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an odd congomeration of diverse bits, part 1 (of 2)

here’s a weird little collection of things i’ve thought about posting, but haven’t gotten around to…

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a new friend of mine, jeff goins, who i met through my work with adventures in missions, has written a fantastic manifesto published on the provocative website, change this. my understanding is that the first week jeff posted this, it was in the #1 spot. in typical “change this” format, it’s a dense deck of slides with right-to-the-point text.

jeff’s manifest (which you need to click through and read), is: Wrecked for the Ordinary – A manifesto for misfits
here’s the summary page
or, just download it here

here’s a tease:

Something is missing. Something important. Something necessary to making a difference in the world. And most are afraid to find out what it is.

This is a manifesto about the discovery process of finding what’s missing. It’s not as glamorous as a get-rich-quick scheme or as mystical as New Age spirituality. It doesn’t shine with the veneer of a car salesman’s suit or catch your eye like a pretty girl.

No, it more likely grabs your attention like a week-old bag of garbage sitting in the corner or piques your interest like nails on a chalkboard. Yes, it’s hard, but it can’t be denied.

OH, and check out “wrecked“, a site dedicated to this kind of thinking.
also, check this out: jeff’s post about how and why to write a manifesto.

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jon acuff is right when he says this is an amazing ted video about creativity. it has already shifted how i think about creativity in my life (and the lives of others).

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the story behind queen’s “bohemian rhapsody“. i got a kick out of watching this 6 part you-tube series (of a bbc documentary) of the story behind the song and the groundbreaking video.