Work and Life Advice - 1.20.11
I'm down to only using my feed reader twice a week (save for a handful of daily must-reads). This is a great boost for productivity. Here's what has piqued my interest since Monday:
- "This career stuff is just a pathway to get you to a higher level of service." This is a great line from Rosetta Thurman's post about MLK's reminders regarding service and credentials. Read her full post if you're looking to make a difference in life and in work.
- If it doesn't add to your being creative, cut it out of your life. This is what Anna Guest-Jelley did. She dropped academia and found yoga.
- This crowd-sourced answer to Chris Guillebeau's question, "What's the bravest thing you've ever done?" is pretty inspiring.
- Peter Shankman is doing some of his best writing right now, especially this reminder about how connected we should be.
- Marie McKinney-Oates (who has promised to go eat this with me) has some manageable steps to help you look inward. I'm a big believer that constant, directed self-reflection will help you define your goals, passions, dreams, and actions.
- A reminder we all need to hear: It's okay to ask for help.
- Very deep thoughts as usual from Peter Rollins. We too often prioritize things we want over people we love, even though it is those people that cause us to love in the first place.
- This Penelope Trunk post is one of the best of hers in a while. If you want to think out of the box (a terrible cliche) you first have to know where the box is. Read the whole post and then read the last paragraph twice. I bet your creativity will immediately improve.
- And, for the best life advice I've seen online all week, go read Tyler Stanton's info on how to cancel cable (part one; part two). It's brilliant, it's informative, and it's easy. As someone who's cut 75% of TV out of my life, you'll not only save money, but you'll add hours to your life. Use that time to read, chase down a passion, or laugh with your spouse. It's way better.