How To Be Different

How To Be Different

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.” - Alexandra K. Trenfor

The Rorschach Test is a projective psychological test developed in 1921 to measure thought disorder. 

I just took one online.  It was a little bit weird because, even though I'm not psychotic, (OR MAYBE I AM! 🤡) I felt the slightest amount of pressure to agree with the multiple choice answers provided. 

And for that secondary option, besides the obviously violence biased ones like, "a crushed spine" or "a bloody part of my body" ... I wanted to know of what I say was the most common thing people saw or where it landed on that spectrum.

Time

Time

"Here’s a humbling exercise, whenever you read an old book that speaks about contemporary events, look at the names. 

How many of these people--who were important enough to warrant a mention at the time--seem important now, decades or centuries later? 

How many of them have you even heard of? 

How silly does the author’s reverence seem? 

How ridiculous does their assumption--that future readers would obviously know who and what they were talking about--that they didn’t bother to provide much context, seem?  

Well, this timeless process is happening right now, as we speak...

Freedom

Freedom

"We do not have to “gain” freedom because freedom has always been with us and is not something to be gained in the end through strict and faithful adherence to some definite formulas. Formulas can only inhibit freedom and pre-formations only squelch creativity and impose mediocrity." - 🥋Bruce Lee 🥋

There are three levels of freedom we need to differentiate:

1st is Realistic, Basic, or Fundamental Freedom: 

2nd is Freedom of Action or Choice:

3rd is Ultimate Freedom or Freedom of the Mind, Body, and Soul: 

This is the type of freedom Bruce Lee is referring to. It is absolute and unencumbered by all external factors.  Preached by Taoists and Stoics alike...

START AN ONLINE BUSINESS

START AN ONLINE BUSINESS

You've already spent a lifetime building your skillset.  You're busy enough as it is.  You've ALREADY done your part.

I can do EVERYTHING your business needs and MORE because that's MY JOB.

I cannot be any clearer: Your brain will try to persuade you that there is NO way for you to start an online business without tech knowledge. Listen closely.

I've done it!

You're not my first client.  This isn't our first rodeo.  Our system has been PROVEN time and time again!

Every single one of our clients has exponentially benefitted from Echo Studio, and you can too. 

Sleep

Sleep

"When you rest, you rejuvenate. You get more creative. You have more ideas.  

You read more and learn more and observe more and have more time to get curious about people you might love."

Our culture tends to praise the busy and overworked.  I call bullshit for several reasons:

1. Being busy is a sign that you're not in control of your life. Most people who are "busy" are just being inefficient.  @timferriss talks about this, so does @dereksivers

2. Keeping ourselves “busy” is usually an easy way of distracting ourselves from the harder questions in life such as...

Combination

Combination

 

Ideas don't have to be groundbreakingly new. ⠀

Just mix and match a couple in your own mental kaleidoscope and you might innovate something revolutionary.⠀

I challenge you to create a better version of the umbrella. It's ridiculous that it breaks in the exact kind of stormy situation in which you need it. Make an unbreakable and collapseable umbrella, make a fortune.⠀

                                                     Happy inventing! 🤖👾👻 ⠀

Together

Together

Everyone needs help, but rarely do we think that the best way to help each other is to be constantly working on improving ourselves.⠀

It's kind of like when an airline tells you, in a case of lost cabin pressure, to put your own mask on first before helping others. ⠀

If we could detach ourselves from the initial, panicky and anxious, emotional response, we'd be able to make clear logical decisions about the most effective and efficient ways to help others. ⠀

Let me challenge you with a troubling scenario.⠀

Any loving parent would argue that helping their children first is the better course of action. But what if, because you spent so much time struggling to get oxygen, your body slowed and you just managed to cover your child and yourself before needing to take some deep breaths. ⠀

Now, there are other children without masks on, maybe a family is larger than usual and the parents haven't had the time to cover all of their kids yet, or maybe the children are travelling alone. ⠀

Because you prioritized your own child, you are now short of breath and unable to help them. ⠀

On a personal scale you were selfless, but on a global scale you were selfish.⠀