Without using the title of your job, tell me what you do.
— Tinker Elle (@elle91) February 5, 2019
Some of the responses on this thread are fantastic. Definitely a question I will start asking at dinner parties.
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
1. Everything is temporary.
2. Life is not fair.
3. Others treat you the way you treat yourself.
4. Happiness is a choice and requires hard work.
5. Beneath anger is always fear.
6. Family are the people who truly love you.
7. Things don’t matter that much.
8. A lifetime is not very long.
9. You played it too safe. You should take more risks.
Number 3 really hit me in the heart: Lessons people learn too late in life.
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Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert is my all-time favorite. It’s my go to when I need grounding and centering. I had *no* idea what happened leading up to the concert. As he arrived at the concert hall he noticed that the piano was out of tune. He was livid and said he couldn’t play. But he had empathy for the organizers and decided to conquer the challenge. Absolutely inspiring. He flipped a seemingly impossible situation. AIt became the most successful solo jazz album in history! Wonderful!
This boombox reminds me of the one I had when I was a kid. Weirdly excited to see this design having a comeback.
A matte black glass pitcher with a sculptural quality! Gah! Take my money!
“Action comes from tension, desire and fear.”
— Seth Godin
Taken from this blog post: Getting the Word Out.
This Tiny Desk concert with Daniil Trifonov made me gasp.
Obama’s female staffers employed “amplification” in meetings:
“When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.”
I. Will. Start. Doing. This.
Ok, I realize this glass is pricey with its $100 price tag but look at it! It’s absolutely stunning! I love and agree with this line in the product description: “a good drink requires a good presentation”. It is inspired by Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji and is handblown by master craftsmen at Sugahara Glassworks. Wishlisted!
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”
— Harold Whitman
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