Youvolution

Getit

#GetIt

The Spark

I'm from the little West Texas town Andrews, TX. 

This is where my story starts. 

In a place that inspired the spark of this entire journey I have been on for 4 years. A place that gave birth to a fire in me to go out and do and build and connect and rally and join other people just like me... dreamers.

So, Youvolution was born. 

And I began my journey to find my place..  build a brand.. and change the world..

In this process of building this brand I have failed many times.. gone down the wrong path.. lost money.. built amazing friendships.. been so confused I've wanted to give up.. let people down.. changed lives.. been a part of so many dreams.. and felt more alive than ever...

And still.. I find myself lost sometimes.. 

I had a visit with a chaplain once while in the Marine Corps. I told him that I had no idea what the hell I was doing there.. and that none of this made any sense. He told me that I would not be able to understand because we were all a piece to a bigger puzzle. He told me I should believe in the greater cause of our mission and it was my duty to do my part.

Looking back, life is just like that.. and Youvolution is just like that.. You don't have to understand the big picture all the time. but instead you just have to pursue it... and just move forward.. 

It's really fucking hard sometimes..

Especially when you've failed over and over again..

And this is how I have come to love and build Youvolution. As my own personal puzzle piece.. as confusing as it is sometimes.. going on 4 years and I am still refining our mission, brand, and what we do for people. 

So... If you know me and you have been a part of my journey this will make total sense to you. 

Youvolution is a way of being.. It's a the act of believing in a dream you might have for the world and chasing it. It's the act of showing up for other dreamers along your journey and being a cheerleader..  helping when you can.. and inspiring people around you to do the same. 

So.. if you're one of those people.. and you're ready, willing, and excited to start.. 

 

We're all waiting..

The world is waiting...

for you (the person reading this) volution (to go change the world)

 

Built to inspire and be inspired.

Youvolution.

 

Ben Gibson, Founder of Youvolution

Ben Gibson
#Get It

You really don't have any idea what you are doing until you do it.

I created this section to show you how through the process of doing what I have done, I have gotten a little closer than where I would be if I would have done nothing.I've heard people say "I don't know what I'm passionate about.. I don't know where to start.." That's cool and all, but jeez.. you'll never figure it out if you don't do SOMETHING.

 

Very few writers really know what they are doing until they've done it.
-Anne Lamott

 

That's just how it works.

So I encourage you.. as confused or lost as you may be..
just go try something..
just go do something..
just go #Getit

Ben Gibson
To all my Andrews, Tx peeps

(Maybe not everyone)


I know what it's like. Being 16 in a place where nobody understands you. Why not? Because you see the world differently. Because you see the world through a different lens. You don't fully understand why everyone around you sees the world so black and white while you see a world of infinite color and possibility. Being 20, maybe heart broken, lost, anxious to get out, unrelatable, and ready to quit. To give up on crazy visions of your grandeur that even your mom thinks your nuts. School really isn't for you. Working in the oil field is the death of your creativity.


Because your something bigger than that.. you have a light inside you that wants to be shown. To be seen.


You may have no idea what that light is or what it means.. but.. it's there.. and it's been there your whole life.

Don't give up on it.

I promise the more you let is shine.. the closer and more clear it will be.

The crazier and more different you will be the closer you get to it.

And that's ok too.

Ben Gibson
Let It Be

Awake at night.. Wide eyed and questioning..
This time the thoughts are louder..
Who are you really?
Where are you really?
Where are you going next really?
Missing the touch and love of another but never have had it enough to say that.
Through the challenges of learning to face myself
and learning all the curious and beautiful and scary things
left to be found, spoken, and lived.
But tonight I decide it's ok to be all of those things.
It's ok to be scared and lonely and confused.
Because as in the conversation I had with a friend...
This will probably pass too..
It always usually passes.
Again and again.. From stage to stage.. And phase to phase..
Rolling with the punches and cherishing the days I spend with whom I love.
Shh.. Be still.. Stop shivering.. And let it be.

Ben Gibson