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Don't be afraid to ask for help... 🤲🏼

published2 months ago
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Hey [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]!

I still can't believe what is taking place on the planet.

On one hand, I am in awe and feel inspired by the sheer courage and will of the Ukrainian people. Yet I'm angry and disgusted as we watch this planetary crisis unfold—perpetrated by one of the biggest schoolyard bullies in modern times.

I sincerely hope all your family, friends, and neighbors are safe and well.

The Universe Spoke To Me

In my latest essay, I recount a weird synchronicity in which the Universe was trying to convey an important message to me.

You know what it said?

"Don't be afraid to ask for help."

Weird, huh?

When I started unraveling this insight, it quickly started to make sense. You can read the rest of that story here.

But the big headline here is that it prompted me to take immediate action on this advice.

I've learned that you can get struck with all the lightning bolts of insight, but unless you do something about them, the experience becomes largely ephemeral.

That's why I decided to host weekly one-hour Mastermind calls to connect with other creators, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

Want to join?

Here's the lowdown:

  • Anyone can join and pick my brain on anything they need help with.
  • Literally, no strings attached. Zero sales pitch or marketing of services.
  • The goal is to bring like-minded people together who have a genuine interest in helping one another further their goals.
  • If you join, all I ask is that you are willing for me and everyone else on the call to pick your brain on anything you might be able to help with.

To start, we are limiting the call to a maximum of 4 people per week, so everyone has a chance to talk and discuss their challenges.

If you're interested, you can learn more and sign up here.

Hope to see you there!



How to Get Lucky: 20 ways to Create more luck
Sahil Bloom

Much of what we call "luck" is the macro result of 1,000s of micro-actions. Your habits put you in a position where luck is more likely to strike.

If you want to create more luck, start by increasing your luck surface area.

Some of the standouts:

  • Be the dumbest in the room
  • Hang out with optimists
  • Write in public
  • Talk to strangers
  • Ruthlessly eliminate negativity
  • Create value without expectations

Source: The Curiosity Chronicle and Twitter.



Trees are Sanctuaries
Herman Hesse, German-Swiss poet

Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life...
A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else...
When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day leads you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

Source →



American Parents Are Way Too Focused on their Kids' Self-Esteem
Melinda Wenner Moyer | 5 minutes

The efforts to foster self-esteem in kids might have the opposite effect of undermining it.

According to exhaustive psychological reviews, many psychologists concluded:

“Raising self-esteem will not by itself make young people perform better in school, obey the law, stay out of trouble, get along better with their fellows, or respect the rights of others.”

Healthy self-esteem cannot be universally essential for another reason too: It is largely an American construct.

Many other countries do not give self-esteem much, if any, consideration and some languages don’t even have a word for it.

Read the post →



The Hardest Days Are A Reminder of Why I’m Here
Poem | 2 minutes

Emote. Enrich. Unfold. Connect.

These themes serve as my soul’s guide no matter what I am doing.

If I can remember that,
The words that need to be said,
The music that needs to be played,
And the colors that need to be splattered…
All eventually come down from the top of my head, out of my heart, and through my soul.

Read the poem →


And finally, a piece of wisdom from Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid Part II.

“Never put passion before principle because even when you win, you lose.” 🥋


Pay it Forward: if any of these insights resonated with you, forward this email to a friend or colleague. Or better yet, have them get their own. Send them to join this list of conscious creators. I'm humbled by the referral. 🙏

Thanks for reading.

If you have any questions, feedback, or want to share some of your own insights, feel free to hit reply and let me know. I read and reply to every email.


As Always, Keep Consciously Creating.

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Anthony V. Lombardo

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