Simple Prompt for the Start of This Week

Setting an affirmation and journaling a little bit isn't hard, don't go so hard on yourself.

Hey friends of the web, I wanted to share a prompt that I read everyday that honestly makes a huge difference in my days.

If you’re having a hard time finding direction within your days, and this doesn’t just revolve around work but life?

Here’s the prompt:

Intentions:

  • What am I grateful for…

  • What would make today great?

  • Daily affirmations. “I am”

At the end of the day

  • 3 Amazing things that happened today…

  • How could I have made today even better?


It’s as simple as that, and here’s what I’ll share what I’m going to write for the first 3 (to get some momentum flowing for you)

  • I’m grateful for this body, even though right now I have some aches and pains.. but I’m working towards getting it fully back up to speed.

  • To make today great, finishing up a project I have going on at work with on boarding. (I’m going to limit this to just one task)

  • I am doing my best to make the best of it.

Wishing you the best moving forward with this week.

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Showing Up.

This is always a must for myself, and something I've noticed for others.

I wanted to share this message with all of you, especially those that are looking to create a brand, share a message, get better at a skill, etc.

A lot of us say we want to get better at X or Y skill and create something but (even I’m guilty of this..) don’t show up every day.

When you look back at your calendar and you’ve only shared your work or progress once this month?

How do you expect someone to look up to your brand, or your message if you can’t even show up for yourself?

And I totally get it, it’s almost impossible to just start cranking out everyday from scratch.. It’s a habit that needs to be built out.

So, here’s a challenge for yourself and myself included.

Let’s commit for the rest of this month to step into that higher self.

Not the same identity you have of “I’m not that kind of creator etc"

Step into that person you see and you’re just like “how the fuck are they able to do this?”

There’s only 19 days left in this month (from when I wrote this) so it’s only 19 days.

Watch how much you accomplish.

Best,

Micah C.

Still Figuring It Out.

  
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👋 Hey Friends,

It’s been a real long time since we’ve last communicated - and there’s been so much that has changed.

We’ve lost plenty of lives around us, and with that bits of pieces of ourselves are lost as well.

And to top that off, with all of that going on — I know those who are still in school and working have to find a way to squeeze that into the mix.

All of this can lead you to insanity 😌, honestly.

At this point we’re all looking for a solution for things to go “back to normal” or “back to the glory days”, well the honest answer is we’re never going back there.

With that mindset of looking to go back to normal, we’re just like the people who are constantly trying to relive their high school glory days.. and you know you don’t want to be like that 🙅‍♂️.


🏃‍♂️ So, where do we go from here?

What are the steps to at least get us in speed with this new found world 🏃‍♂️?

  1. Drop the resistance.

    You know the quote from Bruce Lee about being like water, to adapt to the situation and mend a solution per the environment.

    We have to stop FORCING actions and learn to flow into it.. don't bring all the extra resistance to your tasks. Do the chores, write the assignment, or simply brain dump what you have to do.

  2. How am I feeling right now?

    Sit down and really write down what's going on in your life.

    Analyze all parts 🔍 — your finances, your relationships, your hobbies, your career, and even your relationship with spirituality.

  3. What's the best solution, and get specific with it?

    Now how can you move from where we are today. When we play video games or read a story there's a path that the hero carves out for themselves.

    "I need to complete A, B, and C in order to become better at this skill to tackle that final boss." →

    We can take our struggles and map out what we need to do.. for example.

    I want to become a better visual designer with plenty of examples of motion design

    So, looking at this.. if I focus down on creating UI work from now till December I can create around 100 different UI mockups and explore motion design in every single on of those.

    By the time I'm done with that, I'll have a huge body of work that will speak for itself.


🔗 A few bookmarked links I had over the week.

LSDDREAM - Ace of Cups

I would tune into this track, and practice breathing here and there. Something I know I should share with everyone.

Fuse - Interesting Internet

Plenty of design inspiration, and just people being creative on the web.

Krist & Yu - 21 ways to get yourself out of a rut

I’ve been enjoying a lot more of these relaxed videos and also thinking about trying my hand at creating content like this as well.

