October 2009

big naked manWithin the social web, everyone wants to own a conversation. They want to be the person someone thinks of when they think of a certain topic, or trend.

On the other hand, everyone talks about the beauty of open-source conversation within the social web. Everyone contributes, everyone can chime in. Everyone pretends that no one really owns anything. “We’re all in this together” is the mantra of those who own branded spaces online.

For a long time, I’ve been thinking about this interesting phenomenon.

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raw tacosAs some of you may know, at the beginning of this year I made the commitment to go 100% Raw for 30 days. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I felt incredible, had more energy than ever, and felt a certain lightness that I’ve never experienced while eating other diets.

Since then, I’ve modified my eating to about 60-80% raw. Some of the challenges I’ve faced have been:

  • How to manage sharing meals with a non-raw eater.
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I wanted to give you a fair warning. There are a little over 12 hours left until the doors close for good to Paid to Exist.

I’ll be honest, I don’t need you to join. The class is near capacity right now (about three spots left), and I’m ready to kick this thing off next Wednesday.

This isn’t about me, it’s about you. If you want to make sure that you don’t put off taking the plunge (and making getting paid to do what you love work), this program is for you.

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Paid to Exist: Unschool

For much of my life, I rebelled against things. I thought the “system” was my enemy and I wanted to deconstruct everything.

And I felt like society was “against me.”

So for much of my teenage and adult life, I sought to break things down. I did whatever I could to discredit the establishment. I looked for holes and pointed them out. I saw the faults and the hypocrisy and I thought, “Why are so many people following these fakes?”

I rejected pretty much everything.

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There are many things in life that you will take great pleasure in doing that will not be comfortable. You may dread them. You may even begin imagining ways you could painlessly end your time here on earth to avoid the task at hand.

It’s funny, isn’t it? We know security is a myth. Yet, we often act in a way that favors comfort over fulfillment.

I know that I, personally, have acted in this way many times. I do what I want when the risk is minimal.

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