#533 Your New BFF

Mine’s Named “Optimus” — Yours?

In our last +1, we talked about Eric Maisel’s powerful question: “How can I make myself proud?”

That was part of his existential, meaning-making process in which we imagine the ideal version of ourselves—the person we would most like to be. And then we ACT like that version of ourselves now and… voila! We’re proud of ourselves.

It’s a super-simple and equally powerful way to show up powerfully and feel great.

It is, of course, just another way to say what we’re talking about all the time. That best version of you? Well, the Greeks would say that’s your inner “daimon.” Want to be happy in the deepest sense? Be on good terms with that daimon! Enter: eudaimonia = good soul = awesome sauce.

But that’s not quite the point of Today’s +1.

What I want to talk about today is the fact that I’ve now given my inner daimon—that best version of me—a name.

His name is… drumroll please…


As in, “What’s up Optimus? What would you like me to do right now? Yah? Alright. Done. Let’s do this!”

Of course, optimus is Latin for “the best.” And, of course, it’s the root of the word “Optimize.” And… Of course, that’s the whole point of all of our work together. Why do we work so hard to Optimize? To become the BEST version of ourselves.

So… Optimus and I are having a great time hanging out these days.

All of which leads us to the point of Today’s +1: What’s the name of the best version of YOU?

High fives from Optimus and me to you and your new BFF!

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