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June 07, 2024 - Life's Team Sport: Embracing the Unique Journey

June 07, 202410 min read

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The Power of Perspective

As I embark on my Uber driving journey, I'm struck by the profound realization that life is indeed a team sport. While we each navigate our own unique paths, we are constantly intertwined with the lives of others, forming a tapestry of shared experiences and collective growth. This perspective has been a guiding light in my personal and professional endeavors, shaping the way I approach every aspect of my life.

The Duality of Life

At the core of this understanding is the recognition that life is both a team sport and a single-player game. We are all part of various teams – the Uber team, the Stevens Family team, the Arnstein Family team, and countless others – yet each of us is a distinct individual with our own backstories, dreams, and aspirations. This duality is what makes our journeys so unique and powerful.

The Ownership Mindset

As the owner of my personal brand, "Life with Justin Stephens," I've come to embrace the concept of ownership as a means of collapsing time and shaping the future. By aligning myself with America's Holding Company, I've taken ownership of my narrative, empowering myself to chart a course that is truly my own. This ownership extends beyond just the present moment, encompassing the past, present, and future – a powerful tool in navigating the complexities of life.

The Value of Time

At the heart of my philosophy lies the belief that the true value of time lies in the understanding that each of us is a unique individual, with complete control over our lives. While we may face challenges and obstacles, the power to make decisions and shape our futures remains firmly in our hands. This realization is the driving force behind my podcast, blog, and overall approach to life.

Embracing the Journey

As I continue my Uber driving experience, I'm reminded of the importance of embracing the journey, regardless of the ups and downs. Each conversation, each connection, and each opportunity to share my story is a chance to expand my network, build relationships, and potentially uncover new avenues for growth. By treating my time as a valuable asset, I'm able to maximize the impact of every interaction and move closer to realizing my vision for the future.

The Power of Community

In a world that can often feel isolating, the concept of life as a team sport is a powerful reminder that we are all in this together. By fostering meaningful connections and collaborating with others, we can amplify our individual strengths and create a collective impact that transcends the boundaries of our own lives. This is the essence of my mission – to be a conduit between my life experiences and those who wish to support and join me on this journey.

Charting a Path Forward

As I continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship and personal growth, I remain steadfast in my commitment to sharing my story and empowering others to embrace the unique journey that is their own. Through my blog, podcast, and ongoing ventures, I aim to inspire and guide those who are ready to take control of their time and redefine the boundaries of what's possible. Together, we can harness the power of teamwork and individual ownership to create a future that is truly our own.

Conclusion

Life is a complex tapestry of individual experiences and shared connections. By embracing the duality of life as both a team sport and a single-player game, we unlock the true potential of our time and our ability to shape the future. Through the lens of ownership and a deep understanding of the value of time, we can embark on a journey that is truly our own, while also contributing to the collective growth and success of the teams we are a part of. It is in this delicate balance that we find the true essence of a life well-lived.

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All right, I am going to pick up my first Uber ride. So this is the first time I've had a chance to drive Uber, so it should be fun. My hope is it's a great way to meet people.

It's a great way to network and put myself up out there and create content. So depending on how everything goes, depending. Depending on a lot of factors, we'll see how it goes.

But I wanted to take you with me on the trip, so that is where we're starting. My first drop off was awesome. She was super nice.

We talked about her family business. She works with her parents. They've got a food truck.

And so we were talking all about that, and I told her a little bit about my blog, and I gave her a card. I told her if she ever wanted to do a blog, I'd come work for free for a couple hours and just hang out, and we would have fun. And she was all about it, which I think is awesome.

So it was a lot of fun. She was really nice. I'm liking this.

It's funny. Well, we're still cruising along. I've made $52.28

so far. I've had four riders, had great conversations with each of them and one delivery. So it's been going good.

I'm really liking it. So everything I look at is, how can I control my time? One of the really nice things about Uber is it's one on one conversations, which that's what I like about service experts is the conversations, getting to know people, all that. Right? So, with Uber, it's one on one conversations.

I'm constantly changing. It is whenever I want. So service experts is based off of the schedule when things are scheduled, whereas this is whenever I want to turn on the app and get in my car.

I can still working on finding my next pair. Anyways, this gives me the freedom to do at any point. And so I think it's going to be a great asset to what I've been doing because I.

