Off Beat

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.

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How to Have Unlimited Energy

Is it really possible to have unlimited energy? Probably not. But I bet that title got you curious.

I think everyone wants “unlimited” amounts of energy. We want to work at peak performance, stuck in the “on” position. We want to be wildly on fire with passion every minute of every day. And when we’re not, we often judge ourselves for not being on fire enough.

It can be easy to question what we’re doing. There must be something we should be doing that’s more exciting, right?

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How to Steal Someone’s Identity

(Note: This is the first post from Ev’Yan, the other half of Illuminated Mind. She’s been behind the scenes helping me with all of the content here since the beginning and this business would literally fall apart without her. I hope you give her a warm welcome. She has a lot of wisdom to share here.)

I hate flying.

So when it was suggested that I take a much needed visit to Portland, Oregon to visit family over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was forced to surrender to my fears.

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Is it possible to have two loves, both equally cherished, without jealousy?

In our society, this is illegal. You can only have one (legal) love. But what about other pursuits, like our work? I think being professionally polygamous is often equally frowned upon. We’re supposed to have one specialty. One niche. And perhaps a micro-niche on top of that.

I think this type of narrowly defined niching leads to serious imbalance because in reality, all things are interconnected.

I’ve decided to be polygamous in my career, having commitments to multiple loves.

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Traceur“You can find the way by yourself naturally… to not do this to impress people, just follow your instincts.” —Sebastien Foucan

Guest Post by Oleg Mokhov

Can you drastically improve your life through physical activity? Yes. Absolutely. And not just your health: you can find clarity and direction, increase passion and happiness, or improve any other aspect of your life through a physical activity. I did it with freerunning.

What’s freerunning? The short categorical answer: an urban running pseudo-sport. The real answer: it’s about finding your own way.

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