Affirmations, Accomplishments, and a Dose of Desire: The November Roundup

In November we got real clear on the messiness of affirmations, the guilt we feel towards our dreams, and the promising liberation of the forthcoming Desire Map program.

Worst-case scenarios. You gotta love ‘em. Having a worst-case scenario liberates you.

You are desire. A video poem. It’s coming. In time for planning your New Year. In time for the life you want to live.

Normal amazing. My blood is mixed. and I am broke in some places. ...

A love letter with autumn soundtrack. Leaves are falling and it’s time for something like a letter.

What have you pulled off? What are your victories + accomplishments? Sing your praises. If you’re feeling too shy to blow your own horn, answer like your BFF or the person who loves you most would answer. Go back as far in your life as you need to for evidence of greatness.

Why affirmations can mess you right up (and what to say to yourself instead.) Contrived affirmations take you out of the present. Rather than facing what’s real, we try to plaster over the difficult truths with happy thoughts. This is false optimism and it’s damaging.

An audio prezzie for you. A story about desire. Here’s a quick take on what I think about goals, why so many of us are on Achievement Autopilot, and how knowing your most desired feelings will change everything…

Your creative highlights and lowlights are your biography. Your inspired flights and flops, and the art that makes your heart flutter, say more about you than any ol’ resume. Here’s my journey, through inspiration, awe and mustered courage…

Do it like a maverick. Backing up Tim Ferris and The 4 Hour Chef. I love books. I love the game of publishing. I love the art of outreach. And I love a maverick.

Do you see yourself in this? Desire Map trailer released today! Listen to the longings and visions in this video. You’ll hear your self. Your most desired feelings. What you’re tired of feeling. What we all have in common: the desire to feel good, of course.

But will it be worth it when you get there? The feeling of success. (+ a free chapter!) We tell ourselves that It’ll be worth it when we get there, and we grind and crank and endure our way to the goal posts. We man up, suck it up, and shut up—all in the name of making a better life for ourselves. We fake it so we can be somebody.

Do you feel guilty for your dreams? Don’t. You are capable of holding two states of consciousness at once: presence and longing, gratitude and desire, contentment and hunger. This is what it means to become whole.


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