in the world and was just loving life. He drove up in a Land Rover but wore jeans and his favorite band t-shirt. He made me feel like I was important even though he came into my shop and I was the salesman (Isnt it my job to make him feel good?) Who was that guy? And how do I be him?
FIND A MENTOR
I sought out mentorship online. In my travels on YouTube I came across a few YouTubers that really helped to reframe my mind. They said things that I had never heard before and spoke with such passion and intensity that I couldn't help but take notice. As I watched their videos their thoughts slowly became my thoughts. I consumed hundreds of hours of content and in that time I began to think and therefore act differently. I started to come out of my shell. I had thoughts, opinions, conversations, confidence, enthusiasm...everything I always wanted to be but didn't know how to be. This was a HUGE transition period for me.
Oh, In case you are wondering, the man that I followed so closely that helped to turn me into the man I am is Elliot Hulse. I call him my online father figure!