How many meaningful interactions have you had with strangers? People who follow you on social media are ‘strangers’, but they follow you because they’re members of the niche. They have similar taste. They stick around to hear your messages. They listen. They care. They wait for you to show up, and they’re glad that you […]Read more "Strangers"
What is it about young people who have a questioning outlook on life that makes them seem older than they are? We have it backwards. The phrase should be, “your wise behind your years.” That you’re wise because you’ve kept that questioning outlook on life which comes so easily to children. The irony here is […]Read more "“You’re wise beyond your years”"
Inspiration will not wait until you’ve had the perfect cup of organic dark roast from Mexico. Nor will it wait for Pandora to find you the perfect song, or for Amazon to find you the perfect journal to capture your perfect ideas. But it might be true that inspiration waits for intention. That having a […]Read more "Inspiration, Intention"
You meditate everyday. How come you’re not peaceful all the time? You’ve read all those books. You’ve listened to all those podcasts. How come you don’t know all the answers yet? What would happen if we stopped flocking around those who seem to have it all figured out? What would happen if we stopped holding […]Read more "Gurus and Guides"
Minimalism is not for everyone. No lifestyle is for everyone. But damn is there some strong literature that suggests we take stock of everything that we own, and everything that we do, and ask ourselves, do I need this? Do I need this job? That’s the question being asked in The Four-Hour Workweek. But […]Read more "Trappings – Walden and The Four-Hour Workweek"
I haven’t read any books on habit change, but I know that the popular literature suggests identifying with your habits – by being the kind of person who (habit). Using a sample size of one (me), and having read zero books on the subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that it works. Do you want […]Read more "On Habits"
What will you do in the meantime? Before your surroundings are just perfect, with that right temperature of coffee, proper lighting, no distractions, just pure, uninterrupted flow? What will you do before you’ve entered that elusive state which comes, of course, after you’ve worked through every excuse that you’ve used to rationalize the reason […]Read more "In The Meantime"
Today, you have a chance to share something, whether or not you created it. Though they’re thousands of miles away from us, somebody can see what we’ve shared, and they can join us in our feelings of enthusiasm for the art, despite being in a completely different culture than ours. And it’s exactly because they’re […]Read more "Cool to Share"
In the former, you’re the opponent. Wrestling with your inner demons is fine, but demon fighting isn’t a great long-term strategy. The work will need to be finished no matter how many demons are left. In the latter, you’re the companion. Believing that you’re capable is fine, so long as you do the work that […]Read more "“You Vs You” vs “You With You”"
That’s the message that creators send when they make something for their community. And if we aren’t making things, it’s good enough to be around those who are. Creators need the community, and vice versa. It’s not a gift if nobody receives it. If you’ve created something, thank you for moving the conversation forward. And […]Read more "“This is my contribution to the conversation”"