The Plan [b] Project was created when an entrepreneur was asked what his passion was.  Was he happy?  What did he want out of life…and what did he enjoy?   He could not answer the questions.

In a meeting with his wife and her life coach, the same questions came up and the same NO ANSWER was given.  But after answering a series of many other questions, the answer was quite simple…  He wanted to live an authentic life..and do what he could to make people happy and help others.

Unhappy in his professional career, he was asked what his Plan B was.  Funny enough, Plan B would become his Plan B.

The Plan [b] Project was created.  The Plan [b] Project is a work in progress, such is life.

I have learned that life can be ridiculously complicated, if you let it. I suggest we simplify.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s quote, which I’ve stolen as this site’s subtitle, is the shortest guide to life you’ll ever need:

“Smile, breath, and go slowly.”

If you live your life by those five words, you’ll do pretty well. For those who need a little more guidance, I’ve distilled the lessons I’ve learned (so far) into a few guidelines, or reminders, really.

And as always, these rules are meant to be broken. Life wouldn’t be any fun if they weren’t.

the brief guide

less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more plan
less worry, more smiles