For the first 34-years of my existence on this great planet, I walked around with my eyes closed. I was a Sleepwalker surrounded by like minded Sleepwalkers. Don’t get me wrong I was happy at the time and thought life was great, but then something changed. I realised that I was not in control of my life, and instead, all of my decisions were being made by other people. I decided to do something about it and during my ensuing actions people said I was going through a mid-life crisis. I thought it was an epiphany. I started to wonder:
Is there more to life than this?
When the time was right my eyes opened and I started to see the real world for the very first time. I was no longer a Sleepwalker and instead I had become a Daydreamer. Being a Daydreamer in a land full of Sleepwalkers can be a very lonely place and I searched high and low for like minded people.
Change your focus from bad to good and the results will amaze you.
I realised that I wasn’t making any decisions in my life because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I didn’t realise the simplicity of planning. When I went to work I always had goals and plans to achieve them but I never applied the same philosophy to my life. I am the type of learner who needs a lot of interaction. I am the five-year old kid who asks the question WHY until the answer well and truly sinks in. I searched high and low for inspirational leaders, so I could ask them what to do, but I found them all a little bit too busy and distant.
Have a plan – if you don’t plan to do something then how is it going to happen?
I have found, through experience, that personal mentoring has provided me with the greatest source of education. It is the quickest way to go from where you are to where you want to be. If I could be the personal mentor for just one person I will be so happy. Everybody has something to give and everybody is very important in life’s great design. I am so excited about my transition from Sleepwalker to Daydreamer and I want to share it with the world.
Open your eyes. Look, look can’t you see the Opportunity?
The Needy Helper is a website that follows my transition from Sleepwalker to Daydreamer. I will share all of my highs and all of my lows. I will entertain you and inspire you and hopefully you will want to change too. Most of all I want to be a person who you can trust and feel like you have a personal relationship with. I want you to be able to ask me anything and receive the best possible answer that I can provide.
Welcome to the Needy Helper.
The second article in this series can be found here – The Sleepwalkers
Photos courtesy of Tiswango, Mat Hampson (cc @ flickr)