[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)    1 year, 9 months ago

Rules: Each day you must do one of the following (not all three) :
- Something you fear
- Something you’ve been putting off
- Something you’ve never done before

We’ll use this thread as a record for what you do each day. That will end up serving as a giant repository of options for other people looking for inspiration on what to do each day.

I started doing this 6 days ago and it’s been the most enlivening experiment I’ve ever tried.

Format: Day 1: Put out a call for HighExistence Interns
Of course feel free to share any thoughts about your experience that day

My last 7 days:

Day 1: Something illegal (that wasn’t the goal, I’m just not being specific haha)
Day 2: Interview on live radio
Day 3: 25C-NBOME (new and not well tested designer drug that allowed for insanely vivid past-life regression through eye gazing)
4) Pitched a guest post to TechCrunch.com (huge tech blog) about the futurism of 3-D printing
5) Finished that illegal activity
6) Datura (crazy psychedelic, do your research before touching this one)
7) Put out a request for HE interns

Fears could be anything: public speaking, being completely honest with someone about something, bungie jumping, having a vulnerable conversation, meditating for an exorbitant amount of time, forcing yourself to love people you’ve had trouble loving in the past, etc.

Thanks to @jpete011 for serendipitously posting about this

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 25: A bunch of coding on HE to make the site run faster

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VernalSoul (@vernalsoul)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@jordan, ….i was just thinking how shit was loading so much faster. Thanks!

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 15: cut my boyfriends hair. YouTube is awesome, again.

And day 16, which will be tomorrow I plan on having a day of no Internet. Pretty sure it’s been years since I had such a thing.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 26: Put together new advertising strategy for HE

Day 27: Started implementing/coding HE 4.0

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 21: Started a three day fast with sleep deprivation + daily snow dives

Day 22: Spent my day on the streets, singing and playing guitar for people passing by. Couldn’t play well at all due to the cold (bullshit excuse.)

Day 23: Took a day off to spend all day doing boring ordinary couple stuff with the girl. I feel violated and now I have too much surplus energy to get some well-needed sleep. Never again.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 16: my day of no Internet went well but it was hard. Accidentally checked my emails once, and had to stop myself looking up the weather or bus times. But I got a lot more done before work that day. I’m tempted to have one no Internet day a week. It is a great thing, but a great time waster too.

Day 17: called in sick for work and there was nothing wrong with me. Really just wanted some time to myself. I meditated, did yoga, made some candle holders, and carried on with my house decluttering. I don’t even feel guilty.

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CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 1 went on facebook, which I nearly always regret doing. Then I ended up connecting with a friend who moved away and had a conversation with quite a few interesting syncronicities.

Great thread!!!

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

i think way too many people here think psychedelics are “it”. the thing with psychedelics is that when you’re high you experience all kind of amazing stuff but it doesn’t make you any smarter afterwards. personally i feel it’s better to skip drugs and experience more with meditation, it leaves you happier and you don’t have to go through the hangover. meditation will in the long run help expand yourself on a much higher and different level than drugs.

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CaptDugan (@captdugan)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Lost track of this challenge in the craziness of finals week, so I’m starting over.

Day 1: Starting over.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 29: Ordered prototype shirts for RaveNectar (SO stoked to see these)

Day 30: Writing an article to submit to the likes of FastCompany, HuffingtonPost, etc. The goal is to be published by a major online news publication

WOOT 30 days completed! This has been an EXPLOSIVE month. Article about the experience coming up soon.

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Eric (@blankey)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day Five (my biggest one yet): Dropped out of college to pursue my dreams and ended things with my girlfriend.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@blankey, Dude! Those are massive steps, that’s awesome!

And congrats on finishing the 30 days @jordan, also awesome!

Day 18: woke up yesterday and decided I wasn’t going to smoke any more cigarettes. I haven’t yet.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 19: in the early hours of this morning whilst attempting to astral project I had my very first epiphany experience. Things got crazy. I feel amazing, and I’m pretty sure lifes going to be a bit different now.

Still no cigarettes too. It’s kind of amazing what you can do when you decide it is so.

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VernalSoul (@vernalsoul)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@siantastic, Sounds like you have very strong power over your mind and will, which takes work. well done ! :D

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@vernalsoul, oh it’s very new to me. Getting there though :)

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FindYourGreatness (@jpete011)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@vernalsoul, The mind is a very powerful tool once you consciously take control over it!

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@vernalsoul, The “work it takes to get there” is not really just the work that gets you there, it’s the result itself. The power/control IS the mind/will.
Technically, it’s all just a choice here and now.

Because the path and the goal are one and the same, the change is immediate, but most people don’t notice until they’ve had it for quite some time.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@manimal, It has felt like it’s taken some work. But like you said I think the change was pretty immediate, and I only started applying it to more things to then realise it. Still, it did take time, for me anyway.

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Rojda (@rojda)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@ARCANUS, I like the terminology you used “take a mental axe and swing it toward my internal walls” something I should do often. :)

And to this general post…. That is awesome! True living, facing your fears. Once I have thought of something to do i will post it on here. Currently too many to choose from. haha. But yesterday,I told off a guy… telling him the way he was talking to me, and what he was expecting from girls was disgusting and disrespectful…. He only wanted sex, and when i told him I was a virgin and staying that way till marriage he had the balls to ASK ME if i would give blow jobs. i was appalled. This is a guy who talked to me as if he was interested, but wouldn’t take me out on a date, wouldn’t offer to pay for anything, and when I offered completely took up the offer like a little kid who was happy someone was buying him lunch. I told him to learn some respect and talk to girls more respectfully….and that he disgusted me. His answer …. “So were not fuckin?” annnd that was the end of it. I felt like a complete idiot, but my morals are what i live for and whether i give blow jobs is none of your business you’ll get to know me then we’ll see if that kind of things would happen or not you don’t just straight ask me something of that sort. Anyways. I told him off and he feels i hope ashamed. I deleted his number and will surely forget about him without any feelings attached.

What to do today: *In the process of deciding ;)

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Aizen (@aizen)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 1: Contacted and sent blue prints to electrical engineer for an invention of mine, and started my journey on “The Secret”

Very excited for this 30 Day Journey.

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Peter T. (@petertaggart)1 year, 8 months ago ago

I lost track of this with school, so soon I will start over with Day 1 being starting over, but I’m gonna get a list together first

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day 20: decided to compliment 10 people today. Was much easier than I thought. Felt good and hopefully I spread the cheer a little.

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Kimo (@kkainoa)1 year, 8 months ago ago

I’m in. These ideas are great, I’m going to have to steal a couple of them!
Day one: Start this challenge, then start studying.

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Brendan (@likeamau5)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Day: 1 Starting this challenge! Going to make a blog in the first few days and take some ideas from here!

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