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#2 THE SOLO JOURNEY Life Stories

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference"

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Today is all about doing things alone, reinventing yourself, and starting over. In this episode of "Life Stories," we will be talking about how in the beginning, when you have to go alone. The most challenging climbs always lead to the best views! Build a new you! Reinvent yourself! Reinvent yourself mentally! Change your life in 7 days, 30 days, or at 40 years old. When it gets harder, don't lower the bar, don't settle. You were born different. You stand out from the crowd. You are born to lead, so lead. And today's story is about the man who tried to climb the highest peak of a nearby mountain alone. What was the lesson? Learn it in our "Life Story" video about the lone wolf.


Hello, and welcome to "Life Stories." You know what to do if you were here for the first episode. Put your phone away. You don't need it in your hand. If you are on a computer, get into a comfortable position. Those are your couple of minutes of no video distraction. Take a deep breath. Hold on to it. Exhale.

Today is all about doing things alone. It is a fact that we have all had to face going alone in a direction no one else wanted to go on. In the beginning, you have to go alone. You have to climb the hill no one else wants to climb. And when you think you've got high enough up above the clouds and don't see anyone, that's when you have to keep on climbing even harder. Always be hungry.

Being a solo traveler doesn't mean you are alone or that you are a freak. It means you are different, and you have a character most people will never understand. And that is why you will succeed.

People will try to push you down because they are too scared of what you are doing and what you might become. Keep pushing!

When you are tired, when you want to quit, when you want to say the hell with it, I can go back to the average me, keep pushing! It will be worth it in the end. When you feel like quitting, say to yourself, what would Gogins do? Don't know who David Gogins is? Read his book"Can't hurt me." It is a must-read for every lone wolf out there. You won't be a lone wolf forever, but now, this is what you need, this is what you need to get a head start.

When it gets harder, don't lower the bar, don't settle. You were born different. You stand out from the crowd. You are born to lead, so lead.

Let us tell you a story. A man once wanted to climb the highest peak in his kingdom. One day, after all the food from the ground, was collected, and the weather didn't allow for any more work to be done, he went to his tiny house, gave all the silver he had to his mother, packed a small bag of food, and went to find that mountain peak, and conquer it.

All the people in the region heard about his crazy and pointless mission and started to attack him for leaving his mother alone, for being lazy, and for not doing work in the village. Still, despite the naysayers, the men just went on their way.

At the far age of the kingdom, after several days of traveling, he reached what would be the start of his journey. By the time the man got to that place, the king had heard about the young man. The king was impressed by the young man, and he spread the word that if the young man succeeded, he would give him gold and won't collect tax from him ever again.

The king's word had spread faster than the man was able to get to his starting destination. When he got there, greedy people started to offer him equipment and food in exchange for some of the gold he would get if he succeeded.

The man tried to make the greedy people away, but in the end, he agreed to give some of his gold to the people that go with him to the top. Only a few of the people agreed to the conditions.

When they reached one-third of the destination to the top, one of the helpers twisted his ankle. They all had to stop to help him, and the young man told them that the two people who would take the helper, who was now slowing them down to the village, would get each a gold coin.

Two people agreed. The rest kept on going with him. Then dark clouds scared some of them. After that, the rain made most go back home, as it wasn't worth the gold under those conditions.

It was now only the young man and a crooked villager who had been known to do anything for a silver coin, let alone a gold one. But he also always put his stomach first and wanted to stop eating every two hours. It was slowing the young man to his success, and then the young man told him that he would give him one month of food supply from his small piece of land if he left him alone. That's all it took, and he was headed down to the village. With a full belly, and with a full belly in mind for the next month.

The young men then kept on climbing the hill alone. He was rising five times faster alone than when he was with the other people. When he finally reached the top, exhausted, thirsty, and hungry, he stood there in complete silence.

He knew no one else before him had done that, and he promised himself that if he could do that, he could do more when he got back to his village in the kingdom.

When the young man returned home, he was greeted by his mother, the villagers, and to his surprise, the king!

The king has heard of what he had to do to climb the hill. The king lifted all taxes from his small land, gave him gold worth five years of labor, and because of how fast he climbed that hill alone, he offered the young man a job at the castle as his advisor.

The point of this story is if you want to go fast, do it alone. When you outpace everyone else, this is when others will offer you to go even further without you even asking. And don't get us wrong. You will need help most of the time, but in the beginning, go fast, go alone. The right people will show when the time is right.

The most challenging climbs always lead to the best views!

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