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Introducing A New Cryptocurrency: Do Good Coin

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Introduction

Do Good Coin is a cryptocurrency which incentivizes positive change in the real world.

While Do Good Coin has every utility of a cryptocurrency, it’s more about what it inspires you to do. This is an intention-based coin – meaning that those who use it will be reminded to “pay it forward.”

Do Good Coin is a coin with intention. The biggest value isn’t in the coin, but what it inspires people to actually do.

We seek to merge technical utility with human utility.

Problems Do Good Coin Solves

If a coin doesn’t solve a problem, there is no reason to use it.

A coin must solve a problem (or problems) in order to be used and adopted by any number of people.

Do Good Coin solves several problems in unique ways..

Bridging Between Worlds

Do Good Coin bridges the gap between the digital and physical world.

Every time someone sees the name Do Good Coin, it’s a reminder to “do good” in the real world. This might be inspiring an idea for a world changing non-profit organization, or as simple as holding the door for someone.

Antidote To Greed

Money is a medium of exchange. It’s a means of getting something.

Do Good Coin creates awareness around the use of wealth.

It invites users to answer the question, “What am I going to do with my wealth?”

So instead of focusing solely on monetary value, Do Good Coin stimulates awareness around purpose, service and helping others.

A Crypto For Non-Techies

Do Good Coin is simple to use.

The goal isn’t to be the most technologically sophisticated, but to facilitate real world change and spread love.

That’s a concept that anyone can understand and get behind.

Rewards “Human Utility”

Do Good Coin incentivized and rewards human utility. It incentivizes the spread of positivity. It incentivizes being of service to others.

The ability to transform the lives of others, even through simple acts of kindness, is “human utility.”

Potential Coin Uses

The potential use cases of Do Good Coin are vast.

Some of the potential use cases of Do Good Coin include:

  • Tipping
  • Donations
  • A lighthearted way to get into the crypto world
  • Value exchange – Do Good Coin has all of the basic utilities of any other cryptocurrency. So it can potentially support any kind of value exchange.
  • Speculation – Although this is not the goal, value speculation will bring more awareness to the mission of incentivizing positive change in the real world.
  • Funding – Helping to fund other creators in creating their world-changing projects
  • Technical Details

    Parameters

  • Ticker symbol = DOGOOD
  • Total number of coins = 7,777,777
  • Underlying platform = BitShares
  • Do Good Coin is a meta-token created on the BitShares platform.

    Benefits Of Building On The BitShares Platform

    Do Good Coin enjoys all of the benefits of being built on the BitShares platform.

    The BitShares blockchain has the highest transaction capacity in the world. Therefore, the underlying technology of Do Good Coin is incredibly robust.

    Below is an excerpt from the BitShares website, found here.

    Transferable Named Accounts – Easy and secure transactions

    Named accounts enable users to easily remember and communicate their account information. We don’t use IP addresses to browse the internet or numbers to identify our email, so why shouldn’t we have human-friendly account names for our financial transactions?

    Delegated Proof-of-Stake Consensus – A robust and flexible consensus protocol

    Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) is the fastest, most efficient, most decentralized, and most flexible consensus model available. DPOS leverages the power of stakeholder approval voting to resolve consensus issues in a fair and democratic way. All network parameters, from fee schedules to block intervals and transaction sizes, can be tuned via elected delegates. Deterministic selection of block producers allows transactions to be confirmed in an average of just 1 second. Perhaps most importantly, the consensus protocol is designed to protect all participants against unwanted regulatory interference.

    Read the full BitShares Whitepaper here for a detailed breakdown of the underlying blockchain technology Do Good Coin is built upon.

    Planned Methods of Distribution

    Below is a list of the planned methods of distribution for Do Good Coin…

  • Gifting
  • Partnerships
  • Random Acts Of Kindness Mining
  • Gifting

    Do Good Coin is positioned to embody the spirit of gifting.

    Because of this, coins will be gifted to people as a method of distribution.

