What is a Personal Manifesto? A Personal Manifesto is list of what you believe and value. It’s not necessarily who you are now, or how you live your life now. But it is your line in the sand. It’s the definitive statement of what you stand for, what you believe, and where you refuse to … Continue reading How To Write Your Personal Manifesto
Why do anything, really? Why go to work? Why have another beer? Why take a vacation? Why take a nap? “Why?” is a great question because the answer to “Why?” will reveal what you believe. Simon Sinek has a great YouTube and an equally wonderful book called Start With Why that I highly recommend. Check … Continue reading Why Streak?
Okay boys and girls, quiz time. What is a streak? A: A streak is the distance you can run naked in a public place before you’re arrested. Or, B: A streak is the length of time you can do something before you miss. Answer: Both. I have never actually streaked in the “A” definition, though … Continue reading Streakers Do It Every Day
I am the happiest person I know and I wish you were happier, too. What I have been writing about here for the past 5 days is little pieces of my little book called A Project-Driven Life. It’s aimed at you if you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, or … Continue reading I Wish You Were Happier
Do you ever dream about what it would feel like to max out as a human being? Use yourself up completely? I wonder about that a lot. I am fascinated with people like Tim Ferris of The 4-Hour Workweek and Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines. Those guys seem to be living so much larger than … Continue reading It’s All About Energy
I hate to meditate. Hate it. I sit down, set the timer, and every single day it’s the same freaking shit storm in there. Mind spinning every which way, or else catching myself before the face-plant into unconsciousness. When the timer goes off, I think: Well, that was a flipping mess. And then go on … Continue reading I Hate To Meditate
Once you have 100 things on your Love list, you’re ready to make piles. Group all your things into categories. Some categories are easy, like food and drink. Other items are harder, like “watching the sunrise on the beach.” Where do you put that? Here’s where you need to make up your own categories. Here … Continue reading Make Piles
On the James Altucher podcast recently he interviewed Robert Greene, author of Mastery, and asked him what he says to people who tell him they don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. I was making dinner as I was listening. I stopped chopping. I had been waiting for the answer to … Continue reading You Are What You Love
Are you still saying, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” and you’re already grown up? Are you in a job that you don’t like, but feel stuck in because you really don’t know what you’d rather do? Do you know what you’d rather do but it’s financially unfeasible? Do … Continue reading Is This You?