Month: December 2011

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The 57 Best Shortcuts to Feeling Good of 2011

2011 was the year I found my calling. I discovered that all that matters in life is feeling good, because feeling good attracts good-feeling thoughts, which create good-feeling realities. My work here in physical reality is to figure out how to feel good, then design shortcuts to feeling good to make it easier for myself and everyone else. Over the past year I've found so many delicious methods for getting in a good mood and enjoying life, so I've collected them into one place for easy reference.

  1. Create a bucket list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket.
  2. Decide what you want your truths to be.
  3. Get a fresh start by choosing what thought patterns to leave behind and what you want to work towards.
  4. Define your morning ritual. Your first thoughts of the morning set the tone for the whole day.
  5. Decide what you want the story of your life to be.
  6. Think about what you want before each segment of your day.
  7. Be kind to other people no matter what, because that kindness will always be reflected back to you.
  8. Say yes to whatever is in your reality right now. Allow the gifts life wants to give you.
  9. When you're tired of directing your thoughts, listen to someone else's.
  10. Ask yourself, "Isn't this fun?!" If it isn't, you aren't in the Now.
  11. Ask people to do things for you in your head instead of out loud and they will do it without resisting and think it's their own idea.
  12. Practice loving yourself by listing 99 things you love about yourself.
  13. If you don't know how else to feel good, exercise. It always feels good.
  14. Meditate. Sit still for 15 minutes and allow your thoughts to slow. The less you think, the more peace you feel.
  15. Count silently to stop thinking negative thoughts.
  16. Make lists of all the abundance, synchronicities, comforts and conveniences in your life.
  17. Make art. Get messy. Allow the flow of life to guide your hand.
  18. Give whatever you have to give. It will always be returned to you 7-fold.
  19. Remember that life is just a trip. It's supposed to be fun and not serious.
  20. Practice the feeling of appreciation to attract more things to appreciate.
  21. Delete or archive any email or Facebook message you don't feel like answering. No one will take it personally.
  22. Surround yourself with mentors, muses and people who inspire you.
  23. Relax by listening to binaural beats.
  24. Play Astrojax! Play with flow toys! Play board games! Play with kids! Play anything you want, just play!
  25. Learn to love contrast. Contrast (experiences that make you feel bad) is the only way to ever know what you want.
  26. Cry. It always feels like relief. That feeling of relief attracts more experiences that produce the feeling of relief.
  27. If you catch yourself saying something negative, just say "nevermind" and never speak of it again.
  28. Make a website for the person you want to be. Write as if you are who you want to be. Take photos as if you are who you want to be. Write the most wonderful "About" page you can dream of. None of it has to be true. All it takes is to want it to be true, then practice thinking, feeling and acting like it's true. Eventually, it will be true.
  29. Join the School of Life Design Facebook group. Ask advice, give and receive support, and get new ideas for ways to feel good.
  30. Make a gratitude mind map.
  31. If you feel anything less than perfect, stop thinking.
  32. Laugh at nothing and attract funny thoughts.
  33. Move to Austin, Texas!
  34. While doing anything that requires careful detailing (like putting on makeup), say "I love you" to yourself while you're doing it.
  35. Let the flow of life guide you.
  36. Ask yourself what you want.
  37. Commit to being a life designer.
  38. Dye your hair rainbow!
  39. Remember that you are god!
  40. Understand the law of attraction.
  41. Do less.
  42. Keep practicing directing your thoughts, no matter how hard it seems. It gets easier every day.
  43. Face your fears. Fear is excitement with the brakes on.
  44. Whatever is bothering you, decide to let it go. Say "I'll think about that later" if it's too hard to say "I've let that go."
  45. Be your higher self.
  46. Learn to follow your emotional guidance system.
  47. Practice the feeling of knowing.
  48. Change your reality.
  49. Smile.
  50. Find your life philosophy.
  51. Treat others how you want to be treated.
  52. Take things off your to-do list.
  53. Do a Daily Self Love worksheet.
  54. Get in good mood by writing.
  55. Stop feeling self-conscious about being positive.
  56. Get over your crush.
  57. Renew your commitment to loving life. Life loves you!
Gathering Momentum

My truths of 2012

These are my truths of 2012:

  • I'm allowing.
  • I'm a star.
  • I am a life designer. I deliberately choose what I think and feel. My mood is my work. I monetize my work by writing about, designing, and selling shortcuts to feeling good.
  • I am a conduit. I work constantly, brutally, effortlessly. Inspiration always comes.
  • I have the #1 self-improvement (i.e., life design/conscious creation/metaphysical philosophy) website in the world (included in Time's "Health and Fitness" category of the 50 Best Websites of 2012).
  • I am kind, encouraging and welcoming.
  • I make $5,000 a month in passive income.
  • I am 115 pounds of sexy bikini perfection.
  • 2012 is the year we blow up.
Gathering Momentum

The Now

Grateful to be awake and alive and directing my thoughts. Grateful it's NYE! Grateful for long restful nights of sleep and grateful to be savoring the last couple days of vacation. Grateful we get to go back to work on Monday! Grateful to be ready to pwn a new year. Grateful to let the flow lead me. Grateful for my bucket list. Grateful when I look at my bucket list I think "it's not that hard."

