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The 3 A’s of Awesome

January 14, 2011



Neil Paricha began his blog, 1000 Awesome Things, to pull himself out of the pits. It worked—for him and millions of others. From TED.com:

Neil Pasricha never imagined that writing about the smell of gasoline, thinking it’s Thursday when it’s really Friday, or wearing underwear just out of the dryer would amount to anything. A self-described “average guy” with a typical 9-to-5 job in the suburbs, Neil started his blog 1000 Awesome Things, as a small reminder — in a world of rising sea levels, global conflict, and a troubled economy — of the free, easy little joys that make life sweet.

He certainly didn’t anticipate that his site would gain a readership of millions of people, win two Webby Awards (“the Internet’s highest honor” according to The New York Times), be named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Sites On the Internet, or become a place where people from around the world would come to celebrate the simple pleasures of daily life.

In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, [Neil] reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome.



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