What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I often talk about the amazing things in my life and how grateful I am to be doing what I love, being married to my incredible wife and my kids. I’m really very blessed to own my company and work with people that are all aligned with my mission.  

rachel lee and joshua lee

But it wasn’t always this way.  

Several years ago I was completely focused on numbers, bottom line, growing the 10 companies I was building, and frankly I was miserable.  

I didn’t let myself think about it that much and tried to just “stick to the hustle” try and make as much money as I could, because back then I thought money would solve it all for me.  

Then, I could be more heart focused, then I could be in a comfortable place, THEN I could have all the things I wanted.  

But the truth is, that’s not how it works and it took some very difficult life lessons for me to realize that I had to make the changes that I wanted in the now and not some hazy time in the future.  

All at once, I got divorced from my first wife. I shut down my companies and I even moved back in with my parents with less than $1000 to my name.  

Was it difficult? Oh yeah.  

Was it a dark time in my life. It was.  

But there’s the thing,  

It made me understand that even what you might perceive as failure, is actually just another chance for you to grow and learn about yourself and what you really want as a human being.  

joshua b lee

It’s all about finding the motivation to change direction, to look at your life and take stock of where you are and where you want to be.  

It’s about digging deep down and truly starting to embrace your humanity and discovering what you want to bring into the world and then taking the steps to make it happen.  

One tiny step at a time.  

So I urge you, no matter where you are in your journey, no matter whether you’re on the high side of the pendulum or swinging lower, especially with the sometimes chaotic changes in our work environments and our lives over the past couple years… Look inside yourself.  

Find out who you really are, and who you want to be in this world and do whatever is necessary to make the changes that will allow you to emerge and become that person.  

It will make all the difference in the long run and soon you’ll find yourself looking at everything in your life with gratitude and the motivation to get out of bed with a spring in your step every single day!  

See you next week for another installment of your Weekly Dopamine Dose!  

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