I opened this journal with the idea of updating some less refined thoughts that I’d have throughout the day on various topics, as well as projects that I’d been working on.
If I’m perfectly honest, I don’t feel super comfortable putting less-refined brain droppings on the internet. Hence why I’m writing this post.
I figure if it makes me uncomfortable, I should try it out for a bit. Hopefully, more frequently than once every 5-months.
We’re at 38 episodes! I’m thrilled with how the podcast has turned out. This concept began when I was starting different businesses and meeting amazing people along the way. They gave me invaluable advice that helped me go from zero to profitable each time.
The more I did, the more people around me began to ask for tips on starting their own businesses.
Me being who I am, wasn’t quite comfortable with people making life-altering decisions based on advice I was mumbling out, so I would simply quote whoever gave me advice that might fit their situation. Then it hit me:
If their advice was applicable to more situations than just my own, I could share it with more people!
Thus I began writing essays about my experiences with lessons I’d learned. After writing an essay a day for almost two months, I decided it may behoove me to share directly from the mentors themselves.
That’s how the podcast was born. It’s since lead me to interviews with YouTubers, Teachers, Top-Performing Network Marketing Pros (two of them so far), Business Coaches, Amazing Fitness Pros, Nutrition Experts, and so many more.
I’m incredibly grateful to all of the guests who’ve shared, and excited for all those who’s episodes are set to launch!
If you or someone you know would be a good fit to share on the show, don’t hesitate to shoot me a message HERE! I’d love to connect J
I began working on a book last year. I had intended to finish it by New Years.
The New Year came and went, and look! No book.
The biggest reason for that, I’d say is that I wasn’t operating from my Why.
Another way to put it, is that I was writing it for the wrong reasons. It’s inordinately easy to fall into the habit of ‘create this thing and get rewarded for it!’ Rather than stay in the ‘create this thing because you love it and it’ll add value to the world!’ mindset.
Of course I didn’t want to create something superfluous, but I had set so many conditions around it without actually having the content structured and written that objectively, I was really just writing something I thought would sell. That never ended well for me in the past.
Upon realizing this, I scrapped it and left it to my subconscious for another time.
Around June this year, that other time came back around, and I’ve put pen to paper once again! This time, content first. I wouldn’t say it’s ready to share online, but feedback with a small circle of alpha readers has been positive! If you’d like to be considered for the beta reading process, shoot me a note HERE.
I grew up with meditation as a part of life. My grandmother was a Buddhist nun. She’d teach us Chinese calligraphy and have us meditate up to 15 minutes at a time.
Thinking back to me and my four siblings being in grade school- that’s an incredibly impressive feat.
I had a wonderful opportunity to put what I’d learned through my practice to the test late last year. I’m happy to say that meditation is freaking amazing and most people would benefit at some level by adding a bit of practice to their daily life.
I’ve been working with my brother over at JSY Coaching on an introductory meditation course. It’s still formative, as I haven’t before taken the time to codify what I’d learned over a lifetime of practice. If you’d like to be notified when the course is developed, head on over to course.thepowerfulmind.com and enter your email!
Hot Cocoa at the End of the Day
I’m writing this in the evening while sipping on decadent hot cocoa, after my bedtime. (Bad Alex!)
But I was feeling rather stressed today. Schedules are fairly packed, and I’ve been relying on this Cortana and Siri to keep me abreast of who I need to be meeting or calling at what time.
Case in point, once I forgot to plug an appointment into my calendar, and ended up being four hours away from a morning meeting I’d verbally agreed to attend.
The AI assistants have been supremely helpful, but there are plenty times I’d rather be a potato while eating fried potatoes and ice cream, binge watching shows on Netflix.
By the end of my day I was stressed, anxious, and overall feeling incredibly uneasy. I couldn’t very well binge watch an entire season of Supernatural on Netflix in one evening (nor did I especially want to on this evening).
One idea did pop into my mind though. I remembered that writing could be therapeutic at times. I also remembered that it had been no less than 5-months since my last journal entry. So I put 2 and 2 together to get this write-up. It’s unrefined, and a first draft. But it’s here!
How are things in your world? Exciting happenings going?
What ways do you cope with stress or uneasiness that seems to creep out of nowhere?
Cheers, and till next time!