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Be Inspired

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Joseph Campbell

Clean Your House – Your Mind Will Follow

Don’t you just love people who have the guts to follow their bliss. This little story is about a company called Zenith Cleaners and here’s a little exert:

Tolu discovered the therapeutic and meditative qualities of cleaning as a child, he says, and thinks of cleaning as a practice in loving, caring, and making a difference.

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More ‘Follow Your Bliss’ Inspiration

Another inspiring cartoon from Zen Pencils – Check it out here.

The Joy of Following Your Bliss

A great ‘follow your bliss’ story about a bus driver from Chicago who sings to his customers and has developed quite a following.

Check him out: Follow Your Bliss

Don’t Fear Adding To Life’s Juggling Act

Follow your bliss, do what you love and the money will come. These are the messages that I advocate frequently on this blog.

This article reminds us of an important additional aspect that we mustn’t forget – play!

“There’s evidence that this activity that many of us associate with childhood can energize lives that are mired in Leaning In, doing more with less, multitasking and Having It All, according to a meticulously researched new book by Washington Post columnist Brigid Schulte, “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time.”

If you’re one of those people who seems to always be ‘busy’ – then this is a must read!  Take five minutes out of your busy schedule to check it out:

Don’t Fear Adding To Life’s Juggling Act

Are You Following Your Bliss?

I am a HUGE fan of Joseph Campbell, his writings, and in particular his inspiring call to action to ‘follow your bliss.’

This article talks about the benefits of ‘following your bliss’. And in the small video segment you can hear Mr Campbell speaking those famous words.

Check it out: Follow Your Bliss

Navigating Stuckness

Navigating Stuckness is the most inspiring story I have read for a long time. Written by Jonathan Harris, it tells of his life journey from  painter through to tool maker.  It’s a story of following your bliss and of staying in the flow of life. It’s beautifully written, and Jonathan has split his life into coherent chapters, reminding us that every day is a sentence for the current chapter we’re in. I have to admit that I was surprised to find that for one that has lived such a full life, Jonathan is still quite young.

This paragraph jumped out at me:

In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.

If you are feeling stuck or if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration then Navigating Stuckness is well worth a read.

Food for your soul

I don’t know about you, but I love reading true stories about people that are following their bliss and doing truly inspired things. This article is worth a read:

Food for your soul – An inspiring man putting food at the centre of the school curriculum

And some extra holiday reading:

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Seven Lessons From Making Unconventional Career Choices

I’m a firm believer in following your bliss. However, making the often required unconventional career choice is not easy. It takes a lot of courage to wander off the beaten path into unknown territory. And, unfortunately, all to often we follow our bliss for a short time, only to find ourselves back on the proverbial ‘sidewalk’ again before we know it.

In the early stages of making a career change, focusing on your long term goals and staying motivated is important. I hope this short article which talks about the seven lessons learned from going your own way helps.

Seven Lessons

Young couple quit jobs to build this glass house for $500

This is a fabulous story – very inspiring. A young couple quit their jobs to build their dream home and spent only $500. It provides hope for those of us out there that don’t have millions to invest in our dream home. Some times a bit of land and some hard work is all you need.

Glass house