7 days

Everyone has 24 hours. It is up to you how you’ll spend it and what you’ll focus on. Here’s a week of strengthening your core, psychologically.

The point is to strengthen you, so try to do as much as you can alone for a week (except on day 7). And if you’re an introvert, who actually enjoys being alone, then try to go outside your own box and be on days 1-7 among people.

Think of the body as a ring one might own: the outside might be in turbulence, but the inside is calm. Or like in a hurricane, where the center is tranquil, while there’s a storm going on.

Sounds like meditation, but let’s go deeper.

Day 1. Have lunch alone in a restaurant / Get a group of people and have lunch in a restaurant

Day 2. Wake up at 5am, just because. Try to live A DAY 5AM Club -style

Day 3. Take a walk about 45min while listening to a playlist

Day 4. Do a crossword puzzle and try to do some sort of mathematical puzzle as well

Day 5. Yoga / deep streches

Day 6. Focus on the things that are not comfortable

Day 7. Go to coffees with a friend and make a vision board

X Johanna

GEM Bookshelf: A Woman Makes A Plan, Maye Musk

“When I was spending my July holidays in the Kalahari Desert as a child, I didn’t imagine I would be doing high fashion in America in my 70s. #AWomanMakesAPlan Yet your life changes, and you need to make another plan. Aim for happiness ⁦@IMGmodels#ItsGreatToBe71

Quote+Pic+The featured image (c) Twitter @mayemusk

Maye was a guest on a podcast by Vishen (The Mindvalley podcast with Vishen) and he called her a force to be reckon with. I could not agree more. Just couldn’t.

As getting to know her story and read the book, you cannot help but wonder HOW on earth did she manage that? For example, I now think about situations like: ‘How would Maye do this?’

In short (well you really need to get to know the story, so far), her mother and father were Canadians, where her father bought a plane. Then they moved to South-Africa, and with five kids explored the world, so to say. As Maye and her twin sister Kaye were so little, they often didn’t participate in the travels. Maye’s father searched for lost cities.

Except for the Kalahari desert trip they all went. The family spent weeks sleeping outside with lions and hyenas coming close to the camp.

That right there is why Maye and all her children (Kimbal, Tosca and Elon) are so fearless. Because Maye’s parents were, and when you grow up in a family like that…Well… Their motto was and is: “Living dangerously–carefully.”

“We never lit a fire and ate only canned food and bread. Sleep was limited, because at night, the cattle kept trying to lick our faces or steal our blankets. Perhaps that’s why it never bothered me to share a small apartment with my children.” (About the experiences in the Kalahari Desert)

“At fifteen, I had been told I’d be done by eighteen, and at seventy-one, I’m the biggest I’ve ever been. What I’ve learned is that you can always find a way. You can always make another plan. Of course, it took time for me to learn, and I’m still learning!” (Maye about modelling)

Going back to Canada, the family had barely nothing. Tosca (15) had sold pretty much everything, while Maye was out of town. Tosca was heading to Canada because Elon was already there. Living from a pay check to a pay check, eating lots of peanut butter sandwiches and bean soups to survive (Maye herself is a dietitian/nutritionist and Kimbal of course became a chef). This ‘roughing it’ was nothing new though. Elon said he lived a dollar per day on a podcast with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

What a first Gem book of the year to kick-start 2022 with! O.m.g. Now, how would Maye spend 2022? Off to find out.

X Johanna

Tesla Model Y☆

The newest Tesla model -test drive. Beyond excited! Booked this drive weeks ago. On a Sunday it’s still couple more days to go.

This is a rough translation of the post on TCF (Tesla Club Finland):

‘Went to test drive Tesla Model Y among others in Kuopio. In the group there’s more than more of technical knowledge, so I’m not going to even try. Most of the time since driving school (17yrs ago) I’ve driven manual Volvos, so Tesla’s automatic Plus the tablet felt kind of like you would’ve been suddenly driving a sportscar after a tractor. The first 10min the attitude was “o.m.g!”, but after that the driving started to even flow. Once I knew how the tablet worked and how the gears are shifted..how to brake etc. It was an experience so to say! As for myself, I’m aiming for owning a Model S, so then might even have the courage to say, that in comparison Model Y felt bigger, and in fact it is.’

Moving on to Actual legit information by insideevs.com:

MotorWeek gives us a very brief history of Tesla and then moves on to the Model Y. It’s impressed with the car’s range, and it says the touch screen takes a bit of time to get used to, but it handles everything just fine once you’re acquainted. The publication admits, however, that it has a hard time getting used to not having a traditional dashboard display. And, it’s clear that Tesla still needs to put more emphasis on fit and finish.

Overall, MotorWeek is thoroughly impressed with the Model Y’s performance. Its acceleration takes them by surprise, and it tackles the publication’s slalom course with ease. Check out the short video for all the details.”

After that drive I needed a drink. The power behind the wheel is tangible and the steerage is like air. Being an EV there’s barely no sound. All in all, it was a beautiful car — dark exterior meeting with light interior.

X Johanna