Become a producer of good works- Contribute positively to society
After about a year into my recovery I really started to feel this internal pull to understand my family history on both sides. I subscribed to ancestry.com and started reading more of my lineage and ancestry. I learned that my last name Blymiller is German and Russian and that the first Blymiller family to migrate to the U.S. settled in Pennsylvania. I haven’t been able to uncover a lot of the history behind this lineage but it is a lifelong goal to connect with more of my family line.
My Mother’s maiden name is Allgood
Age omne bonum
Latin for : Do All Good
After researching more of my family line. I scheduled a trip to England so I could visit landmarks and areas that my Allgood family had migrated from. I also found this coat of arms that traces back to my earliest Allgood Ancestors courtesy of https://www.houseofnames.com/:
Here is my final step and call to action
My Call To Arms- Call to Action
Growing up I used to think that getting my college degree was so I could have the credentials to earn a good income so I could provide a good living experience to my family. As I have grown and had more experience in business, I have learned that the more that you invest in yourself, the more tools and assets that you will have to serve others. The more that you invest in yourself, the more value that you can provide to others. That really is the greatest worth. Serving others. Making their path and their experience more full and complete, and sometimes a little easier. The richest experiences I have had in my life have been from giving people more time, and more tools to do what they love and are passionate about.
The greatest leaders in my lifetime have been Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Bernstein, Brené Brown . They each set out to serve others. Steve Jobs created the personal computer and then the first smart-phone. Today our worlds are shaped by these products. We have more convenience in our everyday lives because of our smart-phones. We have instant access to information from around the globe and from all of history through our mobile devices. We have more ability to learn instantly at our own pace, when before access to information was gated by universities or people in control.
I think the next generation of leaders are going to teach us how to filter through all of the information that is available at our fingertips. There are only 24 hours in a day. Where are you going to spend your waking hours? Which podcast, streaming services, music, movies, etc. will you tune in to? Our consciousness has to be raised to a level where we are guided by our own faculties and not pushed aimlessly by what is trending.
I believe that is why we are seeing more of a trend of meditation, yoga, and spiritual work. Our inner voice has to be the guide that we seek to learn what we are meant to learn to become our highest selves. Will you be molded into what you are meant to be, or will you be molded into what others want you to be? Businesses are vying for our time and our money. What you believe in will be more of what you spend your time and your money on.
Here is what I believe in. Time is money. Time is holy. Where do you spend your time? Do you unconsciously consume your days away, or do you work hard to produce to serve others? What works are you creating and working on today that are going to make for a better tomorrow? Your work doesn’t have to be a product. Your works could be words. Words are knowledge that we can communicate to those around us. Our experiences have a value to them. I challenge you to package your experiences in a way that is going to serve others on their path in life.
My closing thoughts are encouragement for you to take on your demons. Many people have healed and you can too. Here is a quote from Elizabeth Smart from her book: My Story
Elizabeth Smart said:
“But the human spirit is resilient. God made us so. He gave us the ability to forgive. To leave our past behind. To look forward instead of back. I’m not the first one who has ever done this… Since the beginning of time, men have found ways to heal.”
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