Rules of thumb learned over time:
1) Just don’t buy cheez-its in the 1st place,
2) A glass of wine can be bottomless,
3) Vacation and time in the mountains is a good thing,
4) There is no end to running. Always faster and longer,
5) Friends are priceless. Let your friends know how you feel about them,
6) Love wins.
A few interesting things I’ve found recently:
Am I Invisible? The Pain-Relieving Response to Being Rejected or Excluded is one of the best articles I’ve read in a long time. Seems to me that we are disconnected from one another more than ever and that more and more people are very lonely. I’ve been thinking about this article for a week now.
Remember the deepest desire of the human heart is to belong … to be welcomed … to know you are seen and worthy of kindness.
Warren Buffett’s ‘20 Slot’ Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results is an article about focus. Much like a prior post on Mindsets and Focus, this provides an interesting way to think about what is important to you and where you should invest your time, energy and thoughts. You’ve only got some many opportunities…
The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen by Andy Raskin struck me as a clear outline of how to sell your idea. A clear, step-by-step outline of how to sell your idea to someone else. I’m thinking of where I can apply this outline to something soon.
How (and Why) to Find, Hire (and Promote) a Utility Player by Karin Hurt has some thoughts on how to be really indispensable to an organization or team. She outlines some skills, and really a mindset to embrace, that can make you indispensable.
A rather interesting article called, The Status Update Life with some thought-provoking ideas about social media and the compulsion to post status updates.
“You can take the person out of contributing to social media but you cannot take the social status needs out of the person.” — Taylor Wallace
and finally a good article about how to develop your self-confidence entitled, How to Activate Extreme Self-Confidence and Destroy Chronic Anxiety and Fear by Anthony Moore.