Mind Alchemy – A Challenge For 2011

Every now and then something beautiful happens around me, for no particular reason. I feel compelled to share some of these things. Sometimes they’re related to my personal life, sometimes they’re about my professional life and sometimes they are just things I’m noticing.

Today I’m going to write a (very) short notice about one of these things. My friend Steven Aitchison is starting tomorrow a very interesting challenge. It’s a free 28 days course called “Mind Alchemy”. And it’s free as in “free beer”. You can find more info about the course here and the latest info about the structure of it here.

It’s not just a “ok, I woke up in a good mood today and I feel like launching an internet course” kind of thing. On the contrary. Steven worked for this course for months. And there are already 600 people signed up. Did I say this is free? I’m still surprised about this part. Yes, it’s absolutely free.

Now, you may wonder: “why this guy is sending people away from his blog? What’s the catch?”. None. There’s no catch at all. I just know Steven and I know the guy does good stuff. And since I’m interested in sharing only good stuff, I’m inviting over. That’s it. Oh, and how do I know that Steven is doing good stuff? Well, a year ago we started a challenge together. We wanted to know who’s going to write more books in one month. The challenge went for 2 months. The first month I won, the second month he won. The guy is a hell of a writer, a very powerful individual, and, generally, somebody from whom you would have a lot to learn.

So, that was that. This post will stop here because its mission ended. All I wanted to do was to let you know that something beautiful happens around me, for no particular reason.

Running For My Life - from zero to ultramarathoner

The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”

And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.

Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.

If you want to know how I got out of this space, eventually, check out my latest book on Amazon and Kindle.

Running For My Life -from zero to ultramarathoner

Dragos Roua

The guy who started all this. Entrepreneur, ultra-marathoner, tanguero, father and risk taker. I’m blogging here, but I also spend a lot of time in this marvelous space.. You’re invited, by the way.

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