As the owner of the Manifestation Machine personal growth and development brand, a so-called “success guru”, and a “life coach” (or what I prefer to call a Peak Potential Coach, since the term “life coach” is so cliché and Peak Potential Coach far more accurately describes what I do), one of my jobs is to help people figure out what they want, as well as why they want it. In other words, I’m supposed to help people pick out a goal, or a set of goals, for themselves and then talk them, essentially, into giving enough of a shit about it that they’ll actually do something about it. But therein lies the source of my greatest difficulty in doing what I do for a living:
Unlike most “life coaches”, who are happy-go-lucky, eternal optimists (or who at least pretend to be), who are trained to help others find meaning in their lives, much like a psychologist would do, I am an existential nihilist, which means I do not believe that anything in life has any inherent (i.e.: built-in) meaning. In other words, I don’t believe that there is any meaning to be foundin anything, that we are wasting our time trying to find it, and that if we want something to mean anything to us, then we must consciously decide that it means something to us, on an individual basis...
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