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  • Writer's pictureJared Yellin

Find Your Thing


"There is one thing that straightens my mind more than anything else in the world…


‘DADDY, I LOVE YOU!’


Find your thing..."

- Jared Yellin


I am not sure about you, but complexity happens in life…


A big deal does not land…

Sickness shocks your world…

You don’t get the outcome you want from the election…

Someone dies…

You find yourself in a lawsuit...

Friction emerges in your relationship…

You get fired…

An injury happens out of nowhere...


And there are a host of additional things that will inevitably take place…


Each of these challenges represent an opportunity for growth, but each of these events could lead to dark thoughts, many moments of pain and discomfort, and even extreme levels of doubt…


What I tell people is that they need a STRAIGHTENING AGENT


Someone or something that STRAIGHTENS your mind…

Someone or something that gets you back on TRACK…

Someone or something that helps you find the SILVER LINING...


I believe it's hard to do this for yourself depending on the magnitude of the challenge but when you have a default, go-to, or anchor you are able to emerge bigger, bolder, and stronger than ever before.


For me…


It’s my kids.


That’s it!


Every hard day…

Every frustrating moment...

Every challenge…


My STRAIGHTENING AGENT is Taylee and Ryker...PERIOD!


I play with them…

I laugh with them…

I create with them…


My STRAIGHTENING AGENT is Taylee and Ryker...PERIOD!


I bring this up because as a parent we have the greatest opportunity to be an example…


LIFE will happen…

CHALLENGES will show up…

OBSTACLES will try and get in our way…


And our children are observing as each instance occurs…


Do you crumble…?

Do you double down…?

Do you step into victim…?

Do you rise to victor…?


I have chosen my children as my STRAIGHTENING AGENT because it’s even more accountability…


Not only are they helping me straighten my reality, but they are giving me the opportunity to show them someone who is willing to straighten their reality.



Please read this again…


They are giving me the opportunity to show them someone who is willing to straighten their reality.


Your thing does not need to be your kids…


It can be a hobby…

It can be the gym…

It can be a friend…

It can be your spouse…

It can be anything that is good for you…


But if you are like me and being THE example for your kids matters - make them your STRAIGHTENING AGENT.


It will be a WIN - WIN!


And if you are having a hard time finding your straightening agent, then consider these questions…


1 - What allows you to lose track of time and space?

2 - What always leads to a smile?

3 - What excites you on the deepest level?


These are three simple questions that I have shared with many people over the years that have helped them find their straightening agent.


This is one of those non-negotiable exercises because life will become bumpy, wild, and uncomfortable - no one is immune to this - but the key is what you decide to focus on when these challenges emerge.


YES, it’s normal to get stuck in the challenge….

YES, the majority of people around you will focus only on the challenge...

YES, you are NOT normal and you are NOT the majority of people…


This is why I encourage you to find your straightening agent…


Because when the obstacles arise your straightening agent will ground you into your CODE (aka Values) which is the path to circumnavigate the pain, uncertainty, and discomfort associated with this difficult situation.


Your straightening agent will allow you to lose track of time and place, lead to a huge smile, and create the necessary excitement that I believe is a requirement in life.


So, the opportunity is yours…


FIND YOUR THING!


Live with Intention,


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