hey amber rae

High-res Tonight is @farhadini’s last night in Italy, so naturally we spent the evening reliving the highlights and breakthroughs of our last few weeks over a bottle of Pinot Nero.

One common theme that appeared for us both was the power of pushing through.

Of leaning in during the moments of discomfort and uncertainty, when we’d reallllly rather stay comfortable.

You know, moments like when a 50 foot cliff and the sparkling blue sea is staring you in the eyes, inviting you to come play. To jump or not to jump? (Clearly we jumped.)

Or, the moments when you’re tired and exhausted and instead of sleeping, you hijack an ATV and dance dance dance under the full moon until 4am.

Or, the moments when miscommunication strikes and you’d rather not go there, but you love each other so damn much that you’re going to peel away all the layers until you see eye to eye.

Or, the moments when even though you’ve never driven a boat and typically get seasick (Farhad), you take a chance on the last day and later find yourself swimming naked in the middle of the ocean.

Life. These moments. They’re always right fucking there, pulling at us, and giving us the opportunity to go forth and grow.

And every time we leaned into that discomfort, and pushed our way though that moment of flinch, we experienced the rush of knowing what exists on the other side on comfort. And once there, it was nothing short of magic.

Day 99 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

Tonight is @farhadini’s last night in Italy, so naturally we spent the evening reliving the highlights and breakthroughs of our last few weeks over a bottle of Pinot Nero.

One common theme that appeared for us both was the power of pushing through.

Of leaning in during the moments of discomfort and uncertainty, when we’d reallllly rather stay comfortable.

You know, moments like when a 50 foot cliff and the sparkling blue sea is staring you in the eyes, inviting you to come play. To jump or not to jump? (Clearly we jumped.)

Or, the moments when you’re tired and exhausted and instead of sleeping, you hijack an ATV and dance dance dance under the full moon until 4am.

Or, the moments when miscommunication strikes and you’d rather not go there, but you love each other so damn much that you’re going to peel away all the layers until you see eye to eye.

Or, the moments when even though you’ve never driven a boat and typically get seasick (Farhad), you take a chance on the last day and later find yourself swimming naked in the middle of the ocean.

Life. These moments. They’re always right fucking there, pulling at us, and giving us the opportunity to go forth and grow.

And every time we leaned into that discomfort, and pushed our way though that moment of flinch, we experienced the rush of knowing what exists on the other side on comfort. And once there, it was nothing short of magic.

Day 99 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

High-res "Let’s go on an adventure," @farhadini said. "Spontaneous and unplanned."

"So in!" I said.

And off on a scooter we went, along the winding cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.

As the sun hid behind the clouds and drops of rain began to kiss our skin, we vespastormed our way into serendipity.

One “wrong” turn led to a barking dog that chased us down a hill, and off we scooted, “accidentally” turning off trail through the forest.

From what appeared to be leading nowhere beyond a dead end, we carried on anyway, only pulled by the possibility of what may lie ahead.

"Where are we?!" Farhad asked with glee.

"I don’t know…" I said, " but keep going!"

Many twists and turns and about a mile later, we noticed a few cars and a well-dressed man.

"Buongiorno!" Farhad said. "Is this a restaurant?!"

"Oh yes…!" the man replied. "Come."

We walked along a long road, evermore pulled by the increasing roar of crashing waves. In we stepped into a private beach and restaurant, Conca del Sogno, also known as the Bay of Dreams—a place typically reached by boat.

From playing with Lobsters and choosing our lunch to jumping 50 ft cliffs into the sparkling sea… From meeting the family behind the operation and dancing the day away to house beats, we experienced a moment in time that felt sacred, special and unique. Off the beaten path, one might say. 

And as I lay in bed now wondering, “How on earth did this magical day come to be?!” I can’t help but celebrate the wisdom my mom gave me growing up. 

"There are two paths in life," she would say. "The one others go down and the one that feels right for you. Choose wisely and listen when you feel drawn. It’s always up to you."

Day 98 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at La Conca Del Sogno)

"Let’s go on an adventure," @farhadini said. "Spontaneous and unplanned."

