While taking a sunset bike ride, I had a magical encounter with a few dozen 13-year olds. I was so energized, I manically made this video for the next few hours after I got home. Watch this vid if you are – or ever were – 13.
I was thinking about HugNation and the way I prepare for each weekâ€™s Tao Buffet story.
Occasionally it is a story I have told before, but usually I wing it.
I prepare a little bit, but I donâ€™t plan out what Iâ€™m going to say. I have a basic 4 or 5 points, and then I just kinda let it flow. 🙂
Which is why Iâ€™m always asking, â€œMake sense?!â€ I’m generally not aware when I’m putting thoughts together clearly or not.
Its funny, I often understand what I was talking about much better after I watch myself during editing. 🙂
Talking on my feet has been a skill of mine since the end of college. Since a specific event, actually. Although I was scared beyond belief, I ended up being quite witty while a contestant on the TV Show STUDS. That experience of shining when the pressure was on gave me a confidence in my ability to hold my own in conversations, interviews, stage improve, whatever.
Iâ€™ve learned to let myself start falling and then trust my feet will fall in front of me (speech-wise). Itâ€™s like verbally trusting the flow: Float more, steer less. 😉
Fire the Grid is a â€˜heal the worldâ€™ movement that is asking everyone to focus positive energy for an hour at 11:11 GMT (which is 4:11 Pacific Time, I think)
There are some pretty “out-there” elements to it, but as far as I can tell it is in line with the intentions of HugNation. So might as well throw our good vibes behind the effort, as well. (Can’t hurt!)
So today weâ€™ll be meeting in the chat lounge at 1pm (pacific) for a hug. And again at 4pm for a FireThe Grid gathering.