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    Thursday
    Apr172014

    Wrong Intent and the Damage Done

    wrong intent, 
    and the damage done.

    when we do things out of desire or haste,
    when the methods are incongruent 
    with what we hope to achieve,
    we do a disservice to the hard work we’ve done,
    and to what we wish to fulfill and create.

    when we cling 
    to what we aspire to too tightly,
    we inadvertently risk losing the integrity 
    we’ve fought so hard to hold.

    when we’re overly anxious and ignore 
    our values, our ideals and our true selves,
    we damage our peace of mind with dis-ease,
    we blister our soul with the red hot embers of deceit.

    our potential gets burned.

    but the power of good intent 
    somehow channels our unseen powers of potential,
    it mystically aligns us 
    with the altruistic life-force that lies dormant within, 
    awaiting to be discovered and revealed,
    within our yet-to-be-realized acts of creation.

    pure intent 
    summons the magic of the ages,
    it’s the elixir for positive change
    that’s within us all.

    it’s the alchemical answer 
    to all of our untapped abilities. 

    we create the world around us.
    it’s through our desires and aspirations 
    that we paint the perceptions of how we see our life,
    and how others view us too.

    captivate and charm your muse
    with positive, untainted energy.

    paralyze your opposing forces

    with an honest, ambitious, 
    and patient state of being.

    let your goals be aligned with your heart.
    let your actions be in harmony with your dreams.

    and when all things align 
    and are together in synch,
    it is then when your world will open 
    as a blossom does in Spring.

    bt
    04.17.2014

     

    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #537 - Your Calling Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Should

    On today's episode I discuss:

    Your Calling Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Should
    and

    Give up Living Your Life to Other People’s Expectations and Live It Your Way Instead

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 16, 2014



    The Wednesday Edition

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    Tuesday
    Apr152014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #536 - What We Hold Onto Makes Us Who We Are

    On today's episode I discuss:

    How Embracing Failure Can Help Us Deal with Anxious Thoughts
    and

    What are You Made of?

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Tuesday
    Apr152014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 15, 2014



    The Tuesday Edition

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    Thursday
    Apr102014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #535 - Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!

    On today's episode I discuss:

    If You Want It Badly Enough, You'll Find a Way to Get It.
    and

    There Is No Perfect Age

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    Share your personal story with The DIY Daily audience by sending an email for Brian to read on air at: thediydaily@thornybleeder.com.
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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Thursday
    Apr102014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 10, 2014



    The Thursday Edition

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    Tuesday
    Apr082014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #534 - What We Can Learn From Bruce Lee’s Moment of Self-Awareness

    On today's episode I discuss:

    What We Can Learn From Bruce Lee's Moment of Self-Awareness
    and

    Artists: Is the world outside your skull a minefield of chaos? Ignore it, carry on & do the work. Avoid Distraction.

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Tuesday
    Apr082014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 8, 2014



    The Tuesday Edition

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    Monday
    Apr072014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #533 - Art, Expression, Rebellion, and the Philosophy of Chill

    On today's episode I discuss:

    Why Rebellion is A Lot Like Love, and How to Turn It Into a Masterpiece
    and

    The Tao Te Ching & Taoism: A Chill Book, a Chill Philosophy

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    Share your personal story with The DIY Daily audience by sending an email for Brian to read on air at: thediydaily@thornybleeder.com.
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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Monday
    Apr072014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 7, 2014



    The Monday Edition

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    Thursday
    Apr032014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #532 - How to Do Absolutely Nothing and Connect With the Entire World

    On today's episode I discuss:

    How To Sit, Do Absolutely Nothing and Connect with the Entire World

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Thursday
    Apr032014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 3, 2014



    The Thursday Edition

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    Tuesday
    Apr012014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #531 - 9 Stoic Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos

    On today's episode I discuss:

    The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Tuesday
    Apr012014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - April 1, 2014



    The Tuesday Edition

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    Monday
    Mar312014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #530 - 12 Things You Should Start Making Time for Again

    On today's episode I discuss my words of the day, Sometimes Questions Are More Important Than Answers, plus:

    12 Things You Should Start Making Time for Again

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.



    This podcast is brought to you by MusicXray.

    Submit Your Song to be Featured
    on The DIY Daily Podcast here.


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    Monday
    Mar312014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - March 31, 2014



    The Monday Edition

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    Thursday
    Mar272014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #529 - Sometimes Questions Are More Important Than Answers

    On today's episode I discuss my words of the day, Sometimes Questions Are More Important Than Answers, plus:

    What happens to us if we don’t pursue our dreams?

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    Share your personal story with The DIY Daily audience by sending an email for Brian to read on air at: thediydaily@thornybleeder.com.
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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

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    Thursday
    Mar272014

    The DIY Daily Newsletter - March 27, 2014



    The Thursday Edition

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    Wednesday
    Mar262014

    The DIY Daily Podcast #528 - Here's Your Permission Slip From the Universe

    On today's episode I play catch-up after missing a few days of recording, and I also feature a discussion on:

    Your Permission Slip From the Universe

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    The Featured Song of the Week is Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes.

    Download this song for free at http://peakperformanceproject.com/roadsongs/.

    Click to read more ...