Andrew Kropff

Marketing + Digital Design

Tag: wellness

Design Your Ideal Self

Sometimes it is hard to get inspired. If you are looking for a way to take your vision and aspirations and make them into a reality, this is a great start.

Simply take a few minutes to write  down what your ideal day would be like. Try to fill in as many sensory details as you can and remember to only write down what you’d like to happen on that day and leave out everything else.

The idea is to commit to this ideal scenario of yours by taking it out of your head putting it out on the material world. By doing so you are creating a goal to achieve and designing a solution oriented towards your specific goals.

A friend of mine who did this exercise started with a page which turned into three pages and eventually an entire novel and screenplay.

We all need focus, and this exercise is designed to help keep us focused on solving the problems that come between us and our ideal reality.

Remember, focus only on the wanted awesomeness of your ideal day in your ideal world.  Let’s get there.


Try Something New for 30 Days

“Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days.” ~ Matt Cutts

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. June marks the first month of starting this and sticking with it. But for June I’m actually doing two challenges:

  1. Thirty day ab challenge
  2. Make a drawing everyday of June

This is apart of a larger 90-day strategy that I share with my fiancee while she’s out of the country doing research.

The idea is simple enough; it’s about improving oneself and exploring new experiences. I got this from a TEDTalk by Matt Cutts. I particularly love the novel idea and have joined NANWRIMO to facilitate writing a novel in November. I can hardly wait!

But another very important aspect of this challenge/strategy is the perception of time. We all hear and feel it too often; time flies. It simply slips away never to return. One of Matt’s thoughts on this is actually what appeals to me the most…

“Instead of the months flying by forgotten, the time was much more memorable.” ~ Matt Cutts


A New Challenger Approaches

I don’t do enough 3D modeling. I emphasized it during college but since I graduated it has fell to the way side. I’ve dabbled in it for some projects but for the most part it has fallen to the wayside. Today I decided to change that.

I decided to start using Blender, an open source 3D modeling program and invented a 30-day challenge and began throwing it all over the internet. I call it the #BlenderADay challenge in which I, and hopefully many others, create one 3D model a day for 30 days.

This is strictly to motivate me to get into good habits and to encourage me to commit to side projects. And maybe I’ll make a monthly challenge out of it with a reliable community. That would be fantastic.