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33 Rules for life

  

1. Spend less time on social media. Do stuff that matters.


2. Rule of 1/3s. Spend a third of your time with people who you can lift up and mentor, a third with people who are at your level, and a third with people who are further down the path than you are.


3. Meditate. Two minutes, five minutes, or thirty minutes. Just do it.


4. Practice gratitude. Spend a few minutes every morning reflecting on what you are grateful for.


5. Do one thing every day that forces you to grow. By definition, this has to be something that makes you feel uncomfortable. What is that thing? Got it? Now take action.


6. Do one thing every day that contributes to making someone’s life better by having you in it. Small acts of kindness add up to a big thing.


7. Spend time journaling. It doesn't need to be perfect. It doesn't need to be profound. There is massive therapeutic value in just getting your thoughts out in the open.


8. Exercise. Move. Explore the depths of your physical being. Lift weights, practice yoga, and try gymnastics. Dance, crawl, jump, and run. Climb, reach, and invert yourself. Pull, push, lift heavy things, and lift light things. Take a walk, go for a hike, and stretch and twist yourself. 


9. Message an old friend - or two. Just because. Just to let them know you are thinking about them.


10. Reach out to someone new who you have always wanted to meet. Get over your fear of rejection. 


11. Tell your partner/mother/father/brother/sister you love them. And mean it. Don't always wait for them to say it first.


12. Make a to-do list. Then check each accomplishment off one by one, and watch your confidence improve. Observing yourself walking a little taller at the end of a day when you crushed your to-do list. “What gets measured, gets managed.” Peter Drucker


13. Read a non-fiction book. Pick something you would like to learn and go buy the book. There should be NO budget when it comes to education. I have never bought a non-fiction book I regretted. I have never received less value in return for a book I bought and read. One idea could change your life.


14. Spend a whole day breathing from just your nose. It makes a big difference for your health and your mind.


15. Plan a trip. You can stay at the Four Seasons or in a tent. It doesn’t matter. Just get out and explore.


16. Pick a cause that is important to you and donate – time or money.


17. Set goals. And crush them. Then set some more.


18. Practice volitional deprivation. Stop being a victim to your vices. From time to time deprive yourself of certain things and exercise that discipline muscle. 


19. Take the road less travelled. Be a leader. Carve your own path.


20. Go out for an expensive meal. Expand your consciousness. And savour every bite.


21. Have that cup of coffee. Nobody ever went broke on a cappuccino. Focus on the big things, and create something so amazing, you can have all the $5 cappuccinos you want.


22. Master your morning. Include something every morning that works on your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical being. It doesn't have to take a long time, but it does have to get done. Take control of your day before it controls you. 


23. Go more minimal. Purge the stuff you don’t need. Have you ever seen a happy hoarder?


24. Spend more money on experiences. Live an enriching life.


25. Take a seminar. 


26. Read more. Listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Be a constant and long-term learner. 


27. Observe your thoughts. Pay attention to your breath. Live in the moment.


28. If you usually run, switch to lifting weights for a while. If you only lift weights, go out for a run. Take a yoga class or dance lessons or surf lessons. Switch things up.


29. Push yourself. Read an entire book in a day. Workout twice. Double the length of your run. Write a blog article and share it with people. Record a podcast. Stretch yourself. 


30. Take an online course. 


31. Cut the fat. Look at the things in your life that are no longer serving you – people, things, and stuff. Get rid of it. Do you have toxic people in your life? Cut them loose. De-clutter your life of the people that are bad for you to make more room for the people who are good for you.


32. Buy nice stuff. This might seem counterintuitive to the minimalist lifestyle, but I assure you it isn’t. Do not buy MORE stuff. Just buy nicer stuff. Buy a great custom suit or dress. Buy a great pair of dress shoes. Keep it simple, but buy stuff that makes you look and feel great.


33. Travel off the beaten path. Don’t go where the tourists go. Find out where the locals eat and hang out and go there. Create deeper experiences and connections with people when traveling to new places. 

An Inspired Life

Living an inspired life is about challenging yourself. It is about searching for a purpose bigger than yourself and dedicating yourself to that purpose. It is about living consciously. Be present, and notice what shows up for you. Then take action, making today a little better than yesterday.