I'm using a new productivity tool these days called Trello. I created a number of boards and lists on Trello the other day to help keep track of all the things I want to do. Cal Newport uses this tool, so I'm predisposed to give it an earnest try. But this is NaNoWriMo month, so … Continue reading November 5: Learning My Video Camera
On edge. But okay. I picked cards again today. Yesterday I was feeling scared, nervous, anxious, and worried. Today I’m feeling concerned, but optimistic. And also hopeful, and also grateful for what I have. I’m feeling calmly hopeful. And also a little scared and terrified. I love Elizabeth Gilbert. On her Instagram today she told a … Continue reading Day 3: Election Day: Dance with it
All day I’ve been distracting myself looking at Planners. Paper planners. That’s because I’m not really here in my mind. My mind is in North Carolina with G whose father is dying. On Monday he left the hospital. He called a halt to all treatments. He said he wanted to go home. He’s not eating … Continue reading Thinking About Planning
She made the students look up from their phones and smile at her. I’d be walking the South Hall Mall and hear an ear-deafening screech from a student, far off in the distance, who had spied her. “Cor-geeeeee!!!!” Students would mob her like a celebrity. And, like the complete diva she was, she’d sit … Continue reading Boomer: Big Dog On Campus
I'm a sucker for Advice-driven posts like this. I cannot resist, "3 Ways to Achieve Enlightenment in Your Lifetime," or "10 ways to Stop Cravings.". I bite every time. So here's my own "list post" giving myself the Yoga Teaching advice I need. Number 1. Don’t close your eyes when you teach. This is really … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be A Better Yoga Teacher
I kicked sugar. I really did. All cravings are gone. Poof!
What is a Personal Manifesto? A Personal Manifesto is list of what you believe and value. It’s not necessarily who you are now, or how you live your life now. But it is your line in the sand. It’s the definitive statement of what you stand for, what you believe, and where you refuse to … Continue reading How To Write Your Personal Manifesto
This morning the woman who stayed in our house and took care of Boomer while we were in Portland stopped by to return a book she borrowed. While she was here, I foisted another one on her. Not this Seth Godin, but a newer book by him. If she likes it, I’m going to foist Linchpin on her. Here is a reblog from 5 years ago. I hope you enjoy.
I really don’t want to be a foister, but I am. I am reading Seth Godin’s Linchpin at the moment and all I want to do is buy 20 copies and give them to people, press it into their hands with that annoying, desperate pleading in my eyes and say, “Pleeeeze! You simply MUST read this!!”
And I’m not even finished it yet; I’m only on page 120. This is such an important book (I believe), it’s about becoming indispensable. Like all his books, it’s brilliant, super easy to read, and so very RIGHT!
Here are a few of my underlinings:
“The job is not your work; what you do with your heart and soul is the work.” (p.97)
“When you have a boss, your job is to please the boss, not to change her. It’s okay to have someone you work for, someone who watches over…
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Departure day is always a little sad for me but even more so today because it was the last time at that house. In August they move to Beaverton and a bigger place with a green space in their backyard and a network of bike trails that extend for miles. It's a good move for … Continue reading Sitting on the Tarmac in Chicago