As I’m preparing to launch my next entrepreneurial venture, skwealthacademy online Academy at the start of next year, I’ve realized that a few of the courses of my 22 course curriculum really underpin the mission of my entire Academy to radically alter business and wealth building curricula. Of the three courses that I will deem to be mandatory before completion of all others, two of them actually have no financial foundation, which some may find to be shocking. But I’ve long stated that my Academy is going to radically overhaul how we perceive business education, and part of the manner in which I will accomplish this is through the inclusion of non-financial courses. With that said, Course P is among these three courses and is so comprehensive that I had to split Course P into two parts. As a sneak peek into how my Academy will radically alter the way we perceive wealth building, here is a description of Course P of my academy below.
Why Finding a Life of Purpose Should Be Our Top Goal, Part 1
5 lessons, 7 exercises, 227 pages written materials, 9hr 55m audio materials.
This course focuses on my mission to make every person the best version of himself or herself as continual growth, challenges and struggles that arise from having a purpose in life create longer periods of sustainable happiness over the course of our lifetimes. In my humble opinion, the vast reason the great majority of people, when interviewed about their level of happiness over the cumulative period of their lives, reveal a low level of happiness, is simply due to a choice to follow a “pre-determined by society” path in life regarding school, family and career without ever determining if these rigid paths are right for them. We go to school because we are told this is the way to become “educated”. We go to work for someone else because we are told it’s “too hard” to become an entrepreneur. We start a family by a certain age because it’s “what we’re supposed to do” or worse yet, because we desire to have children that will take care of us in our old age. We’re ordered to believe in political and financial paradigms because doing so is part of being a “good citizen”, even if these paradigms are unethical and immoral, and should anyone disagree with these paradigms, we are told to shame and ostracize them.
We follow the goal of getting the highest exam scores possible to get the best paying job so we can own the biggest home and fanciest ride in our neighborhood because this is exactly what everyone else is doing, but we never stop once at any point in our lives and ask, “But is this what I want?” Considering all of the decisions we make that are not made after careful consideration but that have been scripted for the entirety our lives, it is no coincidence that the rates of anxiety, depression and suicide among citizens have exploded in many nations that cater to these scripted choices and opened doors through which masses are shuttled like cattle. I designed this course specifically to open everyone’s eyes to the multitude of choices in life we ignore and to demonstrate that nearly every one we know never considers the endless array of options open to us, but only make our choices from a severely constricted set of choices that all funnel us through the same doorways, no matter how different the doorways may look on the outside. Not only are extremely confining choices falsely presented to us as “limitless” options, but when our choices do not work out, we have been programmed, through the behavioral conditioning tactics imbedded into the paradigms of our social environments not to assume any personal responsibility for our choices and actions. Instead, when we don’t receive the entitlements that society has taught us we should expect, we tend to always blame others for our own shortcomings. Such refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions further elevates the levels of learned helplessness that has been spreading like an epidemic in the developed world for the past several decades.
To counter these psychologically damaging firmaments that encapsulate most of us and keep us confined within a limited operational framework throughout our entire live, I designed Course P to specifically illustrate that our choices in life, can, and should consist of far greater options than the majority of us ever consider. Because the societal frameworks I have discussed above keep us on autopilot from infancy to childhood, from childhood to teenage years, from teenage years to adult years, and finally from adult years to old age, this is why most of us fail to ever update the most important Operating System of all – our brains. Though our way of thinking should be infinitely pliable because of the neuroplastic element of our brains that encourages us to continually update our Operating System (OS), quite regretfully most of us spend almost no time every year engaging in this critical behavior. Though constant updating of our OS would cause us to perceive the world in a way wholly unique to us, the vast majority of us fail to ever do so. Instead we continue to walk through the same jaded doors as everyone else in life, a behavior that ultimately sentences us to boring, unexceptional lives of obediency, compliancy, and an unthinking, unrewarding vegetative existence. It is almost impossible to state that the very situation I just described is not what we all have observed in 2020 and 2021 in response to covid lockdowns and freedom-stripping mandates.
This path, of course, is ultimately a very pessimistic one, though it is the one to which the vast majority of us have subscribed for the entirety of our lives. There are far better choices for the majority of us that we unfortunately never consider that would make us far happier people and far more useful to our communities. One way to ensure that we embark on the path less traveled and worn is to have a balance of mental, physical and material wealth instead of just focusing on the singular pursuit of material wealth as society instructs us to do. Furthermore, we must realize that the proper balance of mental, physical and material wealth is different for each one of us. In Course P, I provide activities and exercises that will help everyone discover his or her own customizable balance among these three elements that provides the greatest intrinsic value specific only to him or her.
The reason why finding purpose is so critical to sustainable happiness is because finding a purpose in life is an intrinsic, not an extrinsic pursuit, in which the discovery of our purpose will be uniquely specific to us and may not even be comprehensible to others.
Once we complete the journey of finding purpose to our life, then finding the optimal balance between mental, physical and material wealth also becomes infinitely easier. Furthermore, Part 1 of this course will help you formulate your own definition of happiness and success, as most times, we chase a definition of happiness and success that has been formulated by others, whether or not we are conscious of this choice. Over the course of our lifetime, institutional academics, the multi-billion dollar advertising industry, and social media engagement will expose us to literally hundreds of thousands of messages and images that subconsciously create our definitions of happiness and success that have been arrived at in an involuntary manner. However, these definitions rarely successfully create happiness and sustained success in our lives. Thus, it is necessary to unwind and de-program these messages. In Part 1 of Course P, I provide exercises that will allow you to successfully achieve this.