What I do with my time is nearly always inspired by some combination of these wonderful resources. Any additions or recommendations are warmly appreciated 🙂

(Favorite) BOOKS

The Art of Nonconformity -Chris Guillebeau

Born To Run A Secret Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen  -Christopher McDougall

The Hero Handbook (FREE!!) -Nate Green

Natural Horse-Man-Ship -Pat Parelli

Poke the Box -Seth Godin

The Naked Leader -David Taylor

Cloud Atlas -David Mitchell

The Historian -Elizabeth Kostova

The Dip -Seth Godin

Get Things Done -David Allen


WEBSITES

TED (probably the most wonderful website in the world)

Couchsurfing

The Art of Nonconformity

Precision Nutrition

The Nate Green Experience

Parelli Natural Horsemanship and ParelliConnect

Seth’s Blog

Cracked (For some silliness and half-useful knowledge)


QUOTES

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”
-Sir Philip Sydney 1554

All my life, I’ve lived by a code. And the code is simple. Honor the Gods, love your woman, and defend your country. -Prince Hector of Troy (in Troy the movie)

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost -JRR Tolkien

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing -Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“There’s more to life than cheekbones” -Kate Winslet

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.”
-Unknown author

“When you think you are going slow enough, go slower.”
-Tom Dorrance

“The future is not something we move towards, it’s something we make.”
-Bernie hobbs

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
-Mahatma Ghandi

“Take the time it takes so it takes less time.” -Pat Parelli

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”
-Leonardo Da Vinci

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
-Born to Run

If it’s a new problem, perhaps it demands a new approach. If it’s an old problem, it certainly does. -Seth Godin

“There’s a time and the time is now and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the time is now.
There’s a word and the word is love and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the word is love.”
-Yes (from the song Time and a Word)

“We got ourselves an alien remodeling a pyramid”
– Agent Simmons, Transformers

Practice doesn’t make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect! -Pat Parelli

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves -Sir Edmund Hillary

“No matter who you are, no matter where you are, you’re not going to catch me.” -Usain Bolt

The horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. -Pat Parelli

“Oooh, Shiny” -Victor/Sabretooth X-Men Origins Wolverine

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up -Paul Valery

Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by -Robert Frost

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