    We call this an ICG, or Initial Coin Gifting.

    Partnerships

    Do Good Coin will also be distributed via partnerships.

    These will be organizations and individuals who are making a positive impact on the world. Our partners will receive Do Good Coin, so that they can then pay it forward on a larger scale.

    Current Partners:

  • The Conscious Creative Tribe Podcast
  • Let’s Imagine
  • FeelinGoodFeelinGreat.com
  • CKMJ Group
  • The Living Lighthouses Project
  • Random Acts Of Kindness Mining

    Instead of a traditional mining model, Do Good Coin will be able to be mined in a unique, lighthearted manner, called “Random Acts Of Kindness Mining.”

    Essentially, people can share a random act of kindness, or a story about a random act of kindness, on social media. And by using specific hashtags and submitting their posts, they will in turn “earn” Do Good Coins.

    The purpose of this method of distribution is to embody the main purpose of Do Good Coin – incentivizing positive change in the real world.
    Conclusion

    Do Good Coin is a revolution of consciousness around wealth.

    It incentivizes positive change in the real world.

    The platform it is built upon – BitShares – is the most optimal platform to build on top of. And the distribution methods will facilitate a widespread usage of Do Good Coin and the intentionality behind it.

    Get Do Good Coins For Free

    As stated above, Do Good Coin is being given away for free!

    Here is where to get Do Good Coins: https://www.feelingoodfeelingreat.com/dogood/

    Now, we’ll leave you with a question…

    How will you do good?

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    Unfold Your Own Myth (A Poem by Rumi)

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    Too many of us feel like victims…

    Irrelevant bystanders to what’s going on in the world.

    That couldn’t be further from the truth.

    You are the star of your own movie. You are your own superhero. Take back your life. Engage in your life fully! Meet each moment with totality! Even the simple moments are infinite reservoirs of wonder!

    And in the spirit of that, here’s a beautiful, poetic reminder from none other than Rumi…


    Unfold Your Own Myth by Rumi

    Who gets up early
    to discover the moment light begins?
    Who finds us here circling, bewildered, like atoms?
    Who comes to a spring thirsty
    and sees the moon reflected in it?
    Who, like Jacob blind with grief and age,
    smells the shirt of his lost son
    and can see again?
    Who lets a bucket down and brings up
    a flowing prophet?
    Or like Moses goes for fire
    and finds what burns inside the sunrise?

    Jesus slips into a house to escape enemies,
    and opens a door to the other world.
    Soloman cuts open a fish, and there’s a gold ring.
    Omar storms in to kill the prophet
    and leaves with blessings.
    Chase a deer and end up everywhere!
    An oyster opens his mouth to swallow on drop.
    Now there’s a pearl.
    A vagrant wanders empty ruins.
    Suddenly he’s wealthy.

    But don’t be satisfied with stories, how things
    have gone with others. Unfold
    your own myth, without complicated explanation,
    so everyone will understand the passage,
    We have opened you.

    Start walking toward Shams. Your legs will get heavy
    and tired. Then comes a moment
    of feeling the wings you’ve grown,
    lifting.

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    This Poem by Rumi is the Best Thing Ever

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    I’ve been reading one of Rumi’s poems every morning as a part of my morning routine.

    And when I read this one, it completely blew my mind. Here it is…

    The Long String by Rumi

    The mouse asks the beloved frog,
    “Do you know what you are to me? During the day,
    you’re my energy for working. At night, you’re my deepest sleep.
    But could we be together outside of time as well as inside?

    Physically, we meet only at breakfast.
    Your absence during the rest of the day enters all of my cravings!
    I drink five hundred times too much.
    I eat like a bulimic trying to die.
    Help me!
    I know I’m not worth it,
    but your generosity is so vast!

    Let your sunlight shine on this piece of dung,
    and dry it out, so I can be used for fuel
    to warm and light up a bathhouse.

