All hail ‘the awesome principle’.
Awesomalism like minimalism for your not-material life.
Awesomealism is simple. It’s a framework that makes decisions easy and, if followed, will lead you to a kickass life.
All you have to do is follow ‘The Awesome Principle’.
THE AWESOME PRINCIPLE
If it’s not awesome, chuck it. People. Jobs. Places. Stuff. If it makes you happy, challenges you, adds something to your life, brings you pizza, keep it.
Surround yourself with awesome, and you can’t be anything but.
Any time I need to make a decision, I ask myself, but is it awesome?
Then I listen to my gut.
. . .
A cheat-sheet on awesome:
1. It’s your awesome.
Don’t take someone else’s awesome and try to make it yours. My awesome and your awesome don’t have to look anything alike.
2. Part way to awesome is better than in no way awesome.
If you can’t get to awesome now, do the next thing that will get you to awesome.
3. You choose. You always choose.
You’re in charge of everything. If you don’t like it, change it. If you feel like something’s in your way, maybe it’s you.
4. Awesome can be shifty.
Keep checking in on your idea of awesome in case it shifts along the way. If and when it does, adjust.
. . .
Since I started saying yes to awesome:
I’ve moved onto a houseboat
- which has cut my rent in half
- made every morning gorgeous af
- and introduced me to a crazy-nice community
I’ve started working contract
- which has allowed me to stop working Mondays
- and make enough money while only work 3 days a week
- sometimes from home, which actually means from the bow/the rooftop/a hammock/my lakeside studio/the couch with a 360 view of the water
. . .
I’m not at 100% of my ideal awesome, but 2 years ago I couldn’t have foreseen any of this.
And things just keep getting awesomer.