"So in!" I said.

And off on a scooter we went, along the winding cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.

As the sun hid behind the clouds and drops of rain began to kiss our skin, we vespastormed our way into serendipity.

One “wrong” turn led to a barking dog that chased us down a hill, and off we scooted, “accidentally” turning off trail through the forest.

From what appeared to be leading nowhere beyond a dead end, we carried on anyway, only pulled by the possibility of what may lie ahead.

"Where are we?!" Farhad asked with glee.

"I don’t know…" I said, " but keep going!"

Many twists and turns and about a mile later, we noticed a few cars and a well-dressed man.

"Buongiorno!" Farhad said. "Is this a restaurant?!"

"Oh yes…!" the man replied. "Come."

We walked along a long road, evermore pulled by the increasing roar of crashing waves. In we stepped into a private beach and restaurant, Conca del Sogno, also known as the Bay of Dreams—a place typically reached by boat.

From playing with Lobsters and choosing our lunch to jumping 50 ft cliffs into the sparkling sea… From meeting the family behind the operation and dancing the day away to house beats, we experienced a moment in time that felt sacred, special and unique. Off the beaten path, one might say.

And as I lay in bed now wondering, “How on earth did this magical day come to be?!” I can’t help but celebrate the wisdom my mom gave me growing up.

"There are two paths in life," she would say. "The one others go down and the one that feels right for you. Choose wisely and listen when you feel drawn. It’s always up to you."

Day 98 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at La Conca Del Sogno)

High-res My time in Positano has been one big beautiful exhale. One big beautiful release.

Releasing the need to figure it out, find answers and fight for clarity.

Releasing the stories that hold me back, keep me safe and allow me to hide.

Releasing what other people want and expect, when it doesn’t resonate or feel true.

Releasing and letting go. Allowing in ease and space and peace.

Mmmmmm.

Day 97 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject

ps - when I began writing this, it was a COMPLETELY different piece that felt forced and wasn’t flowing. With tired eyes, I asked my heart, “What is it you really want to say?” She answered, “Let go.” And here we are.  (at Hotel Casa Albertina, Positano)

My time in Positano has been one big beautiful exhale. One big beautiful release.

Releasing the need to figure it out, find answers and fight for clarity.

Releasing the stories that hold me back, keep me safe and allow me to hide.

Releasing what other people want and expect, when it doesn’t resonate or feel true.

Releasing and letting go. Allowing in ease and space and peace.

Mmmmmm.

Day 97 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject

ps - when I began writing this, it was a COMPLETELY different piece that felt forced and wasn’t flowing. With tired eyes, I asked my heart, “What is it you really want to say?” She answered, “Let go.” And here we are. (at Hotel Casa Albertina, Positano)

High-res When the #AliveTribe was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for our first retreat, we had the pleasure of meeting Sunne Justice, one of the co-founders of Burt’s Bees. 

She led us through a meditation practice, and in it, she said something that I haven’t been able to shake since: “Will this serve the highest good of everyone involved?”

This was so simple and yet so profound. In every decision, in every action, is it serving the highest good? 

Being someone who is independent and self-reliant (and an only child), I have no problem serving *my* highest good. But when it comes to collaboration and partnership, I’m continually being reminded of the power of the collective *we* and how we all can win together. 

As we go about improving the current iteration of the Tribe and stepping into the future, it’s this value that will continue to guide our decision-making, growth and success. 

Day 96. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at Amalfi Coast)

When the #AliveTribe was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for our first retreat, we had the pleasure of meeting Sunne Justice, one of the co-founders of Burt’s Bees.

She led us through a meditation practice, and in it, she said something that I haven’t been able to shake since: “Will this serve the highest good of everyone involved?”

This was so simple and yet so profound. In every decision, in every action, is it serving the highest good?

Being someone who is independent and self-reliant (and an only child), I have no problem serving *my* highest good. But when it comes to collaboration and partnership, I’m continually being reminded of the power of the collective *we* and how we all can win together.

As we go about improving the current iteration of the Tribe and stepping into the future, it’s this value that will continue to guide our decision-making, growth and success.