    Look on the terrible and stupid things I’ve done,
    and cause herbs and eglantine to grow out of them.

    The sun does this with the ground.
    Think what glories God can make
    from the fertilizer of sinning!”

    The mouse continues to beg, “My friend,
    I know I’m ugly to you.
    I’m ugly to me!
    I’m perfectly ugly!
    But look, you’ll be sad
    when I die, won’t you? You’ll sit by my grave
    and weep a little?
    All I’m asking is,
    be with me that little bit of time
    while I’m still alive!
    Now. I want you now!”

    A certain rich man was accustomed to honor a sufi
    by giving him pieces of silver.

    “Would you like one piece of silver now,
    O Lord of my Spirit, or three at breakfast
    tomorrow morning?”

    The sufi answered,
    “I love the half a coin that I already have in my hand
    from yesterday more than the promise of a whole one today,
    or the promise of a hundred tomorrow.
    A sufi is the child of this moment.”

    Back to the mouse, who says,
    “The slap of Now has cash in its hand. Give me slaps,
    on the neck, anywhere!”

    Soul of my soul of the soul of a hundred universes,
    be water in this now-river, so jasmine flowers
    will lift on the brim, and someone far off
    can notice the flower-colors and know
    there’s water here

    “The sign is in the face.” You can look at an orchard
    and tell if it rained last night. That freshness
    is the sign.

    Again, the mouse,
    “Friend, I’m made from the ground,
    and for the ground. You’re of the water.

    I’m always standing on the bank calling to you.
    Have mercy. I can’t follow you into the water.
    Isn’t there some way we can be in touch?
    A messenger? Some reminder?”

    The two friends decided that the answer
    was a long, a longing!, string, with one end tied
    to the mouse’s foot and the other to the frog’s,
    so that by pulling on it their secret connection
    might be remembered and the two could meet,
    as the soul does with the body.

    The froglike soul often escapes from the body
    and soars in the happy water. Then the mouse body
    pulls on the string, and the soul thinks,

    Damn, I have to go back on that riverbank and talk
    with that scatterbrained mouse!

    You’ll hear more about this
    when you really wake up, on Resurrection Day!

    So the mouse and the frog tied the string,
    even though the frog had a hunch some tangling was to come.

    Never ignore those intuitions.
    When you feel some slight repugnance about doing something,
    listen to it. These premonitions come from God.

    Remember the story of the military elephant
    who would not move toward the Kaaba. Paralyzed
    in that direction, yet swift if pointed toward Yemen.
    It had some in-knowing from the unseen.

    So the prophet Jacob, when his other sons wanted
    to take Joseph out in the country for two days,
    had a heart-sickness about their going, and it was true,
    though divine destiny prevailed, despite his foreboding,
    as it will.

    It’s not always a blind man who falls in a pit.
    Sometimes it’s one who can see.

    A holy one does sometimes fall,
    but by that tribulation, he or she ascends,
    escapes many illusions, escapes
    conventional religion, escapes
    being so bound to phenomena

    Think of how PHENOMENA come trooping
    out of the desert of non-existence
    into this materiality.

    Morning and night,
    they arrive in a long line and take over from each other,
    “It’s my turn now. Get out!”

    A son comes of age, and the father packs up.
    This place of phenomena are sliding through us
    like ideas through curtain.

    They go to the well
    of deep love inside each of us.
    They fill their jars there, and they leave.

    There is a source they come from,
    and a fountain inside here.

    Be generous.
    Be grateful. Confess when you’re not.

    We can’t know
    what the divine intelligence
    has in mind!

    Who am I,
    standing in the midst of this
    thought-traffic?

    Positive and Inspirational Things That Happened in 2017

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    Note: This is a guest post by Kate Harveston, of Only Slightly Biased.


    The New York Times and other outlets are calling 2017 the best year in human history.

    It’s hard to disagree — 2017 will be one to look back on for decades to come.

