I recently stumbled on a podcast that I have become a big fan of.
Justin Wise is a content marketer from Des Moines. He has a pretty cool blog as well. The purpose of his podcast is to “challenge you to think differently about your digital life.”
What I like about Justin is he seems to really care about his audience.
He has a big following because he gives a lot back to his listeners and readers. The experience of following his podcast, reading his blog, and even signup for his news letter has become more then enjoyable.
Every once and a while you discovery people that you really just “like” I like Justin.
So check Justin out as his blog, podcast or even maybe on twitter. He’s the real deal and he’s doing something really cool!
Recently I had a close friend of mine ask me some personal questions about life, love and why.
(this friend by the way has complete invitation to do this when ever he pleases.) At a point in the conversation a topic came up where I expressed a unique view. My friend challenged the stance I embraced, and the conversation was fruitful.
I share that story because the view I had happened to be a little off the beaten path.
And our conversation actually diverted to the importance of asking “WHY”. Do you ever think about why you do the things you do? Why, when you go to work or school do you behave a certain way? Why is it that we put napkins in our lap when we eat? The things we do, the traditions we hold, what makes them so important? It’s good to think through. Asking “WHY” and getting to that answer is important because it WILL help better inform the decisions you make.
What things can you be challenging the “WHY” of today?
Lately it has been my first hour at work. I typically get to the office before anyone else (by about 30mins or so).
By this time I have already had my coffee and my brain tends to be at once of its peak moments. I am also able to think without much interruption. Time where interruption does not happen is priceless. I sit at my desk as the morning sun comes through the sky windows, and am able to have a bit of quiet that rarely I have been able to find in my life, on a constant basis.