Google about doing something that you should stop Googling and get on to doing?
The above is me in bed. (Yes, take that as you will)
You see, I only sleep like six hours a night at most, and I feel fine and very certain that is super unhealthy. Isn’t that interesting? That the thing I teach people here ON THIS VERY BLOG, and in client sessions and community groups — when it comes to sleep (as one example) I like really don’t do at all.
What is that?
That is trusting one’s own inclination — after 10 PM on…
What camp are you in?
Are you pressing your ‘nice’ pants as you read this?
Or are you marching down the plank of getting back to coffee breaks and commutes as you, watery-eyed, look down at the sofa or daybed that has held all the feelings and meetings for the last too long time since the sky cracked, sprinkling down masks and take out?
We often learn where we and others are by way of complaining. I love complaining, my own and that of others, for discontent is a much better tell of passion than vigor is. I mean, Hell…
The bitching that goes down in the bathroom.
You know of what I speak. You are either in Junior High or in the shared dormitory lavatory, perhaps at a bridal shower, or spa? Oh, what about last week? At drinks when you met a pal catching their selves, as you were yourself, in the mirror by the entrance or the exit on the wait in line for , yes yet again, the water closet, and one of the other of you said first, in the notice and hiccup of being noticed that they (or you) have been or…
Taking on a turnabout:
We’ve been hearing those two words: “career” and “pivot” in close proximity of late.
Well, perhaps here, on this very site. Or, in confidence from a colleague, from pals, and, perhaps, in your own mind and upon your own lips. In that, there is a thing I will dispel ASAP, a type of Career Pivot prejudice phenomenon: that the choice to change is simply a “sexing up” of Pandemic pathology and associated experience of job and industry loses. Sure, in the terms that we are hearing about Career Pivots more now than before, but it…
Remember Summer reading?
Whether it was a straight up assignment or simply the stern and less-than-subtle suggestion of the local librarian, it was for sure a convention in my time of schooling. So much so, that current cultural media still harkens to it- a la the ‘Beach Read’ we are to be sunnily absorbed in this Season.
Oh, excuse that — not just ‘one’ but many- the Romance, the Mystery, the True Crime page turner, topical History, some ancient retelling of an overlooked topic, a how-to, something self-improving, a Classic, a book (or seven) beyond one’s own cultural, and perhaps…
Being good with performing less than … an ode to my latest Thursday and something that is very universal ….
Once we care, it begins to get tricky.
I am, have, and do currently support a good deal of founders. That word stands for plenty. Often, we think of that term as assigned to folx on the West coast. Ones with pale, sun-starved skin, as silly as that is given their geography. …
The cruelty of seeing one’s own face
Headshots, Zoom, unexpected reflections, and other zoos of postmodern existence.
We need them. Those images and recordings of experiences and expertise. Whether we seek to add some personal touch to a resume (perhaps that our career coach asked us to?!), fill out the branding of our website, up a social media game, invest in an amped LinkedIn, or even take that mid 00’s circle image off our Gmail account. Regardless, it is necessary. …