Announcing the Journal

I believe work should speak for itself, so this will be brief.

A few months ago I quietly launched my first paid-offering in the 10 year history of this site. The launch coincided with an essay I wrote on permission pricing and in that essay I announced the results of a pricing survey I conducted for this offering.

As much as I don't like focusing on marketing, I also know that unless I tell you the offer is there, you might not know about it.

So here it is: the Journal.

The journal is exactly that, my journal. It's where I share everything behind the thoughts and essays on this site. With a subscription to the journal, you'll receive new entires in your inbox and gain full access to the archives.

The current price is $7.00/month.

I offer a lifetime money-back guarantee.

You can read a sample journal entry and learn more about how I share bits of what inspires me through my Notes.

There's a full page with more about the journal, or you can subscribe here.

Introducing a New Collaborative Project: Small Ways to Make a Big Difference

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Exactly three weeks ago, I started working on a collaborative project that had no name. I sent out dozens of emails requesting participation and quickly realized that I needed some way of organizing the emails so they wouldn't get lost. So, I created a tag in Gmail for this project and I named it with the first thing that came to mind: "Change the World".

Every time someone replied to an email for the project, the "Change the World" tag in my Gmail account lit up and it put a smile on my face.

Every time I got an contribution, it reminded me why I was doing this project. It reminded me that there are so many people all over the globe who genuinely care about this world and who have ideas for how to make it a better place.

In just three weeks, over 40 bloggers contributed more than 100 ways to live more sustainable, to live happier and healthier, to get more out of life, to inspire and share, to reconnect with our true selves, to be a leader, to exist more intelligently.

More than 100 ways that you can begin setting an example to be the change you wish to see in the world. More than 100 ways to make a difference in the world right now. Continue reading

Welcome New Readers!

Raam on 2010-02-23 There has been a recent increase in the number of new vistors and RSS subscribers and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and welcome you all.

My name is Raam Dev and I'm a twenty-something searching for purpose and meaning to life. I'm an aspiring writer, runner, solo-entrepreneur, photographer, and geek. If you want to see what that guy on the left looks like as a three-year-old, see the about page. 🙂

I've been a landlord, software engineer, IT support technician, carpenter, business owner, and even a mad scientist. I love simplicity and minimalism.

Currently, I'm in the process of transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle and I invite you to follow my journey.

I'm still ironing out the details, but here's the rough plan: I'm headed to India in about three weeks with nothing more than what will fit in a 30 liter backpack.

By the time I leave, I will have gotten rid of my pickup truck and nearly all my possessions. I will live a minimalist and frugal life, soaking up new experiences and sharing them here on my blog with the goal of inspiring and motivating my readers. Continue reading