This is a guest post by Pace Smith.
You want to get paid to exist. You want a zero-hour workweek. You want to blaze your own trail, follow your own path.
That’s awesome! You can do it. It’s possible.
And I want to make sure you’re not wearing blinders when you imagine what getting paid to exist might look like for you. I want to make sure you’re not letting your past limit your future. I want to make sure you’re not falling prey to a dangerous myth:
The Myth: My path will make use of the skills I’ve learned.… Click to read more
My wife and I were sitting at the dinner table last night. We were eating leftovers of some amazing vegetable curry Ev’Yan had made the day before. And as we usually do, we were talking about what we were proud of that day.
Ev’Yan exclaimed excitedly, “I’m proud that despite not sleeping very well and not really feeling it, I showed up and wrote anyway. I didn’t feel like it, but I did it and didn’t overthink it.”
We fist bumped (that’s our thing).… Click to read more
What if you could spend the majority of your working time connected to your heart, in the zone, doing the work you know really matters?
What if this could be the default space that you create from?
I think it can. Over the last several years I’ve been experimenting and testing different techniques for getting into this heart-centered, community-reaching, deep-creativity space.
I’ve been avidly pursuing it mostly because for so long I’ve not been in that state as consistently as I’d like.… Click to read more
A note from Jonathan: Every day I get emails from people asking if they should quit their job right now to do what they “really want to do,” or if they should wait and follow a plan.
In nearly every case, my answer is “Yes, you should absolutely have a plan. Why would you want to come crawling back to your employer because you didn’t think things through?”
That’s why I love this essay from Ben. His story and what he’s learned will help you to be able to “quit without quitting” to see if it’s even something you want, before you take the plunge.… Click to read more
Consciously adopting your beliefs can make your life amazing. Randomly or unconsciously collecting beliefs can make your life hell.
When you actively seek out powerful beliefs, you can design a life that other people think is only for savants and outliers.
If only they knew that the beliefs that shape your life are more like clothes you can try on or take off at any time (granted, some are like tight leather pants that can be a bit pesky to peel off).… Click to read more