Why I decided to be kind in 2016

Who am I and why should you listen to me?

I am nobody and you shouldn't probbaly, or well maybe give it a read and see if this resonates with you?

My name is Joel Radley, I am a Londoner & had an Infatuation with the east throughout my childhood. This lead me to study Japanese since I was 19 & consiqeuntly I worked in fashion in Tokyo. I Quit my job last year, now working freelance, worried about my own prospects, I said whilst I try asnd sort my issues out why not also focus outwards & see what happens?

We all consider ourselves, kind, nice, altruistic, though what tangible, concrete actions are we taking to give us such titles? This is where I alongside my good friend Dekel, came up with the challenge, initially for ourselves. After receiving positive feedback from our friends and family we are simply offering you a chance to join the challenge with us, side by side.

So what is the challenge?

The challenge is to form and cultivate the habit of kindness by joining the free, Kindness 365 Challenge whereby you will receive a weekly video challenge by email. Each email is just 1–2 minutes long and each act of kindness will take you no longer than a few minutes to complete.

Both myself and Dekel have been studying Personal Development and Spirituality for many years. Spirituality teaches us to look within for insight into the workings of the mind which keeps us imprisoned in endless craving, suffering and lack. Personal Development on the other hand, covers activities that improve awareness, develop talents, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations, often materialistic.

One philosophy preaches fulfillment through self maximization, the other enlightenment through minimization. One promotes happiness through action, the other through meditation. One originates in the West, the other deeply rooted in the East.

But on one point both the Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley and the Yogis of India agree: we are social creatures who are part of a vast network, sharing a common history and future, connected by mutual needs hopes and dreams. And we are usually so busy perusing our own personal growth that we forget connecting with anyone who isn’t an immediate friend, coworker or family. Kindness 365 is an attempt to promote involvement in our immediate community, with one simple small act of kindness at a time, as a reminder that on our pointless journey towards self achievement and enlightenment, we are not alone.

If this resonates with you and your game, simply sign up at www.kindness-365.org. Sharing and challenging three of your friends would really help make even more people smile.

warmly, thank you