January 27th, 2009
People either tend to love the way I think or they look at my like I’m an alien – “Make money through enjoyment? That does not compute; it is illogical; that is not how the world works;…yadda yadda yadda…” And yes, PebbleStorm’s not the standard way of thinking about work …yet :) But – you can’t beat the system by staying in the system! If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll get what you’re getting. You have to think and act differently in order to get different results.
Someone else that thinks my kind of different is Jonathon Mead, who writes the blog “Illuminated Mind, and wrote an ebook “Reclaim Your Dreams“. I haven’t found that many other thinkers that align as closely to my thinking as he does. It’s really worth reading. Here are a couple of tidbits…
“Reclaim Your Dreams, It’s Time To Come Alive”
Following your dreams is scary. I get it.
What’s more scary is spending much of our lives searching for the illusion of security. What dreams would you have left behind if you didn’t live tomorrow? Would you regret not following your heart?
Beyond the grind.
The daily grind leads us to believe we should live by the rule of Panem et Cicenses, the Roman concept of bread and circuses; meager games and food to keep the populace entertained whilst powerful men do cruel things behind closed doors.
The monotony makes us think that we should keep our feet on the ground, heads down, mouths shut and our noses to the grindstone. We call this making a living. It’s more like a dying.
I think otherwise; I live by my dreams and can teach you how to do the same.”
“Sometimes it’s Better When You’re a Giant Mess”
It seems that there’s two divergent camps when it comes to strategies for living.