Empowering Links: Week of 3rd June

Don’t waste your time living other people’s dreams for you; live yours. It will be worth it. Once in a while you read something that changes the way you look at the world and your life. If you don’t read anything else today, read Adrianna’s What Am I Doing Here about her life of travel and following her heart.

How to travel the world — and improve it — for free. If you live in the United States, you have a chance to win Tim Ferriss’ The Endless Summer: How to Travel the World — and Improve It — for Free competition and get a roundtrip air ticket to anywhere in the world.

Don’t waste time being mediocre. Go and become everything you were supposed to become. Having followed his blog and talked with him via email, I’ve developed the utmost respect for fellow mindhacker Mr Wang. Here is someone who is deeply into personal growth and not just talks the good talk, but walks the good walk. He reveals to you How To Touch The Face of God.

Always take everything in and then decide what you need to do to die complete. JP has a great summary of David Deida’s Superior Man seminar. He took notes from speakers David Deida, Mike Lang, Tung, Zan, Daniel Rose, Dan Regatta, Sean Newman, Barry Kirkey. If you’ve read my review of David Deida’s book The Way Of The Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Woman, Work, and Sexual Desire, you’ll know I’m a big fan of his work and that it is not politically correct. You’ve been warned.

Play it with total sincerity and with your entire body — heart and soul — and you will make a connection and change things. Wisdom from the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander and his psychotherapist wife, Rosamund, on performance and transformation. Read Presentation Zen’s insightful review on their book The Art of Possibility.

What if we’re meant to enjoy the good things, our good friends, and to share without shame the talents that we have? “If a man told God that he wanted most of all to help the suffering world, no matter the price to himself, and God answered and told him what he must do, should the man do as he is told?” Liz shares a parable from one of her favorite books of all time.

The goal is not to appease or even to get rid of doubt. The goal is to take action and fumble in the general direction of happiness in spite of doubt. We think only the perfect, highly accomplished and supremely talented among us have no doubt in themselves and succeeded accordingly. Wrong. Christine tells you exactly why doubt is a drag queen.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.