The idea that men will be turned off by ambition or success is just another part of the big lie. It is meant to scare you and keep you from questioning the system. The only men who are turned off by ambition and success are men that are insecure about their own talents and success or lack thereof.

- Thank you Molly Lambert for writing. (via suzannexie)

Reblogged from SUZANNE XIE

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Let Life Happen.

9th April 2011

jpsco:

Don’t force life or your way through it.

Let it unfold. Let it flow.

Make sure you enjoy the little moments.

Don’t be in such a hurry to achieve the next goal. Or get the next promotion. Or tackle the next adventure. You’ll miss the now.

The future is unknown, and largely is out of your control.

It’s great to have direction and purpose. But keep in mind: if you invest yourself completely in the future and what it holds, you are left with very little for the present.

So slow down. Take time to enjoy the moment you are in.

Sip your latte a little slower. Walk less briskly. Let your environment soak you in sights, sounds, and smells.

Make the most out of your life.

so true. enjoy today.

Reblogged from Joel Scott

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6th April 2011

GPOYW: with Charlie Hoehn at TEDxCMU this past weekend. Little did we know at this point that we were about to give very similar and complementary talks about being bold and doing things you enjoy. (Talks will be live on YouTube in a few weeks.) 
Don’t know Charlie? He’s awesome. Most recently, he helped write and market The Four-Hour body. You should also read this hilarious post about his adventures in Argentina.  GPOYW: with Charlie Hoehn at TEDxCMU this past weekend. Little did we know at this point that we were about to give very similar and complementary talks about being bold and doing things you enjoy. (Talks will be live on YouTube in a few weeks.) 
Don’t know Charlie? He’s awesome. Most recently, he helped write and market The Four-Hour body. You should also read this hilarious post about his adventures in Argentina. 

GPOYW: with Charlie Hoehn at TEDxCMU this past weekend. Little did we know at this point that we were about to give very similar and complementary talks about being bold and doing things you enjoy. (Talks will be live on YouTube in a few weeks.) 

Don’t know Charlie? He’s awesome. Most recently, he helped write and market The Four-Hour body. You should also read this hilarious post about his adventures in Argentina. 

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Passion Disconnect + the Barrier to Adventure

1st April 2011

I’d argue the problem with “making things happen” is not due to our inability to take action. It’s also not due to our inability to believe. I think the issue lies in not knowing why we do. When we don’t know why, we never discover what’s deeply fulfilling and satisfying. There’s something always missing.

On the other hand, when we seek adventure and give ourselves room to play and explore, we experience the answer of what excites us. When we know what excites us, taking action is easy and we realize why we’re doing it in the first place. 

I think the problem with reasonable and societally-accepted behavior is that we train ourselves to pursue planned paths and stable foundations. As a result, we never have the opportunity to discover and chase what makes us truly feel alive. 

My solution: Be unreasonable in the pursuit of your dreams.

ps - I’m speaking at (and closing) TEDxCMU on Sunday. I’ll be talking about about modern day rebels and the art of being unreasonable. The event will be livestreamed, there are a number of incredible speakers, and I hope you’ll tune in. 

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Changing the publishing game

28th March 2011

Today, at the Domino Project, we’re announcing a significant breakthrough in book publishing, and it may be a first: the digital edition of a bestselling author’s next book is available for free, thanks to a generous sponsor. The next title is by bestselling author Steven Pressfield. He’s the author of the classic The War of Art.

From the announcement post:

Because most of the costs of an ebook are fixed (extra copies cost far less than additional copies of a paper book) there’s a great opportunity for a sponsor to subsidize the distribution–readers get the ebook for free, the sponsor benefits by being connected with a great work and perhaps some gratitude from the reader for bringing them an idea that might bring positive change.

The folks at GE have stepped up and they’re our first ebook sponsors. Beginning today until shortly after the Kindle edition is available on April 20th, the sponsored edition is free.

Click here, order it and it will be automatically delivered on pub date. You can read it on a Kindle, an iPad, an iPhone a PC and more. (If you already ordered your copy, your payment will be credited back to you).

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