Hey Friend! Here's your weekly dose of "Monday Unleashed", a list of what's on my mind from the last week. Make sure to sign up for my email newsletter so that you get this sent to you ahead of everyone else!
What I'm pondering:
I'm reflecting on the idea that life happens for you, not to you. This small shift in perspective seems to make a huge difference for me. In stressful times (of which there are a few at the moment), it moves me from feeling like a victim to feeling as if life is, like Paulo Coelho says, "conspiring to help" me, even and especially through what I might perceive as challenges.
Who inspires me:
I'm deeply moved by the people risking their lives and reputations to stand up against the injustices that the beautiful humans in Palestine are facing at the moment, especially in light of lashback from some Christians using weird theological twisting to "support" what they perceive as "Israel" at all costs.
What I'm reading:
It's an intense read, but "Dark Nights of the Soul" by Thomas Moore has been amazing for me so far. He explores ways to reap the benefits of going through (rather than around) hard times.
What I'm working on:
This week I'll be releasing a powerful video produced by the incredible Judah Hernandez at Black & White Media. It's not public yet, but you can preview it HERE. Let me know what you think!!!
The place to be:
I'm a huge fan of People's Coffee in Durham right now. I dare say that they might serve the best cup of coffee in the city at the moment.
Stay tuned for some huge opportunities on my birthday this Thursday, March 22nd! I'll be sending a quick email, so keep your eyes peeled.
As always, I'd love your feedback. What do you want more or less of? Any other suggestions? Just send a message on a post @justinminott and put #MondayUnleashed at the end so I can find it.
That's all for now! Talk soon :)