Just Do Right! shared by Maya Angelou and Evan Carmichael

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

“Do right”,  simple isn’t it? Why do so many of us believe we can’t just do right? When faced with the choice, how can we move towards right action? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Evan Carmichael and the late Maya Angelou is a quick nudge in the right direction. Maya encourages us to trust our inner spirit and make choices which will leave happiness and joy as a result. Evan adds his unique brand of motivation to help us believe we have the power to accomplish the two simple words, do right.

Check out Evan’s awesome book here: Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter

Evan Carmichael is an entrepreneur with a successful YouTube channel and website. His goal is to reach people around the world to help them follow their skill sets and pursue fulfilling work. Evan has a humble tone and a bold goal, which he moves toward each day with focus; it’s a joy to watch and read his work. Connect with Evan via YouTube, his blog, and Twitter.

The great Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, poet and communicator. As a young woman from Stamps Arkansas who faced the challenges of single motherhood and poverty she rose to greatness with integrity and grace. Her well-known work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings went from banned to standard course adoption in universities around the world. Connect with Maya’s library of work and legacy via her website.

Thank you Evan Carmichael for bringing us this awesome clip and thank you to Maya Angelou for a life of wisdom communicated through prose.

Thank for reading, have an awesome day!

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The Greek Secret of Philotimo, shared by Jack Schafer & the Philotimo Foundation

I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had from the people around me.

-Lana Del Rey-

How can a word without meaning be such a meaningful word? Could one word describe a complex array of virtues? This video shared by the Philotimo Foundation and Jack Schafer, PhD brings to life the Greek word “Philotimo”. For a firsthand account of Philotimo in practice check out this awesome work by Rita Wilson:

Greek Lessons

Philotimo determines and regulates how someone should behave in their family and their community. It is an all-encompassing concept about respect and doing the right thing; pride for family, neighbor and country. In it’s most basic form it means “doing good”. Philotimo comes from the Greek words “filos,” meaning friend, and “timi” meaning honor. Being a friend with honor.

Jack Schafer explains the art of self-sacrifice is fading fast due to technological bubbles, which put the self first. Schafer encourages us to help others simply because they need help; to do the right thing because you have a duty to do the right thing. He coins it, “Becoming a Philotimo Person”.

Take a few moments and digest this meaningless yet very meaningful word. You will learn how the secret of Philotimo kept the Greek heritage strong and vibrant for thousands of years. Have an awesome week!

Off Grid as a Female, Tips for Women & Even Men! shared by Pure Living for Life

Technology has a shadow side.  The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.

-Andrew Weil-

Was your spouse raised like a Disney princess? Were you? Does the idea of living off grid sound awesome but unfeasible for urbanites who consider roughing it a hotel with no room service? Today’s video shared by Jesse and Alyssa is motivation for any city dweller who is doubting their homesteading skills.

BTW, check out these Wise Reads to hone your off grid skills!

Off Grid Living: 25 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent (off grid … living off grid, Survival Skills) (Volume 1)

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Jesse and Alyssa purchased 5 acres of land in the Inland Northwest and are building a homestead from scratch, debt free! They are documenting their journey via YouTube and a blog. To make the process more enjoyable, they brought along a travel trailer to live in while construction takes place. In this video, they both give fantastic tips and encouragement for those of us who think homesteading is a noble but unachievable goal.

Follow along with Jesse and Alyssa via their channel, website, Facebook and Instagram accounts. They post great videos from easy solar solutions to foraging for berries and plants. For those with an attraction to the cost of homesteading, their website provides expense reports each month for thier homesteading activities.

Please check out this inspiring couple and support their awesome goal. Best of luck Jesse and Alyssa, may your homestead continue to develop and grow this year.

Get Out of the Materialism Trap NOW! shared by Erin Janus

“The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.”

-Alan Watts-

How often do we dream about the perfect life we could have with vast amounts of money? How much time do we spend acquiring things which we are certain will bring us closer to that end goal? Why do we forgo happiness until the perfect set of financial and material circumstances surround us? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Erin Janus delves into the Materialism Trap in all it’s ridiculous glory.

Why can’t so many of us break the cycle? Well according to Erin Janus, we CAN stop NOW! How you ask? Simply by understanding the wealth that many Americans already enjoy; and holding that thought in balance with the rest of our planet every time we open our wallets. If you’re a reader, check out this Wise Read by Tim Kasser:

The High Price of Materialism

Admittedly, no one can do this as perfectly as it is portrayed in this clip but we can do better. And maybe life would be a bit more enjoyable if we drop the stress to acquire and love what we already have in our lives, humans included.

