Every Friday, I share my favorite reads from around the blogosphere, plus any extra stuff I’ve written outside this blog. Enjoy!
Awesome Stuff from Awesome People
If you like money and all other things awesome, check out my boy J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy’s new site, Rockstar Finance, a compendium of the best awesome stuff on the interwebs right now. (I got lost in several great posts just now until I realized I was in the process of compiling this week’s Link Love.)
The Myth of Motivation (+ 3 Things You Need Instead
Seriously, if you would have tapped me on the shoulder on the day I wrote that blog post and said, “Funny story, Nicole, but at this time in three years you will have quit drinking, quit sugar, switched to a plant based diet, moved back to LA, started an entirely new business, and gotten into long distance running so hard that you’ll be training to run across the goddamn country,” I would have laughed so loudly that your ear drums might have exploded.
And yet, here we are.
But, you know what? It’s not like I set out to change my entire life all at once, because I didn’t. It’s not like I woke up one day and was all, “MUST CHANGE ALL THE THINGS!” Because (real talk) that’s impossible. No matter how badly you want it, change doesn’t happen all at once. I’m not saying huge life change isn’t realistic, because, uhhhh, did you read that blog post?! But what I am saying is that it took you more than one day to develop the habits you have right now, and it’ll take you more than one day to change them.
~Nicole Antoinette at A Life Less Bullshit
How to Change Your Life in 10 Years
Isn’t it weird that most people, when they want to get smarter, slimmer or stronger, want immediate results? It seems like all they’re willing to put in is a bunch of money, but as little time as possible. This is reflected by the offers you get; the whole niche is surprisingly short-haul focused: If you sign up to my list, the guru promises, you’ll get the answers you need right into your inbox. Minimum effort, minimum time commitment required.
Here’s a totally scientific Google survey to prove my point:
“how to change your life in 10 years” – no results
“how to change your life in 5 years” – no results
“how to change your life in 1 year” – 3 results
“how to change your life in 30 days” – 53.300 results
“how to change your life now” – 1.010.000 results
So you want to change your life right now. In 30 days at the most. Visualizations and a good attitude should do the job, right?
Are you fucking kidding me?
~Fabian Kruse at The Friendly Anarchist
3 Lessons for Would-Be Entrepreneurs from Successful Quitters
Difference #1: You Don’t Quit To Escape. You Quit to Create.
The first thing you’ll notice is that those who are successful don’t just quit their job and dive into something new because they are sick of the way things are going on. That does play a part, but more importantly they are driven by wanting to do something better instead. They quit a boring or stressful job so that they can have more time to pursue something that is creative or brings them more personal satisfaction. They quit a job where things are broken so they may go innovate a fix for it. The goal is not to escape the present state of affairs, it is to start doing something that is far better.
~Jennifer Gresham at Everyday Bright
Cordelia Around the Web
In which I shamelessly promote other posts I’ve written recently.
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