Work and Life Advice - 2.8.11
Here's a quick list of what you need to improve your life or career:
- Leo Babauta has a great fitness "program:" Make it fun, don't feel guilty about not doing it, and stay in shape so you can play with your kids more.
- Here's a great interview with the CFO of ESPN, Christine Driessen. A key part of her job is saying no. It applies to your personal life, too. Knowing what opportunities to decline will makes your "yes" mean more.
- Following this advice from Seth Godin, and trying not to please everyone, will take you further faster in life.
- I really like what Ryan Stephens is doing lately looking at the education world. It should seriously make you reflect on how you were taught in the past and how you can help the next generation learn.
- Chris Guillebeau has some honest insights about how he accomplishes as much as he can.
- Here is some very good advice on saying "no." In my next book, Simplify Your Life, I detail how and when to say "no" so that you can spend more time focusing on what really matters. The challenge is in actually turning down opportunities. For most of us, it's just not in our nature.
- Here is some good advice if you'd like to become a better speaker. I agree - many people say much of anything when on stage. Making something substantive is hard, but maybe that's the point - and why there are so few great speakers.
- Online friend and all-around-cool-person Elisa Doucette is hosting a second go-round of her "Love" guest blog post series. Each day this month, you can find a different take on love. This is my favorite so far.
- Peter Shankman is killing it right now. This post - about not breaking your word - really resonates with me. Keep your promises. Over-deliver. Be on time. That's how you make an impact.