When I was young, I was naïve. Super naïve.
I jumped into the pool and didn’t care whether I could swim or not.
I threw myself into the challenge not caring whether I could master it or not.
I was naïve, and yeah, maybe a bit reckless. But at least I had guts and went for the fun.
And then I grew up.
This is when the shit hit the turbine:
Lame-ass decisions because I was playing it safe.
No more stepping into the unknown, because I “Knew better”.
Both life and work and hit the iceberg, because my so-called maturity kept me away from making unreasonable decisions – the ones you make when you are completely clueless.
To hell with it. A year ago I started becoming clueless again. And it changed my life in crazy ways.
I’m now pretty clueless and naïve – I believe I can turn my new brand I luv Empire into a worldwide entertainment brand that gets read by millions of people around the globe.
So what ? If I’m breathing oxygen anyways, I might as well take DEEEEEP breath and causing a bit of ruckus along the ride.
And guess what ? I’m not the only one.
A lot of my favorite role models are clueless & naïve as well. Steve Jobs thought he could make a dent in the universe with Apple. Ridley Scott thought he could change the film industry by creating worlds no one has entered before.
Or how about Richard Branson ? I believe he’s the PRIME example of being completely clueless but going for it anyways:
- He started a newspaper in his teens and had no clue about it
- He entered the ultra-competitive airline biz WITHOUT knowing a damn thing about it
- He launches dozens of new products and companies, not knowing whether they will succeed or not
It’s fair to say that Richard Branson is a clueless son of a bitch, and that’s why he’s Richard Branson. He leveraged his naivety and curiosity to build a gigantic biz empire.
The only difference between you and Richard Branson is that he cherished his clueless state and took massive action to see what the “other side” was all about.
Join the club.
Why it rocks your life + biz to be clueless
Being clueless is ass-kicking because it’s opening doors faster than the concierge at the 4 seasons. Let’s start with 3 obvious reason that should convert you to the cult of the clueless souls:
1) You don’t kill yourself with worries.
Boy, isn’t that a big one. The human species deserves triple credit for making life miserable by fearing things that usually never happen. You know the usual suspects:
What if this goes wrong ?
What if I won’t make it ? What if … what if ?
All of this is…garbage.
Garbage that a clueless person doesn’t carry because worrying isn’t simply on his menu.
If you don’t know what will happen, why would you worry about it ?
2) You see opportunity everywhere.
Instead of saying, ehhh, that will never work, or that woman will never fall for me, you JUST GO FOR IT. Who knows what will happen ? Are you Jesus ? NO ? Good, me neither. So let’s try that new dish, act on that new possibility, ask that smoking burning chick OUT.
You can not predict the future. Or the next moment. (If you can, tell me how). So the only choice you got is to step into the unknown and see it for yourself.
And remember: People always regret what they didn’t do, never the brave actions they DID.
OPPORTUNITY. EVERY. WHERE.
3) You will succeed.
No matter what you set out to do, being clueless will help you get it. Yep, I truly believe that. Here’s why:
You want to go somewhere. Achieve something. You have no clue how to do it, and people (evil naysayers to be more specific) will block your way and tell you it can’t be done because of this and that and because that person tried it and failed and yadda yadda yadda.
Fuck them. You have no clue. You have to see it yourself.
And that means taking the first step and trying new things, until you find something that works for you. You never back down, because the future is a shiny ocean of endless opportunities. You try this, it doesn’t work, grrreat, now you try that. What will happen ? Fuck it. You don’t know, that’s why you do it. But if you take massive action, you will get massive experience, and massive experience will help you dominate anything you’d like to dominate
While the “reasonable” person is finding stories on why he doesn’t get what would like to have, the clueless person is busy reaping the rewards because she was “dumb” enough to jump into the river of opportunities.
Get it ? You cultivate a beginner’s mind – everything’s becomes a possibility that’s WAITING to become fulfilled.
Being clueless should be your daily mantra now – you will consume it like a freshly prepared muesli meal.
And with clueless I don’t mean stupid: Don’t throw yourself into an insane situation that could either break you or your financial life. That’s just fucking dumb. Being clueless in my sense is not about being reckless, it’s all about being open to new opportunities wherever they arise.
Wrapping it all up
If you want to do things that no one else is doing, you have to think things that no one else is thinking.
And the best way to achieve that is by being deliberately clueless – embracing everything that life’s throws at you with insane gusto.
So, what about you ? Will you keep on playing the reasonable game and lose out on life, or will you deliberately choose to be clueless and step into the unknown ?
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