EPI 33: Bipolar: I Want To Help In A Way No Job Would Ever Allow
This is the most powerful yet most frustrating part of bipolar, outside of the illness itself.
Our creative minds need tasks and projects that are usually not readily found within the confines of existing job descriptions.
We are forced to MAKE the job in which we can then excel.
Welcome to the Bipolar Excellence Podcast. Episode 33, I Want To Help In A Way No Job Would Ever Allow. This too, is part of the Life Of An Outsider series. You’ll find a link to the series in the footer of the website, bipolarexcellence.com.
This topic? This topic, I think, like none other, is where I’m doing my damnedest to find my people.
If you’re listening to this, if you saw that topic title, and that drew your eye out of the whole list, I’m very excited to meet with you.
Jobs all by themselves are not bad. Some are necessary and some are very fulfilling. But in general, in general, they don’t deliver what many high functioning bipolar people want outta life. They just don’t.
Jobs by, by their nature are limiting, in any way, almost that you care to define. The exception would be, there are very unique jobs that are quite complex and they do directly speak to what somebody loves most outta life.
But then I’m not talking to you. If that’s, if that’s where you’re at, you wouldn’t have found interest in that topic title anyway,
More than anything, one of my greatest, one of the greatest clearest definitions of what Kenny’s about is being self-employed and being, and from there being on my way to becoming a true business owner.
If you wanna know what that means, what I just said, what it actually means, you’re gonna wanna familiarize yourself with Robert Kiosaki. Another former Marine I might add, although he doesn’t really make a big deal outta that.
He authored the book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. And again, if this topic really speaks to your heart and you haven’t read that book yet, you need to. It’s one of your Bibles.
He will explain the difference between an employee and an investor. And a self-employed person and a business owner, and why it is you should ultimately, from a career point of view, be striving for investor and business owner.
If you’re an employee, you’re a slave to whatever that situation entails. You do the way you do what they say, you agreed to it for X amount of pay, whatever benefits.
And, and whatever the job is pretty much, the only way you can make more money is with overtime, or you gotta keep getting successively more complicated certifications. You gotta climb some kind of ladder. Yuck.
I, I don’t want anything to do with that. Not only that it’s, it’s a slower, ignorant way of addressing what it is I’m most valuable at doing. Probably you too.
Jobs have a fucked up kinda way of describing value. They usually equate it to effort. Effort is necessary in, in most things and all things at times. But a job, in general, usually wants sustained, high effort from start to finish.
That’s no way to live. That’s slave work. I don’t care what you do. I don’t care even if you’re a white collar person. If you gotta just put out and put out and put out and put out and put out to get that that paycheck?
Man, if it isn’t like a mid, mid six figure on up, I can’t even see how it’s worth it. And then I’ve read enough stories about people who’ve had that kind of money, who were not happy with what they had to do to get it.
They were millionaires and they were miserable. Being a millionaire doesn’t make ya miserable. How you got to being a millionaire can make you miserable.
There’s ways of living exactly as you want, sharing the best parts of you in a way you enjoy sharing that get gobbled up by the people that love and care for you the most, because you’re giving them what they need, in a way that soothes you both.
That’s my goal here with Bipolar Excellence.
I chose high functioning, bipolar people because you’re some of the most interesting people on the planet.
You’re tweaked in such a way that sets you outside the box from most people around you. You disagree with all kinds of things, the normal people, so to speak, consider the way life should be. And you’re not able to become easy with that.
You constantly resist, fight back, usually in a way that doesn’t help you any, until you get your path cleared out or, and made, made clear. And, and that’s who I’m looking for.
You should be doing everything in your power to be getting out of a job and to be doing something that’s all you. If you’re working with me.
The only reason you should be in a job still is because it’s gotta be for some super pure reason and not cuz you need the money. If you are doing something that you absolutely love and talks to your spirit and you don’t need the money? Please keep, please keep doing that job.
There’s a strong chance the rest of us need you to do that job.
