I just finished listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast with Elon Musk and I am in a state of shock. Elon spoke about Artificial Intelligence, if our world is a simulation and his thoughts on a number of other existential questions. It was a mind blowing experience and I was quite riveted by the thoughtful openness and vulnerability from one of the great minds of today. I was in awe in his free flowing thinking patterns and views on social media, how optimistic he is for the future and game theory. I would HIGHLY recommend listening closely to this podcast because it shifted my views on a few key beliefs I had and will alter my behaviour in a couple of ways.
OPTIMISM: For one of the world's most brilliant engineers and science-minded humans, Elon was optimistic and openly shared that even though the world and it's possible direction was scary, he CHOOSES to take a positive approach to life and outcome. I will share his OPTIMAL worldview in my own life while considering realistic outcomes and continue to drive for the best results given the fixed and variable factors at play.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Elon suggests a depression, jealousy and unrealistic standard of life that humans feel and portray on social media. People are not living life they are actors in the movie of life in many cases. This has caused all sorts of unhappiness and soul crushing feelings of inadequacy that is only natural when people are faced with a barrage of filtered photos, vacay trips and staged videos. Instead of repelling from all social platforms, I will be only sharing UNFILTERED PHOTOS and REAL LIFE in my instagram and facebook photos and video. The selection process of what will be shared will be less curated and more raw to make my social feeds feel more like a bank of memories instead of a highlight reel of my cool life.
I've been training Brigid and Angus to take over my resales business that I have been doing everyday of my life for the last 13 years. Selling and buying homes for families and friends has been an amazing ride that has changed the course of my life but I know it will be time to focus more attention to building Oakwyn, investments and other larger scale projects. I've given myself till December 31, 2019 to be 95% out of the resales business and simply overseeing its planning, strategy and growth but not working as much day to day. I'm feeling a bit of nostalgia thinking about all the days, weeks and months of door knocking, cold calling and waiting in empty homes at open houses. Waiting for appointments in my car and staying up late in my bed staring at the ceiling praying for clients. REALTORLIFE is confusing, last minute, self-sacrificing, rushed, hard, emotionally taxing, awesome, rewarding, unrewarding and wonderful all at the same time. I'm going to miss it so much because it shaped me into the creature I am today.