    So many notable things happened, and many bold moves were made on behalf of men, women and children everywhere — moves that will continue the world on a positive path.

    2017 has become the year of change, and more and more people have decided to no longer abide by society’s expectation to keep quiet about things that truly matter.

    As a result of the election, many have become inspired and overcome with passion for fighting back and taking a stand for what they believe in — and how beautiful the change has been.

    Maybe you yourself are one of the reasons for the uplifting change in humanity — a drastic transformation from the negative vibes that spread through the world before and after the election.

    If you’re one of the catalysts, thank you.

    In 2017, there was less poverty and illiteracy.

    Fewer children died than ever before.

    Unlikely couples fell in love.

    Both men and women stepped out of their comfort zones and into the spotlight to stop powerful people from preying on others.

    2017 was undoubtedly a year of progress for all of humanity.

    Even though we are mostly surrounded by negative news, know that the world is moving in the right direction.

    Remember that news is news because it’s a rare occurrence — something we don’t see in the headlines every day.

    From news stations and publications, “shock and awe” headlines sell and draw viewer attention. Features about mass shootings and war crimes stand out more than good news about people helping one another.

    Keep yourself inspired by remembering the good stories even when bad ones are so prominent. Continue to spread kindness, positivity and love wherever you go.

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    Here are four of the many inspirational things that happened in 2017.

    1. The #MeToo Movement

    If you haven’t heard of the #MeToo movement, you’re not paying attention.

    Celebrity scandal exploded when once-admired, now-infamous film producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed by nearly 100 sexual-abuse victims in October of last year. The lengthy list, which goes back three decades, includes big names such as Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie and more.

    The #MeToo social media hashtag went viral in October, shortly after Weinstein’s horrid past was unmasked.

    Actress Alyssa Milano urged women to tweet #MeToo in an effort to expose the magnitude of the problem. In response, both men and women took to their social media accounts to share personal stories of sexual assault, as well as an overwhelming level of support to the victims out there who suffer every day.

    It was one of the most incredible instances of support in history.

    Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga and other powerful celebrities used their fame for good and came together to bring sexual assault into the light, where it belongs. Many of them even went as far as to post about their personal experiences and how sexual assault impacted their lives, again helping others feel brave enough to come forward on their own.

    The “MeToo” hashtag was posted by 4.7 million people in the first 24 hours after Milano started the trend. It reached millions around the world in 85 different countries.

    Use your voice, even if you feel it won’t be heard. If we combine all of our voices together, we will be heard, and the #MeToo movement is proof.

    2. Poverty Rates Decreased

    An economist from Oxford University, Max Roser, calculated that the number of people living in extreme poverty — on roughly less than $2 a day — has gone down by 217,000, making the United States’ official poverty rate 12.7%.

    The poverty line in China decreased from 99 million to 43.4 million. Income inequality continues to fall steadily. More people have also gained access to electricity, which is one of the first steps out of poverty.

    As the average household income continues to grow, income equality and child welfare are still a major concern for many. However, all should take comfort in knowing that once again, we are moving in the right direction.

    3. Prince Harry Proposed to Meghan Markle

    It’s a worldwide affair when a royal becomes engaged, gets married and has babies.

    Remember when millions of people woke up in the middle of the night to watch the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana?

    The most current royal engagement has sparked quite a bit of buzz because it will be groundbreaking for the royal family for a number of reasons. Markle is biracial, American and divorced — quite a difference from past royal spousal selections, but the relationship between Prince Harry and Markle is one of great love.

    It’s also a sign that tolerance has changed for the better, as well as British public opinion.

    After the couple first became public, they faced harsh British tabloid harassment, mainly due to Markle’s mixed racial identity — her father is Caucasian, and her mother is African American.

    The Daily Star Online even referred to the engagement as a “marriage into gangster royalty.” However, Prince Harry was able to clear the air with a statement condemning them for the abuse and harassment of his girlfriend, and the world has since started to support the couple and their differences.

