Perception is reality.

Do not aim to change your emotions.

Change your focus.

Your emotions are a signal.

Stress, fear, anger…none of that has any positive effect on anything. So there’s no point at all in having those emotions. Replace them with enjoyment, excitement, curiosity & daring.

I’m not going to quit till I succeed. So there’s nothing to worry about.

Eddy might not be up to par at the moment, but Tim Ferriss would be. So don’t be Eddy; channel Tim Ferriss.

Remember that being stressed out doesn’t actually help anything. But being calm does. So be calm.

If you fuck up, you can almost definitely fix it. But if you’re too shy, you’ll never even get a chance. I’d rather be known as the guy who takes too many risks than the guy who takes too few.

Yesterday, my iPod died. On a boat, somewhere in the  East Indian Archipelago between Bali & the Gili islands, the guys at SkyBox stopped talking mid-sentence.

So I delt with it. With this gorgeous scenery and the sound of waves behind the roar of 6 motors, I could survive without some philosopher in my ear.

I’ll deal with it.

Then, weed. Glorious weed. And with it, a surpassingly interesting and asthetic girl to trade stories with.

“I love the beat of this music. With the waves.”

And I heard it. The slow, head bopping boom-pa boomp boomp boom-pa boomp of the music drifting from the beach bar. The ever-relaxing hiss and crash of the waves on the beach.

Joe Rogan’s got some competition. And he would approve.

Today, my iPod is still dead. The Drunken Taoist is silent, Joe Rogan is on haitus, and all the entrepreneurs are sharing their philosophy in other’s ears.

For me, the sound of wind in the leaves, laughter with friends, the meeting of ocean and earth, the chatter of the morning islanders, and clip clap of the horse-drawn-carts. Even the sporatic drum of the of the electricity generator across the street.

This is music. A form of music I’d nearly forgotten to love.

Just for giggles, a list of all the really bad ideas I’ve ever acted on that I can remember:
  1. Getting invited to a one-on-one study night with the hottest girl in highschool….not going.
  2. Spending $400 on business cards. Making $13 off the business.
  3. Deciding to jump a meter gap in a concrete skate park with a street bike.
  4. Running down a sandy beach and leaping into the water that is hiding large and sharp rocks.
  5. Allegedly driving at 100km/h past a red light in Indonesia

I’ll keep it updated.