Day 96. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Amalfi Coast)

High-res If you keep doing exactly what you’re doing right now, will it bring you closer to your desired future?

Four months ago, my answer to this would have been ‘No.’

The one thing that I always wanted to be doing more than anything else was make. The mantra ‘Make Every Day’ was written as a reminder on my notebook. But day after day, this was pushed aside as other priorities pilled up.

When I embarked on this 100 day project, and fully committed to the act of daily creation, I could have never predicted or imagined the deep inner joy I now feel and have experienced. It took a few weeks to get the ball rolling, and what started as shaky and filled with doubt eventually turned into a creative snowball. The more I created, the easier it was.

This brings me back to 2011 when I worked with Seth Godin to launch the Domino Project. I was always in awe at how every single day, Seth would arrive in the office, ready to write and publish his post of the day.  His commitment was unwavering and I found myself wondering, “how on earth does he come up with something to write about each day?” It seemed impossible.

But what I’ve now experienced is the domino effect of creativity. The more you make, the more you’re able to make. The more you spot ideas, trends and patterns, the more you will continue to do so.

So when people ask me, “What happens on day 101?” the answer is simple: “I keep making.”

Day 95. #the100daybook #the100dayproject #MakeEveryDay (at Campo Dei Fiori)

If you keep doing exactly what you’re doing right now, will it bring you closer to your desired future?

Four months ago, my answer to this would have been ‘No.’

The one thing that I always wanted to be doing more than anything else was make. The mantra ‘Make Every Day’ was written as a reminder on my notebook. But day after day, this was pushed aside as other priorities pilled up.

When I embarked on this 100 day project, and fully committed to the act of daily creation, I could have never predicted or imagined the deep inner joy I now feel and have experienced. It took a few weeks to get the ball rolling, and what started as shaky and filled with doubt eventually turned into a creative snowball. The more I created, the easier it was.

This brings me back to 2011 when I worked with Seth Godin to launch the Domino Project. I was always in awe at how every single day, Seth would arrive in the office, ready to write and publish his post of the day. His commitment was unwavering and I found myself wondering, “how on earth does he come up with something to write about each day?” It seemed impossible.

But what I’ve now experienced is the domino effect of creativity. The more you make, the more you’re able to make. The more you spot ideas, trends and patterns, the more you will continue to do so.

So when people ask me, “What happens on day 101?” the answer is simple: “I keep making.”

Day 95. #the100daybook #the100dayproject #MakeEveryDay (at Campo Dei Fiori)

High-res "I want some alone time," @farhadini said.

My heart sank and before I could remind myself that this is NOT personal, I was already taking it personally.

The first thoughts that came to mind were, “What did I do wrong?” and “Is he tired of me?”

"Breathe," I reminded myself. We’ve spent nearly every waking moment together for the last ten days. OF COURSE he wants alone processing time. Hell, I thrive on having it too!

As we kissed, said our “see you in a bit!” goodbyes and headed our separate ways, I couldn’t help but hop in a cafe to reflect on what had just occurred.

What happened: He expressed his desire for alone time.

How I interpreted it: He’s sick of me and needs space.

Woah! It’s amazing how easy it can be to add meaning and stories to situations, right? My immediate reaction was to put on the victim hat, and make circumstances that had nothing to do with me, ABOUT ME.

In reflection (and in writing this now), I feel a deep sense of gratitude for Farhad asking for what he wants and creating that space for himself. 

And now, ninety minutes later, I’m
feeling refreshed, this post is complete, and it’s time to go meet back up with him and share everything I’ve learned… 😍

Update eleven hours later: Shortly after writing this, we reconnected, and both felt an extra jolt of closeness and presence. It led to a magical day of adventures (wine tasting / local fish / beach / sunset) and meeting a sweet couple who’ve been married for 27 years. “Let each other have space and freedom to do their thing,” the husband said. “That’s what’s kept us close all these years.” Dear synchronicity, we love you.

Day 94. #the100daybook #the100daypost (at Eros Beach, Santorini)

"I want some alone time," @farhadini said.

My heart sank and before I could remind myself that this is NOT personal, I was already taking it personally.