    Markle’s parents have been divorced for most of her life, and she herself is a divorced woman. While she has great style, you won’t find her in the same traditional attire as Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, as Markle opts for a more casual look. Markle is also American, although it has been reported that she is a direct descendant of England’s King Edward III.

    Despite differences, Markle is embraced by the royal family and Prince Harry, and the rest shouldn’t matter.

    The lesson behind this fairytale love story is to love who you love and don’t let other opinions sway where your heart is.

    The relationship between Prince Harry and Markle has proven that true love can break barriers and that the world continues to grow when it comes to the acceptance of others. Markle herself has taught people that you can and should continue to be yourself above all else. This is a love story for the ages.

    4. Heroes Saved Lives During the Las Vegas Shooting

    The world will never forget the Las Vegas shooting — 59 innocent lives were taken, and 500 people were injured.

    Dozens of heart-wrenching accounts exist of heroic acts from concert-goers and other people who ran straight into gunfire to save their loved ones and even complete strangers.

    Each of their stories is an inspiration and a reminder that good and love are alive in the world.

    While it’s impossible to mention all of the heroes from that night, highlights include a man who gave his own life to protect his wife, as well as a young mother who acted as a human shield to protect her four-year-old daughter.

    One marine found a truck and drove it into the chaos so he could fill the truck bed with wounded victims who needed to get to a hospital. Hundreds of other heroes risked their own lives for the lives of others and stayed behind to tend to the wounded and transport victims to the hospital.

    It’s always remarkable to see acts of kindness from strangers and to hear stories about how people came together to help one another, even when their own lives were at risk.

    This story is one that resonates with everyone because it proves that humanity is good and that we do have each other’s backs — there’s more love than hate out there in the world.


    Life is so special and could end at any moment. Be kind to one another because together, we can make an impact on each other’s lives.

    Always choose positivity over negativity — even if the headlines scream about all the bad that happens in the world.

    Yes, bad things will continue to happen, but good things will too, every day.

    2017 had its moments of both. Make a difference in your own life, and dwell less on the negative — focus your energy on the inspirational news out there instead.

    5 Reasons Why Morning Routines Are So Important

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    Here’s the process of any change…

    Your Morning > Your Day > Your Life > The Lives of People You Interact With > The World At Large

    It all starts with your morning!

    The micro influences the macro. Your life is a series of days. Change the way you approach your days and you will make a massive change in your life.

    Now I want to get into why morning routines are so important…

    5 Reasons Why Morning Routines Are So Important

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    1. Start Your Day Off With Intention

    A morning routine sets the scene for the day. It allows you to go into your day consciously. If you start your day with mindfulness, the rest of your day will be infused with mindfulness.

    2. Morning Routines Reduce Distraction

    Without a routine, you fall into distraction as soon as you wake up. Think about all of the distractions: Phone, tv, kids…etc.

    If this is the first thing you wake up to, you’re going into your day in a state of imbalance. And then it becomes infinitely harder to find balance during the day.

    3. Morning Routines Help You Focus

    Reduced distraction naturally leads to focus. Mindfulness naturally leads to focus. Get clear in the morning and you will cultivate the focus needed to accomplish anything your heart desires.

    4. Morning Routines Allow You To “Check In” With Yourself

    Morning routines give you awareness of your mental, emotional and physical state. This daily “check-in” allows you to be way more in tune with yourself and spot any disharmony from a mile away.

    5. Morning Routines Build Momentum

    With a morning routine, you set yourself up with momentum for the day. Want to build momentum towards happiness? It starts with your morning routine. Want to build momentum towards peace? It starts with you morning routine.

    And remember, once you have momentum, it’s actually harder to stop than to keep going! So consciously choose what direction you want to build momentum in.

    By now, I hope you’ve realized the power of morning routines.

    Simply being intentional with your mornings can become the catalyst for changing your life on the biggest scale.

    If you want a resource that lays out the simplest and most effective morning routine for you, check out my Mindful Morning Journal.

