Danger Zone, Principles of Life, & a New Update
“HOLY SH*T THIS IS MIND-BLOWINGLY AMAZING!”
This is what I felt at the end of Top Gun: Maverick!
I finally managed to watch it the last weekend. And I never expected it to be so damn f**cking good!
I had goosebumps, tears, and waves of euphoria passing throughout my body by the end of the movie while the Grammy-award-winning Top Gun theme played with the end credits.
I initially thought it was just the nostalgia of the old Top Gun which I saw in my college days (which was still nearly 24 years after the original). However, I was pleased to read the reviews and responses from the rest of the world later which are along similar lines.
The experience of watching it on the big screen reminded me of my love for the movies since childhood. My parents used to buy a separate ticket for me ever since I was 3 years old and I used to sit for 2.5-3 hours throughout the movie (That is how long Bollywood movies used to be at that time) without ever sleeping or worse crying like other babies!
Anyway, as I come back to real life (while humming the Danger Zone song from the movie! :D), I too feel I have started to enter the danger zone.
The Danger Zone- Courage, Excitement, Uncertainty
It was my first week without a full-time job in the last 4 years. It feels good, exciting, uncertain, and scary- all at the same time.
It feels good to work on my own terms and time.
It feels exciting to plan things I want to do in the next 3 months.
It feels uncertain and scary to imagine what will happen if nothing works out.
However, I feel quite alive and free.
Right now, I want to stay in this danger zone as long as possible.
I loved this piece by Mark Manson because of its simplicity and truth in the context of the modern world.
Here are the 3 principles:
- You are perfect just as you are… but you can always be better.
- Most people aren’t evil, they’re just stupid. This includes ourselves.
- A little bit of truth exists in everything; but the whole truth in nothing.
New Update: Learning The Art of Videos
I recently started a 3-week cohort-based course called Minimum Viable Video. It is about learning to use videos in creative ways to invite more opportunities and grow your business.
Facing a camera has always been one of my biggest fears. I get extremely self-conscious while just being in front of the camera.
That is why I rarely get myself clicked, let alone shoot a video.
But, maybe it is my love for movies or just the desire to express myself in different ways, I cannot lie that I secretly find it fascinating & exciting.
So, this is what I am going to do in the next 3 weeks- face this fear head-on!
If you receive any Loom links in your inbox, do not be surprised. It is all part of assignments! 😀
And they won’t be more than 2 minutes long! At least, they would need probably lesser time than reading this newsletter. 😀
Until next time
Until next time