Podcast: Ed Mylett Show Episode “Forget About Currency” with Jenna Kutcher She is so genuine and authentic and inspired me deeply in terms of realizing TIME is your greatest asset.
Non Fiction Reading: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull is the former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animated Studios. His book is his reflection on steps they took to constantly make the work environment one that was conducive to creativity.
Playlist: Meditation/Sleep I used it for meditation as well as brainstorming time and it was the perfect background music for those activities.
Product I’m Using: this retinol cream is amazing. It’s creamy and I can see a difference from using it just one week. Bonus: it’s not powerful you scorch your skin, which I’ve experience in using other retinol creams in the past. I haven’t bumped up to using it twice a day, yet. Only at night.
I‘m still reading Don Quixote (hoping to finish this week) so instead, I’ll sing the praises of one more product that I have used religiously for years. Teals Eucalyptus Epsom Salts are the perfect end to my day. I throw a cup in my bath every single night. The scent is amazing and I love knowing that it’s detoxing my body while I just lie there and relax.
What I’m Watching: Dead to Me, on Netflix. Limiting myself to ONE episode at a time and it’s hard! Especially since Matt are still watching Stranger Things (Also one at a time!) I’ve vowed not to begin another series until these are finished!
Quote Before Me: “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men (or women, Ralphy!) —that is genius.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
This thought is so liberating to me. How many times have you had a thought you keep to yourself because you don’t want to feel like the only one? Or how many times were you the timid kid in class because you didn’t want to ask a question and feel silly? And how many times have you had an idea or a revelation and you thought “Oh! I should write that, share that or invent that, and then you talked yourself out of it because of that old “who do I think I am?” syndrome? Well, how many times, months or even years later, have you heard someone else say that, or seen your idea in a store somewhere, making someone else money?
Trust the fact that your idea, your thoughts are good for humanity. We are all good enough and worthy enough to think of things that are useful and helpful and worth sharing. And the belief in that … is our own brand of genius. Do you see? It’s not that you had the idea! It’s that you believed it was good enough to share. So go forth and share your ideas and thoughts and inventions with the world around you, and then kick up your feet and pat yourself on the back for being a brave little genius who shared.