Blue Pill or Red Pill – It’s your choice!

Blue Pill or Red Pill – It’s your choice!

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In 2005 we were all mesmerised and captivated by a complicated and engrossing series, aired on TV called LOST. The numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 seemed to be the key and somehow linked everyone and everything together. Lots of people had theories as to the meaning and there is even a “Lostpedia” site on the internet with numerous explanations. Unfortunately, without someone helping you to understand the true meaning, you probably are still as confused as I am. (For those of you of a certain age – I often wondered if the inclusion of 42 was a nod to the “Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy”!)

Here are some numbers that I will help you understand and will leave you with clarity rather than confusion and inspiration rather than frustration.

0 18 25 65 84

If you have realised that these are ages, well done. Now let’s look at the significance.

From the age of 0 – 18 you are TAUGHT a bunch of stuff, initially by your parents, then at school which helps form your identity, values, beliefs and skills.

After School and from the ages of 18 – 25 we really start to learn things, become a specialist and understand what is expected of us from society.

Once conformity to society and the rules of a working life have been ingrained, then from 25 – 65:

You get up, go to work, do your job, go home and go to bed!

You get up, go to work, do your job, go home and go to bed!

This cycle repeats until you retire at 65 and live out the rest of your days until 84 (Average age). It is worth noting that if you simply disengage your brain during retirement, your life expectancy is shorter – In the Japanese language, there is no word for “retirement” in a work context and in Okinawa, the continued activity of the brain has led to the highest concentration of centenarians on the planet.

The question is, why is it so important to understand these numbers – It all boils down to a choice!

You are more than welcome to choose to simply turn up to this version of life OR you can choose to create your own path.

Blue Pill or Red Pill

It is a bit like in “the Matrix” where Neo is given the choice between the “Blue Pill or Red Pill” … choose the “Blue Pill” and you can continue with the daily routine and nothing changes – your 25 – 65 and 65 – 84 is all set out for you and you don’t need my help.

If you choose the “Red Pill” and you set your own rules, you create your own path and you define how long you work for to achieve your goals. You could turn your 25 – 65 into 25 – 35 – remember most people over-estimate what they will do this year and massively underestimate what is possible in a decade!

I promised clarity over confusion and inspiration over frustration – Understanding the numbers leads you to a choice – Blue (40 years) or Red (10 years). If you choose the “Red Pill”, make your journey as easy as possible – get yourself a guide (mentor, coach, friend, MORPHEUS) to show you a better path and inspire you to fulfil your potential and achieve anything! Your fear of regret has overcome your fear of failure!

The WHOLE POINT of business coaching is not ‘just’ to coach you but to help you achieve an improved business performance – Yorkshire Powerhouse strongly recommends investing in a skilled business coach who can support and develop your performance to allow your business to grow.

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