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No really

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great

Magic Kingdom Barber Shop
In the classroom, i always talk about the balance between pixie dust and reality. Reality is quite harsh sometimes.

 

David Wong’s 2012 manifesto: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person is filled with profanity, humor, guilt, and insight. Warning, the article is full of profanity. If profanity offends you or if rampant profanity will paralyze you from being open to the deeper message behind the post, i recommend you don’t click through. And the first paragraph (below) is the only one without profanity. One final thing, there’s a video in #3 that i couldn’t watch because i found it disgusting…i highly recommend skipping it. (So disgusting that i almost canceled this post. And that’s part of the message – we are not going to like everything the world puts before us – yet some of life’s most important messages are only found there.)

PS. Compared to the video (your clue before you click on it is the guy in a speedo and a blue cape), i saw a news story last night about a 15-year old who was wrongly imprisoned for murder. Weeks after his sentencing, the real killer confessed to the five murders. Unfortunately, the young man spent nine years imprisoned before finally being set free. That story makes me sick to my stomach and makes the obnoxious video seem irrelevant.

Here’s the first paragraph:

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. So you don’t feel like you wasted your click, here’s a picture of Lenny Kravitz wearing a gigantic scarf.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Being Brave

Torn between the lesson i’m learning and the product i’ll receive

Young entrepreneurs class
There are courses in entrepreneurial leadership. There is also a real life entrepreneurial course called “starting your own business”.

 

Torn between the lesson i’m learning and the product i’ll receive. As a small business entrepreneur, there are lessons in life that no book can teach because in life, the lesson is real, and it’s your lesson.

Paying a contractor by the hour versus by the project may not be the best choice. It is probably the best choice for a contractor, but for a customer (me), it may break the budget.

Time will tell, and i will accept what happens because i didn’t know enough before the agreement. i went on a hunch that everyone would end up being happy.

PS. Fast forward 100 days later to today…happy ending. i don’t contract with many people, and everyone i’ve contracted with has delivered exceptional quality. At the end of the day, you pay top dollar for great quality, whether it’s by the hour or a contracted price.

 

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

This is a tough pill to swallow

Patty Smyth CD 1992
Yesterday while writing, between Buffett and Springsteen…Patty Smyth.

 

How many of us when we were young would settle for what we have now?

Career success and career happiness are often mutually exclusive.

It’s just so easy to play it safe.

So we do.

And we settle.

For safety.

Safety doesn’t deliver success or happiness.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

In the big picture, no one will miss us when we are gone

health message in the stairwell
No one remembers these flavor of the month/year deals either

 

When we work from our heart, we must remain mindful that in the big picture, no one will miss us when we are gone.

Even though people tell us how great and important we are right now.

Know the feeling?

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