The first thoughts that came to mind were, “What did I do wrong?” and “Is he tired of me?”

"Breathe," I reminded myself. We’ve spent nearly every waking moment together for the last ten days. OF COURSE he wants alone processing time. Hell, I thrive on having it too!

As we kissed, said our “see you in a bit!” goodbyes and headed our separate ways, I couldn’t help but hop in a cafe to reflect on what had just occurred.

What happened: He expressed his desire for alone time.

How I interpreted it: He’s sick of me and needs space.

Woah! It’s amazing how easy it can be to add meaning and stories to situations, right? My immediate reaction was to put on the victim hat, and make circumstances that had nothing to do with me, ABOUT ME.

In reflection (and in writing this now), I feel a deep sense of gratitude for Farhad asking for what he wants and creating that space for himself.

And now, ninety minutes later, I’m
feeling refreshed, this post is complete, and it’s time to go meet back up with him and share everything I’ve learned… 😍

Update eleven hours later: Shortly after writing this, we reconnected, and both felt an extra jolt of closeness and presence. It led to a magical day of adventures (wine tasting / local fish / beach / sunset) and meeting a sweet couple who’ve been married for 27 years. “Let each other have space and freedom to do their thing,” the husband said. “That’s what’s kept us close all these years.” Dear synchronicity, we love you.

Day 94. #the100daybook #the100daypost (at Eros Beach, Santorini)

High-res Having spent many years in tech and start-ups, being exposed to entrepreneurship and bringing ideas to life, I often got a feeling of something not feeling quite right.
Ideas and businesses were being born left and right but their reason for existence felt hazy and vague.
When I asked questions like, “Why are you doing this?” or “What shifts do you seek to create in society?” or “How do you want your life to feel?”, I was often left with blank stares.
This felt like a major disconnection. A disparity between the innovator and his or her innovation. This, in fact, was the inspiration behind Bold Academy, The Alive Tribe and many of my pursuits since.
The driving curiosity is this: “What happens when the entrepreneur or creator is connected to the truth of who they are, and creates from that place?” That place of heart, purpose, values and principles, and a connection to something much larger than themselves. This possibility of what happens when *what we do* is in alignment with *who we are* is what drives me every day.
A few weeks ago, I led a workshop called “Heart-led innovation: Creating from the inside out.” In it we walked through a process of clarifying the creator’s reason for being and desired lifestyle, in parallel with the specific problem they seek to solve and how to reach product/market fit. The framework is called “be/feel/create,” and it’s especially relevant for anyone who’s felt misaligned with the work they do or burned out in the process of bringing something to life.
Be: Who am I? Why am I here?
Feel: How do I want ____ to feel? (That blank being your life, your project, your health, your relationship, or whatever area of focus that feels relevant.)
Create: Based on this, what do I want to make?
For context, here’s a personal example that’s taped in the front page of my journal. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or unsure, one read of this and I’m overcome by a wave of purpose and focus. It guides what I say ‘Yes’ to, and more importantly, what I say ‘No’ to.
Be: I am a lover. Writer. Speaker. Creator. Explorer. I come alive with blank canvases and the opportunity to make something from nothing. I question everything and live in the possibility of what could be. Moreover, I live for seeing that possibility become a reality. I am here to inspire and empower heart-led creatives and entrepreneurs to transform the world from the inside out.Feel: I imagine a life in which living, working, playing and loving are intertwined. From the mountains of California to the hipster cafes of Brooklyn to the islands of Greece, this is where the most inspired meetings, creations and experiences emerge. This way of being gives me a sense of freedom, expansion and a never-ending playground of inspiration, which fuels creativity and business building. Having my partner-in-crime alongside provides the grounding, support and systems thinking to expand the impact and reach. It’s here that I feel divinely feminine and fully me.Create: To bring who I am, what I’m here to do and how I envision life feeling to fruition, I create content, experiences, workshops and products (coming soon!) for heart-led creatives, entrepreneurs and brands.
Your turn. What’s your be/feel/create? 
(at V Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar)

Having spent many years in tech and start-ups, being exposed to entrepreneurship and bringing ideas to life, I often got a feeling of something not feeling quite right.