    Change your morning, change your day, change your life.

    Much love.

    – Stephen Parato

    The Metaphysics Of Cryptocurrency

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    Cryptocurrency is buzzing right now.

    Bitcoin is trending on social media and all of the news networks are talking about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

    We’re in the early stages of “evacuating the Titanic” that is fiat currency and jumping onto other boats. And here’s the good news. There are more than enough boats for everyone.

    If you want a great intro to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, start with our post here: 5 Ways Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies are Changing the World

    Cryptocurrency disrupts and revolutionizes so many aspects of our world. And money, or the exchange of value, is just the first use case.

    Now… One of the most fascinating topics to study is the intersection of cryptocurrency and consciousness.

    This video by Sevan Bomar goes DEEP into the metaphysics of cryptocurrency. Watch with an open mind and tune into your Innnerstanding.

    How to Get Started In Cryptocurrency

    The best place to get your feet wet is Coinbase.

    It makes buying Bitcoin really easy and it’s where I started.

    Here’s the link: Coinbase

    Wholeness.

    – Stevie P!

    The Importance Of Morning Routines

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    “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock

    In order to achieve any big win, you must first achieve the prerequisitory small wins which compound to make the big win.

    Think about it… A painting is a series of brushstrokes, a war is a series of battles and a sports game is a series of plays.

    Likewise, your life is a series of days. So consequently, you can maximize your life by maximizing each day.

    If you want to be successful at anything, you need to know what you want and apply persistence towards it. On a day-to-day basis, this persistence takes the form of a ritual, routine or system.

    A major commonality between all successful people is that they all have daily rituals.

    These are not obsessive or neurotic rituals done unconsciously or out of fear. Successful people leverage routines which are consciously implemented to build momentum in a desired direction.

    The most effective rituals are morning rituals.

    Why?

    Your morning is your pivot point which the rest of the day hinges upon. Your morning is the origin point of momentum for the day.


    This was an excerpt from my latest book, The Mindful Morning Journal.

    If you want to craft the perfect morning, and as a result, tap into the greatest version of yourself every day, you need to get your hands on this book.

    The Mindful Morning Journal includes:

    • The psychology and strategy behind morning routines
    • The very best morning routine you can do
    • How to customize any morning routine for you
    • 222 days worth of journal pages (with cues for gratitude, affirmations, priorities and more)

    Get the Mindful Morning Journal through the link below…

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    The Silver Lining Method (It Works Like Magic)

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    We all do things we don’t like doing…

    You know what I’m talking about. Things like going to the DMV, calling a bank, calling your insurance company, getting your sink fixed…etc.

    But what if I told you that these annoying to-do’s can actually transform your life?

    And the same goes for any perceived challenges or struggles!

    Look at the Yin/Yang symbol…

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    Within the yin is a seed of the yang, and within the yang is a seed of the yin.

    This applies universally. Within the struggle is a seed of opportunity. That opportunity is learning, growth and – if you’re a real master – FUN.

    How to Practice the Silver Lining Method

    Uncovering the silver lining in any situation in life is as simple as two steps:
    1. Gratitude
    2. Find the lesson in it

    Now let’s briefly go over each step.

    Step 1: Gratitude

    There’s always something to be grateful for.

    Being grateful for the smallest things can shift your whole state of being; clean water, coffee, having a car, having a smartphone, having access to the internet, your family, health…etc. Even being alive is something to be grateful for!

    Breathe in deeply and feel gratitude in your heart. You can even write a list of things you’re grateful for.

    I’m telling you, finding at least one thing you’re grateful for will completely shift the way you perceive any situation.

    Step 2: Find the Lesson In It

    There’s a lesson in everything.

    And challenging situations are no exception to this. Actually, they’re way more of a learning experience then when everything is all sunshine and rainbows.

