Eleven Minute Awesome is a combination of lifestyle hacking, cycle breaking, psychological advice, tips and tricks, and motivational hoopla about making your life more awesome. It is published at least every Tuesday and Thursday, and it is only lightly edited from the first draft.
If you put eleven minutes a day into pursuing your dreams, they will come true.
The concept of persistent self effort isn’t new. If you put in the time doing something that you love every single day, you’re eventually doing things that you love all the time. If you love it, you’ll do a lot more than eleven minutes, but that’s beside the point. The real point is about getting started, experimenting, and learning about the world around you. Devote that time to the passion, and you will be rewarded as a person.
Eleven Minute Awesome is about making you whole.
You are more than your ‘work’ life or your ‘home’ life. You are more than this hobby or that hobby. You are more than your sexual orientation or your job or your family. Life is a holistic experience, and should be taken as such. Everything that you do affects other stuff. If you spend $50 on a new video game, you don’t have that same $50 to spend on a pair of shoes. If you get crap food to put in your body, you might not have enough energy to do the stuff you really want to do. You are a whole person and should live your life as such.
Eleven Minute Awesome is about breaking your cycles.
You wake up, you go to work, you come home, you go to sleep. Repeat as necessary. There’s a ton of folks who are on this cycle. There’s a ton of folks who dream large, but get caught in the pettiness of working for a micromanaging boss, or they’re doing something that they hate. There’s folks who can’t get their money together. There’s folks who can’t get their emotional lives together. There’s folks who don’t pursue their passions because they’re afraid, or they’re obligated, or they’re… whatever. That doesn’t matter. What DOES matter is the fact that you’re doing more stuff you love. Take those eleven minutes and chisel away at the junk that you don’t like… and break the cycle.
Eleven Minute Awesome is about pursuing your passions.
Every single person has passion about something. You might be really passionate about ancient Japanese myths. You might be passionate about motorcycles. You might be passionate about phone design. There’s something that you care about, and you should be doing it right now. You know why? Life is short. You know why? Because you’re happier. You know why? Because the world’s a better place and it doesn’t wait for you. Devote those eleven minutes a day to your passions, and you’ll be a better person for it.