Ideas and businesses were being born left and right but their reason for existence felt hazy and vague.

When I asked questions like, “Why are you doing this?” or “What shifts do you seek to create in society?” or “How do you want your life to feel?”, I was often left with blank stares.

This felt like a major disconnection. A disparity between the innovator and his or her innovation. This, in fact, was the inspiration behind Bold Academy, The Alive Tribe and many of my pursuits since.

The driving curiosity is this: “What happens when the entrepreneur or creator is connected to the truth of who they are, and creates from that place?” That place of heart, purpose, values and principles, and a connection to something much larger than themselves. This possibility of what happens when *what we do* is in alignment with *who we are* is what drives me every day.

A few weeks ago, I led a workshop called “Heart-led innovation: Creating from the inside out.” In it we walked through a process of clarifying the creator’s reason for being and desired lifestyle, in parallel with the specific problem they seek to solve and how to reach product/market fit. The framework is called “be/feel/create,” and it’s especially relevant for anyone who’s felt misaligned with the work they do or burned out in the process of bringing something to life.

Be: Who am I? Why am I here?

Feel: How do I want ____ to feel? (That blank being your life, your project, your health, your relationship, or whatever area of focus that feels relevant.)

Create: Based on this, what do I want to make?

For context, here’s a personal example that’s taped in the front page of my journal. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or unsure, one read of this and I’m overcome by a wave of purpose and focus. It guides what I say ‘Yes’ to, and more importantly, what I say ‘No’ to.

Be: I am a lover. Writer. Speaker. Creator. Explorer. I come alive with blank canvases and the opportunity to make something from nothing. I question everything and live in the possibility of what could be. Moreover, I live for seeing that possibility become a reality. I am here to inspire and empower heart-led creatives and entrepreneurs to transform the world from the inside out.

Feel: I imagine a life in which living, working, playing and loving are intertwined. From the mountains of California to the hipster cafes of Brooklyn to the islands of Greece, this is where the most inspired meetings, creations and experiences emerge. This way of being gives me a sense of freedom, expansion and a never-ending playground of inspiration, which fuels creativity and business building. Having my partner-in-crime alongside provides the grounding, support and systems thinking to expand the impact and reach. It’s here that I feel divinely feminine and fully me.

Create: To bring who I am, what I’m here to do and how I envision life feeling to fruition, I create content, experiences, workshops and products (coming soon!) for heart-led creatives, entrepreneurs and brands.

Your turn. What’s your be/feel/create? 

(at V Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar)

High-res From dancing the night away under the full moon to frolicking in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea this afternoon, I’ve experienced a consistent theme in the last twenty-four hours: when you own it — who you are, to the fullest expression — you radiate, you vibrate, you are free.
Free of expectations of who you should or ought to be. Free of comparison and how you measure up. Free of judgement and what limitations you may perceive.
//Flashback to last night//
An hour into getting our dance on, with the DJ bringing the heat, my awareness of how I appeared to others shifted from “do I look like a fool?!” to a feeling of invisibility.
Suddenly my eyes closed as I became entranced by the beat. I broke it down without any clue of my surroundings and surrendered all thinking to the movement of the moment. No words were exchanged between @farhadini and I as they couldn’t do that slice in time justice. All we knew to do was feel.
//Flash forward to this afternoon on Ornos beach//
From itty bitty bikinis and short shorts to topless and voluptuous, there wasn’t a size or shape left unseen.
More than ever before, I witnessed an array of men and women exuding confidence and a level of “owning it” that was undeniable. Utterly mesmerizing.
Few things are more powerful than when someone owns their “imperfections,” their vulnerabilities and their fullest expression—whether on the dance floor, at the beach, in the bedroom or at the office.
Like the man I overhead at the beach talking to his lady, “There’s only one you. Own it.”
Day 93. #the100dayproject #the100dsybook (at Ornos Beach, Mykonos)

From dancing the night away under the full moon to frolicking in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea this afternoon, I’ve experienced a consistent theme in the last twenty-four hours: when you own it — who you are, to the fullest expression — you radiate, you vibrate, you are free.

