“There’s a story you tell yourself. But the real story is the one your self tells you.”
Benjamin Voiles worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years. Logic and a concrete perspective commanded his life. But Ben was struggling and wasn’t happy with his job, the romances in my life, or my health. Driven to avoid the things he feared and never for the things he wanted. Ben found a way to a new life where everything became available. His health improved, romance reached levels he’d never imagined, and he set off on a new career path.
Ben wants to help others bring color into their world – and find the path that serves them.
You’re listing to the Establishing your Empire show, a podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives, and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography, but business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from 15K per month in online sales to breaking the $1 million a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about the process, the lessons they’ve learned and how they have Established their Empires.
By making choices, you’re executing how you want your life to go. And, as we already mentioned, power and choice are related. So it’s kind of like, this is your power to shape your life. And to me, that’s applies to everything. Life is feeling and choice for everybody and for everything. So no matter what’s going on, if you look at it like, okay, in this situation, what am I feeling and what choices are available? And by doing that, if you’re always doing that, you’re kind of maximizing your life. You’re living as much as you can. And you’re creating not just a life where you’re steering here and there you’re steering every instant of every day to create this path. That’s unique for you that you can look back on and be like, that’s my life. I didn’t let someone else dictate it.
I followed what I felt and I made choices for what I wanted it to become. As soon as I got into this ability to like actually feel my emotions that I’ve been suppressing for years. And I’d like fully felt them. It was, it was basically like things going from black and white to color. Like it was just like, Whoa, there’s so much more to this experience than I thought possible. Like I couldn’t even fathom the things that are available to us to feel. And once I did that, I was like, I don’t, I was a mechanical engineer and I was making a 3D. The last thing I was working on was a 3D metal printer. And then before that was a medical device and all this stuff, and they’re all cool things like every single one is a cool project. But as soon as I felt these emotions, I was like, this is my goal. Now help other people have this experience of going from black and white to color with their emotions. And I truly believe it applies to everybody.