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Hello everybody. My name is Julie and I'm seventeen. I come from Europe so English is not my mother language. However, now I'm in Japan. From others point of view, my life is interesting. I've visited more that 25 countries in Europe, Afrika, America and Asia. I tried skydiving, bungee jumping, diving, highest roller castle in the world, free fly in a wind tunel, small planes and dangerous things like getting into car with my sister who was learning how to drive, or testing food she cooked. And what did I do this morning? I googled:
" Life that would be interesting." I'm sure that as I grow there will be more things to tie me down- college, getting money, finding an apartment. In short,I'm in Japan and I still feel like my life is boring as hell. I' m about o climb Mt.Fuji, but I think that even if I climbed Mt. Everest it wouldn't bring me an inch closer to satisfaction.
Everything that I have done made me happy, but only for a short period of time. I have done nothing that others could profit from, something that other would remember. So, does enybody know what should I do? I can't figure it out.
One thing that's been on my mind for the longest time was how to have great experiences. Basically, there are two ways to have great experiences. Either you plan what you want to experience, and ways of achieving that experience, or you say yes to opportunities for experiences that come your way.
One thing that's been on my mind for the longest time was how to have great experiences. There are two ways to have great experiences. Either you plan what you want to experience, and ways of achieving that experience, or you say yes to opportunities for experiences that come your way.
My problem was I thought of these two methods as separate. I thought you either do one or the other. Take for example travel. If I completely plan my trip: where i will stay, what i will see/do; I may miss out on great opportunities to explore. Yet, if I leave my schedule too open for opportunities, opportunities may never come your way, and I just might end up with no place to sleep. More importantly, this problem arises when thinking about my career. If I completely plan my career path lets say marketing consultant, then I may miss out on opportunities to be a manager, designer, sales representative, accountant, engineer, firefighter...you get the idea. But if I don't plan my life, I probably won't even make it being a marketing intern, I might just pick a job that seems comfortable work there for life.
I've concluded that these two methods however, don't have to be separate. In Life Nomadic, Tynan writes that planning is essential for your trip, but you should be ready to ditch those plans at any moment. This is the same in life, planning should be meticulously done, but always ready to be thrown away and re-planned.
Such a cool blog Tynan! Go you!
Such a cool blog Tynan! Go you!
I had lunch with a friend today who's also entrepreneurial, and as he told me the story of how he became an entrepreneur, I realized that it had a lot in common with my story. In particular, we were both selling things at a very young age.
On the other hand, we both had friends who were extremely smart and capable people who didn't have these experiences as kids, and now they default to having jobs.
So questions for you:
But let me start at the beginning. My name is Chris and I'm a 24 year old German online marketing nut. I've always been into travelling and adventures but could never bring myself to actually abandon all the materialistic crap that was effectively weighing me down.
Crazy shit I've done covers hitchhiking 5000 miles from Toronto to San Diego, living the sweet French life in Bordeaux as a resident and cracking chilly crabs while living in Singapore (before I actually turned vegetarian). However sweet those times were, a major piece of the puzzle always seemed to be missing.
That's when I picked up Tynan's book on living a minimalist life. It fundamentally changed my beliefs from day one (thanks Tynan)! I didn't even finish reading the book before I started throwing stuff out. It all seemed so obvious: I was wearing 10% of my clothes 90% of the time anyway. So why not ditch the remaining stuff and never wonder again what to wear? And so went all the rest: Sunglasses, old laptops, computer games, magazines, shoes, books. To be fair: I could probably still throw out way more stuff but I think it's a good start. I got rid of at least 75% of my things. Oh boy, how it hurt at that time, but I never looked back.
I have a present worth about $300 for a Rialta owner, preferably someone in SF. Let me know if you want it... first person from SF gets it. Can't say what it is, because it's one of the Rialta upgrades I'm doing for the next vid and I have an extra set of materials.
My dream is to be an entrepreneur and I have always been inspired by Tynan.
My question to Tynan: What right now sucks up most of your time that can be delegated to someone else?
I'm realizing more and more that I may need to work with entrepreneurs first instead of trying to do everything by myself in my apartment. I'd be willing to help out in any way to get exposure to your awesomeness :)
My dream is to be an entrepreneur and I have always been inspired by Tynan. My question to Tynan: What right now sucks up most of your time that can be delegated to someone else? I'm realizing more and more that I may need to work with entrepreneurs first instead of trying to do everything by myself in my apartment. I'd be willing to help out in any way to get exposure to your awesomeness :)
As you may have noticed, SETT looks and works a bit different today. Due to a mistake in the way we were merging code, we had to wait a few weeks to push all of the updates at once.
The biggest changes are:
- There's now a sidebar featuring community posts and members. Our biggest goal is to give a bigger voice to community members, so this is a step in that direction. Moving forward we'll be adding other stuff to the sidebar, including the archived posts that everyone keeps asking for.
That's right. I am taking a summer off from blogging, and I plan on working on some new projects. I didn't like the direction that my blog was taking, so I am going to take a step back and reevaluate.
Most importantly, I am enjoying my time away from the computer. Wordpress, gmail, and twitter can take over your life. Blogging is a horrible way to make a living, and I want to focus more on book publishing/product design.
It also gets as hot as hell in NYC in the summer, so I need some outside time and less computer time.
Tynan talks about living life at extremes and explains very well why he does so and how he (or anyone that lives life in a similar way) benefits from it in this article http://tynan.com/going-extreme
Even after reading the article though, the benefits are not always obvious when it's your life, and even when they are, what one gives up in the form of comfort with what's familiar to them, or with what's expected of them by their peers makes it a heck of a lot harder than Ty makes it seem.
BUT, If you're all in on this mindset and want to wrap your head around it as a complete lifestyle, I want to help with an aspect of with this post.