In Praise of Lazaholics and Leisureholics
If you’re a workaholic, you can skip this article. It would be an absolute waste of your time and that would be unacceptable, wouldn’t it? However, if you’re overworked, overstressed, feel like you’re trapped and seeking a way to bring more joyful energy into your life, read on. First, I’ll tell you about two people who are real nut cases about work. After that, I’ll give you some ideas on how to use EFT to start moving towards doing more of the things that you love. Here we go.
The dictionary defines work as physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something. When you think of work, what kinds of thoughts and feelings pop up? Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth president wasn’t crazy about work. He said, “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh — anything but work.”
And then there are some cultural cliches and beliefs we have about work:
- Work your fingers to the bone
- Works his butt off
- Worked night and day
- Work like a dog
- Worked to death
- All work and no play
- A mother’s work is never done
- Saddled with work
- A worker bee
- Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop
No wonder people don’t like to work. To many people, work is a “necessary evil.” It’s something they “have to do” instead of “want to do.” It’s just a job instead of a passion. And that’s where these two “laziness” experts chime right in. They’re both opposed to work as we know it. Although they talk about laziness, they’re really talking about doing things that you’re passionate about, that energize and recharge your internal batteries. Let’s take Fred Gratzon. He wrote the book, The Lazy Way to Success: How to Do Nothing and Accomplish Everything. Here’s what Fred says about work:
“If someone is working hard, it means only one thing — that that person didn’t use his intelligence, or his creativity, or his light-heartedness to find an easier, more enjoyable, more effective way of doing the same thing. Hard work should be avoided at all costs. Instead have fun, play games and laugh. Don’t collaborate, co-playorate. And co-create. And co-discover. And, as a result, co-get-super-rich. Workaholics are lame. Playaholics got game.”
You may want to pay attention to Fred. He’s an successful entrepreneur. Using his lazy way, he started his first company — The Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company — with no money nor experience about the ice cream business. It was judged by People magazine to be the best ice cream in America. Fred also started a long distance carrier company called Telegroup. He had no idea what he was doing. From a home-based business, it grew to 1,100 employees with $400 million in annual revenue. Fred’s companies have appeared on Inc magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America four times.
Then there’s Ernie Zelinski. In his last “real job” over 25 years ago, Ernie was fired from his engineering job for taking too much vacation time. Now he works only four or five hours a day, and he earns a better living than 90 percent of the corporate world. Check out his book, The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It, or The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked.
He must have some gems of wisdom. The book has been published in 17 languages in 20 different countries and has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. You can download samples of his books here, including his new book, Real Success Without a Real Job: There Is No Life Like It!
And what about you? If you’re not doing more of the things in your work and life that you love and are passionate about, the main reason is because of your limiting, fearful thoughts and beliefs. You’ve bought into, “it’s not possible.” Or you say that someday when conditions or circumstances are right, you will. You keep it way out in the elusive future.
If you want to accelerate doing the work and things you love, you can use EFT to erase and replace your limiting feelings and beliefs. Start with exploring what your beliefs are about work and money, idle time, being lazy, and making a living. Then create some setup statements such as:
Even though I’m afraid to give up my work …
Even though I’m afraid that I won’t know what to do …
Even though I have all of these responsibilities …
Even though I’m making too much money to quit my job …
Even though I don’t believe that I can earn an income doing the things that I love …
… I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though I don’t believe that I can create revenue from doing what I love …
Even though I don’t know how to create revenue from doing the work I love …
… I choose to be open to the possibility of attracting it to me in surprisingly fun ways.
People give every excuse in the world for not doing what they love and pursuing their dreams. One of the simplest, no risk ways to creating the future that you desire is by vividly imagining it already happening. Everything that you manifest starts in your mind. Begin imagining doing the things you love as if they are actually happening now. Routinely, take small simple steps forward.Here are some other articles that you’ll find of value on manifesting. Read Dr. Patricia Carrington’s article, Can EFT be Used to Manifest What You Want in Your Life?
You can do work that enriches your life and that you’re passionate about. To be a possibility for you, first you have to believe it. You’ll need to erase any limiting beliefs and EFT is a powerful tool for this. You can continue like most people to just have a job. Or, you can use EFT to help create what you want. It’s your choice.