“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. “Neil Gaiman
OK, I’m starting a new thing this month on the site that has to do with some of my favorite Coffee Shop finds all around the globe. How does this relate to Digital Experiences? Have you ever tried to do anything throughout the day without starting off with some coffee… Nuff said! 😉
OK, fine… I have a tendency to need a LOT of caffeine to get me rolling through the day and I have a penchant for cool coffee places that offer up delicious flavors and ideally tasty treats. I also know I’m not the only one. So here is our first installment with the tasty 007 – a favorite that can be found at the little-but-mighty Bake Shack in Dania Beach, Florida on US1.
Don’t let the unassuming small black building fool you, this shop packs a punch when it comes to coffee and donuts – all homemade. Go on a weekend and get the also homemade cinnamon buns slathered in sweet lush frosting – a perfect treat to go with your coffee.
Pictured here is another one of their famous fresh donuts with blueberry cake crumbles on top. And no – I didn’t even feel a little guilty.
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
Something so beautiful about this rendition – It makes you feel like you are in a realm of pure imagination. Sure a pure and magical place where anything is possible.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.Buckminster Fuller
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Google posts created for Miami have now reached over 50M views since April 2019.
When Gary talks to you (and in these audiobook versions I’m suggesting you pop on over to Audible and use your last credit for RIGHT NOW, he does talk to you) he cuts through all the sickly, sweet excuses we give ourselves each day and gets right to the heart of what causes us the most pain in our lives – our own actions and inactions.
In this book, he gets right into where we are hurting ourselves most and helps us think through the “Why”. It’s all about understanding how we began these thoughts that drive the self-sabotage that forms our lives day over day. Then taking us through steps to not control the thoughts, but to break out of the actions we take that continue to lead us on the lives we do not want and dream of breaking free from.
“End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back”
Don’t expect cuddles and baby talk here. Gary instead gives you what you really need – a way to get you moving on the path to your own success in an honest and no-holds-barred approach. He is known for straight talk and a knack for hitting you over the head with a brick of truth that lets you see the bullshit (his words – and mine) that blocks you from the life you KNOW you should be able to create. And he does this with a brutally honest and oftentimes funny style that ultimately offers a series of steps that may not be easy, but are well worth doing.
“What you are acting on is your opinion of life”Gary John Bishop
The book goes into how we get an opinion of life from the conditions we are born into, our past, our family, and the like, and how we create a narrative around those things that we may or may not have had any control over and what we tell ourselves about them. These things form our thoughts and create our opinion of life, which then form our actions. The things we have no control over don’t need to define us and he talks of self-acceptance and then how we can break free of all of that so we can be the people we choose to be.
Take a little listen to “Stop Doing That Sh*t” for yourself and then pick up the book. It’s go-to for me whenever I feel that self-sabotage slinking back – and it works.
“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
OK, it’s kind of scaring me now… it’s like a dam that the beavers have left long behind. We are up to:
11,024,170 Google Streetview/Maps Image Views
Like this recent Google Maps favorite of mine from the back patio at Buvette in NYC this past February... and yes it was cold out there.
Sometimes we need a little help… I little anything to keep going toward the dream we have in our heads and in our hearts. Take a listen to a new fav: Fight for It by Brave Holiday and keep going. You have got this!