Conclusion

Stay safe out there friends, if you’re feeling a little bit lonely feel free to jump into the group slack channel I created or send me a message!

Love Micah,

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My Cheat Codes During Times of Crisis

  
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Hey friends,

It’s been a real long time since I’ve sent out an email but I wanted to tap in today and send out a message that’s helped me a bit.

2 Cheat Codes During Crisis

Simply complete 5%.

The biggest problem that I’ve found was we end up with a massive to-do list and we think to ourselves “yeah that’s a lot I’ll wait till 6PM so I have enough time” – Then you wait, and don’t feel like doing the task anymore.

But imagine if you repositioned the dialogue to say “Okay, I’ll just start off a little bit for now since I don’t have ALL the time in the world”..

Now what does that generate?

Momentum.

That momentum is priceless, and can be a key product to creating that flow that you’ve been looking for.

Okay so pick 5% right, what if my 5% is just too difficult?

My suggestion is to choose a small 5% that isn’t too difficult BUT, something that brings joy to your soul.

For writers, it could be simply writing one sentence.

For designers, it could be creating a simple sketch.

For developers, maybe some silly project you’ve always wanted to create.

Don’t think everything is so black and white, there’s plenty of gray zone.

Okay so what’s the next point?

The Sweet Spot

Do you know that feeling where you just feel GREAT?

You walk outside and the world is just your best friend at the moment.

All your projects are going well, everyone is in support of you.. things are going well.

This is what you would call the sweet spot.

Doing that 5% and watching it turn into 50% or 80% is what will get you to the sweet spot. You’ll be flowing through everything and just remaining consistently in the sweet spot.

Now there’s an enemy to the sweet spot.. and that’s lower vibrational energy.

“What’s lower vibrational energy Micah?”

This could be that family member, that toxic relationship partner, or just that job that always brings you to your lower self.

That conversation is for another email but I can offer my two sense from being in all 3 of those zones.

You have to submerge yourself in content that makes your soul sing. I’m not talking about binge watching your favorite TV show but watching content that brings you up.

For starters this could be watching particular TED talks, tuning into those positive youtubers, or reading a book that teaches you how to handle these situations.

Day in and day out, think of it like hypnotizing yourself.


So friends, those were the two things I wanted to leave you with today ––

I’m hoping you are all healthy physically and mentally, and if you want to reach out to say hi feel free 👋.

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📚 Resources to help stay grounded.

  
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Why Stay Grounded at These Times?

If you’re anything like me, the last few weeks could have been a little rough on you.

Your entire routine got thrown for a loop.

All the influencers around you screaming through the computer telling you to pickup that side project, start working on your hobby.

All the while public media is screaming at you telling you that everyone is dying.

What am I to do?

Well, the goal of this weeks newsletter is to share some resources on what I’ve been doing to remain grounded through all of this chaos.


Healing Mantras

So first off, you don’t need to be ultra spiritual to listen to these.. think of it like this. If all you’re repeating through your mind is a chant what other room is there for other thoughts. I’ll go ahead and link some of my favorite below

High Vibrational Podcasts

We completely become what we are consuming so I just want you to think about what media you’re consuming on the daily and does it match up with who you wish to be?

Ambient or Relaxing Music

I have an entire playlist that last 5 hours on Spotify geared towards what I mark as relaxing or just music that doesn’t make my mind run on and on. Typically this means not many lyrics at all and soothing music that you probably could play in the background.

Enjoy Some Guilt Free Content

This means playing some video games mindfully, don’t attack yourself for not being “productive” at that moment because you are being “productive” just towards another cause. Or feel free to make a movie list and get to crossing it out as well :)

Read a Fulfilling Blog

Read something uplifting rather than attacking and demanding of your time. This really all depends on personal taste so I’ll link a few that I enjoy from time to time and I think you’ll get the jist.

Create a Goal Within Anything

Giving yourself some sort of purpose, If that be getting to a certain level within a video game or just crossing a certain amount of movies off a list. The notion here is to focus on giving your days some sort of direction as you’re living all through it.


Conclusion

Stay safe out there friends, if you’re feeling a little bit lonely feel free to jump into the group slack channel I created or send me a message!

Love Micah,

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