I want you to have top do-what-you-love information, and this is what figures more and more on the blog.
However, I know at times to build our dream lifestyle we are thirsty for more knowledge, such as in the beginning of the adventure and for some motivation along the way. So here is even more value with the content of the bloggers I personally follow or recommend to complement what is on Do What You Love Journey (if you’re not subscribed yet you may do so in the blog’s sidebar).
In fact these days when I’m not enjoying the evanescent winter, like sunbathing in a snow hole or drinking warm saké on sunny weekend afternoons, I love to have me some food for the soul – reading time. In fact that’s what I do most of my spare time with my cleared schedule.
I believe in a world of cooperation and I love to help you and them as well, as they have helped me with their wisdom or inspiration. A survival instinct we can have is to stay away from whom may be competition. But each one of us has a value to offer. It’s so unique it can’t be threaten. Establish it and keep it at your journey’s heart. For example, my offer to the world is my vision as a loving-zen-philosophic-sociologist-writer-stay-at-home-mom-of-twins-rocker-marathon-runner-wannabe-former-kickboxer (my passions in one term), it can specifically help with a lot of not-found-elsewhere insightful content.
Also, we’re all but one on this journey. Social scientist Stanley Milgram discovered that we are related to everybody in our society by approximately 3 friendship links, and with social media these days, it could even be less. Other social scientists have discovered the law of reciprocity, when you give, it usually comes backs. And compassion brought by a higher awareness unites us all. Consciousness is expanding in human kind. Our moods and knowledge are contagious to people – keeping positive awaken people around helps for a great life.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
The lesson is that we shouldn’t hesitate to help others on our terms, as it’ll surely come back, it’s just the right thing to do and we have more of a blast playing on a team who enjoys life.
In fact, the secret to success doing what you love in short is:
- Cooperation. Success and satisfaction can be more easily attained with it.
So these are my favorite bloggers on Do what you love and Consciousness. You’ll notice there is a trend of good storytelling, lifestyle design and conscious living. They are in no particular order, and there are a few affiliate links to kindly credit me if you want to buy one of their products too. I love bloggers who are honest, funny and challenging, and maybe they can inspire you on your journey too.
- Leo Babauta at Zen Habits and mnmlist.com. Nominated in the past for Times’ best blogs and approaching 250 000 subscribers, Leo is an astounding blogger who shares a lot of my philosophy. He talks about having habits to get back in shape or out of debts, have less and live more, going car-less, veganism, running barefoot, parenting (he has 6 kids), and more.
- Scott Dinsmore at Live Your Legend. Kindred spirit, he talks about how to work at a job you love. His stirring product Live Off Your Passion has 500 people buying it so far and is voted best self-improvement product for 2011.
- Beth Nicholls at DoWhatYouLoveForLife.com. If you’re an artist, you will like her blog, she too has an ecourse to start doing what you love.
- Frederic Patenaude at Do What You Love University. His site DoWhatYouLove.com is all designed for people who want to make a living in the natural health movement. His main site about vegan raw food and lifestyle is at Frederic Patenaude.com. I read his new book So you want to move to Costa Rica (that comes with a 100$ package for the first 500 readers). We both come from the same place, cold Quebec province in Canada, and I’d love a have a place in tropical paradise a few months of the year when the kids are older and we don’t have our 3 dogs anymore.
- Heather B. Armstrong at Dooce. She was fired for the writings on her personal blog and now lives from it. Hilarious crazy writer, she even has me laugh on serious topics.
- Penelope Trunk. Why do I recommend the author of the post Do What You Love, Worst Career Advice? Because in this post, she tells that we should do for a living what we are instead. My interpretation is that if you don’t do what you love, you’re not true to yourself. It’s the same. She is a great storyteller, brutally honest, ahead on trends, has good advice to start in life as well as an awesome stand to care for and raise our children better on her other blog Homeschool.
- Tim Ferriss, the author of 4-Hour Workweek, an helpful book. He talks about maximizing a few hours of work to have the best lifestyle.
- Gretchen Rubin at Happiness Project, author of the bestselling book too. I did this one-year project that she talks in her book, and this led me to live the life I have now. It’s worth it. I’m just amazed that I’m realizing my dream of being an author too because of it.
- Craig Ballantyne at Early to Rise. Self-made millionaire, on his quest to help a million people live their dreams. Craig is amazing as running multiple businesses online productively, with no internet connection at home since January!
- Skinny Runner. I’m including this blog for those of you who run. She’s a sarcastic humble gal sharing her contagious passion about marathon running and having fun in life. I particularly love her scenic race pictures.
- Jeff Goins, an uprising blogger and writer. If you’re a writer or want to be one, he tells about just writing and the lifestyle around it. About life that is the substance for writing. I like his giveaways.
- Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Non-Conformity. I love the theme, his free manifestos and insight about life and passions. He has unconventional guides to live as you wish. And by the way he’s just a few countries away from having visiting the whole world at 35 year-old.
- Corbett Barr. He wanted to have a lifestyle he loved and now is a successful blogger, helping others to do so too.
- Daren Rowse at Problogger. I believe he’s the most renowned blogger about professional blogging. And he has another lifestyle blog that I guest posted on, at Feelgooder.
- Jonathan Mead at Trailblazer. Cool dude, has the entrepreneur spirit, if you want to have coaching for your path.
- Mary Jaksch at Goodlife Zen. Great lady, I connect with her writing about a simple lovely life.
- Pamela Slims at Escape the Cubicle Nation. How to do just that and become a thriving entrepreneur.
- Jenny Blake at Life After College, also author of this book. Former Google employee, she escaped from it last year and teaches about how to make your life happen.
- Barrie Davenport at Live Bold & Bloom. Design your life this way with this skilled coach.
- Deepak Chopra, world famous author. Just a great insightful specialist. Read one of his book and you’re changed for life. I adore his newsletter at Care2.
“Together we can help create a peaceful, just, sustainable and healthy world.”
- Deepak Chopra
I do want to know more about your fantastic self too! You can tell me about you and your preferences on Twitter @DoWhatYouLoveJ or here – about what you’d love on blog posts and products to solve problems you’re having now, or just write me about your story and how the blog facilitates your journey.
Thanks for reading, cheers to a great life!
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