💬 A lot can happen in a year

(Friday, January 17th). Today's power moves: Get excited that so much can happen in a year, stop trying to be happy all the time and break free of your expectations of others. Let's go.

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So many amazing things can happen this year and it's time to let that hope energize you! In the same way that things can change for the worst like a flat tire, a breakup out of nowhere, etc. (that's life for ya), it can also change for the best.

- Case Kenny, SO excited about the launch of the New Mindset Journal

It’s a power move

"Let them think what they want about you. If they think you're a "thirst trap" for posting fire selfies, let them! If they think you're self absorbed for talking about your interests, passions or hobbies, let them.

Life rewards you when you just jump in.You're lapping everyone who is sitting on the couch, overthinking the what ifs, doing nothing but judging others." (@case.kenny)

Turn that frown upside down

I've heard it said that the more you look for happiness, the less happy you are. I think that is really practical and if you find yourself in your head a lot and not that happy right now, don't try to "be more happy," commit to "being less sad."

Let's chip away at the sadness distracting us in our lives by adopting techniques that help us overcome bad habits, improve our relationships and manage our stress.

Some great ones here are to embrace your bad moods, talk to yourself, write down your feelings and adopt new rituals.

What are your expectations of others?

We don't need to take what others do so personally.

Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.

People live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.

We can break free of our expectations of others and see the goodness of the other person, their pain and patterns and give them compassion.

🎧 LISTEN: Be a total goofball

The goofier you are in your life, the more you'll grow. You'll become more confident, centered, passionate and driven. I seriously believe this and I've proven it in my life. Check out episode 168 to hear why :) Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Today’s mindful food for your soul.

A lot can happen in a year.

A year is a long time. It really is.

52 weeks. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes.

That's a looooot of minutes, my friends, and I want to implore you to open your heart to the magic of the greatest gift of all - time.

Even if you feel like you’re running in circles right now, doing the same thing, seeing the same people, working the same job and it’s same old same old… I want you to know that a lot can happen in the time you've been given to live this year.

That should make you smile and be hopeful - no matter how boring or average you think your life is right now.

A lot can happen in a year. Here are 5 things you can make happen this year.

1. You can find that thing that lights you up.

... a new passion, hobby, creative outlet or interest. You never know where you might find it. You could be watching TV late at night, listening to a random podcast or reading an article online.

Passion has a weird way of showing up in life and it could be right around the corner. Keep your eyes and ears open.

2. You can meet someone who is YOUR PERSON.

...it could be a romantic partner or it could be a platonic soulmate. Get rid of that "no new friends" mentality or thinking you’re too old to make new friends. Bullsh*t!! People come and go in your life spontaneously and randomly. So who’s to say there isn’t an amazing person who might come into your life? A person who becomes your other half?

Keep your heart open to the truth of this possibility and don’t be afraid to make elevator small talk, chat up that person in line at Starbucks, DM that person or utter those 4 potentially life changing words: "Hi! My name is ____."

3. You can find yourself.

Yes, yourself! Not in a cheesy eat, pray, love kind of way... but you can finally come to understand who you are, what you deserve and the person you want to evolve to be. In my life, I’ve found that personal clarity strikes at odd times.

You can learn a lot about yourself quickly and oftentimes it happens when life is throwing bullsh*t your way. You can learn about yourself through a breakup, a rough patch at work, frustration with family - so keep your head up and know that personal clarity strikes like lightening and it can be life-changing in the most amazing way.

4. You can make more money.

... yes, money. I said it. It’s not taboo. We all want more money and I’ve found that your finances can change quickly for the better. A raise. A new job. A new side hustle. These things are in the cards and it can happen quickly, so don’t count yourself out if you’re not where you want to be financially right now.

It’s not going to be handed to you but keep your head up, keep working and while you do, keep your eyes open for a way to find that next financial step. It’s there.

5. You can be less anxious, worried and stop feeling that you’re falling behind.

... perspective is everything. I think this is THE YEAR to realize that everyone moves at their own pace, what you see is everyone else's highlight reels (not behind the scenes) and you should be empowered to just live your freakin' life! No if, ands or buts about it.

You're not falling behind. You're doing your thing, you're heading in the right direction and I think you can come to realize this truth.

A lot can happen in a year. I'm excited... are you?

Let's go.

News that makes me smile

1. 2019 was the best year in global history. Child mortality is at its lowest ever. Every day 170,000 people moved out of extreme poverty, 325,000 people got their first access to electricity, 200,000 got piped water for the first time and 650,000 went online. (via NYT)

2. The New Mindset Journal did $15K in the first 3 hours. This is a bit self serving :) but I'm so humbled by the response to the release of my journal on Tuesday. You all are amazing! (via Indiegogo)

3. This never fails to put a smile on my face. This is a story from a fella who thought it would be funny to pretend not to know what a potato was... in front of his girlfriend's parents... who he just met. (via Reddit)

My name is Case. I believe in the power of perspective.

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My name is Case. I believe in the power of perspective.

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