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A List of 10 Essential Don’ts

We always give advice about what to do.  But sometimes I think knowing what not to do is much more helpful.  Here’s a list of 10 Essential “Don’ts” for people who were meant to change the world.


Don’t wait for permission.

Don’t spend your life chasing money.

Don’t quit because it hurts. (quit because you’re smart enough to launch the right thing)

Don’t try to be perfect.

Don’t believe everything they tell you.

Don’t expect the world to owe you something.

Don’t accumulate stuff because everyone else does.

Don’t listen to anyone.

Don’t squander the greatest asset you possess – the hours of your one and only life.

Don’t follow well lit paths. (grab a machete and hackdown your own)



This is day 5 of my trip around the world.  I just arrived in Monroe where I’m crashing in this old school bus renovated by a guy who goes by the name of Mystic Mike. I’m here to write, stare at mountains, take a couple long runs, relax and soak in some supposedly very magical hot springs, according to Mr. Mystic Mike at least.

If I’m still alive on Sunday, I’ll let you know how that turns out. 😉


Your Fellow Misfit,



Ps – The Once in a Lifetime Giveaway has ended, and my Jedi Council is busy selecting the winner of the roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the world. I will announce their selection on Sunday.


Written from: Mystic Mike’s Magical Blue School Bus in the middle of the nowhere Utah. 



This is an excerpt from The Life & Times of a Remarkable Misfit, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times since it was first published a few months ago. Based on the response, I have launched a project to bring the book to print. If you enjoyed this essay, then I know you will LOVE the rewards I handcrafted for my generous backers. You can watch the video about the project here. Thank you in advance for your support. 

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