Don't need permission.
The hawk doesn't ask the field mouse if it wants to be eaten. The lion doesn't ask the gazelle, "ready to die?" They don't need permission because they are naturally gifted with a predator's mind.
As a human, you get a choice between two lives. Predator or prey. You are always one of the two, and if you don't know which one you are...
When I quit my job in 2010 to start my first business, I didn't ask for permission. Back then, there weren't 100,000 YouGurus ready to sell me the *5-Shifts to Wealth.* Back then, I didn't know any entrepreneurs. Wasn't part of the Fastlane Forum. Didn't have business experience or any reason to think I would succeed.
None of that mattered. I didn't need permission to quit my job to start a business. I'm a predator, a lion, a villain, a force of fucking nature, and when I choose to do a thing, nothing can stand in my way. To me, everyone and anything that would get in the way of what I want to accomplish, is prey.
Which one are you? Predator or prey?
Don't need permission.
Never the victim.
Always the victim.
Out of control.
Everything is possible.
Nothing is possible.
I always know by your questions. You ask me for permission as if I have all of the answers. Like I know everything. "Can I say this in my proposal?" "Should I make a website?" "Can I start a new Upwork account?" "Can I share contact info before the contract starts?"
My answer is almost always, "probably."
That's my answer because I don't fucking know, and you're going to do what you're going to do regardless of what I say. I can tell you to raise your rates from $20/hour to $150/hour and if you're a scared little bitch, you aren't going to do it because you are prey and as long as you think like prey you will never be a predator.
Lions and hawks are natural predators. Humans are natural predators too, but most of you have been tamed by society - trained to think and behave like prey.
Today is your wake up call.
Humans are the only animal on this planet that gets a choice between predator and prey. Humans are the top of the food chain. Choose to think and act like prey, you will remain prey. Choose to be a predator...and the world is yours.
You already know which one you are. You can feel it deep down inside. You know if you need someone to tell you what to do. You know if you blame others for your problems. You may not like confronting that feeling, but you know if this applies to you.
But today you have a choice. You can choose to apply a new way of thinking. You can choose to do what you want to do because you don't need permission. You can be a predator.
It starts with a choice. One choice followed by another and another and another and you just choose to be a predator and then keep choosing that mindset again and again...you ask yourself, "what would a predator do?" And then you choose to do that and you just do it. Now do it. Before I eat you.