After listening back to my most recent podcast episode with LT, I realized I made a declaration at the time. I said I believe I found my purpose. And I still do. My purpose is to help you. And in helping you, I would like to introduce a top 3 pieces of my week I enjoyed. They could be stories, music, movies, books or just random thoughts I found myself fascinated by. My hope is these 3 pieces can help, in some capacity, better your life, your ideas and your thoughts. So here goes...
1. This week I watched the movie The Big Short again for the umpteenth time. Although the movie is a few years old, it does a really great job explaining the financial crisis of 2008 and the reason for the collapse. It's funny, smart and downright cynical, but those are the movies I like. If you want to learn more about traunches, sub-prime mortgage, adjustable rate loans and what the cause of the bailouts were for, this is the perfect movie for you. It's entertaining as hell.
2. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to classical music. I know, I know. For someone who enjoys the occasional rap song, gospel tune and pop single all in one sitting, listening to classical music would be "out my element" to some. But au contraire, mon ami. Classical music helps me relax my mind and focus on what I want to write. I used to listen to slow jams while writing, but having words in the song would often distract me. I read online once that listening to classical music is actually great for you, because it doesn't have lyrics. And for that reason, I'm not distracted by the lyrics, but more moved by the feelings in which the artist plays. It's powerful, y'all, if you give it a shot. My favorite artist in the genre is Alexis FFrench. He good. So sit back, play some classical music (Since I have Apple Music, I added the Pure Piano playlist) to your collection. Thank me later.
3. I am a huge advocate for meditation and manifestation. The other night, I decided to go to sleep with meditation and affirmation playing in the background. It's been said if you allow yourself to listen to it every night for 21 days, it can reprogram your subconscious. If it doesn't, then at minimum you'll get a good night's rest because of the subtle sounds and speaking. One of my favorite videos is by Wayne Dyer. It's a whopping 3 hours long, but worth every minute.
Let me know what you think...I may add this every Saturday. I like this.
And I hope you do too.