November 2011

Stop Asking for Permission

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Harley Roxanne of

I visited New York City with my mom and younger sister recently. We were walking near Battery Park when we saw a man wearing a clown wig and playing a ukulele- making up songs as people walked by.

It was this man, Freddy Harrington.

To onlookers he was a street musician, a comedian entertaining passers by. But he spoke of things much deeper.

In this video interview, you learn that he is not merely a street musician trying to make a couple bucks to survive, but a high school science teacher with a much deeper message.

Click to read more
Burning Brightly; How to Stop Mechanical Work and Stay Connected to Your Ultimate Why

No matter how much we attempt to stay rooted in our vision, it seems that every so often our work devolves into becoming mechanical.

We start making lists of things to do that seem like good ideas. Optional tasks become things we must do. And we forget about why we set out on our path in the first place.

Whenever you notice a sense of disconnect between your work and the meaning behind it, there’s a good chance it’s time to look up and adjust course.

Click to read more
How to Stay Rooted in Your Purpose + My Intensive, Year-Long Mastermind

Last week I spent a few days in the middle of the woods sleeping in a Yurt. The days were spent masterminding with a business partner and the evenings were filled with Sake and tobacco (as well as dehydrated asparagus… but we won’t talk about that).

Every few weeks I get a feeling like I’m starting to “go through the motions” with my work. It’s not alive and full of purpose, but a kind of mechanical churning of tasks.

When that starts to happen I know it’s time for me to take a step back, reconnect and recenter myself with my purpose and why I do the work I do.

Click to read more

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Fabian Kruse of The Friendly Anarchist

It’s weird how, when I’m asked about how I am able to travel the world while getting my work done on the road, I have to think of something as ordinary as apple trees.

You see, I like apple trees. Here in Austria (where I’m currently living for a couple of weeks), there are myriads of them, both commercial ones and the old, mossy trees in forests, parks and private gardens.

Click to read more