If I could give one piece of advice to everyone, it would be to work with a therapist.
And yes, I do mean EVERYONE.
Most people think therapy is just for people who are “messed up” or in “crisis”. Sorry, that’s not how I see it at all.
Here’s how I view it:
“Therapy is self-growth on steroids.”
And it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
Keep watching to hear more of my thoughts…
We’re back with another episode of our now monthly podcast!
And we’ve got an official name for it too…
Guys with Feelings. Where two guys discuss the events, ideas, influences, and yes – the feelings – that help them become better men.
In this episode,
Gabe Rose and I cover topics such as:
• re-thinking our views post-Trump
• learning to be a disciplined half-ass
• why you need a onesie (with a tail)
• and much more!
I’ve been reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert and one idea of hers has been really resonating with me (enough that it’s now plastered across the top of my daily planner):
“You must learn how to become a deeply disciplined half-ass.”
Let me explain.
According to Gilbert, the two worst things you can be as a creative is lazy and a perfectionist.
Well shit, that’s me.
The lazy part is obvious. If you want to create, you have to be disciplined. You have to show up every day and do the work. Even if it’s not easy or fun. Whether or not you’re feeling inspired. You gotta sit your ass down and put in the effort.
But the perfectionist part, is just as important, if not as obvious.
As part of my October Creativity Challenge, I finally moved forward with something I’ve always wanted to do: record a podcast!
So I sat down with
Gabe Rose, a lifelong friend and frequent collaborator, and we decided to hit the record button and see what happened.
In our first podcast attempt, we cover topics such as:
• chemicals extracted from sleepy cats
• giving up a kidney
• undergoing a journey of the senses
• why religion is underrated
• what we’re missing about Trump supporters
• and much more!
And there’s a bonus surprise if you wait til the end… Enjoy!
The way people talk about Burning Man, you’d think it was heaven on earth.
A place where only magical things happen and if you’re not feeling wondrous and euphoric and oh so sparkly at every single moment, then there’s something wrong with you.
Sorry, but that ain’t true.
Burning Man can be a place of magic and ecstatic highs, for sure. But it’s just as much a home to lows, frustration, and loneliness as well.
And that’s what makes it so special.
I just spent the past 7 months living in an Orgasmic Meditation house.
Yup, you heard me right.
And it was an absolutely amazing, frustrating, complicated, and fascinating 7 months.
But let’s back up a bit.
So…what the hell is Orgasmic Meditation?