Unplug Or Forfeit Your Life

Your life is defined by the choices you make. Your ability to choose is being sucked away from you with little resistance on your part.

If you watch television on a regular basis, you are plugging in and letting go.

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Brenden’s Life Update Mar 18

Well, I’m married now. I love it. Lacy is my best friend and we’re having a ton of fun starting our new life together. We are getting all the basic essentials for our new house here in Las Vegas. We’re keeping it simple, though. A lot of our friends and family gave us very nice gifts, money, and mismatched furniture. It’s been great. We also had an awesome honeymoon in Catalina Island, Ca.

Besides all that, life is good in general. I am slowly working on Small Presence and reconsidering other projects of mine like osdever.net, cinemastix.com, mobileflip.com, and so on. I’m trying to see what can be done with this blog as well. I think I’d like to try to develop it in to a community for new entrepreneurs. We’ll see how that goes. My own goals are not as ambitious as they once were. I’ve found my own  goals in life are rather simple and consist of making enough money to pay the bills and save up for other things like world travel and my ministry(which is an important part of my personal life, that is my faith).

I’ve been a little behind on posting here first because of my honeymoon, but second because I’ve been sick with a nasty cold. I’m back to 90% capacity, though. I’ll be posting here more soon. I have plenty of drafts, just need to find time to finish them. I’ll probably start re-posting relevant articles from other blogs soon to start building awareness of my own blog here.

This blog still serves as my epicenter for escaping the rat race of daily secular work. I live a simple life, plan to continue living simply, and desire to provide for my wife and myself. I hope I can develop this vision of my ideal life sooner rather than later as I am still involved in a full time work week.

What about you? Do you have any aspirations for working less or living more simply?

Connected: It’s Who Knows YOU

Perhaps this is nothing profound, but the old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” needs to be revised.

In a world that is so well connected, almost to its demise, it’s no longer who you know, it’s who knows you.

How many people reading this know Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Barrack Obama and so on. All of these personas are influential in their field. Thanks to the Internet and various portals within it, we know quite a bit about them, even on a personal level. But who cares who you know. It means nothing.

Do you want to get your ideas out there? Do you want to be criticized? Do you want to have an audience that cares about what you have to say? It doesn’t matter how much you want those things. What matters is that people know you.

The Question

How do you get someone to know you?

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