Accept the imperfections that don’t cause you harm, and reject the imperfections that do. You know, “boundaries.” The crazy person who always comes through and makes you laugh is good. The crazy person who always trainwrecks your project is not good. Simple to say. Hard to do. Fortify and patrol those borders, it matters. ps. … Continue reading Boundary Border Patrol
Sometimes you think you're just going to get some good 80s/90s Philly stories. Sometimes, you get one or two, but you end up with a dose of philosophy you weren't expecting instead. Will Smith has been through some stuff in the past few years. Some of it's been public. Very public. It's not the topic … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Will Smith, A (Quest)Love Supreme
Sometimes you do the work and the work kicks your teeth in. Then, on the good days, you smile a bloodied and toothless smile, lay your head down, and go to sleep so you can do it again tomorrow. The Old Man And The Sea has long been one of my favorite books. When I … Continue reading I Did It Hemingway
Two podcasts I didn't know I needed this week: Michael K Williams' two Fresh Air interviews (already discussed here). Norm Macdonald on WTF in 2011 talking life, comedy, and more life. Enjoy. Heard anything good? Send it my way.
Nothing like the post-vacation work email hole. It feels like working through the five stages of grief. I’m a few days back and still not to acceptance yet. Oh well. In time. Like reading and responding to emails, or anything where to-do’s and time-blocking comes into play, this observation via Luke Smeyer caught got my … Continue reading Managing Time By Commitment (Not The Clock!)
As my sister-in-law explained it to me while we listened to a bar band in France play standard American bar band songs, When French people like a song but don’t speak the language, we call the made-up words we sing along with “yaourter.” It means “yogurt,” or “to yogurt.” When you’re yogurting you’re just doing … Continue reading How French People Sing Along To American Songs (And What It Can Teach Us About Impostor Syndrome)
Danny Meyer says that “Mistakes are the greatest natural resource on earth.” Mistakes are always occurring. Mistakes are never in short supply. Mistakes can be learned from, and therefore the lessons can be harnessed. Look for the mistakes. There’s gold in them there errors. h/t Danny Meyer's interview on The Knowledge Project