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What If You Never Had To Commute Again?

My commute from the office to home.

Before I quit my job to freelance full-time I would spend two hours a day commuting.

I lived in Washington and worked across the river in Portland, OR. I worked 8–5 Monday-Friday. And so I would have to leave my house a little before 7:00 a.m. since I never knew how bad traffic would be. Some days it’d take 50 minutes. Other days 70 minutes.

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The Problem with the “If You Could Do Anything” Question

What do you really want to do?

I mean really?

If you could do anything what would that be?

That’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it?

That question paralyzes us because we’re suddenly presented with an infinite amount of options.

Should I go back to school? Start a business? Quit my job? Go into ministry?

There’s so many options it’s overwhelming.

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5 Steps to Quit Social Media

Step 1: Admit you have a problem

If you’re addicted then the first step is to admit it. Don’t sugarcoat or minimize it. Just call it what it is: an addiction.

Admit to yourself and to someone else that your social media use is unhealthy.

This may not seem like you’re “doing” much about it during this step but it’s the most important step because without it you’ll never quit.

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When You Stop Trying to Fit In

What if tomorrow you decided to stop trying to fit in?

What if you woke up and you were free to be yourself 100%?

What if you spoke your heart without worrying what others thought?

What if you wrote without editing to reach a broader audience?

Just imagine how your life would be different if you weren’t constantly trying to make everyone like you.

You may think, “Oh, then I’d just be a jerk. I’d be offending people all the time.”

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Walking and Praying the Streets of Battle Ground

Our garden as of today!

Tonight I went grocery shopping and then came home to an empty house. My wife took the kids to her Aunt Heidi’s house to help get ready for her sister’s high school grad party that’s happening tomorrow.

So I made myself some dinner and then picked some greens from our garden and made a green smoothie! It was delicious. I sat out on the front porch enjoying it while listening to this podcast by Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. 

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