1. Different Versions of You In the book “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” (Original Italian: Uno, Nessuno e Centomila), the main character is struck with a sudden, haunting epiphany: Inside the imagination of every person he comes across exists a different version of himself—a version that’s a mismatch of his own self-image. He realizes “he” was only “him” to himself. Everyone around him had created their own copy of him in their
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There I was, cruising along the slippery neighbourhood sidewalks of the Canadian small town suburbs, trying to avoid face-planting into a patch of black ice. Pulling me along was my freak on a leash, Ginger: an uber happy, hyperdetermined golden retriever puppy with a floppy tongue and an urge to explore. I was dog sledding sans sled. Waterskiing on wet snow. “Who’s walking who?” a passerby quipped. He had a fair point. I wasn’t
Security or freedom? My whole life these two values have battled it out. I still have the notebook from a number of years ago when I went through Tony Robbins’ program Personal Power 2. One of the exercises had you list out your values and then arrange them. Ten lines, ten values in order of importance. In my scribbled handwriting, the word FREEDOM is written on line 1, and SECURITY on line 2. Connecting them
This site aims to create a community of free-thinking individuals to inspire, partner with and learn from one another. Through learning a little more about me, maybe you’ll find we have something in common and be inspired to reach out and say hello. Maybe you’ll connect with another like mind in the comment section. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to try something new. When I did a stint teaching English in South Korea, I’d introduce
The chat that transpired took me on a brief trip down memory lane. That conversation stuck with me, as all good ones do. I decided to create this post as a running tab of the thoughts that come up as a result of this question. I’ll update it over time. If I had a time machine, here’s the advice I’d give to my younger self: Don’t seek security, seek randomness. In Mr. Davies’ 12th grade
It can be dangerous to get caught on the hamster wheel of chasing money. It’s the liberation you get from business that allows you to experience life in a richer way, whatever that means to you personally. It’s not strictly about making money. That being said, nothing motivates you like making your first sale. That feeling when you see someone has taken out their credit card and exchanged their hard-earned dollars for your creation