Who’s your most powerful muse?
We have “invisible support” to call on, especially when life seems challenging. One of my favorite invisible muses is my “Inner Pirate.” Its adventurous spirit embodies both courage and integrity to do the right thing, especially in uncertainty or difficulty. As a result, life is far more fulfilling, because daring leads to greater rewards.
The archetype of the pirate represents the transformation from the egoic, push at all costs to get what you need. As such, it’s stressful approach is replaced with one that is more discerning, empowered and effective. Like the midas touch, it transforms what is common to pure gold; the mundane of conformity becomes infused with creativity and innovation.
The Good Pirate, like a gold miner, digs down inside to create FROM its inner treasure chest of creativity and innovation. There’s something special that emerges… that authenticity that feels so good for you, and is so compelling to others. It’s what defines your uniqueness, and makes you stand out as the go to, or expert in your field.
Embracing our Inner Playful Pirate is FUN and engaging! It helps us take ourselves less seriously, to trust that even mistakes can work to our benefit and reminds us that us that life even with all of its ups and downs is still a place where IMAGINATION creates instant thriving… where life can become enjoyable again even when things are hard.
Are you being a Good Pirate today?
Are you standing up for what’s right and good in your life and having the courage to reclaim the “Sovereignty of Your Soul from mediocrity or past harmful conditioning? The Joy of Life encompasses both happiness and sorrow. The power of the Good Pirate ensures that sorrow is treated with respect, so that we learn from it, to create strength from sadness and grace from grief. The Good Pirate reclaims the treasure inside and reminds us that we can trust ourselves, and that we can trust life. Let us stand together in re-committing today and everyday to what’s most important… valuing the treasures of learning inside ourselves and expanding them.
Here’s a good example of being a good pirate in business:
The Steve Jobs speech that made Silicon Valley obsessed with pirates!
“It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.” – Steve Jobs. For Apple, this wasn’t about treasure maps and eyepatches. “Being a pirate meant moving fast, unencumbered by bureaucracy and politics,” said software engineer Andy Hertzfeld. “It meant being audacious and courageous, willing to take considerable risks for greater rewards.” Read more here.
Your Inner Pirate will always invoke courage:
- Take time to play! Use your imagination to expand your ability to enjoy life more
- The more relaxed your are, the less stress can play havoc –
- Contemplate what inspires you, gives you joy, makes you feel good inside
- Recall past happy memories and peak states and breathe them into your core
- Confront conformity and expand capability
- Practice the power of the pause, take time out to rest, reflect and recharge
- Practice essentialism: ONLY do what brings true value to your life and drop the rest
- Break some rules! Big or small, you know what you’ve been avoiding and REALLY wanting to do
- Embody the best possible outcome in building revenue BEFORE you make those sales calls!
- The same goes with communication and planning – be willing to do things DIFFERENTLY
Set sail on new adventures in your life where simplicity replaces complicated and patience for the journey replaces the pressure of “have to” rather than want to.