1. Your new book is 365 Ways to Live Generously.
What inspired you to write the book?
365 Ways to Live
Generously is the result of my own personal quest to live my
best life. Several years ago, I was a mortgage broker working 60 hours
or more a week in a high-pressure job I hated. I had zero work-life
balance, because it was all work. I didn't exercise. I never cooked. If
it didn't come from take out or from a box, I didn't eat.
But I saw that some people seemed to have
it easier than I did in the sense that they were excelling at work and
in their personal life. The secret was that they had better habits than
I did. They were doing more of the right things unconsciously and
automatically. I knew that if they could do it, I could do it too.
For years now, I've been trying to figure
out which habits I should create, so I can live my best life. I wanted
to have more time and energy. I wanted to feel good about my health and
love my body. I wanted to have deep, meaningful relationships. I wanted
to have a big, positive impact on myself, my community, and the world.
Today, I am happily married. Today, I am
physically healthy with a strong exercise habit. I wake up every
morning with the physical energy to handle whatever life throws at me
and the mental clarity to focus on what's most important to me. Today,
I cook. That blows me away, and sometimes I still shake my head as I
put dinner on the table and think, "Look at that. I can cook."
And you can do it, too. This story
doesn't stop with me. Whatever your best life looks like to you, you
can achieve it by gently, easily, and consistently practicing the right
behaviors until they become a habit.
2. You are also the
founder of Change Gangs. What type of organization is it, and what led
you to create it?
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