Ever Wonder What Makes You Care?

What makes you wake up in the morning?

What keeps you going?

What makes you care about building useful things and improving the planet?

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. No it’s not.”

– Dr. Suess (The Lorax)

Without this fundamental understanding, it’s a lot harder to be intrinsically motivated and it’s easier to be swayed by other incentives and social influences.

Seems worth it to find out, right?

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Reply and let me know what you think!

There is no right or wrong answer to this one.

It’s just part of each of our journey’s.

I’d love to hear your opinion and approach, here!

How Might You Rebuild Education?

There are some main points to think about before answering this question:

  1. Not everyone learns the same way as you.
  2. The current school system works well for some people.
  3. How might our values change in the future, and how can we prepare?

Okay, that said, what did you wish they’d taught you in school?

What do you wish you’d paid more attention to in school?

What do you think we’ll need to teach kids in the future?

Reply here and let me know.

Also, reply and let me know if you’d like to be included on a video call with other readers to talk more about this issue and how to solve it.

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Just because they didn’t teach you something in school doesn’t mean you can’t still learn it now, or that it’s not now your responsibility to learn it.

Take 2 minutes to review your answers to these questions and consider the steps to teach yourself what you never learned in school.

It could be that you need to go for an MBA, a class on contract negotiation, or even just find a few good YouTube videos.

It only takes 2 minutes to start.

Or to email me and tell me what you think. 😉

How To Fall Into Your Own Trap

You took the first step.

You started.

Day 1.

Time to start thinking about day 2.

So now that you started, you probably need special shoes.

And you probably need the special gloves to go with it.

And you probably will end up needing another dry-fit short since you’re gonna be doing this new thing so often.

And you should just pay for the membership all in advance since you’ll be using it all the time.

. . .


Does this sound familiar?

Before you start allocating resources to things that don’t matter, it’s probably better to start with the basics first.

The tricky part is that you really meant well.

You were just leaning into the first step!

But you fell into your own trap.

The most basic of basics is habit.

It’s not the details of how many minutes you should spend on cardio for your body type or which muscle group you exercise on Mondays.

Before you think about anything that will cost you money or attention, remember what matters first:

The habit.

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Everyone has 2 minutes. You can use it to do burpees, send an email, or call your mom.

Whats a habit you want to build?

What part of it can you do for 2 minutes?

This is your opportunity to conquer your excuses and start your day off with a win.