Take One Breath A Day Everything else is a bonus

Commit To One Mindful Breath Each Day

Take One Deep Breath In and Out Mindfully.
Your commitment for the day is then fulfilled.
Anything else you do beyond this ONE BREATH is a Bonus.

A Chapter From "Tools Of Titans" - Tim Ferris

I loved reading this 'part' Chapter from page 155 from the book, Tools of Titans. Mindfulness starts with ONE BREATH. I have created this page for you to experience more of the story, and to also introduce you to this wonderful book. Take a read below. - Dorne

Chade-Meng is a Google Pioneer, award-winning engineer and best-selling author. Meng was Google Employee #107 and led the creation of a groundbreaking Mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course for employees called Search Inside Yourself, which regularly had a wait list of 6 months.


There are two reasons why one breath is important. The first is the momentum. If you commit to one breath a day, you can easily fulfil this commitment and preserve the momentum of your practice. Later, when you feel ready for more, you can pick it back up easily. You can say you don't have 10 minutes today to meditate, but you cannot say you have no time for ONE BREATH, so making it a daily practice is extremely doable.

The second reason is having the intention to meditate is itself a meditation. This practice encourages you to arise an intention to do something kind and beneficial for yourself daily, and over time, that self-directed kindness becomes a valuable mental habit. When self-directed kindness is strong, mindfulness becomes easier.

Remember, never underestimate the power of ONE BREATH, Mental fitness and joy on demand both start here, with ONE BREATH.

Do This Exercise Right Now And See How It Makes You Feel.

Want To Learn More From The Book "Tools of Titans"?

Tim Ferris. Author of Tools of Titans

What Is Tools of Titans?

The book comes to you from the best selling author of The 4-hour Work Week, Tim Ferris, and here's what Tim has to say about his latest book, released December 2016, Tools of Titans.

“For the last two years, I’ve interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and the show is on the cusp of passing 100 million downloads.

“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.

“What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?

“I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested.

“Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.

“I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

My Own Thoughts

I received my copy of this book on Saturday 7th January 2017. And what I love the most about Tools of Titans is the fact that Tim himself allows you to Skim and Skip to that parts that serve you best. See Tim's rules below for the book.

Since getting my own copy of this book I knew from reading the first couple of pages that this was THE book that was going to have a HUGE impact in my life.

The day of writing this for you, and sharing this one great insight about ONE BREATH, is Tuesday 10th January 2016.

I woke at 5.30am. Poured myself a coffee and sat in my office to write in my journal. This is not new for me, but today I followed a simple "5 minute journal" technique recommended by Adam Gazzalley (co-founder of Akili Interactive (page 146 in the book).

There's just 3 prompts for you to answer each morning.....

#1 I Am Grateful For........ Write 3 things

#2 What Would Make Today A Great Day.......

#3 Daily Affirmations.....Write 3 things

After following this simple exercise, and finishing with 3 Affirmations for the day, I felt a sense of confidence in myself. This got me thinking more about how I wanted to start my day every day.

Getting up early is no mean feat. However, I'm not adverse to now waking up at 5.30am, or even 5am, as this is a peaceful time of the day for me. However, I don't always stick to the "morning routine I want for myself " - many days I have dived straight into my "To Do List" as there will be projects that weight heavy on my mind.

I feel as though I've had a HUGE revelation this morning. I decided the night before that I was going to read a chapter from Tools of Titan, but what I didn't expect to do was to write this straight afterwards.

Whilst 'skimming' the book I stopped at "Three Tips From A Google Pioneer" and immediately spotted "Take One Breath A Day". After reading the Chapter about ONE BREATH I felt compelled to share what I'd read. (see below Tim's suggestions about 'skimming' this book).

I was going to create a short video using Spark Video (by Adobe) highlighting some key phrases and add this to my Facebook Business Page. But then decided to check out the Spark Page. What a great experience this morning has been for me. Not only have I learnt from one of the Titans in the book, but I have also created this stunning looking webpage from scratch.

(I'll create a tutorial Blog to show you how to create a stunning page like this using Spark, so be sure to sign up to the Socially Ribbitting news so that I can email you once I've created it - there's a button below for you to click and register).

My Lightbulb Moment

This has felt like the most relaxing morning I have had in a long time.

Not just because I have done my own morning ritual, but it made me realise that I can use this time as my own creative time. Doing something that I really enjoy. Not only is this serving my own needs and filling me with joy, but I know by the time I finish this I will have created something for you too.

Has this helped you? If so then I have achieved what I set out to do. Created a peaceful enjoyable morning ritual for myself, and made an impact on the life of someone else - YOU!

If you want to follow the 5-minute journal evening routine, these are the prompts to follow:

#1 What 3 Amazing Things Happened Today

#2 How Could I have Made Today Better

Tim's Rules For The Book


RULE #1 Skip Liberally: "I want you to skip anything that doesn't grab you. This book should be fun to read, and it's a buffet to choose from. Don't suffer through anything. If you hate shrimps, don't eat the goddamn shrimp. Treat it as a choose-your-own-adventure guide, as that's how I've written it. My goal is for each reader to like 50%, love 25%, and never forget 10%. Here's why: For the millions who've heard the Podcast, and the dozens who proofread this book, the 50/25/10 highlights are completely different for every person. It's blown my mind.

#RULE #2 Skip, But Do So Intelligently: All that said, take a brief mental note of anything you skip. Perhaps put a little dot in the corner of the page or highlight the headline. Perhaps it's skipping and glossing over precisely these topics or questions that has created blind spots, or bottlenecks, and unresolved issues in your life? That was certainly true for me.

If you decide to flip past something, note it, return to it later at some point, and ask yourself "Why did I skip this?" Did it offend you? Seem beneath you? Seem too difficult? And did you arrive at that by thinking it through, or is it a reflection of biases inherited from your parents and others? Very often "our" beliefs are not our own.

This type of practice is how you create yourself, instead of seeking to discover yourself. There is value in the latter, but it's mostly past-tense: It's a rearview mirror. Looking out the windshield is how you get where you want to go.

Just Remember Two Principles

#1 Success, however you define it, is achievable if you collect the right field-tested beliefs and habits.
#2 The superheroes you have in your mind (idols, icons, titans, billionaires, etc) are nearly all walking flaws who've maximised 1 or 2 stengths
Tim Ferris, Tools of Titans

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