The Best of Drill Soul (So Far)

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Last Updated: 3/6/2017

This post was originally written to commemorate my 50th post on the blog. I’ve decided to repurpose it into a list that will be periodically added to. So with that in mind, here is a list of some of the posts I feel are my best work and the places I would direct a new reader to learn about the blog and get a taste for what it’s all about. Maybe there are some of these you’ve missed, or maybe you’d like to read them again.

So, here is in my opinion the best of Drill Soul, so far:

Build Your Character Sheet

The Way of the Spiral (An Introduction): This is the guiding principle for the blog and my life. Use these six principles to direct and drive you to your maximum potential in life.

A Motivational Gay Love Story: A tale near and dear to my heart, how my best friend got together with her wife. The story inspired me to take chances on love, maybe it can do the same for you.

Meditation: Quiet the Noise and Unlock Your Mind: Meditation has quite literally changed my life since I began my self improvement quest in February. Read this post to see what it can do for your life and how to get started.

Wiccan Rede: Do Your Own Thing, Without Judgment: Looking at the world through the Wiccan Rede promotes positivity and acceptance where it did not exist before. The effect on your life can be magickal.

Seven Days of Good Deeds: The steps to a better life can begin with a commitment to at least one good deed per day for seven days. Try it today and see for yourself.

Enhance Your Vocabulary, Enhance Your Life: You can begin incredible self transformation today by taking on this simple hobby: have a date with the dictionary and expand your day to day vocabulary.

False Attribution: Most People Don’t Care About You (And That’s Great): We think we’re judged more often than we actually are for things people don’t notice or care about. This is False Attribution, now learn how to overcome it.

The Pain of Rejection is Real, It Won’t Kill You: Rejection triggers a real, painful reaction in our minds. The good news is you can overcome this pain, and no, it won’t kill you.

Icons of Motivation

All I Need to Know in Life, I Learned from Gurren Lagann: The spiral spectacle mecha masterpiece Gurren Lagann inspired the Way of the Spiral, so you better believe I’ll share the blog praising its wisdom as well.

Icons of Motivation: Superman: Superman is criticized for being overpowered and unrelatable, but his perfection is the point. Superman not only protects the world, but sets the shining example for those around him, in morals and in deed.

The Motivational Morals of Mothra: Godzilla’s frenemy Mothra is the only Toho kaiju we can always trust to be on our side, but this big bug has her own valuable lessons to impart.

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Power to Seize Dreams: Gokaiger teaches us to stick to our desires, blast away any obstacles in the way, do it with style and never let life’s chaos shift you off course.

Guest Spots and Interviews

“It’s Not Your Fault!” – Jenna Say What?!: My dear friend Jenna Say What?! wrote an inspiring story of abuse, recovery, and hope that I still return to read occasionally. Be warned, this story hits hard.

La-Ti-Dovakhin – Level Up with the Power of Music: Another guest post. My other bestie Theditor tells us how creating music can be a stirring trip down memory lane, a motivator for self improvement, or a rewarding celebration of nerddom.

Healing with Humor: An Interview with Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob): Brad Jones, AKA the Cinema Snob, discusses his experiences with depression, the healing power of humor, and his upcoming film Jesus, Bro!

The Art of Loving Women: An Interview with Zan Perrion: An interview with Zan Perrion about living one’s truth and how nerdy men can live out their passions while still being attractive to women.

Other Projects

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay: A four-part series detailing how to utilize your cosplay passion for a cause. Learn the do’s and don’ts of being a true charity cosplay superhero. The children are waiting.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition NPC Generator: Use this tool to generate a random NPC for your Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The random variables are based on the d20 tables on the D&D Dungeon Master’s Screen, official 5e races, classes, and common NPC roles.

CosFit: Cosplay as Motivation for Fitness and Better Living – Cosplay America 2016: CosFit: Cosplay as Motivation for Fitness and Better Living panel held at Cosplay America 2016. Build endurance and costumes. Sculpt muscles and props! Featuring Captain Cosplay, QuidditchDragon Cosplay, and Klaus Edwards Cosplay.

It’s fun to look back on how the blog has evolved so far, and gives me ideas on the direction I’d like to take it in the future. I hope you enjoy this collection of posts I’ve made. I’ll add to it more in the future and it will be linked to in the About section on the navigation bar. Thank you for reading and I hope you keep coming back for more. Remember: Never give up, never stop advancing, and go beyond the impossible.

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