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Your Beauty Radar

Your beauty radar is always scanning to receive the wonderful memos of the universe.

However, the intel from this radar can be difficult to receive if other radars hold more importance in your life. Radars like the good/bad radar, the right/wrong radar, the in/out radar, the win/lose radar, the friend/foe (enemy) radar, and so forth.

Is it possible that you could allow your beauty radar to scan today and take the risk of pulling the plug on these others?

Today, notice how strange and lovely the lettuce hangs off of your plate…behold how the last drop of wine cries down your glass…sway with the swaying cottonwood…gaze into the windy sequins of the aspens…ride the wave of your child’s trademarked laugh…listen to the orchid’s whisper…thank the cardinal’s song…taste the coffee more than you feel the caffeine…and, if you can, see how something imperfect actually looks, feels, or becomes something you would label as perfect.

It appears that part of our work of being human in this day and age is going to be in cultivating the presence, awareness, and posture to receive such mysterious memos from this enchanted world that we’ve been entrusted.

We will never be able to give what we have not received.

 

Approaching…

…is a day when we will have more concern about our mental health, attitude, posture, and peace than we will with regards to our financial wealth.

Truly, you don’t want a billion dollars.

You want a billion beautiful thoughts, insights, and moments.

Simple, not easy.

“Simple, not easy.”

This is a great note and a reminder for everything you could ever want to be, ever want to do, or ever want to have.

Small road.

Narrow gate.

Few find it.

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A day worth repeating (so your days don’t repeat)

Today’s podcast is called ‘A day worth repeating (so that your days don’t repeat)’.

In this conversation, I cover the two essential places and postures that I’ve found to be necessary to lead a life of intention, beauty, and purpose and build businesses with sustainability, predictability, and profitability.

Below you will find a link to the various places you can stream or download today’s podcast!

Enjoy.

iTunes

Spotify

Stitcher

GooglePlay

Final GTB

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Ingrid Fetell Lee // Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and author whose groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and wellbeing. As a former design director at IDEO, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy, she empowers people to find more joy in life and work through design. Her immensely popular TED talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” has been viewed more than 17 million times.

Lee has been featured as an expert on design and joy by outlets such as The New York Times, Wired, PRI’s Studio 360, CBC’s Spark, Psychology Today, and Fast Company. She has over twelve years of experience in design and branding, having led design programs for Target, Condé Nast, Eileen Fisher, American Express, Kate Spade, Diageo, Pepsico, and the US government, among others. She was a founding faculty member in the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her design work has been exhibited at imm Cologne, Germany.

See below for links to the podcast and Ingrid’s TedTalk.

iTunes // https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-true-beautiful-with-ashton-gustafson/id982221063?mt=2

Spotify // https://open.spotify.com/episode/23zxHYQRzrx0tLmSzuH5Sp?si=5lGxhjabS8KTi8ljeJmOGw

Stitcher // https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ashton-gustafson/let-the-music-play

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