Eat. Pray. Loop? Escape Monotony Now

10 Ways Your Search For Everything Can Finally Be Found

Richie Norton
Apr 10, 2018 · 9 min read

“You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


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Marc Ruaix

I live on the North Shore of Oahu and had never visit New York City.

I bought a ticket and set up my travel arrangements to arrive a day early so that I could get acclimated to the time zone and stark temperature change. I also booked the earliest flight possible so I’d have plenty of time to see the sights.

I braved the cold and visited Times Square, saw the Statue of Liberty, rode the subway (what an adventure), visited Ground Zero (life-changing experience), and walked through beautiful, snowy Central Park.

When I arrived at the Empire State Building (one of my life’s mini-dreams), I was presented with two tourist experience options: the standard trip to the observation deck, where they filmed the famous scene from Sleepless in Seattle, or I could pay an additional $15 fee to go just a few flights higher.

Like most people I’d imagine, I thought,

Why would I pay more just to go a little higher?

But I figured since I’d already invested so much time, effort, and money to get all the way to New York in the first place, I might as well pay a few dollars more to go to the tippy top.

The view from the 102nd floor was amazing! While the 86th floor general observation deck had been PACKED with people squeezing through each other to get a glimpse of the scene below, the small fee that landed me on the 102nd floor sifted out the competition and left plenty of room to enjoy the sights. I could effortlessly see the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and a million amazing buildings in the distance. It was worth every penny of my small investment.

As I rode the old-fashioned elevator back down from the 102nd floor, a recorded voice came over the speaker and said,

“You are now a member of the Elite 102 Club!”

I didn’t even know there was a club, and now I’m a part of it! In that moment, I learned a significant life lesson.

There’s room at the top because so few are willing to pay the extra price to get there.

It’s a small price to pay, but investing a little extra effort into the life you choose will move you from average — where all the competition is — to the top.


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Medena Rosa

Why do mountain goats climb dangerous cliffs?

…because it’s safer there.

The top of the mountain includes protection from predators. Not only is there more room at the top, it’s also safer.

It’s safer at the top!

Stop thinking it’s safe at the bottom (where all the competition and predators hang.)

Safe isn’t safe.

Risk is safe.


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Nathan Dumlao

This is a call to action, a call to find both money and meaning in your life in order to gain the freedom to live where and how you really want to live — today.

Is all this possible by getting or creating a job? Only if you’re ready to dig deep and contribute to the world in authentic and significant ways. And it’s worth it. You can find happiness now and become who you need to become with just a little added effort.


Because you’re needed.

I need you.

They need you.

You need you.

You need to make your mark on the world. Without you, everything is far less than it could be. With you, everything is so much more. We need you at the top.

There’s a life you’re completely missing out on as you trod down the mindless path of résumé building, paper pushing, and cubicle dwelling.

What are you trading your life for?


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. . . dot, dot, dot; dash, dash, dash; dot, dot, dot . . .

S.O.S. taps scream from keyboards all around the world. From the pits of the cubicle to the perks of the sky rise, people call to be rescued from the unfulfilling drudgery of work.

But for what purpose? Didn’t these people spend tens of thousands of dollars and years upon years upon years of their lives on schooling with the specific intent of landing this very job?

Getting a job is about more than money — this is your life we’re talking about!

It’s time to rethink work, and it’s time to rework conventional thinking. And guess what? You need to start today.

Begin the revolution with one question:

Given a choice (which you are), why not create the most fulfilling lifestyle possible?


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I’m working on a book on Mentorship and the faux pas of being a mentee.

I was looking back at emails from someone I mentor. This person reached out to me for two years, but couldn’t afford me. I helped where I could.

After two years, this person demonstrated so much value to me that I did a trade: $10,000 of coaching and courses if they taught me a skill they had that I wanted to learn (being general here for privacy).

This person’s goal was to make $50k a year in a certain field.

The first year we worked together he made over $500k. Last year he made over a million.

Mentoring > Hard work

Mentorship matters.


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Tina Rataj-Berard

As much as I despise news media lies, I predict in the future (near future) social media will be the same way. The big social networks are already manipulating what we see and when we see it and will become more “evil” than big media.

