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Month: October 2011

Every Day for 30 Days

For the next 30 days, I’m going to try a little experiment here. I’m going to publish something on this blog every day for the next 30 days (until the end of November).

Recently I’ve only been publishing about twice a month here, and that’s something I’d like to change. I love writing here and interacting with you and exploring new topics.

Sure, I’m busy with other projects like Think Traffic and the upcoming Expert Enough blog, but this blog is a special place for me. It deserves more attention. You deserve more attention.

Don’t worry, I’m not planning to publish especially long posts for the next 30 days. I just want to get in a frequent writing rhythm. I don’t plan to maintain the every day schedule past 30 days, but it should be a fantastic experiment. I hope to learn something new about writing that I can report on here and at Expert Enough when it’s over.

That’s it for now. No plans, no agenda, no ulterior motives. I’m just going to be publishing here every day for the next 30 days. We’ll see where it takes us.

If you’re with me, I have two questions for you:

1) Is there anything you’d like me to write about? Anything you’d like to challenge me to cover that I maybe haven’t before?

2) Have you ever tried writing every day for a month or more? What did you learn from it?

See you tomorrow :)


Oh, and you might notice that I changed the design of this site a little yesterday. I thought it would be good to freshen things up before starting this 30 day journey (if you’re reading this in email, click here to see what I’m talking about).

“I Wish I Could Do That!”

“You’re so lucky!”

“I wish I could do that!”

“Must be nice!”

The new guide Dream, Save, Do by my friends Betsy and Warren Talbot starts out with those three lines.

Betsy and Warren have been traveling full time for over a year now, and have no plans of stopping anytime soon (they plan to be gone for at least three years). When they tell people about the life they’re living, they usually hear some variation of “I wish I could do that.”

It’s true, Betsy and Warren are lucky. They’re lucky to be alive and healthy and smart and to have been born in the free world. But that particular luck isn’t why they’re able to travel the world endlessly, living their dream.

Just a couple of years back, Warren and Betsy were living a pretty typical life. They both worked in successful big-company jobs that left them little time to enjoy life. Betsy was so busy and traveled so much that she couldn’t even join a book club with friends were she lived.

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You Have the Power

It’s easy to give other people power.

It’s easy to let them define you, to let them take leadership roles and say what’s what and create the rules that you live by.

It’s incredibly difficult to realize that the power you seek exists within yourself. No one needs to give you permission.

You have the power.

You have the power to create your own qualifications.

You have the power to be competent, inspiring, passionate, obsessed, provocative, impatient, hungry, driven, adoring, inspired, an artist, a genius or someone who cares.

You have the power to lose weight and get fit

You have the power to get out of debt.

You have the power to learn new habits and kill bad ones.

You have the power to smile and be happy.

You have the power to find your passion and do something with it.

You have the power to become an expert on any subject you wish.

You have the power to live by any manifesto you like, or create your own.

You have the power to be your best self.

You have the power. Now what are you going to do with it?

Happy ! Thanks for reading.

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