When Cool Things Happen…

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It’s really cool!

Every week I drop 6 spokes of enlightenment into your inbox. These spokes are just a collection of things that help me through daily life.

Mistakes I’ve made this week (& the lessons learned)

The mistake I made this week was stressing out about being late to places and then getting held up behind further by slow traffic and railway crossings. As a consequence my anxiety sky rocketed… The lesson – get up earlier and don’t get distracted by stupid shit when you need to be getting ready to go. A simple lesson but one that I kick myself for often. Just get the hell up!

Social media warm & fuzzy’s.

I’ve got two for you this week.

Kelly Slater has long been a hero of mine. He’s a doer. He also isn’t afraid to speak up about things he disagree’s with. He does this in an educated and informed way. He’s measured.

The other video that affected me in a big way is this one.

I guess it got to me because these kids could just as easily be talking about me. The lesson from this video I’d like to share is Know Me Before You Judge Me.

Leaders to follow.

People define success in many ways but Tim Ferriss gets to the crux of success by interviewing the most successful people on the planet. Ferriss is cool. I think I’m actually in love with him. Check him out at The Four Hour Work Week and listen to his podcast. It will literally change your perception of the world. I’ll write more about Tim in later posts.

Books/articles I’m reading.

I’ve got 3 books on the go right now but today I’ll tell you about one.

The Guide To The Good Life – The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy.

There are many lessons to be taken from this book. The definition of stoicism is often confused so here’s a simple one for you – Stoic writing isn’t about beating up on yourself or pointing out the negative. It’s a meditative technique that transforms negative emotions into a sense of calm and perspective.

A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

Recipe I’m loving.

This is one I just kinda made up and experimented with.

Cooked white rice, 200ml coconut milk (not cream) and 30g of cinnamon flavoured protein powder. Chuck it in a sealed glass container and put it in the fridge over night and you have a yummy rice pudding for breakfast.

Movement exercises that will help

I like the first part of this video because I think sandbells are awesome and this exercise would challenge me in so many different areas.

I hope this helped in some way. If you have any ideas or thoughts you want to share with me please get in touch via the links below.

See ya next week.

 

 

 

 

 

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