What I was for Halloween: I was Mr. Noodle. Click on that link to learn more about him, unless you have a toddler and you're already well-versed in Elmo. I didn't care much for Halloween until I became a dad. Now, my goal is for each year's costume to outdo the previous one.
Where I have been speaking:
I had a great time last Friday keynoting the FiftyForward annual staff retreat. We discussed the idea of simplicity, both in your personal and professional lives. I get excited to talk more and more about this topic. Writing Simplify Your Life was just the beginning. Clearly, something about living simpler, more meaningful lives resonates with a lot of people, and I'm going to enjoy this journey.
Great stuff I found online this week:
- Here is some practical, good-natured advice from Danielle LaPorte about thanking those people who are helping you on your journey, well before you "arrive."
- Sasha Dichter has this brilliant, quick, and simple advice for entrepreneurs, nonprofits - anyone looking to build a tribe. Go read it. It'll only take 9o seconds, max.
- Here is some great advice for new entrepreneurs, from one of the best entrepreneurs of our time, Seth Godin.
- I was super honored to be mentioned by Sam on her blog, Life is Like a Box of Chocolates. Read her kind words here.
- "It's time to make yourself proud and everyone else a little nervous."
- This may be one of the truer statements about Generation Y: "They want to be defined by their passions, not their careers."
- And, I want to offer up a big congrats to my friend and nonprofit revolutionary, Rosetta Thurman, on the one-year anniversary of her book. Well done!