The Mystic's Message
The Newest OS
There are certain people who always have to have the newest thing.
I'm not one of those people.
I'm perfectly comfortable skipping a version of the iPhone. But there is something I've noticed.
When you skip too many upgrades, things start to get buggy. Apps that used to work just fine suddenly start glitching. Response slows down. And you spend a lot more time looking at the spinning icons, waiting for something to happen.
I've found that it's a lot easier to just keep the thing updated.…
It's All YOU
If you're new around here, welcome! I'm Nick.
And my #1 priority is to help you know yourself, heal yourself, and love yourself like never before.
And if you're here right now, you're someone who realizes that there is no one on this planet that can sabotage your success and happiness quite like you. (#sorrynotsorry). And there is no one that can be a more powerful ally for you than...you guessed it...YOU.
The question is, are you really on your own side? Or are you ping-ponging; high on …
The greatest self love quote of all time ? You decide...
This may be the greatest quote on Self Love I've ever seen.
🎤 🏼 💥
By the way, if you haven’t checked out his book, “Green Lights,” it’s great. Kisma and I listened to it on a road trip and really enjoyed it.
There is no shortage of people who are more than willing to tell you who and how you should be. What you should want. Or what will make you feel happy and fulfilled.
They likely mean well. After all, they’re just trying to help.
The truth of the matter is that you are whole and perfect exactly …
One simple hack to unleash a flood of creativity
Hey , I've got an idea for you might want to try.
It'll help you to bring your best ideas to the forefront and give them space to shine.
A quick question first. I hope you'll play along.
Where do you get your best ideas, ? List 3 places/circumstance if you can.
There's an 83% chance that one of your answers was the shower.
And a 76% chance that one of them was while walking or running.
Another common one is driving.
All of those circumstances have something in common- you're very unlikely to have …
The Mystic Charm of Slow Blinking
There are few things more charming than a slow blink from your cat.
With wordless grace, the slow blink says...
...I'm with you. I know you're with me.
...I feel safe with you. And you are safe with me.
...I trust you enough to let go. You can trust me too.
...I've got your back. I know you've got mine.
It's something you do together. Slow blinking demands your full presence and attention. And you are rewarded with the same.
Give it a try now if you like. I'll wait…
See what I mean?
Because I've bee…
A little insane?
The wisest man I know loved to share this parable with me.
And wouldn’t you know it, when I opened up his book to reference the story, it fell open to the exact page I needed.
It’s about a prince who had all the wealth he could ever want. He went to pay homage to a great sage. When he arrived, the prince bowed down before the holy man. Immediately, the sage responded in kind and bowed down to the prince.
The prince was confused. “Why did you bow to me?”
The sage asked him the same question, as sage…
Life lessons on driving in the rain
One of the most fascinating human behaviors is something I call "The drift."
If you've ever hydroplaned your car you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It's sneaky because you didn't DO anything to cause it. You're driving along and things are going just fine...until they're not. And if you don't handle it right, you'll spin out hard.
When you're driving, you know it right away- especially if you've had it happen to you before.
But in life, it can be a little harder to spot.
It's a popular mantra for people who are stretching themselves too thin..."I need some me time."
And it's a good thought. But not all me time is created equal.
For many, “Me time” is checking out in front of the TV. Not that there’s anything wrong with a good binge. But it’s probably not going to leave you feeling better than when you started.
What I’m trying to say is that you have choices. Every day. Countless choices.
And if this last superbowl taught us one thing it’s that watching peo…
Listen Up! (this is important)
One of the most frustrating things as a musician is playing with an ensemble who buries their head in the page of music on their stand and doesn't bother listening to anyone else around them.
You see this a lot with younger, less experienced musicians. And with people who are overly concerned with perfection.
The net result is something approaching music, but not quite. No one really wants to listen to it, but there it is, droning on endlessly. Waiting for it to end.
There is no cohesive i…
It'll be fine (and other lies I tell myself)
There's a lie I tell myself.
It's not always a lie. But when it is, look out. Because this little lie likes to sneak up on its prey...
What’s the lie, you ask?
"It'll be fine"
I'm optimistic by nature. And I definitely don't like to worry unnecessarily. So this lie is a handy diversion.
It has its benefits…
It helps me take chances when I'm not feeling confident. It helps me stay curious when comfort is calling. And when I don't feel like dealing with a problem, this lie is my excuse to …