RESOURCES AND INSPIRATION
The Good News Book
Two books that demolish the view that people and life in general are sh*t. Both are filled with beautiful stories about small acts of kindness and how those deeds made a world of difference.
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck
This book has been a bestseller since it’s release in 2016 for good reason.
Author Mark Manson doesn’t believe in typical self-help books and the popular attitude of “just be positive”. Although the title is about not giving a f*ck, it actually teaches you how to give a f*ck, but about the right things. Summed up –
Subtlety #3: We All Have A Limited Number Of Fucks To Give; Pay Attention To Where And Who You Give Them To.
Positive news and stories from around the world. The content will get you smiling, feeling good and wanting to pass on some happiness.
A community for people to anonymously confess secrets by posting them in on postcards.
Some funny, some heartbreaking and some really absurd.
But hopefully the confessions will help you realise that your mistakes and “sins” are human, forgive yourself.
And hopefully you’ll realise that you’re not the only one who is still trying to figure it all out.
The funny ones – just have a laugh.
The Long Way series covers three motorcycle trips with actors and friends Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, over more than 60,000 kilometers.
From London to New York City through Europe and Asia.
From Scotland to South Africa through Europe and Africa.
And starting in 2020, from Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States. And the added challenge – they’re intending to do these long distances on electric motorcycles.
This is a really funny series, with so many adventures and hairy situations.
I really enjoyed the travel element but there’s a lot more to it.
What I hope you get from the series –
Don’t take yourself or life too seriously.
Keep perspective of your problems and realise that you can handle a lot more than you think you can.
And laugh! Whenever you can.
Long Way Round
Long Way Down
I love this talk for how it explains the importance of being yourself.
Brene’ Brown talks about having the courage to be imperfect.
About the power of vulnerability.
And about the power of letting go of who you think you should be, and being who you really are.
It’s an incredibly empowering talk.
US Navy Admiral William McRaven spent more than 30 years in service to the United States Navy. He uses anecdotes about his Navy SEAL training to give wonderful (& funny) advice on life.
The theme of his speech is about carrying on when you’re at your lowest. About finding the things that are worth the struggle to you and that getting from your starting point to your destination takes the help of others.
My favourite sentiment – “Start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud”.
There is so much to take from this speech and learning from someone so wise, with so much life experience gives a humbling perspective.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”
– Mark Twain