    What is this situation highlighting about yourself? What is being revealed? Is impatience arising? Is social anxiety coming up? Become aware of what comes up, sit with it and learn from it. You’d be surprised at what you can learn about yourself in line at the DMV if you’re mindful.

    And then there’s always cool stuff around you that you can learn.

    What is the architecture of the building like? How are other people behaving? What do people’s body language say about them? What can you learn from observing someone else? Maybe the lady behind the desk at the dentist’s office is masterful at calming down angry people. Maybe the customer support person you’re on the phone with just read your favorite book.

    You never know what you can learn from your surroundings if you’re mindful.

    “What is the lesson here?” – That’s your new mantra for every situation. It’s your secret weapon to transmute any situation.

    See, it’s really simple. Fill your heart with gratitude and find the lesson in the situation. That’s it.

    Now put this silver lining method into practice the next time you find yourself resisting a “stupid obligation.”

    Much Love.

    – Stevie P!

    Here’s the First Chapter of My Novel Sozwik for Free

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    Chapter 1
    The Departure

    On the hilltop, so far removed from the underground caverns, Sozwik found himself reluctantly relieved.

    The landscape exhibited an intense openness. The fresh air, running smoothly through his hair, felt like being birthed into an entirely new world. For Sozwik, leaving would have been more difficult if he actually had a choice… But his hands were tied.

    Sozwik had earned his ‘freedom’.

    After a lifetime of forced slavery inside the zapixion mines, he had achieved what so few had been able to do. Sozwik tediously toiled his way up to Top Rank, the highest position a Jyoti could obtain, and was the youngest yet to do so.

    Just seven Jyoti of each generation were granted freedom. And only those of Top Rank were even eligible. Freedom was a fleeting dream that so many clung to, yet such a small number would ever taste. The leading theory was that this was done for two reasons… The first, to provide desperate, (almost) unattainable hope for the masses. The second was to stifle any possibility of rebellion by shipping the potential leaders off.

    The craft appeared out of the peaceful purple sky, silhouetted by the omnipresent rays of the Great Star. It landed on the square, dull metallic platform, mere meters from the group of seven.

    The group bowed their heads, joining the entire Jyoti race in a final goodbye. A soothing invocation that was unspoken, yet directly experienced, connecting thousands of kindred spirits in reverence.

    An abrupt bark snapped the silence. “Move!” The gold-armored guards grunted through their gnarled, steel blue jaws. Their staffs were as menacing as their eyes. And both were bitterly fixated on the Jyoti as the seven began to walk up the gray loading ramp and onto the ship.

    “Until next life… fuck heads,” Sozwik jokingly communicated. The other six produced a slight smirk because, of course, the guards couldn’t possibly hear it.

    Aboard the craft, they were greeted by the all-too-familiar hostile presence of another gang of guards. The Jyoti had learned to live with it and became comfortable with being constantly uncomfortable.

    It was Sozwik’s first time in a craft. The metallic hull was like the insides of a monstrous beast. Curved beams lined the sides and looped around an immense, concave ceiling. The floors were smooth, solid silver, giving the interior a cold disposition. There were eight authoritatively red security doors, laid out symmetrically, that led to the more comfortable rooms and the pilot station. The Jyoti could only imagine the extravagant luxuries that these rooms held.

    After a short stint of standing in the hull, Sozwik felt a sudden pressure in his legs. The craft had left the ground. For the first time in his life, Sozwik ascended out of the blanket-like atmosphere of Seren, his home planet.

    Time and space seemed to do funny things. Sozwik felt a chronological slowing, similar to the times he and his friends would play the game of Downhill… Where they would race down steep inclines at breakneck speed, dodging immense trees and hopping over boulders. Sozwik’s feet would be moving too fast to even think, but he was in a different zone, where he had an eternity to pinpoint each step. Now he had that feeling again within the craft.

    Before he could even metabolize the experience, they were overlooking the most captivating planet: a blue-green orb, with white swirls that looked like paint strokes, hanging in suspended animation amongst the brilliant blackness of the universe.

