How are you doing this week? I was sick for most of it and now that I’m better I am excited to get back to work. I was up till six in the morning writing last night as inspiration hit me. It felt great, though it’s definitely left me tired.
Creating, like I do here, like Mike Donghia does, like Everett Bogue does and Tanja Hoagland does is one of the most powerful things going on right now. Mike explains why it’s so important and what is does for you and the world in the link above.
I think you should join us and start creating meaningful art for the world. I tell a lot of people this and one of the things I hear is that they aren’t a creative person. They are afraid that they just don’t have it in them. In the beginning I was terrified of that too. I wasn’t a creative person until I started to create and many times the ideas I have come out of no where. They grab me and force me to write even if it’s 2AM and I want to sleep. It isn’t something I’ve ever had inside me. It is an energy that from time to time I tap into. I learned this years ago in a term called Awen which means divine inspiration. In the video below Elizabeth Gilbert explains this perfectly. You don’t have to be a creative person, you just have to let creation flow through you.
I had a discussion with a friend of mine yesterday regarding minimalism with a family and as a home owner. He was impressed with the things I’ve done but said that there is no way he could get down to 67 Things. That may be true but minimalism isn’t about the number of things you own, or how little you spend. It’s not a competition with everyone else though sometimes we like to make it that way. Minimalism is something you define for yourself and in the link above Jenny Smythe has done just that. Take a look at her definition and then think about what yours is.
As Matt Madeiro wrote “The Primal Lifestyle is a return to our roots.” It is a focus on eating simple and healthy foods that our bodies enjoy and a way of exercise that breaks us free from the sedentary office lifestyle. It promotes good health and in the few weeks I have been practicing it I have lost 15 lbs. put on a nice amount of muscle (without setting foot in a gym) and I feel great! Matt has put together a three part guide that lays out all the basic information you need and resources to learn more. You aren’t gonna want to miss this stuff.
Awesome Update! Matt is running a contest on his site to give away two books on the this lifestyle. The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook both by Mark Sisson. All you gotta do is head on over to THIS POST and leave a comment for a chance to win.
I am a little late on finding Tyler Tervooren’s Advanced Riskology blog as it’s already garnered 3,000 subscribers and is full of fantastic content. This article is a massive 7,000 beast on how to plan an “international adventure.” It covers a bunch of tools and tactics that will put you on the right path when planning for travel. I’ve bookmarked this in Evernote so I can go back and read it whenever I need to.
That’s the great stuff for this week. I hope you guys enjoy it and I’ll see you on Tuesday!