Washing Dishes

For some reason — inexplicable to me — I have felt called to wash dishes. Perhaps, it is the routine. Perhaps, it is the simplicity. But, for some reason, after years of having disdain for washing dishes — I have insisted that almost every evening — the dishes are washed. At first glance, washing dishes may seem insignificant, but it is not. In comparison to the previous year… Read more →

2400 Items in 4 Hours: Letting Go of the Old

With KindSprings.org‘s 21 day simple living challenge coming to a close…I had an itch. An itch to go home — to my parents place — and donate, declutter and free myself of all my old things. I started with my closet. I had clothes from when I was 20 pounds heavier – an expensive suit, dress pants and lots of… Read more →

How to suffer?

Sometimes moments are tough. Sometimes you don't know how to do, what you have to do. There is no way around it…only through it. Arduous struggle. Whether it is the woman I used to see on the side of Whole Foods in Chelsea wrapped in garbage bags, during the middle of winter, and smelling like urine. Or, whether it is… Read more →

The Don’t Talk About Your Product, Strategy

The Don't Talk About Your Product, Strategy Here are the rules for this strategy Don't talk about your product. Don't talk about the details and specs. Don't talk about how much better it is than the competition. [Insert any other standard marketing] Instead, Create Stories There are three examples of organizations doing this method extremely well. **1. Holstee Manifesto: **I… Read more →

My New Motto: Progress, Everyday

My New Moto: Progress, Everyday I stole this from the folks at iDonethis. I have know about these folks for ages, but have only recently started to use their simple and elegant service. Here is what happens: Everyday, whenever I choose, they send me an email and ask: What did you do today? And, I answer the question and add… Read more →

How to pitch an idea to anyone?

How to pitch something to anyone? 1. Understand your why: Why you do what you do is more important than anything you will do. It is the intention behind something that people can read in your voice. 2. Understand their Needs: There are six human needs (as summed up by Tony Robbins). Certainty, Uncertainty, Significance, Love/Connection, Growth and Contribution. What… Read more →

Today, I awoke a King

I woke up sluggish. My shoulders were hunched over. I felt like vomiting. My mind was moving at the pace of a slug. I took a slow shower …the one where you stand under the water for an extended period of time, knowing that any longer and your skin will become all wrinkled up. I clenched my fist and said… Read more →

Momentum Dash

The Power and Importance of Focus

Today, I had a huge to do list and was slowly chipping away at my many tasks. At around 3:35PM today, I began to feel tired and reflected: I had not got anything important done today. I had tried to get a bunch of tiny things done today, but if I am honest — none of my big “to dos”… Read more →

Attention

Where are you putting your attention?

They themselves are makers of themselves” by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness. ~ James Allen Where do we… Read more →