For many of you Slacker Reform is relatively new to you, however it began in earnest back in 2008 as a WordPress hosted blog as personal outlet for my development. It has since shifted focus into helping create a revolution of Slackers bent on finding their passions and doing what calls to us and not what is assumed by society.
So here is a round up of some of the most popular articles from Slacker Reform’s history and some worth exploring.
Back in November I found this TED talk with IDEOs CEO Tim Brown on Creativity and Play. While the talk is highly entertaining it is deeply insightful on how adults often stifle the urge to play. Are we that afraid of being appropriate all the time?
December found me with the urge to play and Play Auditorium, an exceptional game from Cipher Prime, hooked me in with the beta. It is now out in full release with 70 plus levels blending music, physics and problem solving all in one.
In January I was dancing a lot and an article by Garr Reynolds caught my attention on Wynton Marsalis’s book on how jazz music can be the catalyst for change in your life. Finding an improvisational form of art which requires a high degree of skill really opens up your personality in ways you wouldn’t expect.
The 3-2-1 Method is more a trick of the mind than a system of productivity. It’s a way to get over that little mental roadblock that stops you from starting. I’m no productivity guru and I never want to be but this one definitely helps me keep some of the easy mundane tasks in check.
In February I found myself explaining my vagabond life to people more and more so I wrote the How To: Living Out of a Suitcase 101 guide to help explain it. While I recently talked about this process in my most recent video blog, this How To is much more detailed on how I went from having a full apartment in Montreal to living out of a suitcase and vagabonding through the U.S.
Thanks to a Christmas gift I took up calligraphy in January and by March I was practicing regularly. It helped me find peace of mind when I struggled with loneliness and lack of focus. This is how calligraphy helps me clear my mind.
April was a busier month at Slacker Reform. I reviewed Jonathan Mead’s e-book Reclaim Your Dreams. I wrote about making sure It’s Our Time and Our Focus that matters in maintaining momentum. And I called out three Nonconformists who really stand out: Clay Collins, Chris Guillebeau and Jonathan Mead. Two of whom I’ve recently interviewed and Chris is on the list to be interviewed soon.
I skipped May entirely. Actually I told you to Skip Work or School or Life and walk the world a while. You could even tell your boss (or other authority figure dictating your time) to e-mail me since I gave you permission to say “I Don’t Care [today is for me]“.
And while it is still June, I’ve been videoblogging more consistently and while it’s a new trick for me, Tricks Are For Kids.
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