I've had a couple good conversations, gave out my card a couple times, have a lead. Um, that said, she said she might need a new air conditioner, which would be great. So it's.

It's been fun. I like it. Anybody who's driven Uber in the past and has experience with it, what are some tips? What should I be doing? What shouldn't I be doing? How can I leverage my role as an Uber driver better? How can I do it better? What are your thoughts and ideas? I'd love to hear them.

Good evening, everyone. It is June 7, 2024. It is Friday evening.

I am out driving, been for Uber, looking for my next fare. But I was just thinking, I had this thought and I wanted to share it. So I talk about, I believe life is a team sport.

You're on multiple teams at all times. Right now. I am on the Uber team, right? Someone else will be using the Uber team.

Go on the app and my pipe up here, and I'll be like, yeah, I'll take it. Right? We're both part of that same team. I'm on the Stevens family team, Arkenstein family team.

That's my in laws. Like, we're all on multiple teams, and you always will be at the exact same time. Life is a single player game, and it will always be a single player game.

No one will ever know who you truly are. No one will ever know all of your backstory and all of your dreams for the future. And that's why I run my podcast and blog the way I do is because that's what I believe is the true value of time.

The understanding that you are a unique individual and you have complete control over your life. Now, we can lose control. You do something bad, get thrown in jail, you don't have control.

But for the most part, you are in control of your life. It is your choice and up to you what you do and how you do it, right? And so that's where this podcast, the blog, all of it's built on this concept that no matter what happens today, I own my future. Until the day I die, until the day I am killed, I make all decisions for me.

Even if I get thrown in jail, I'm still making the decisions. I'm still in my own head. I'm just restricted physically.

And each and every one of us is completely free and complete. You, completely unique. No one will ever have your life experiences.

No one will ever have your connections. No one will ever have your exact dreams or thoughts, any of that. And that, to me, is the true value of time.

And so part of capturing the true value of time, because I don't believe it's ever been captured in society, part of capturing it is saying, okay, if that is true, then the team you are a part of throughout your whole life is important, right? And that's. I've spent most of my life in Idaho. I'm Idaho resident.

I paid most of my. And my glasses died. Luckily, I plugged them in.

But what I was saying is that is the beauty of life is we all share the same time. We're all going through this together. It is a single player game for all of us.

And so the name of my single player game, the name of my blog is life with Justin Stevens, right? That's the name of my single player game. The ownership of my game. Right.

Name is different from ownership. It's owned by America's holding company. And so my goal is to become the conduit between my life experience and anyone who wants to support me.

That ownership is held by America's holding company. And I believe the owner of any organization is the only one in that organization who can collapse time by sharing ownership in what they've created. So, when I signed the incorporation paperwork for America's holding company, it was 2022, two years ago, March 2022.

So I'm going on two years plus of even trying to explain my vision of the future I'm building for me and my family. And it's hard for other people to see, because as a owner, you can only collapse time as far back as the asset has been alive. Right? So I had this idea, started working on it.

The way I look at things, this has been my entire entrepreneurial journey has been figuring out what I'm doing right now. Unboxing events is involved, prospecting done for you, Carlotta Thompson project tools, all of these different companies that I've worked with throughout the years all have a place in my strategy. I'm just not able to explain it in a way that other people understand yet.

I'm getting better. I'm getting there. But part of that is because the time hasn't passed to show people how this whole system even works.

How are we collapsing time? Because ownership at a. Of an asset involves the history, the current profit, the current balance sheet, all that, but also all future profit or failure. Right? Which you never know on any of it.

And so that's. That's how this whole system works, is based on how are we collapsing time? But the only way to collapse time is you have to start treating your time differently. That's where it starts.

How do you treat your time? Because that's going to be the deciding factor in all. Everything. Because no one's going to treat your time differently until you do.

And even then, they won't until you have proof of the results that you're getting, which is one of the reasons I don't have any proof of the results. Besides the blog that I've been building for two plus years and the human I am, and I've been building for 30, 37 years. That's how old I am.

I don't know. I was just thinking about that. Wanted to share.

Because that's what I do. Share my thoughts. Hope you all have a great day.

We'll talk to you soon. Bye.

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Justin Stephens

Justin Stephens is a husband and a father of 3. He is always looking for ways to create the impact that he is chasing, changing the way employees are compensated in America.

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