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The Calvin Show Episode #3: Daily Routines

Episode 3 of The Calvin Show is up.

Today, we're tackling a question from Troels about my daily routines: What am I doing now, how have they changed over time, what's worked, and what hasn't.

It was another fun episode to "tape", and I hope the energy and enthusiasm and fun translates through the interwebs.

We've also started live periscoping while taping, so if you want to tune in for that, follow me on Twitteror, I guess, on Periscope. Hey, technology!

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The Calvin Show Episode #2: Time Management

Hot off (or on) the heels of episode one, we bring you ... ta-daaa!!! ... episode TWO!

This one features a question about time management that brings us on several interesting detours. It's not what you think.

So with that, let's just get right on into it:



Some great moments in the video:

0:45 -- The Question 1:00 -- The Answer 3:30 --The importance of following the energy 6:41 -- I take a drink of water 8:30 -- Final mega-huge, life-changing, super-tip!

I would love to hear your reactions!...

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The Calvin Show Launches: Burning Questions (about Burning Man)

I'm back after a break of a few weeks where I have, amongst other things, had my close friend Ulf visit from Denmark, thrown a legendary cocktail and music jam party at my place, gone skiing twice (and realizing I find it pretty boring, actually), been sick, made music, started organizing a Simplero conference in New York in May, been besnoggled in with a cold, and ... I've started doing a video show with my buddy Ari.

My last email was asking y'all for questions that you'd like me to answer....

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Expansion, Then Contraction

Here's something I frequently notice:

I'll be going through something expanding. Recently, I'm discovering what it means to lead. Something I've never quite understood, and let's just say, that as a leader (and husband and father and human being), that's a pretty critical thing to get. It was such a revelation, and suddenly things that had puzzled me for years became clear. Things I'd struggled with where no longer a struggle. It felt so great and easy to step into that role. Massive...

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Be There Now

I was working with a client the other day, someone who wants to be a successful actor. So I asked her to feel in her body right now what it'll be like when she's successful, when she's reached her goal. What will it feel like?

Often times, we realize that we'll have to be a different person on a feeling or sensing level. Somewhere in our body, we'll have to feel different in order to step into that reality. Maybe there's an area that's currently a bit numb, a bit out of reach of our feeling...

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Why Always Trumps What

At one point, I was working with someone on my team on putting together an information product. And at some point during the process, I could feel that it just wasn't right. I felt into it, thought about it, and concluded that creating and marketing an information product wasn't the right next move for us. We should be focusing on building an audience first, then information product could come later.

Then over the next few days, I thought and felt into the audience-building aspect. Had some...

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How to Love Everything, No Matter How Hard (Even Yourself)

When you think you can't love something, when you're having a really hard to allowing that love to flow, here's a trick that works every time.

See if you can find somewhere in your being awillingness to love that thing.

Even though you don't know how to love it. You can't yet love it.

If you can find the willingness, then something magic happens: Love enters by itself.

Why is this?

It's because love is the natural state of things. It's light. It's vibration. It's energy.

Love is like the vibrations...

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No New-Age Guilt Here

To me, we are the creators of our own reality. We can create it any way we want, though we'll always be imperfect and incomplete in our ability to do. That's just the nature of life on Planet Earth.

A lot of people when you present this idea start to throw around objections. "Well, but how about war and poverty and rape and disease?" Well, yes, those too. "So you're saying it's my own fault that I'm sick?".

This is the so-called "new-age guilt".

The answer: No.

The problem is with the word...

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Taking Time to Be

I can't stress enough the importance of taking some time away from doing mode and just be.

Chill. Relax. Go explore your city. Play with your kid or your dog or some new toys. Cook. Sleep. Go for a run. Think. Read. Have deep conversation. Whatever you fancy, as long as it's easy and unforced and follows your flow of the moment.

I've started to block off each Tuesday as meeting-free days. I will book nothing in my calendar on Tuesdays. Last week my wife and I took both Monday and Tuesday...

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Let's heal the world

I saw a 6-hour documentary about Joseph Campbell a while back. It's called the Power of Myth, and is a long interview by Bill Moyers on PBS. It was on Netflix a while back, but don't seem to be now. In any event, it's well wroth watching.

One point in particular that really stuck with me was the conversation about his famous phrase "follow your bliss".

So many of us are busy focusing on how we can help others, heal others, heal the world, fix perceived wrongs in the world.

At the conference, a...

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