    “Earth,” the seven Jyoti communicated in unison, almost unconsciously.

    Their eyes were utterly infatuated, in awe of the heavenly body that dominated the view from the craft’s window.

    “Enjoy your freedom.” The guards snickered in a sarcastic, brutish tone, as the Jyoti were beamed to different remote areas on the planet.

    In his consciousness, Sozwik revisited his last night on Seren as the blue-white light engulfed him…


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    – Stevie P!

    The Hidden Truth About Reaching Your Potential

    potential

    One of the most tragic things in this world is wasted potential.

    And sadly, we all fall into this trap of not reaching our potential.

    A few days ago, I had a profound realization…

    I never achieved my highest potential in ANYTHING – EVER – until releasing my novel Sozwik a couple weeks ago.

    Seriously. It was the most bittersweet realization I’ve ever had. And it shook me to my core.

    Each and every aspect of my life had been squandered potential… Until I got clear on my purpose.

    This unfulfilled potential was the story of my life. It happened with basketball, school, self-confidence, career success, relationships…etc.

    I can identify a single point in my life that shifted me… When I started this website. That was the moment I BEGAN tapping into my potential.

    And now, 5 years later, Sozwik is the culmination of this.

    This novel represents the absolute best of my abilities in so many areas: Writing, vocabulary, philosophy, metaphysics, imagination, psychology, self-reflection, self-expression, creativity and more.

    Then there’s everything it took to actually create it: Discipline, consistency, purpose and an unshakable trust in the process.

    And in creating something that truly maxed out my potential, I was able to increase my potential. Now my threshold is greater, and will continue to grow.

    But there’s another layer to this…

    The Hidden Truth About Reaching Your Potential

    potential

    When I realized that writing Sozwik was the only time in my life where I maxed out my potential, another a-ha moment came with it…

    Maxing out your potential means you’re living your truth.

    When you’re tapping into your potential, you’re fulfilling your purpose. Everything within you is in alignment. And nothing is holding you back.

    If you’re in full alignment, reaching your potential is inevitable.

    This goes back to purpose. Getting clear on your purpose is so important, that’s why I offer “20 Questions To Reveal Your Life Purpose” as a free ebook).

    When you’re clear on your purpose, you’re in alignment. You’re in harmony. You’re living your truth and you have a definitive reason for being alive.

    If you’re apathetic about being alive, how the fuck can you truly reach your potential? You would have a hard time being happy and helping others (i.e. most people). And that’s sad.

    So… Why are you here? What’s your purpose?

    It doesn’t have to be anything crazy. It can be simple. And it doesn’t need to be too specific either. It just needs to be a guiding principle (or set of principles) that you use to set goals and create daily habits.

    Here’s what I wrote down a few days ago regarding my purpose:

    • Help people look at life from a more empowering perspective.
    • Spread love (also bringing out our inner child to play).
    • Metabolize experience.
    • Creatively expressing this through language and any other means that come through me.

    What I wrote isn’t unattainable or overly complicated. Yet those simple bullet points act as a guiding force for my life. That’s what’s important.

    If you don’t have a guiding force, you’re going to drown in the lukewarm pit of apathy. You’re going to flounder and be a victim of habit, circumstance and everyone else’s agenda.

    If you’re not empowered enough to get clear on your purpose, guess what? You’re going to be a part of building someone else’s purpose. And there are many large systems that don’t have the best interest of humanity (or the planet) in mind and are happy to have you as a passive cog in the machine.

    Get clear on your purpose.

    Don’t know where to start? Answer the 20 Questions To Reveal Your Life Purpose. That will give you a really good idea.

    Use your purpose as a guiding force for your life. No need to be rigid with it either. Allow your purpose to evolve as you do. And allow some room for the mystery of life to spontaneously unfold.

    Make every moment count. Enjoy the ever-fleeting present moment.

    Live your best life ever.

    Much love.

    – Stevie P!