An executive at FB once told me that Zuckerberg would laugh at Google’s mantra “Do no evil” by responding “No sh**.” Of course we shouldn’t do evil.

…and yet.

And yet, both the old school and new school of social are directing the paths of conversation to benefit their own hidden agendas.

It’s really important to know that we aren’t beholden to the powers that be.

You can have your own voice. Distribution gets more difficult as distributers destroy the democracy of voice and choice they once embraced.

But do the best with what you have and start building your own distribution channels.

I am.

What do you think we can do to make deep and wide impact without filters?


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Ben White

Let this sink in and you’ll have 80% free time during your day by eliminating 80% of what you do at “work:”

If you’re not doing what happens right before a sale, you’re not working.

You’re preparing to work.

For example, if it takes a call to make a sale (making a sale can be a metaphor for whatever result you are measured by to be productive)…


For example, if it takes a call to make a sale, if you didn’t make calls today, you didn’t work. You prepared to work. Anything that is not a “call”, is not work…it’s preparing to work.

Work is what happens immediately before getting the result.

Why? When people tell me they aren’t getting results or sales, I ask them what happens right before? Then I ask them when the last time was they did that thing? Tends to be weeks. Then I say when was the last time you got results…it is also weeks (same time period).

Then I ask them how many calls it takes to make a sale (or whatever the thing is)..they’ll say 5 or 10.

Then I explain if they aren’t making 5 or 10 calls (or whatever it is) a day, how can they expect to get sales (results)?

This sinks in.

Those who decided to actually do work…will stop preparing (fear!) and get 10x results in 20% time with a bonus of 80% time to do more work or play with family, friends, etc.

New lease on life!

It’s ok to prepare to work, just don’t count it as work.

80% of employees time is paid to literally do nothing but faux-prepare.

Let that sink in. Same goes for entrepreneurs.

How do I get so much done and have so much time? I waste my time wasting it on whatever I want and don’t call it work! That 20% means I can get one weeks with work done in one day.

It’s a mentality and a practicality.

Stop calling preparation…”working” and expect results from activities that don’t directly create results.


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Rainier Ridao

“Vulnerable narcissists” are the most dangerous of all kinds.

The kind that quietly sabotage others for their own benefit while pretending to be altruistic. Narcissistic tendencies aren’t about being out there seeking attention, it’s about entitlement and expecting special treatment. The quiet narcissist is the one that destroys organizations from the inside out.


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Nicolai Berntsen

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Do that.


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If someone thinks your ideas, the dreams bubbling up inside of you, are stupid, welcome to the Club.

Your life should consist of more than commuting, working, eating, surfing the Internet, sleeping and watching TV. Your life should be filled with purpose-driven experiences and projects that bring excitement, passion, energy, and authentic meaning and joy into your life.

Imagine what your life would be like if you were completely uninhibited by fear, pride, or procrastination. What would you be capable of? Anything.



I’m taking this massively valuable freebie down and selling it again soon at my discretion.

I’ll change this call to action soon. For now, I’d like to reward those of you who have been reading and sharing my stuff this year.


Means the world.

I wrote a bestselling book called The Power of Starting Something Stupid. It’s endorsed by cool people like Steve Forbes, Stephen M. R. Covey, Jack Canfield, Michael Gerber, Brian Tracy, etc. So grateful to them. It’s in like 10 languages or something cool like that now.

I created a course called Mastering the Power of Starting Something Stupid.There is an entire section on serving, giving, thanking, receiving, asking and trusting included…so you can make the most of your time.

I have a brother-in-law that died in his sleep at 21 and a son that died at only 76 days.

I KNOW life is short. That’s no cliche.

This course is comprehensive — includes modules on ideation, goal setting strategic planning, tactical implementation, overcoming fear, pride and procrastination. It also includes principle based concepts to start where youare and leverage existing resources to achieve your aim.

Bonuses include how to find your dream job and a partnered course with an expert on how to license an idea or product to a big box store. It’s legit.

Here is the link.

(Note: I will revert this link to it’s $2k+ sales page at my discretion.)

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