A Conversation with God

In my first post on the Pwning Life blog and asked people which method they wanted me to use to determine what I wanted/wanted to do. The winner was “A Conversation with God.” The basic premise is that God walks through the door of your house and tells you you’ll be successful at anything you do. What will you tell him?

If you feel strange talking about God (or too God πŸ˜‰ ) use something else. A genie, a wealthy benefactor that’s going to make sure what you do is successful, whatever.

miltownkid’s Conversation with God



After changing my pants from being freaked out by the floating head of God that busted through my door, I’d start talking.

Me: I want to be a “Taichi Master” with my own school!

God: That’s easy. Get started. Keep practicing, find some students and look for a location. BOOM!

Me: No no. That’s just the beginning. I eventually want to have locations throughout the US and the world. I also want to hold annual push hands competitions inviting players from around the world. I’d also like to hold an annual summer camp.

God: Anything else?

Me: Yeah. My taichi teacher wants to start a “taichi farm” (a year round place for practicing taichi). I want to help him do that. I think that’s about it with the taichi stuff.

God: Word. What’s next?

Me: I had this VISION a couple years ago. About a movement called “Pwning Life.” I want to share the feeling I had with as many people as I can. First through blogs and videos, then through eBooks, eventually a real book and then seminars. I want this feeling to reach as many people as possible. Even if they don’t like my version of “pwning life” I hope I can at least help them find a version that’s good for them (like material from Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield or Tim Ferriss). I believe that if everyone was pwining life and doing everything they could to help others work on pwning life then… things would be pretty sweet.

God: Sounds pretty sweet to me too. What’s next on the list.

Me: I guess the last thing on today’s list is teaching Chinese. I want to share what I know about learning Chinese through offering classes online, offering classes in person and creating digital products and tools for learning Chinese. I think those three things are a good start for now. Can I ask you a question?

God: Sure.

Me: What would you do if you knew you’d be successful at whatever you did?

God: Well, I’d float into people’s houses and…

Me: Ah yes. I see. Well… Thanks for listening God. Catch ya later!

God: Peace out!

Recap of Last Week

From this point forward I’m going to do my weekly recap and goal setting on Sunday’s. Here are the things I wanted get done this past week:

  • I’m going to get Black Horse Taichi site up and running by next week.
  • I’m going to continue running everyday.
  • I’m going to write and do Taichi everyday.
  • I’m going to release the Chinese lesson on Wednesday and do a blog post to go along with it.
  • I’m going to finish my Elance profile and submit a proposal to at least 2 projects.
  • I’m going to come up with 7 different ways that I can make money.

I did a pretty good job this past week. I have a few comments to make on some of my goals. The first is on running everyday. Originally I was doing distance running, about 3 to 5 miles a day. One day this week I decided to do a little research and I found out that sprinting is better than running/jogging (for fat loss, human growth hormone production, muscle building, etc.), so I’m toying with a new running system. I’ve also allowed myself an “off day” when I practice BJJ (Brazilian Jijutsu).

As far as doing Taichi everyday I just TOTALLY failed at that. The first day (Monday) I didn’t practice (I was busy trying to get all the blog posts and videos up). I think it will be important for me to do my Taichi first thing in the morning (after I meditate πŸ™‚ ).

The last thing I’ve noticed is the importance of being extremely clear with the goals you set. “Write everyday,” isn’t as clear as “Write one blog post everyday,” which is what I changed it to. But now I want to change it to “Write for at least one hour every day.” That could be a blog post, a chapter in my autobiography, whatever. πŸ™‚

I also completed all of the steps for getting my eLance profile completed, but it hasn’t gotten approved yet, so I’m waiting on that.

Goals for Next Week

My goals for next week are:

  • Keep the daily habits that I haven’t broken thus far (meditate, brush/floss/rinse teeth, take “vitamins”, run/BJJ, eat breakfast, write (for an hour), update Your Money or Your Life (will explain that later)
  • Maintain my blogging schedule (I’ll talk about that in tomorrow’s post)
  • Add email list building to the Pwning Life and Black Horse Taichi websites
  • Create an action plan for the 7 ways to make money
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8 Responses to A Conversation with God

  1. Brian says:

    That taichi farm sounds like the idea that’s been floating around in my head about a year round “self sufficient camp of knowledge” where it’s basically a place where people can come and learn/teach anything they want to…gotta do some more brainstorming on that.

    I’ve been working on a daily “productivity schedule”…I think I’ve got it narrowed down to 5 basic activities that I want to commit to doing every day: Guitar, Bass, Exercise, Chinese, and School. I’ll talk about it more in my blog post that I’m gonna try to get up later tonight.

    I’m lovin this pwnin life stuff :D.

    • miltownkid says:

      I’m loving the pwning life stuff too. Feels good to finally see it taking some shape. πŸ˜€ And I’m TOTALLY with you on the “self sufficiency camp of knowledge.” I’ve investigated a lot of different places. The problem that always seems to come up is that places turn too “hippy dippy” or internal politics eventually mess things up. πŸ˜› Perhaps after the virtual community is large enough, there can be a “Garden of Pwning Life.” πŸ™‚

      • Brian says:

        I believe it’s possible, but if it doesn’t come about in my life, I at least want to pursue the path towards making it happen.

        Do you ever have a bunch of awesome ideas that are bouncing around in your head, but they all seem incomplete…but then you realize that they’re really all part of the same goal?

        That’s kind of how this was for me.

  2. Penney Morse says:

    Instead of writing and posting a blog every day, why not write in your journal every day? Set a goal, either by a time limit or a minimum space limit. Review and post on this blog once or twice a week. Just my suggestion. I limit my daily writing by space–for me it’s not an overwhelming task because I just have a small space to fill. I can always get a notebook and write more if I want to.

    • miltownkid says:

      That’s exactly what I’m going to do. I journal everyday and I’ll do a blog post as a weekly recap. I want to write everyday to get “backup” content for the various blogs, so I don’t end up trying to write things the day that they’re due. πŸ™‚

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  4. Elliot says:

    That’s kinda how I envisioned God, except my version looked a little more like Nick Nolte.

    I’m trying to figure out what to name my blog.

    • miltownkid says:

      You don’t necessarily have to start a new blog dedicated to the Pwning Life stuff. That’s up to you, but it might be a good idea. Whatever you decide to do, I know it’s going to be some FLY Elliot type shit. πŸ˜‰

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