A minimalist who lives in a very small space.
When I first entered into this Twilight Zone built on 100 million plus blogs, I thought tiny house people were silly.
But I’ve just moved my family from a 3,500 square foot house with a view to a 900 square foot apartment.
The reasons? Well, it’s involved, but it’s all good. Honestly? I’m more excited than Snoop Lion at a marijuana dispensary.
I’m still not crazy about tiny houses, but I’m on board with the 1,003.57 reasons why people move into them.
The 900 square foot apartment? This is one way the old weblog has dramatically changed my life. In fact, I’ll be writing about this and more on a new site, something I wouldn’t have dreamed of three years ago.
It’s all about making my life (and my family’s) richer, thus the excitement.
Why? Because I needed a morning bump to deal with life.
I certainly never thought I would be authoring my own dot com, and that this online property would change my life.
Onward and Upward
What about you? Just excited to have your own online property? Or are you expanding beyond the bubble?
Has the practice of writing and publishing online brought small changes? OR has it changed everything?
In “Choose Yourself” James Altucher writes: “Success comes from continually expanding your frontiers in every direction – creatively, financially, spiritually, and physically. Always ask yourself, what can I improve? Who else can I talk to? Where else can I look?”
… “When you give up searching for frontiers, inevitably you end up stuck in a swamp …”
No one wants to be stuck in a stagnant old bog. And in my world, blogging is the springboard to avoid this kind of “stuck.”
What about you?
Feeling mired in the reeds? Or continually expanding?
My humble little blog is what gives me the impetus to bust a move, daily. And it has indeed changed everything.
I used to think Tim Ferriss was an internet bird of prey, swindling the weak. I’ve since listened to him interviewed countless times and now understand his appeal.
Why am I writing about Mr Ferriss? Because it comes back to what I’m going on about today.
He’s a renaissance man who just happens to be fairly well known, very smart, and pretty damn wealthy (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
He also writes and speaks on topics I’m fascinated with and want to experience more of: Amazing food (and healthy eating), fitness (at any age), brain science, entrepreneurship and self-improvement (I could go on).
And the man is skilled at getting you to think about what you really want out of work and life.
To ask your (our) own big why?
He and a multitude of others have pressed me to keep asking, “why?”
And doing the time, putting in 1-2 hours a day on writing, connecting with like-minded people, being inspired by others, helps me explore the “why” and improve, every single damned day.
How about you?
Has “the blog” changed everything? And if so, how?
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