Erin Janus is a Youtube creator, Blogger and Humanitarian. She has worked since her teenage years to create content which encourages us to leave the world in a better state than we found it. She promotes simple living, veganism and social consciousness through her writing and films. Find her inspiring work on YouTube, Instagram and her personal website. Please spend some time with Erin Janus and you may find yourself thinking differently than the pack.

Have an awesome week and Stay Wise!

Off Grid as a Female, Tips for Women & Even Men! shared by Pure Living for Life

Technology has a shadow side.  The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.

-Andrew Weil-

Was your spouse raised like a Disney princess? Were you? Does the idea of living off grid sound awesome but unfeasible for urbanites who consider roughing it a hotel with no room service? Today’s video shared by Jesse and Alyssa is motivation for any city dweller who is doubting their homesteading skills.

BTW, check out these Wise Reads to hone your off grid skills!

Off Grid Living: 25 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent (off grid … living off grid, Survival Skills) (Volume 1)

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Jesse and Alyssa purchased 5 acres of land in the Inland Northwest and are building a homestead from scratch, debt free! They are documenting their journey via YouTube and a blog. To make the process more enjoyable, they brought along a travel trailer to live in while construction takes place. In this video, they both give fantastic tips and encouragement for those of us who think homesteading is a noble but unachievable goal.

Follow along with Jesse and Alyssa via their channel, website, Facebook and Instagram accounts. They post great videos from easy solar solutions to foraging for berries and plants. For those with an attraction to the cost of homesteading, their website provides expense reports each month for thier homesteading activities.

Please check out this inspiring couple and support their awesome goal. Best of luck Jesse and Alyssa, may your homestead continue to develop and grow this year.

Millionaire Gives Money Away and Lives in VW Van, shared by Dylan Magaster

I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, ‘I love you.’ I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I’ve done my job.

-Lionel Richie-

What will be your legacy? Will it be the bank accounts, homes and cars we put so much work behind during life? Will it be the endless stream of photos on social media of our dinners, vacations and memes? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Dylan Magaster gives us the story of a man who decided his legacy would be unique and far-reaching.

Check out some Wise Van Living Guides below:

Mazzi is a young man raised by a wealthy family in Dubai, the showplace of material wealth. After having achieved millionaire status, with all the lavish toys and trophies, Mazzi found himself feeling empty and powerless. He gave away his wealth to help loved ones who were suffering with health issues and took off in a VW van to explore the world. Having maintained that business mindset, Mazzi created Spice of My People, a new company which donates its earnings to build medical centers in small towns and villages. Watch Mazzi’s story here and get a glimpse of the happiness he has found.

Dylan Magaster is a photographer and filmmaker hosting a channel featuring people who have created the life that they want. He focuses on Tiny houses, Van Life, Travel, and Adventure. Dylan created this awesome work while traveling in his van and encountering Mazzi. Learn more about Dylan and his passion via his channel, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Many thanks to Dylan and Mazzi for sharing this powerful story.

Hope you enjoy this story today, thanks for reading!

Have an awesome day and Stay Wise. Check out some Wise Van Living Guides below:

Just Do Right! shared by Maya Angelou and Evan Carmichael

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

“Do right”,  simple isn’t it? Why do so many of us believe we can’t just do right? When faced with the choice, how can we move towards right action? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Evan Carmichael and the late Maya Angelou is a quick nudge in the right direction. Maya encourages us to trust our inner spirit and make choices which will leave happiness and joy as a result. Evan adds his unique brand of motivation to help us believe we have the power to accomplish the two simple words, do right.

Check out Evan’s awesome book here: Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter

Evan Carmichael is an entrepreneur with a successful YouTube channel and website. His goal is to reach people around the world to help them follow their skill sets and pursue fulfilling work. Evan has a humble tone and a bold goal, which he moves toward each day with focus; it’s a joy to watch and read his work. Connect with Evan via YouTube, his blog, and Twitter.

The great Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, poet and communicator. As a young woman from Stamps Arkansas who faced the challenges of single motherhood and poverty she rose to greatness with integrity and grace. Her well-known work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings went from banned to standard course adoption in universities around the world. Connect with Maya’s library of work and legacy via her website.

Thank you Evan Carmichael for bringing us this awesome clip and thank you to Maya Angelou for a life of wisdom communicated through prose.

Enjoy this day and Stay Wise.