What better way to break the spell of a dour mood than something silly.

What better way to dispel the perpetual fog of bad news than something mischievously goofy.

What better way to shift the power of the moment than expressing the freedom of goofiness.

I speak goof to power. I break oppressive chains by being absurd, sometimes funny, and ridiculous in a quirky way. I use a weird tone of voice, make a face, and say things nonsensically. Goofy is free. Goofiness is freedom.

Goofiness is power-the power to reset, re-focus, and let go. Goofiness is presence, ownership, self-love, and freedom.

Originally published at https://www.heartx.co on January 1, 2022.

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Here’s my attempt at a unified theory of everything as of today, September 9, 2021. I got here after 46+ years. And lots of looking, listening, reading, watching, talking, feeling, exploring, enduring, releasing, etc-ing.

Maybe it’ll change tomorrow.

But, and, and/but (my favorite kind of “and”), here is something that zips, zings and rings true:

The gorgeous, amazing dream is possible via this path:

  1. Take baby steps
  2. That require effort
  3. That feel good
  4. That are healthy
  5. That connect you with other people.

Kaboom.

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1. Flex your bare toes in the dirt and wrap your dusty hands around the axe handle.

(Writing checklist.) Does it include:

Things

Pictures

Symbols

Turns of phrase

Metaphors

2. Stand in the heat of the approaching forest fire.

What are the:

Problems

Conflicts

Actions

Details & Specifics

Analogies

3. Inspire others to come to your front line.

Are you, is it:

Organized

Inventive

Useful/Helpful

Aesthetically pleasing

Approachable

Engaging

Honest

Ripe

Thorough

Crisp & Efficient

Minimal

Effective

Loving

Passionate

4. Swing your axe to fell a tree, then sprint to the next.

How does it finish:

Resolves

Doesn’t resolve

Ends in word and sound only

Waiting

Originally published at https://www.joetimmins.co on May 5, 2021.

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Short and sweet. Here’s some stuff I base my work on:

  1. I’ve seen enough. I know behind closed doors everyone’s got deep, real challenges. Everyone.
  2. The most important thing in your life is people.
  3. The most effective thing in creating connection is vulnerability. Never seen anything better.
  4. The amazing thing you seek happens inch by inch, in fits and starts, over time. So it requires authenticity and consistent effort.
  5. Fear is the unlock. Face uncertainty. Face rejection, losing, failure, making mistakes, looking dumb, and being wrong…. and boom oh my goodness doors open things change life looks and feels different. Ka-blam.
  6. The most powerful, effective, and satisfying way to do this is with others.
  7. I’ve taken enough of your time. Let’s do this with hugs and high fives, smiles and razzle dazzles.

Thanks for reading,

Joe

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Everything You Do is Amazing

Gimme some truth, below and behind the belly button. My life’s mission is cracking the code of behavior change. www.joetimmins.co