May 2014

11 Ways to Find and Deepen Your Purpose in Any Moment

Do you want to have a presence that’s felt when you walk into a room?

How would it feel to do the right thing spontaneously in any moment that fills others with joy and relief?

Do you want to walk with purpose and direction, knowing exactly where you’re going and what you intend to do?

These are all things that I’ve craved. Perhaps craved is too light of a word. I’ve hungered from the bottom of my soul, and yearned like my heart and head was on fire, for the kind of depth and purpose that shakes the foundations with presence.

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Show Up Anyway

Things won’t go as planned. So what. Show up anyway.

Are you going to let a little heartache, a bad day, or a sprained ankle get in your way? I don’t think so.

You want it more than that, so you’re going to show up and do what you can.

I learned this lesson in martial arts. When you have a hurt foot because you kicked someone in the elbow (never a fun day, but a great way to block a kick, for the record), you have two choices:

  • You can not show up and let it heal.
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Beepocalypse, bears and my NEW BOOK

Yesterday a bee got caught in my hair (too much pomade?).

I also saw a bear, a snake and swam under a waterfall. (Pictures coming soon, I promise.)

But the one thing I didn’t do was tell you about my NEW BOOK!

Yesterday with the help of my friend Tom Morkes from Insurgent Publishing, I released a greatest hits compilation book.

This beautifully layed out digital book includes some of the most popular articles from the Paid to Exist six year journey.

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Fuck the experts.

Fuck the trends.

Fuck the template.

This is a call to doing it your own way — flight or failure, success or sudden collapse. Don’t you want to go out, win or lose, knowing that at least you didn’t sell your soul?

Don’t you want to die knowing that when it came down to it, in the end you did it the-way-you-wanted-to-do-it-damnit?

Personally, that’s the way I want to be remembered. I don’t want to be number one in a category someone else created.

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