Day 20 #Nando25 Challenge: Love, Sex + How to Put on a Condom

The #Nando25 Challenge: Sex is a part of the human experience and it should be consensual, fun + exciting. Today I teamed up with Melissa White from LuckyBloke to bring you some sexy fun on the topic. We discuss how singles can rev up their sex life as well as what couples can do to add some spark in the bedroom and eventually end up dishing the dirt on how to measure a man’s penis to make sure there’s a proper condom fit–you don’t want to miss out on this one!

The Lesson: Listen to the Podcast + Be Present

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The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:
1. Visit LuckyBloke for all your sexy needs.

Day 18 #Nando25 Challenge: The Context of Your Life

The #Nando25 Day Idea: If we are rooted in the idea that life happens only in language–the language you use provides your life’s context. And this is where is gets down + dirty. Although we create–and sometimes in a subconscious way, different subtext for various part/components in our lives–there is still a common thread that connects it all.

When you experience a breakdown in a certain part in your life, and after you take a closer look, you realize this isn’t the first breakdown, it’s the 10th or the 200th breakdown in this area, life is telling you that you need to transform the context you are supplying/living  your life with. It’s only when you transform the context, that you can transform your “way of being”.

For example. If you find that all the men you date eventually end up lying + cheating on you, and this started with boyfriend #1 in Jr. High School, we have to dig deeper. When you encounter the same problem over and over and over and over again–that’s the result of the context you have created. Somewhere, early on, you created the context that “I don’t deserve an honest and loving relationship.” Simple right? It gets worse. Because you created this context, all your actions, ways of being, thoughts and reactions will align with your context, “I don’t deserve an honest and loving relationship.” So no matter if it’s 5 years from now or 10 years from now–you will always align yourself and walk the path of  “I don’t deserve an honest and loving relationship.”

Within context–there are 3 occurrences or RULES.
Rule #1. Things that are possible
Rule #2. Things that are likely possible
Rule #3. Things that are NEVER going to be possible

What does that mean for you and your life? If the context that you’ve created in the area of relationships is “I don’t deserve an honest and loving relationship.” it means 3 things.

1. It means that it’s possible that you will date and find men in your life time. (not bad, right?)
2. It’s even “likely possible” that you will get into many relationships. (we are okay, right?)
3. But something that’s NEVER going to be possible –a relationship that lasts. (Houston, we have a problem)

What ever context you give an area of your life–there will be those 3 rules of occurrence. Forever. And ever. And ever. You have created the context and now, you and your life aligns itself to make it come true–or to prove your context right. Simple, right?

The Lesson: How do you change the context? You don’t. You can’t change context. You have to transform it. When you “change” something, you make something else from something. When you transform something, you make something out of nothing. You need to make a clearing–remember your life’s chalkboard? You can’t just pile on more phrases and words on top of the old messages that you’ve written about your life–you have to ERASE the board, make a clearing, for the new stuff, the NEW CONTEXT.

Once you have identified what the OLD context–create the NEW context. Write it down, and be specific–why? Because life happens ONLY in language. I ask you to be as specific as possible because your OLD context will want to push itself through. That’s the nature of things. You have been aligning yourself with your OLD context for how long now? Yeah! It’s not going to be an easy-breezy walk down the yellow brick road, it’s not–and unless you get extremely specific with your NEW context, your old context will start to slip in.

What you will see is that you are 100% responsible for your actions now. Before, you were just “living life” and had no idea why men were cheating + lying to you. Now, you have created NEW context and will have to chose to align yourself with that context. Daily. And when you find yourself on an old road, make that quick left turn and bring yourself back into alignment.

The #Nando25 Homework:
1. Identify in your #Nando25 journal, the breakdowns in your life and the area they reside in: Family, Career, Relationships, Friends, Children, etc.
2. Identify the OLD context (just one sentence–don’t complicate things) and then really think about the NEW context you want to create.
3. Create the NEW context for that area and write it down in your #Nando25 journal, but also write it down 3 more places where you can see it every day (at work, bathroom mirror, in the car, in your phone)
4. Start taking unreasonable actions to help keep you in alignment.
5. Send me a message when you “get it” meaning, you understand the concept of your life’s context.

 

Day 15: #Nando25 Challenge: Top Interviewing Tips to Get Your Dream Job

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: Ever wanted to know why you didn’t get that job? Did you have doubts walking into your interview? Today’s video will walk you through THREE top interviewing tips given my Amy Segal, Head of Recruiting for a Leading Communications Agency. Amy gives you the insight into the interviewing process and what people are really looking for.

The Lesson: View the Video + Be Present

The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:
1. Post this blog on your Facebook wall or tweet it out–we all know at least ONE person who is currently interviewing + this will help them.
2. Use the tips mentioned by Amy on your next interview.

Day 13: #Nando25 Challenge: Your 6 Word Biography

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: Have you ever read someone’s biography and felt so empowered by the way they lived their life? It’s pretty amazing how we, as humans, can relate to one another person through the power of words. (Remember, life only happens in language) And that’s when it hit me, YOU have lead an amazing life. You’ve been through your ups, your downs, your good times, your bad times (does bad exists? hmmm? Only in language, right?).

Another fascinating part to humans is wanting to capture our stories through blogs, books, videos but many of us will complain that we don’t have the time or the creativity to capture our stories. Well, here is your chance.

The Lesson:  The lesson here is to look back and see your greatness–because you may not have saved children from a burning building, or a cat floating down the river, but maybe you helped your mom pay her electric bill, help your child  in tying their shoelaces, or maybe something simple as make people feel good with your amazing laughter/personality/way of being.

Review your history and claim your awesomeness or look INTO what you WANT to create for yourself, your family, or your “anything” and think about that vision. (Remember Tara’s video about claiming your space) Think about your life – any aspect of it and sum it up, in six words.

 

The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:

1. In your #Nando25 Day Challenge Journal, create your six-word biography. (get creative, you only have 6 words….and you thought TWITTER was bad!)
2. After you’re done, post it in our #Nando25 Challenge PRIVATE Facebook page and I will add it to this post!
3. If you’re not a part of the #Nando25 Challenge PRIVATE Facebook page–send me a message and I will add you.

 

Here is mine. I got a little creative in photoshop.

Here are some examples to get your juices flowing

#Nando25 Challenge LIVE Event #1: April 12, 2012

Last night was such a positive experience. So many #Nando25 Day Challenge participants attended the LIVE session and asked their questions about the challenge. We also gave away some great prizes. Congrats to the winners! We will be in touch to schedule the one-on-one sessions and for those who won the #Nandoism Inspiration cards–we will reach out to get your address.

Those of you who couldn’t make it, enjoy the session recorded through Vokle below and stay tuned for our next LIVE session event, schedule for Thursday, April 19th @ 9pm (EST). Mark your calendars.

In the meantime, take a peek at last night’s dynamic + interactive event.

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