what are you searching for?
what do you want?
This is likely the most dry post you’ll read here on the foolsletter in a while.
I think it might be fun.
What do you want?
Perhaps not right now, but in general.
When do you want it?
We have all kinds of desires, needs and wants.
We all have things we are searching for.
And you know what?
Someone’s keeping track.
It’s not me.
It’s not yer mom.
It’s likely not even you.
But big daddy G?
So, here’s an exercise if you don’t know what you want from life.
Go into your google search history.
How to find it you might ask?
I’d say that’s a question for big daddy G.
Look at what you’ve searched for.
Look at when you searched and how often.
And if you’re particularly gorpy about things, make a spreadsheet that will give you details on all the things and a column where you can categorize what kind answer you were looking for.
Categories could include: Financial questions, creative questions, future questions, relationship questions, health questions.
The frequency is a great indicator of how urgent the question was, how dissatisfied you were by the answers and options that came up. Frequency or number of options selected? That can show how important the answer was to you.
I’ve recently done it. There’s a lot of yearning. There’s a lot of longing. And there’s a lot of desire to be soothed.
The agitation of a question arises. The soothing balm of an answer is found. We move on. Sometimes we act. More frequently than not though, we let it go.
I wonder what it would be like if we just let ourselves wonder a bit more.
What’s your google search look like?
Don’t tell me.
Show up show update
We ran “Show up and Win” last night at Souper Duper Soup. It was really really fun. It felt a lot like being at a big gift exchange. Everyone laughed. Everyone won prizes.
People left smiling.
A big thanks to the hosts - at Souper Duper Soup.
And a thanks to PopCulture Brew Co for the refreshments.
And finally, a huge thanks to our other sponsors - Humble Pie Kitchen, Layers Cupcakes, Slow Lovely, and the Hard Drive Cafe.
These businesses with their support, time and attention have helped me create a new line of business.
Downtown Dartmouth has had a revival over the past decade and a half. The business community and atmosphere is incredibly welcoming and supportive.
If you’re in a place that has / had a struggling downtown core, magic happens when you find the others making things better and work together.
I’m thrilled to live where I do and when I do with these wonderful, generous and visionary people.