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"Total Focus; Total Enjoyment" by Tynan

I'm thrilled that Tynan is coming to you with two things -- first, he's offering a breakthrough session through GiveGetWin. It's geared around doing more of the kind of excellent work you want to do, becoming more internally focused with your emotions, having a more enjoyable life, building great habits, and producing a lot of value in the process. There's five spots, so check it out now.

Second, we have this wonderful tour-de-force interview: it starts by covering how Tynan made the shift from unfocused to focused, how to derive internal enjoyment from things, useful actionable exercises you can do right now, Tynan's method and mindset for producing creative work consistently, how to set up great habits and an excellent mental and physical work environment, and how to make blogging work and similar endeavors work for you. 

Total Focus; Total Enjoyment by Tynan, as told to Sebastian Marshall

When I turned 30 and I had a minor freak out… I thought, "I'll be 40 in not long, and then 50… there's things I want to do in my life, and they're not happening at this pace."

Before that, I had a general idea of things I wanted to do and have in my life, but I went about in an unstructured way. It was good in a lot of ways. It made be a broad process, but not much depth.

Early On a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

So, last night, I attended the Art Flood Benefit hosted by Hands On Nashville at the Billups Art Gallery in East Nashville.  I got there just past 6:30 PM with the intention of scoping out all of the art and snatching one up before somebody else got their grubby hands on it.  Here's the blow-by-blow .  .  .

I stood at the entrance where I paid the $5 admission and where the attendant asked me how old I was and insisted that I show my ID (WHAAAAT?).  For sure, that was definitely a compliment.  Said attendant kept getting interrupted, and I grew irritated knowing that with each passing second somebody else would be buying an art piece that was more suited for me.  UUUGGGH.

Finally, I entered the gallery.  I was relieved to see that it was not your usual frou-frou and pretentious type of affair that these kinds of events tend to become.  Like a crouching tiger (hidden dragon), I quickly devoured each piece with my eyes to see if something resonated with me.  Several pieces actually did.  One of them was a piece by my friend Jessica Hill that somebody already bought.  Yeesh.  

The other was a framed piece that, while very reasonably priced, was still over my budget.  After doing a complete perusal of all the works for sale, I went back to the framed artwork.  Not only was it a gorgeous, impressionistic piece, but it was already framed AND matted.  I envisioned it sitting in the personal library that I hope to have some day, just by my comfy reading chair and ottoman.  

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