Updated: October 20th, 2017
I like to start the day clear and creative – No cell phone, no emails, no “work”. Wake up early and spend some quality time with yourself and your creative brain.
I’ve found that if I start the day awesomely, I’m happier and have more energy, and the day continues it’s awesomeness through nightfall. If I start the day by sleeping in, browsing social media, checking emails, “swallowing the frog”, etc… I’m not too stoked on it and it carries over to the rest of the day.
I love my mornings, the peace time for creativity is epic! It’s now my favorite time of the day (and I’m a chronic night owl).
The key to this is not turning your phone on your checking email until after you’ve had your morning creative time. I do this by setting my phone to airplane mode the night before, and not opening email tabs or chat apps.
The whole inspiration for starting this blog was to write more. I have some crazy fictional stories locked inside my head that I want to read! So I have to write them.
It started with a dream I had that took place a few decades in the future. You could call it a dystopian future story that metaphorically reflects the current state of our society. Namely, mind control and detachment from true living.
Plastic sucks! Well, it’s quite useful but we’ve gotten too dependent on it, and pretty wasteful with single use plastic. Plastic straws, cups, bags, cutlery… all these get used once, then thrown away, which ends up in the ocean or somewhere on Earth to pollute for 100’s or 1000’s of years. Boooooooooo.
Plastic Free July is a monthly challenge to save the world!
What do you really want?
That’s a great question, something I’ve started asking myself every day. I tend to work on too many things at once. I get excited working on new projects, I can’t help myself! I think I just love the energy of creating new things… and the buzz of launching a new idea.
I created a method to remind myself every day on the most important things to work on.
You’ve heard it a thousand times, but it’s worth thinking about every day. Because if you set goals you’ve already determined your success, you just need to execute.
I’m feeling inspired. I’m feeling connected with the Earth. I’m feeling connected with my future path.
This weekend, I traveled to the outskirts of Ubud to meet with my friend and fellow social entrepreneur Joe, and his partner Juan, the creator/designer of Bio Arc.
I love positive habits. I think positive habits are the key to success. Once something is a habit you don’t have to think about it, you just naturally do it and reap the benefits.
Adding new positive habits is a great way to continue leveling up. Some of my current positive habits:
Tree Tribe is an outdoor lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees on every sale. We make eco friendly clothing and accessories and have a mission to make a positive impact on the world by promoting nature and spreading positive energy.
I started Tree Tribe in early 2015 with a goal to create a business that gives back to the Earth. I love ideas and starting companies! At the start, this was much like any other new project of mine – excitement, optimism, and getting in that creative zone that starting a new project gets you in. At the time I didn’t know it would evolve into much more than a side project, I was just taking a crack at creating a cool business.
When the idea struck me for what Tree Tribe would become, it was February 2015, 1 month after I arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand on a 1 way ticket from New York City.
Image: a rocky oasis at Ob Kahn Nation Park near Chiang Mai, Thailand
New Positive Habit: Take a day off every week and completely disconnect, go airplane mode, and spend time in nature.
I used to spend days straight wandering in the forest, and maaaaan you can really get deep into your own mind. Right now I’m working so much that taking a few days off takes some planning, but taking 1 day off is doable! As an ambitious entrepreneur your todo list is infinite, it can be easy to get stuck in a routine of working 7 days a week, but it’s important to schedule disconnect time to get out of the grind, open your mind, and free your body from the shackles of the internet.
Hey! I’m Joe how’s it going? I started this blog to unload ideas from my head and connect with the universe… a place to store my projects and connect with like minds. I’ll probably write about location independence, social enterprise, the Earth, business ideas, and random life hacks.
– a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.
I guess that’s me. I live out of 2 backpacks and don’t technically have a “job” – I own some online businesses and have been a freelance web developer since 2011. Also, Vagabonding by Rolf Potts is one of my favorite books, so I dig the word 🙂