Jobs. Like I said, jobs, aren’t evil. The reason why most people have a job is evil. So to speak. You could do better. You could be happier, you could help more people if you figured yourself out better.
And that’s why you’re here. We’re trying to figure you out better from the stance of being a highly functionable, bipolar person, high functioning, bipolar person.
There’s aspects to bipolar that are good. They just get used incorrectly. And they then display themselves as the symptoms that we hated having.
There’s a large chunk of, of the, that energy that simply… it’s just being misused. We don’t know what to do with it. And it starts to consume us.
The energy is just energy.
It it’s not good or bad. It’s a tool to be used.
The perspectives that come from surviving bipolar the way we have, or if you’re like me, maybe you walked out of it completely. But you’re still trying to find your way. You’ve got a way of looking at life that doesn’t fit into anything.
You are forced to create something new because the template for what you are, doesn’t exist. You’re going to become the template.
It’s a challenge. It’s an adventure. It’s scary. It’s a shaking up of the status quo around you and within you. You’re gonna have to demand more for yourself. But you also shouldn’t have to beat yourself to death to get there.
I would like a shot at helping you figure out what that looks like, so that we can, together, help you build something really freaking cool that makes you just excited as hell to get up outta bed in the morning or in the middle of the night. If you’re like me a night guy, I prefer the night, big time.
We need to find a way to get you in charge of your life that doesn’t involve a job. You should only be going to a job cuz you love it.
And again, if you’re here, I’m gonna guess you already don’t. I’ve had 50, some odd jobs. I’ve done everything just about under the sun. I’ve even been a Carney at TWO carnivals!
I’ve cleaned out crack houses for foreclosures for bank sales.
I’ve done nonprofit work. I’ve done construction work. I’ve been a tradesman of various sorts.
I’ve been in charge of millions of dollars of equipment. I’ve had company vehicles. I’ve driven thousands of miles in a week, doing stuff at companies and people’s homes, repair and installation.
I’ve worked in factories.
I’ve done sales jobs. I’ve done pure labor jobs. I’ve been a mechanic in more ways than I could count.
I don’t even remember all the things I’ve done. I have ’em written down somewhere. One of these days, I gotta find it. It’s on a file somewhere in my, my computer.
Because I was always trying to find the job that would bring me what I wanted. That would give me the life I wanted.
I got into a lot of money making opportunities, which in themselves are an even more intense job, Amway being the kingpin of them. I barely escaped that with my life.
All chasing either the dream that somebody else handed to me and told me was possible or chasing after the hope of somebody clarifying what the dream was and could show me how to get there, based on what it was I was all about.
And I, I didn’t do that well for many years.
I only recently got a handle on it and it became Bipolar Excellence.
A lot of what I’m doing now is just a slight shift. I’ve been very close. I’ve had a few small companies that were my own. They just didn’t go anywhere. They didn’t go like a thought. Problems arose that I didn’t know would happen until I got into ’em.
I hope that makes clear, I’ve been exposed to quite a bit, particularly when it comes to jobs and how to make use of the best parts of those jobs, cuz I talk about it all in this website. I’ve learned so much.
And, and one of the, one of the coolest things about jobs though, is they be, they can become a test area where you get to try out different things you’re learning from people like me and see where you’re at with that. If they suit you or not.
And you don’t have to pay for it. They’re paying you. There’s ways of using jobs that have nothing to do with the jobs, so you can figure yourself out.
I can help you figure out what all that is and how we should go about doing it.
If you would simply go over to bipolarexcellence.com and sign up for my newsletter. I’ll get the ball rolling with the Is Bipolar Disorder A Gift? 11 page PDF, which will explain a lot of this succinctly, clearly and quickly and drop some really cool tools in your lap immediately that you can sit and play with and go discover yourself on a deeper level and try some things out.
Maybe I don’t even hear from you right away. Maybe I don’t hear from you ever. Maybe you realize I’m on to something that really speaks to you strongly and we need to become buddies, so to speak.
Please go over there, get that PDF and let’s see what comes of it for you and I. I wish you guys well, see ya.