I’m in a brainstormy mood tonight and decided to jot down things I’ve learned so far… Twenty was easy so I went to 30. Then I got to 33 which seemed like an odd number so I went to 35. The list was getting a little long but 35 seemed like a weird place to stop, so I rounded up to 40.
Thanks to all of my guides who are behind this list. Here we go.
- Be organized; don’t waste time.
- You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.
- Be selective about what you eat.
- It’s easier to spend less than it is to make more.
- Your mind is a powerful tool.
- Figure out what the essential elements of your life are and figure out how to include them in your life every day.
- If it’s not fun, don’t do it.
- Use your imagination every day.
- Ask for help.
- Do the things you love first in the day.
- Pay attention to chance encounters.
- Start conversations.
- Pay attention and act on your intuition.
- Get lots of sleep.
- Don’t take medicines that mask symptoms.
- Everyone has a story to tell.
- Try new things.
- Drink mostly water.
- Self-everything: publish, write songs, record songs.
- When you self-publish, you still need to pay a professional editor.
- Hang out with people who are interested in what you are interested in.
- Listen to books on CD in the car.
- Meditate with a heart that’s open, kind, and generous.
- Take note of, and be thankful for, the “coincidences” in your life.
- It’s never wrong to be kind.
- Get outside every day, even when the weather is bad.
- Pay attention to what your body tells you.
- Follow an energy path – where your energy goes, you go.
- Take a chance, laugh when it doesn’t work out, and take another chance.
- Take the initiative to keep in touch with your friends and family.
- A hot bath cures many ills.
- If you wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, write it down, then go back to sleep.
- Hang out with funny people.
- Dress in clothes that make you feel fun and energized.
- Travel outside your comfort zone.
- Have a pet. Or two. Or four.
- Start each day with a moment of gratitude.
- Smile at friends and at strangers.
- There are no strangers.
What have you learned so far? You might be surprised at the volume once you start to type. Please, share!
I’ll leave you today with a little Russian Poster Art from the early 1900s on exhibit at the Art Museum at Bowdoin College. Just because 🙂
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