Grateful to feel excited. Grateful for YMCMB. Grateful for a clean, clear vibration. Grateful for the SoLD! Grateful to know what I want. Grateful for my wife! Grateful for my kitties! Grateful to feel like a star. Grateful to be allowing.

I intend to spend this day feeling for the flow. I intend to stay focused on what I want. I intend to have fun!

Be it, see it. I'm allowing myself to feel like a star.

Gathering Momentum

My bucket list

Inspired by The Dame and Raptitude and the end of 2011, here is my bucket list!

Cities to tour

  • Tokyo
  • Mexico City
  • New Orleans
  • Miami
  • Houston

World treasures to visit

  • Egyptian pyramids

Countries/regions to explore

  • Australia
  • Outer space
  • The ocean
  • South America
  • Caribbean
  • Africa
  • Asia

Skills and knowledge

  • 10 pullups in a row
  • Proficient at tumbling: flips, backflips, back handsprings
  • Astrojax gymnastics (playing AJ while tumbling)
  • Acroyoga
  • Aerial silks
  • Juggling
  • Tightrope
  • Skydiving
  • Drive a manual transmission (well)
  • Lucid dream at will
  • Oral channeling (i.e., mastery of public speaking)
  • 11 minute half marathon pace


  • Millionaire
  • #1 on Time's Top 50 Websites
  • Collaborating with Esther Hicks
  • Entirely passive income of $20,000/month
  • Feel perfect in a bikini
  • Invited to perform Astrojax for pay (at least $100/hour)
  • Invited to head a life design curriculum at a respected American university (UT, UIUC, Harvard, UCLA, or NYU), or in Amsterdam, London, Australia or through the city of Austin.
  • Invited to speak at TED
  • Write, record and release an electronic/hip hop/IDM album I'm proud of
  • Organize a Life Design conference

Books/films to read/see

  • A documentary about me and Kelly
  • An unofficial biography about me

Experiences to have

  • Ayahuasca
  • Massive orgy (20+ people)
  • Flying using only my body (augmented or not, floating in zero gravity counts)
  • Accurate 3d dream recording
  • True, embodied, tactile virtual reality
  • Hire an assistant
  • Live outdoors for one month
Fresh Start Magician's Tool Articles

Welcome 2012 with the Fresh Start Magician’s Tool

Fresh Start Magician's Tool
As the new year approaches I am reminded that we don't need a new year to make big changes in our lives; we have the power to become whoever we want to be instantly, at any time. We create ourselves with each new thought. All it takes to reach a goal is to decide it's already yours, then let the flow of life take over.

Inspired by conversations in the School of Life Design Facebook group, I created a simple tool to guide the coming year. The Fresh Start Magician's Tool is a simple exercise to focus your energy and can be used any time you want to begin anew.

How it works

Completed Fresh Start
The Fresh Start Magician's Tool is a 1 page PDF that first helps you release unwanted thought patterns, habits or circumstances. List three things to leave in the past, then cut the section off and burn it, flush it, crumple it or otherwise destroy it. Next, set a single intention to guide your future actions. In the following field, decide where you want to channel your creative flow. Everyone has an unlimited source of creative energy, so choose a place to focus it and watch as your project appears to complete itself. Finally, pick a power word. This single word should resonate deeply with you and help you remember what is most important in your life.

Download the free PDF

This tool is designed to be used as often as you wish, but has particular power on New Year's Eve because of the ingrained cultural significance of the day. Fill one out tomorrow, on your birthday, or at the beginning of every week. Use it to refine your vision and desires and let the universe take care of the rest.

Download your free Fresh Start PDF here.

Gathering Momentum

Good morning!

Grateful to be awake and alive and caffeinated. Grateful for inspiring people in the SoLD group. Grateful my office closet is so amazing!! Grateful it's Friday. Grateful to be focusing my thoughts. Grateful for my doctor and healer and oracle Kelly. Grateful she taught me to meditate, not medicate. Grateful to be up early working on awesome projects. Grateful to feel good. Grateful to be a designer and writer and teacher and leader. Grateful for my kitty cats. Grateful to feel refreshed and excited for the day. Grateful for this awesome now. Grateful to be married. Grateful to be loved. Grateful to know what I want and receive it. Grateful we wrote our thank you cards! Grateful the holidays are drawing to a close. Grateful to be starting a brand new exciting year. Grateful to be in control of my vibration.

I intend to flow through my day. I intend to create my best work. I intend to be present. I intend to pay attention. I intend to love myself unconditionally. I intend to give.