Making artwork, developing a blockchain company, running a big creative marketing company and being a single dad.
Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
The patented Wim Hof Method in basic terms is hyperventilating, then holding the breath. However, the breathing exercises are only one of the Wim Hof methods ‘three pillars’. The other two pillars are cold therapy and training your mindset.
Reading Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
From the author written for anyone who wants to grow at work—from young grads navigating their first jobs to CEOs deciding whether to sell their companies—Build is full of personal stories, practical advice and fascinating insights into some of the most impactful products and people of the 20th century.
The Eye of Revelation is a modern book about Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. The book is based on a series of five exercises (rites) developed two thousand five hundred years ago by Tibetan monks.
We're building a collection of 10,000 utility-enabled PFPs. Created by a custom generative algorithm, registered on the Ethereum blockchain. And we can’t wait to show you all that we have in store. The mint is just the beginning.
Reading Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Science shows our breathing quantity and quality have the largest effect on how long we will live. This is because a primary marker for longevity is how large your breathing volume is. There is also a positive relationship between better breathing, the fullness of our lives and our longevity.
Choosing One Thing
I have been paralysed by analysis for along time. I've had every option at my disposal. This has kept me from picking anything at all. That period is over. I've now chosen ME.
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Making artwork, investing in cryptocurrencies, running a big creative marketing company and being a single dad.
Dealing with Distraction
I have Aspergers, which gives me tremendous power to concentrate on what I love, but also a susceptibility to be distracted. At 48, I've found a way to use myself in a better way. I want to keep my focus on the activities that matter to me. And I want to flow and work deeply.
So I am on a digital detox. I am cleansing myself of distraction. And establishing a form of digital minimalism to match the physical minimalism I practice already.
On the other side of this detox, I'll establish conversation office hours for the people I love. And better yet go and enjoy time with them in the real world.
The primary method of detox I am using is to distance my mind from my phone, which now lives under the couch, on silent. I won't look at the bloody thing until well after lunch, sometimes all day. It seems the less I use it, the less I want to.
I love my family and friends. And value my clients. But I have been living in a blur of distraction and shallow work. This is despite my best efforts. Calls and texts arrive all day long and I would just answer it, and scuttle my focus and attention.
So far the results are awesome. I am more aware, calmer, and flow far better. I am happier, less irritable, more contemplative and balanced. And I am making headway into what I've been working on for years.
I am developing my older works as NFTs. These video works are large in file size and require 'off-chain' minting, which has sent me on a long haul research mission. I am thrilled to be able to list my artwork as NFT's on my terms.
I'm also slowly moving back to developing new artworks after a hiatus while I built a marketing agency.
Big Creative Company
Four and a half years ago my wife left me. I was not expecting it. My daughter was 5 years old.
I stumbled and worked shit jobs and processed all the suffering and feelings of loss. But I did need this difficulty, and I have used it to my advantage.
I built a marketing agency to generate income, and in doing that, freed myself from working for others (which just doesn't work for me).
I built the agency up from one client to over 20 at one stage. Now I have it back to a more manageable number. Next, I'll hire staff and remove myself from the day to day running of the company.
There are challenges running an ad agency. One is you are endlessly pursuing high-performance numbers. And two is keeping clients happy. I don't find it too hard. They leave you to do the work. And if you make them money (spending theirs) they are happy.
There are big changes affecting marketing these days as we move towards a decentralised web3.0.
I began investing in Cryptocurrencies in early 2021. I made money, lost money, then made money again. This is the hard way (probably the only way). I believe in Blockchain technology, and a decentralised web 3.0. I understand it's where we're all heading.
I've been developing Accelerators in media production (art, imaging, web & online marketing and creativity. They are almost ready to go. These are punchy video programs with a community backend. Designed for people looking to accelerate their growth in the creative economy.
I'm an intermittent fasting convert. I'm obsessed.
My diet has never been great. I just traded on the healthy body I lucked into. Now at 48, I'm gonna give it what it actually needs.
Our western diet is plain garbage. The crap that is laced in food is astonishing.
I've existed on predominantly coffee, fruits, carbs, and bad fats. Even my protein powder has all the wrong shit in it. And there was sugar in everything. Even when I did consume fresh produce, now I know it was lacking nutrients, and loaded with pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers.
Then I discovered the work of Dr Berg. What a champion.
I now eat two meals a day, one around midday, the second at 5 pm, then fast to the following day. Twice a month I go on an extended fast of 35+ hours. I am leveraging the bodies Autophagy and Ketosis systems.
My diet now consists of organic protein, healthy fats, and vegetables. I also consume fortified nutritional yeast, MCT Oil, lemon juice, green protein powder, and spring water.
It's only been a short while, and I already have double the energy I used to. And my belly fat is just slipping away.