Free of expectations of who you should or ought to be. Free of comparison and how you measure up. Free of judgement and what limitations you may perceive.

//Flashback to last night//

An hour into getting our dance on, with the DJ bringing the heat, my awareness of how I appeared to others shifted from “do I look like a fool?!” to a feeling of invisibility.

Suddenly my eyes closed as I became entranced by the beat. I broke it down without any clue of my surroundings and surrendered all thinking to the movement of the moment. No words were exchanged between @farhadini and I as they couldn’t do that slice in time justice. All we knew to do was feel.

//Flash forward to this afternoon on Ornos beach//

From itty bitty bikinis and short shorts to topless and voluptuous, there wasn’t a size or shape left unseen.

More than ever before, I witnessed an array of men and women exuding confidence and a level of “owning it” that was undeniable. Utterly mesmerizing.

Few things are more powerful than when someone owns their “imperfections,” their vulnerabilities and their fullest expression—whether on the dance floor, at the beach, in the bedroom or at the office.

Like the man I overhead at the beach talking to his lady, “There’s only one you. Own it.”

Day 93. #the100dayproject #the100dsybook (at Ornos Beach, Mykonos)

High-res "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi
 (at Little Venice, Mykonos)

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi
(at Little Venice, Mykonos)

High-res My palms were sweaty and my stomach was churning. I felt dizzy and lightheaded. Nervous and eager.

"What if people are disappointed?" I wondered. "What if I’ve let others down?"

It was earlier today and time to hear feedback on the #AliveTribe experience. Even though I knew intellectually that this would serve us all, I emotionally felt caught up in the possibility of letting people I care deeply about down.

But here’s the thing about constructive criticism, and here’s what I learned today: a deep analysis of what’s not working creates the stage for everyone to own and work together in creating a better way. It takes the pressure off the creators, and involves everyone in taking responsibility around success. Feedback allows us all to grow tighter and brighter.

So much of our growth depends on interactions and experiences that feel bad, scary and painful, and when we really allow ourselves to go there, we realize we are okay and it wasn’t really that bad. We emerge stronger and wiser as a result.

More and more, I’m learning to shift my frame of experiences from “this might be bad” to “this will enable us to grow deeper.”

Praise may feel good in the here and now, but constructive feedback is what will create long-term change and results.

Day 92. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at Athens, Grece)

My palms were sweaty and my stomach was churning. I felt dizzy and lightheaded. Nervous and eager.

"What if people are disappointed?" I wondered. "What if I’ve let others down?"

It was earlier today and time to hear feedback on the #AliveTribe experience. Even though I knew intellectually that this would serve us all, I emotionally felt caught up in the possibility of letting people I care deeply about down.

But here’s the thing about constructive criticism, and here’s what I learned today: a deep analysis of what’s not working creates the stage for everyone to own and work together in creating a better way. It takes the pressure off the creators, and involves everyone in taking responsibility around success. Feedback allows us all to grow tighter and brighter.

So much of our growth depends on interactions and experiences that feel bad, scary and painful, and when we really allow ourselves to go there, we realize we are okay and it wasn’t really that bad. We emerge stronger and wiser as a result.

More and more, I’m learning to shift my frame of experiences from “this might be bad” to “this will enable us to grow deeper.”

Praise may feel good in the here and now, but constructive feedback is what will create long-term change and results.

Day 92. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Athens, Grece)

High-res Helllllooooo inspired designers!

I’m looking for a book design collaborator to play with me and think outside the box in bringing #the100daybook to life.

The aim is to empower creatives and entrepreneurs to do their most inspired work and live their most authentic lives.

This book will give them the tools, mindset shifts and stories to step into their power and design their life accordingly.

We’re good to go on content, marketing and distribution, and I’m looking for support in making this a piece of art that deeply resonates and speaks to people’s cores.

I’m envisioning a super beautiful and playful limited-edition coffee table book that captures the best of this series, with some behind the scenes and extended work.

Does this speak to you? Or someone you know? Email me —> 100daybook@gmail.com

(!!!)

