Over the weekend I went to an art show in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills, California has to be one of the weirdest places on the planet.
The vibe there is so strange.
It feels exciting and depressing at the same time.
At this show there were big time A-list celebrities and loads of paparazzi. To watch them swarm the celebs like sharks in a feeding frenzy was so surreal. It’s one thing to see it on TV or whatever. By I was inches away watching it all unfold. It was insane.
Then inside I met, rub shoulders and talked with many of those celebs. Also very surreal. Somehow I had managed to get invited into this small circle of strangeness. I thought I wanted to be around them. I learned something way different later.
Many were just regular people that happen to be famous.
Others (most sadly) were complete douche bags who add no value to world.
Here’s the thing that hit me.
I’m not like any of these people.
I thought I wanted to be there but then it quickly became boring and empty. I started to hate it and feel really uncomfortable.
Later that night I was having wine with friends who had gone with me to the event.
We were all talking about how strange it all felt.
That’s when it hit me. I’m a f*%king alien.
I don’t fit in anywhere on this earth.
At least that’s what it feels like.
I may be alone in this but I really think we all feel this way sometimes. Like we don’t fit in. Like our thoughts are strange. Like we are waiting for the Mothership to come take us away from this very backwards world.
Here’s the shitty part.
The spaceship is not coming.
There is no white knight coming to save you.
You are it.
You are alone.
Here’s the fantastic part.
You are your own mothership.
You have everything you need to build life the way you want it.
You just have to stop being afraid to let your inner alien show.
We are all “weird” and “messed up” and “aliens”.
But that’s also what saves us, makes us unique and makes us beautiful.
Unfortunately society has made 99.99% of us afraid to let the world see our “weird” side. The dichotomy is that is what the world REALLY wants to see.
So let your freak flag FLY!
Embrace the alien.
Because the spaceship is not coming.
P.S. Here’s the link to the replay from Thursday’s live postcard traffic training Luke and I did. You can either download it or play it in your browser.
Let me know what you think.
P.P.S. For those of you who are tempted to quote the Bible to me or anything like that about “saviors” or whatever. Please don’t. I already know all that stuff. I grew in a very Christian home and I’ve personally read the ENTIRE Bible at least 10 times. That’s not the point of this email.