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Should You Be Getting These Emails? How I Broke the Rule "Stay Comfortable," & This Week's Challenges
Break a Rule Newsletter # 5
You already get too many emails! 📧
You should only subscribe to this newsletter if you:
Want inspiration for taking better and more frequent risks in your life.
Want tailor-made challenges to grow your confidence and courage.
Believe that worthwhile goals are only reached with a measure of risk.
You should unsubscribe if none of the above are true.
I am currently on a global tour, personally going door-to-door to reward my loyal subscribers with hugs, Perrier, and homemade fudge.
If you’re not loving this content it’s only going to be awkward for you and me both once I’m standing on your porch with these goodies.
So hit that unsubscribe button at the bottom unless you’re jazzed up about breaking the right rules and taking intelligent risks.
(Yes, I’m actually encouraging you to unsubscribe unless you’re a “hell yes” to Break a Rule.)
But please DO subscribe immediately if you’re digging this so far & haven’t signed up already.
How to get fewer emails and better friends
Every single email you agree to receive should either:
Be from someone you genuinely wish to stay in touch with.
Contain useful information you intend to act upon.
Inspire you to pursue or serve something you’re passionate about.
I challenge you to apply these 3 filters to every email you receive today.
If NONE of the above apply, bravely unsubscribe from the sender.
If you’re overwhelmed by pointless emails, this is an example of a small simple risk you’ll benefit from taking.
If you’re overwhelmed by pointless friends—the same filters can be applied.
Who needs to take more risks? 🦥
You probably need more risk-taking in your life if you’re:
Feeling stuck with relationships, work, your health, or financial status.
Aware that you’re not rising to your highest potential.
Older than 40 and still busing tables at minimum wage while living in your parent’s basement.
A rule I broke this week 💃
It required tremendous commitment and resolve to stay focused on writing this newsletter when I could have been outside instead, soaking up all six of our allotted annual hours of Pacific Northwest sunshine.
I could have followed the rule Stay Comfortable in our hammock, watching the entire touching Netflix documentary about the career of pop singer Lewis Capaldi—pausing only to pillage the cupboard for tasty kitchen snacks.
But instead, I sat here for hours by the blue-light of my fat-free computer crafting this masterpiece of inspiration for professional development which, once released, is sure to produce a global outcry of appreciation that will resound from rooftops around the world.
And now, before anyone has time to tell me I’m being grandiose and overly optimistic, here’s the juicy stuff you’ve been waiting for.
This Week’s Challenges 🏋️♂️
Below are 7 unique risk-taking challenges that are designed to help you break each of the 7 rules.
Once you’ve identified your lowest scoring rule with the quiz, find that rule below and read the challenge.
Even just reading the challenge will plant a useful seed in your mind for the future.
If you read and take action on the challenge, however, your private victory will psychically embolden all the other rule breakers in the world.
Somewhere far away Tony Robbins himself will ask his masseuse to pause, lower the extra foamy latte he was somehow also drinking at the time, and mutter to himself “someone out there just made my day.”
But don’t delay.
These challenges will remain unlocked for this week only.
Next Monday they’ll go behind the paywall for paying subscribers only.
Here they are:
Break the Rule Be Normal
Break the Rule Avoid Mistakes
Break the Rule Be Independent
Break the Rule Stay Comfortable
Break the Rule Pretend You Don’t Matter
Break the Rule Stay in Control
Break the Rule Be Popular
That’s a wrap my good rule breakers.
Have a misbehavin’ week.
And don’t forget, leaving a comment on one of these challenges about how it went for you will empower everyone to take a leap. It will also mean that I’ll also be bringing extra fudge to your doorstep when I come for my visit.
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(Okay, it wasn’t all work this week, I did get outside for a few gorgeous bike rides on the beach here in Vancouver. )