⛅9️⃣ The World Is Your Oyster

Also how one small interaction could change your life, and furry raccoons.

Dear reader and subscriber,

11 weeks of 2021 are already behind us. The good news? Still 41 weeks to go. Enjoy your weekly dose of thrills, snuggles, and happiness.

Let’s do it, yo.

1. The world is your oyster. You ever wonder why you get bored and lack motivation all the time? It’s because you need to do more shit that excites you. Look, I get it. You have tons of obligations, like me (like all of us), that you can’t ignore, and all too often, they beat you down, leaving you far too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything but sink into the couch under the weight of the world.

But, what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if instead of the couch, you chose to go out and do something you actually enjoy? With the vaccine rolling out in droves, and with more entities opening up (looking at you, Iceland), there’s arguably never been a better time to start doing more shit that excites you, either again or for the first time.

The reason you always feel down in the dumps isn’t because you can’t handle the workload on your plate, it’s because you’re not doing things you really want to do. Even just one little something at the end of the day, no matter how small, can be enough of a spark to last an entire day.

When you find things that excite you, you find new reasons to enjoy being alive. You don’t feel defeated and want to sink into your couch. You feel happy and energetic. You can’t wait to do it all over again the next day.

The world is your oyster.

2. One interaction could change your life forever. Have you ever just stopped for a moment to think about all the people you’ve met throughout your life, and how small interactions occasionally lead to life-changing paths? I mean, seriously. You’re one grocery shopping trip away from bumping your cart into the love of your life. Or one lunch date with a client who connects you with another contact who leads you to your dream job. Or one random golf outing in Augusta, GA from meeting a stranger from Pittsburgh who ends up becoming one of your best friends and co-owners of a coffee shop with you.

3. A little laugh at the expense of teachers out there. (Who don’t make nearly as much money as they should).

4. Anais Nin - “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

5. Weekly Book Recommendation. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson is a book that I haven’t read in a while, but I happened to see it in Barnes & Noble the other week, and it reminded me just how f*cking good it was. Honestly a must-read for anyone with anxiety. Jenny’s stories are funny, relatable, and soothing on the soul.

That’s all for this week’s newsletter. Hope you enjoyed it!

Best,

Jason Gutierrez