My good friend, Adam Hudson, just finished putting on an incredible event called Radius, for entrepreneurs. The whole concept is that by elevating your thinking, your radius widens and you can see things from a different point of view. Pretty cool, right?
I attended last year and he asked me to say a few words at the event this year for the group. So, I gave an update of what our business was able to accomplish, and shared how I feel I’ve just become a better human being – more grounded, and able to work through my own shit.
I also wrote a poem called Point of View for them to take away and think about. I presented it to them as a gift.
I’ll also present it to you as my gift. Hope you enjoy…
Success… we give our best.
Move to the right, then to the left,
Chasing, racing, facing our dest-iny.
We seek, to see our dreams, more clearly,
So ready, for what could be.
We want the dollar, the cash, the money.
We want to feel love from our family.
We want these blinded eyes to see,
And be, who we were meant to be.
To believe, for once, without internal doubt.
We vow, to live, to grow, and discover how.
But it’s not about, the doubt, that comes our way.
It’s not about, what we face each day,
But rather, if we make life fun, and play.
Is it a black night, or just a little gray?
It’s in what we do, and what we say, every day.
So, don’t dismay, because it’s up to you, to,
Turn the gray, into blue, to turn the old, into new,
To change your point of view.
You can change your point of view.
Success… No time to rest, we pound our chest.
We put our mind and body, to the test,
But if we’re real, we’d confess, sometimes
It feels like life is just a guess,
Of which way’s right, tonight, and which way’s wrong,
Which road do we walk, and which road’s already gone,
Which words fit into our song, of life.
It cuts like a knife. We try and try, to fly so high
Only to be shot out of the sky. Bye-bye.
And inside, it messes with our mind, we find
No release. Our doubting demons never cease.
We need, and need, before we let ourselves be at peace.
We tell ourselves, that when we reach that elusive place,
When we become more than just a face, in the crowd,
Somehow, when we feel we can keep up this frantic pace,
Then we’ll let ourselves be in a happy place.
Challenge that thought.
Make an about face.
Now is the time to be content, free from resentment.
Free to float more, and steer less. Free to love more and fear less.
Free to be the brightest star.
Free to love ourselves just as we are.
When we get real, and truth be told,
We don’t, have tomorrow, we don’t know, if we’ll grow old.
We’ve told, ourselves that we have to wait
Before we’re enough, before we let ourselves be great.
It’s today! Today is our date, there’s no debate.
Our truth is, we don’t have to wait.
That’s not how it has to be.
Right now, we can live simply, beautifully, perfectly.
You see, when we change how we decide to steer,
We can be fulfilled, right now, right here.
We can choose love instead of fear.
It’s always up to you, to,
Change the gray into blue.
To turn the old into new.
To Change… to change your point of view.
Success… we are blessed,
with the chance to give our best,
With our ability, to see, more than what is,
But what can be.
We have, within our power, in this hour
A new way to see.
From when we were born, until we turn back to dust
Til all our materialism turns back to rust,
When the rains of life fall, and the wind’s gust,
Trust, because you are on a cusp…
Of something new, of turning gray into blue; don’t dismay
You were made, made to lead, made to build, made for love,
Made to fill,
up your cup, and others, too,
So that they might see, from another point of view.
Made in you, it’s made in me,
and made in us.
We make the world a better place, when we raise,
When we elevate, our own, Radius.
* The line, “float more, and steer less. Free to love more and fear less.” was borrowed from my friend, John Styn. Thank you for the inspiration John!