Yes, you read correctly. Lots and lots of people out there hard to please, deal or live with. In your job, at school, in all areas of life where there is a community. A quick glance at any social media reveals scores of them complaining about how they are misunderstood, how they are "true", or … Continue reading Difficult people are everywhere, and they think they are easygoing. Strategies to stay sane.
I really don't know how old this tale is, but it's an interesting one. It's a short story that illustrates how most people cope with stress, how it is timeless wisdom and why most people who share it are not being as helpful as they could. The story goes like that in one version: Once … Continue reading The potato, the egg and the coffee bean.
You need to be born to do [insert cool trendy thing here, like entrepreneurship]. No you don't. Don't listen to these people. The carriers of the spechullness argument. That you need to be born special to achieve greatness. Truth is, they want to feel better about themselves, and since no amount of money in the … Continue reading The “star child” elitist argument
Earlier this week, a scathing report was released damaging the reputation of Uber even further. A long report, with 47 bullet points of change. Most of the changes suggested are very tame, given the extent of the problems that range from sexual harassment (one wonders how dark is a company that on a meeting to … Continue reading Growth at all costs: the Uber delusion
Find your niche! It's the very first advice you see when looking for blogging resources. It's everywhere, it's limiting, wrong and just plain bad advice. Okay, maybe not bad in the sense of useless, but bad in the sense that not everyone is suited to niche blogging. What truly is niche blogging? What it presumes? … Continue reading Idea: don’t select a niche, choose a worldview
Those who write a lot read a lot. Those who compose a lot of music, listen to a lot of music. To produce, you must take in a lot, digest and release it back in the world. I would go so far in saying that you need to take in way, way more than you … Continue reading Anatomy of a creator
It doesn't matter it is buried deep inside. Days or years, it doesn't matter. In the middle of the night, it speaks. When you are alone. Demanding your attention. Regret sings the song of melancholic shame in the dark starry night of your soul. And I'm here to tell you why you should listen. All … Continue reading The power of regret
Some metaphors are just bad. You are not a computer. Join me in this discussion of lifehacking.
Much has been said lately about inspiration. To inspire. "Good leaders inspire others!" "To lead is to inspire!" "Cultivating inspiration!" "Ten hacks to be inspirational!" The reason why everyone writes about inspiration, and how to be more inspirational, and how it is such a killer trait, is because YOU CAN'T BE INSPIRATIONAL AT A WHIM. … Continue reading Inspiration: don’t banalize a powerful word.
I can hear you. That part of you that screams. Inside. It's so loud I can hear it across great distances, your inner critic is relentless this time. Because you almost got it. This time you got so close, but it slipped through your fingers. That job. That scholarship. That perfect relationship. That opportunity that … Continue reading Darn it! Almost got it.