Day 91. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at Nea Styra, Evoia)

Helllllooooo inspired designers!

I’m looking for a book design collaborator to play with me and think outside the box in bringing #the100daybook to life.

The aim is to empower creatives and entrepreneurs to do their most inspired work and live their most authentic lives.

This book will give them the tools, mindset shifts and stories to step into their power and design their life accordingly.

We’re good to go on content, marketing and distribution, and I’m looking for support in making this a piece of art that deeply resonates and speaks to people’s cores.

I’m envisioning a super beautiful and playful limited-edition coffee table book that captures the best of this series, with some behind the scenes and extended work.

Does this speak to you? Or someone you know? Email me —> 100daybook@gmail.com

(!!!)

Day 91. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Nea Styra, Evoia)

High-res Here we are in beautiful Evia, Greece — the #AliveTribe — a tight-knit family of creatives and entrepreneurs committed to living intentionally while creating sustainable positive change in the world.

As we do our “Hot Seats,” each member has the floor to present a challenge or question, and tap into the genius of the group.

STEP BACK is a major theme so far, as it’s easy to get caught up in tactics and game plans, losing sight of the bigger picture.

So here we are stepping back to see where we’ve been, are at and *really* want to go, in light of the greater legacy we are here to create and serve.

Here we are opening our minds, closing our eyes, and stepping back to ask ourselves, “In ten years…”

My life feels…

The impact I’m making on others is…

The shifts I’m creating in people’s lives include…

What exists now that didn’t exist before is…

Might you join us? 

Day 90. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at Niborio Evias)

Here we are in beautiful Evia, Greece — the #AliveTribe — a tight-knit family of creatives and entrepreneurs committed to living intentionally while creating sustainable positive change in the world.

As we do our “Hot Seats,” each member has the floor to present a challenge or question, and tap into the genius of the group.

STEP BACK is a major theme so far, as it’s easy to get caught up in tactics and game plans, losing sight of the bigger picture.

So here we are stepping back to see where we’ve been, are at and *really* want to go, in light of the greater legacy we are here to create and serve.

Here we are opening our minds, closing our eyes, and stepping back to ask ourselves, “In ten years…”

My life feels…

The impact I’m making on others is…

The shifts I’m creating in people’s lives include…

What exists now that didn’t exist before is…

Might you join us?

Day 90. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at Niborio Evias)

High-res About nine months ago, I sat down and asked myself, “What is my purpose for money?”

As someone who is not motivated by money alone, I wanted a greater intention behind the money that I earned and spent.

What I realized is that I want money to…
+ Create a lasting empire of heart-centered and action-inspiring products, writings and experiences
+ Build a team that can support me in growing / scaling the impact
+ Take exceptional care of myself, eating the cleanest food and having wellness coaches that support me
+ Create and invest in high-impact, mission and values-aligned ventures and talent that I deeply believe in
+ Travel with Farhad, widely and freely, tasting the best wine and food
+ Dress impeccably
+ Generously gift family and friends

In reviewing this list, I also realized that each intention for money also aligns with how I want my life to feel.

Free. Magical. Aligned. Intentional. Inspired. Wonder-full. High integrity. And a catalyst for others.

This newfound clarity shifted the way I operated my business, made decisions and channeled my energy.

Today, as I head to Greece to lead the second #AliveTribe retreat, to explore the islands and Italy with my love, and to create/write/reflect/strategize in the Italian and French Rivera, I’m feeling in awe and grateful for how this intention and focus has manifested in the last nine months.

To make money is easy. To make money in a way that aligns with the truth of who you are, and enables you to create, connect and make impact from that place… now *that* feels right.

To Europe we go!

See you in six weeks, New York.

Day 89. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at JFK International Airport- T4)

About nine months ago, I sat down and asked myself, “What is my purpose for money?”

As someone who is not motivated by money alone, I wanted a greater intention behind the money that I earned and spent.

