Is it possible to inspire 100K people to retweet #Adventure4Good in 24 hours? In this next Don’t Just Watch Project, which is happening today, Tuesday December 18th, myself through Outdoor Minded Mag, and Asa Firestone, founder of BEYONDgear are teaming up to find out.
The first line in my about page is, “I like to DO stuff”. Sometimes, this little addiction can be get me into trouble.
There’s never too much that I can bite off, and I’m normally left with far too much to chew. And while I always find a way, it can get a little stressful at at times. If I had it my way, I’d never have to sleep, but that’s just not possible.
So, when Nate Agin came to me from NonStopAwesomeness and offered me a Life Audit to help me streamline my day, I couldn’t say no. It’s a service he offers on his blog to clients, and after hearing about some of the results he’s helped people to achieve, I knew it would be valuable.
Welcome to the Groundbreaker Roundtables, a regular series on The Mad To Live where a group of some of the most world-traveling, life-inspiring, dream-pursuing DO-ers from all walks of life share their personal opinions, stories and insights based on a question stemming from a quote, video, photo, etc. They get only 150 words to share something brilliant, and they always do.
Anthony Bourdain once said, “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves a mark on you. Most of the time, those marks on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Looking back on the marks of your past travels, and seeing the big picture of it all, why is it, that you, in fact, travel?
You’ve got less than 1 week until your upcoming celebration of completing another year on this earth and starting a new one: Your Birthday!
Well guys, that’s me! I’m going to be a quarter century old on Sunday! I want to end 24 with a very ridiculous bang, and start 25 with an even bigger one. That’s where you come in!
I’m taking suggestions, dares, and challenges to do over the next 2 weeks. Humongous to Microscopic | WTF-that’s-crazy to sweet and simple | Things that’ll make me laugh, to things that’ll make me cry, to things that’ll teach me what life is all about | 5 minutes to 24 hours | etc etc etc – ANYTHING!
I wrote this post several months ago, but until recently, I for some reason wasn’t ready to start writing publicly again. I recently said to a few friends that maybe it’s time I get back to writing for The Mad to Live, and it only feels right that I start with this piece. Now, more than ever, I mean these words. The person I wrote this for, and who inspired this piece, my good friend Raymond Brown, was in a terrible car crash not long ago, and suffered from traumatic brain injury. He’s on the road to recovery, and he’s a fighter. He is one of my dearest friends, and someone who I love so much and who I’ve kept close to my heart.
Welcome The Mad To Live’s ongoing series, the GROUNDBREAKER ROUNDTABLES where a group of hand picked individuals who are doing big things with their big ideas from all walks of life will share their personal opinions, stories and insights based on a question stemming from a quote, event, video, or photo. They get 150 words MAX to share something brilliant based on a prompt I give them, and they always do…
In this Groundbreaker session you’ll meet Lisa Lubin, an Emmy award winning TV Producer and world traveler, Matt Karsten of one of the best travel blogs out there ExpertVagabond, Janet Brent who is a web designer living in the Phillipines, and Tia Sparkles who is just hands down a positive and inspiring individual.
What thoughts do you carry with you as you go about your day?
Think about it like this …if you were to log your thoughts, say, every 10 minutes from the moment you rise to the moment you lay your head to rest again, what patterns would you find in your thoughts, reflections and musings?
Would you find complaints and long sighs about the less favorable circumstances throughout?
Are there any moments you stopped to smell the roses and actually took it all in? You actually payed attention to everything in your present moment?
How many thoughts are filled with self-doubt and giving yourself shit?
When you’re minded of past times, do you feel regret that they’ve passed or do you feel happy that they happened?