It’s dawned on me of late that I’m increasingly the perfect balance (or collision?) between east versus west.
I grew up in a disciplined household with lots of structure. I went into the Marine Corps and got even more structure!!
I followed that with years of extreme ambition. Of starting a company. Of working insane 18-hour days and going nine years with basically just a couple of vacations. I was chasing success and I never really caught it.
And after the exhaustion and burnout finally overtook me, I began moving toward the Eastern mindset. I’ve read dozens (if not a hundred plus) books on Eastern Philosophy.
These days, I’m big-time into mindfulness, living in the moment, and Shaolin Kung Fu. Into smiling, taking deep breaths, and living as if I have less than five minutes remaining in my life.
I know that many people in the West are very familiar with the typical advice and motivation seen in self-help books around here, but I think Eastern Philosophy hasn’t spread (or caught on) as well.
As such, I’ve decided to start a string of blog videos about some of the things I’ve learned, and the things that have really helped me.
Here’s the first video in which I talk about the book called The Power of Now. It’s a book that has really made a huge impact on me. I’ve already uploaded the second video to the series, which helps explain the last point I make in video 1, which I bungle a bit.
Hope you enjoy! And don’t forget to watch Part 2 if you enjoy it! Thanks!
Stan R. Mitchell