What I realized is that I want money to…
+ Create a lasting empire of heart-centered and action-inspiring products, writings and experiences
+ Build a team that can support me in growing / scaling the impact
+ Take exceptional care of myself, eating the cleanest food and having wellness coaches that support me
+ Create and invest in high-impact, mission and values-aligned ventures and talent that I deeply believe in
+ Travel with Farhad, widely and freely, tasting the best wine and food
+ Dress impeccably
+ Generously gift family and friends

In reviewing this list, I also realized that each intention for money also aligns with how I want my life to feel.

Free. Magical. Aligned. Intentional. Inspired. Wonder-full. High integrity. And a catalyst for others.

This newfound clarity shifted the way I operated my business, made decisions and channeled my energy.

Today, as I head to Greece to lead the second #AliveTribe retreat, to explore the islands and Italy with my love, and to create/write/reflect/strategize in the Italian and French Rivera, I’m feeling in awe and grateful for how this intention and focus has manifested in the last nine months.

To make money is easy. To make money in a way that aligns with the truth of who you are, and enables you to create, connect and make impact from that place… now *that* feels right.

To Europe we go!

See you in six weeks, New York.

Day 89. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at JFK International Airport- T4)

High-res You know that thing that you exert so much energy toward, day in and day out, why do you do it? 

That deep and impenetrable belief that you have, why does it speak to you? 

That same reaction that keeps coming up, again and again, why are you experiencing it?

"Why?"

A questions so simple, and often so underrated. 

Without question, this wondering of “Why?” is the most important (and often most uncomfortable) question I ask myself. 

"Why do I feel this way?"

"Why do I believe this?"

"Why am I committed to this?"

Why? Why? Why?!

Whenever wondering, questioning, stuck, or simply curious, I start with the question of: “Why?”

It’s led me to places, people and opportunities that I could have never imagined or predicted. It’s led me to realize that “possibility” is a only a matter of perspective. 

So… Why (not)? 

Day 88 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)

You know that thing that you exert so much energy toward, day in and day out, why do you do it?

That deep and impenetrable belief that you have, why does it speak to you?

That same reaction that keeps coming up, again and again, why are you experiencing it?

"Why?"

A questions so simple, and often so underrated.

Without question, this wondering of “Why?” is the most important (and often most uncomfortable) question I ask myself.

"Why do I feel this way?"

"Why do I believe this?"

"Why am I committed to this?"

Why? Why? Why?!

Whenever wondering, questioning, stuck, or simply curious, I start with the question of: “Why?”

It’s led me to places, people and opportunities that I could have never imagined or predicted. It’s led me to realize that “possibility” is a only a matter of perspective.

So… Why (not)?

Day 88 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)

High-res I have an invitation for you. And the mission is simple: wake up and make something. Starting tomorrow. 

A bit of background: after feeling a pause in creativity the past few days, I decided to switch things up this morning. I woke up, turned on deep house music, set my alarm for 11 minutes and was off to make something. Annnnyyyything. 

The first thing I drew was this image, and then a bunch of other ideas for the next week flowed out. In eleven minutes, I created a bolt of inspiration, clarity and focus to fuel the day and week ahead. 

Which got me thinking… what might happen if I #WakeAndMake every morning? What might happen if others started their day with 11 minutes of free creative space too?

It’s easy to get stuck in excuses of not having enough time or feeling blocked, and these eleven minutes are designed to work through just that. 

So, starting tomorrow, will you #WakeAndMake with me?

Day 87 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject  (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)

I have an invitation for you. And the mission is simple: wake up and make something. Starting tomorrow.

A bit of background: after feeling a pause in creativity the past few days, I decided to switch things up this morning. I woke up, turned on deep house music, set my alarm for 11 minutes and was off to make something. Annnnyyyything.

The first thing I drew was this image, and then a bunch of other ideas for the next week flowed out. In eleven minutes, I created a bolt of inspiration, clarity and focus to fuel the day and week ahead.

Which got me thinking… what might happen if I #WakeAndMake every morning? What might happen if others started their day with 11 minutes of free creative space too?

It’s easy to get stuck in excuses of not having enough time or feeling blocked, and these eleven minutes are designed to work through just that.

So, starting tomorrow, will you #WakeAndMake with me?

Day 87 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)