What if you’re a recent grad with a crummy job (or 2) crushed under a massive boulder of student loan debt. What if you’re a single parent on the gerbil wheel of job, kids, daycare, shopping, laundry, Dr. visits, round and round. What if every waking hour is consumed with survival concerns. Fuck the ukulele. … Continue reading Don’t Say You Don’t Have Time
Before I talk about picking a project I want to say one thing: This process takes time. It takes time to build a Project-Driven Life. And it might take even longer if you spend every waking hour working on somebody else’s project. Most people work on somebody else’s project. Any company who pays you, pays … Continue reading Picking a Project
I guess it’s a generational thing. I like to get high. I am always on the lookout for anything that takes me out of ordinary reality, ordinary time. Today, I did a lot of deliberately heavy breathing, which in yoga-speak is called pranyama. I forced air into and out of my nose at a blistering … Continue reading Getting High
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