“Do the thing and you shall have the power.”
This is a blog about doing stuff. It’s about adventures we can go on together to get us what we want. It’s about ways that we can challenge and improve ourselves. It’s also about watching me try out a lot of stupid things that may leave a big lump on my head.
The only way to get what you want, to have that badass life, is to go out and make it happen. Some people will tell you that mindset, study, or connections will get you there -- and I don’t disagree. That’s all important, but in the end, the only GUARANTEED way to get what we want is to take it. If you continue doing what you’re doing now, you’ll stay roughly the same place. You'll have about as much success, about as much money, and about as much happiness as you have right now. If you like where you are, that’s awesome. Stay put. But if you want more, the only way to get it is by doing more. That might mean getting a new job or side business for more income, going out more to meet people and become more outgoing, or trying out some crazy new sleep schedule for more time. Maybe you’ll have to travel. Maybe you’ll have to read more. The point is, you’ll have to do something new.
I’ll try out those somethings for you. Show you how they work out for me. I might even take suggestions from you all. Crazy sleep schedules, diets, impossibly long runs - it’s all fair game. And if you stick around, you’ll watch me do it.
I’ll post lots of adventures and new things readers can do wherever. But if you live in the SF bay area, you can go on adventures with me, and tag along for some good times.
We’re going to cover a lot of different topics and make plenty of tangents into lifestyle and culture issues, but when it comes down to it, we are talking about doing stuff, and the power that can give you. The power to be free from anxiety, the power to be who you want to be, and do what you want to do. The power to have the money, relationships, and level of happiness you want.
And the best way to illustrate that power is to have an opinionated and overly eager test monkey, to and show you that this is possible.
That test monkey is me, Patrick Bohan. I’ll use alter egos for some posts. They’ll have cute names too.
I’m going to explore radical new ways of thinking about how to plan out your time to get you off the debt-powered treadmill and into a life you want to live. I’ll be having guest posts and videos from role models, and occasionally, other great blogs. A guy who retired at 30 on a plumber’s salary has a lot to share with us. A woman who built a startup without enough money for an iphone probably knows something we don’t.
I’m not an expert. I don’t claim to be. I’m just the test dummy, consistently trying out new stuff. And you get to watch! Lots of readers I’m sure have more experience than me - that doesn’t mean trying and doing new things won’t change their life. No matter where you are, rock bottom or top, the only way to have more is to do more.
Become a regular reader of this blog, start doing more, and you’ll become even more badass. If you stick around, I promise your life will become a lot more interesting. See you at post #1.