In Chapter 1 of 16 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, motivation teacher Jullien Gordon answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" Gordon, who shares his recent engagement to be married, notes how a progressive challenge is staying balanced as his relationship becomes a larger part of his life. He notes how not forcing things and being present in the moment is allowing him to live more fluidly, productively, and stress free. He notes the big moments have come through relationships, most often through being true to himself. Gordon is the founder of the Department of Motivated Vehicles, a personal and professional development company that helps clients identify purpose and map it to successful outcomes. Gordon has written five books and speaks regularly to college students across America. He earned masters degrees in education and business from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from UCLA.
Erik Michielsen: What’s getting easier and what’s getting harder in your life?
Jullien Gordon: Wow! So I just got engaged about two weeks ago, yeah so I’m excited about that. So what’s getting more difficult is, how I actually shift my business model so that I’m not traveling as much as I currently do so definitely looking into the productization of the things that I’m doing and how to scale that via licensing, training the trainer etcetera. So that’s definitely getting more difficult is holding that balance now that I’m committed to another person and of course in the future other little persons. So really just thinking about that now before it gets out of balance and out of control.
What’s getting easier is…what’s getting easier? I don’t know if anything’s getting easier. What’s getting easier is me not forcing things and me just being very present in the moment, being who I’m being and trusting that things will come. I would say when I started out on this path a lot of things were forced, I was pushing, pushing, pushing and now as I’m moving through the world in a great alignment with my purpose I really feel an attraction based –yeah, I had like – when I look at all my deals and relationships and things like that, they’ve all come through just my relationships. They haven’t been me doing SCO optimization or advertising on Google or great designs of flyers and banners. It hasn’t been any of that that has led to the business that I’ve been able to generate and so I realize that as I’m more of who I am and making my – being clear about my unique contribution that opportunities are coming out of every different direction and so I come into the new year and like yeah I think my business is gonna go in this direction and then all of a sudden these two opportunities come and I’m in this direction and this direction still doing my purpose but in ways that I couldn’t even imagine on my own.