Wayfinding to Use Your Best Clues →
On Talking Story: After much thought, made reasonable and immediately useful with a generous dose of “decide already!” impulsiveness, I’m declaring 2011 The Year of Better Habits. Want to join me?
Ignore the Resolution Bashers →
On Talking Story: If the writing of New Year’s Resolutions inspires you, by all means, go for it! Ignore what others may think about them, or about the process itself, and do whatever helps rock your world.
Get a Jump on it (and on 2011!) →
On Talking Story: What are you intending to start, that you can begin today?
SpeEdChange: Blogging for Real Reform - Real... →
A treasure trove of links to read. If skimming the list is too overwhelming at first, start with this one (by Shelly Blake-Plock): Because to blog is to teach yourself what you think.
Persistent unemployment and the jobless recovery :... →
James Surowiecki tackles the argument that “A big chunk of current unemployment is [therefore] structural, not cyclical: resurgent demand won’t make it go away.” Seems to me that perception is reality for many: What’s ‘true’ depends on what you believe.
Future Kings and Paupers: Why Making $1,000,000 is... →
Food for thought; do you thrive in being challenged? Good timing with this posting by Julien Smith, with 2011 mere days away.
Trends for 2011 - Sources of Insight →
Take some time with this posting from JD Meier, for it’s quite a resource.
Are you able to discount your own certainty? →
Merry Christmas my friends. However your faith got you where you are today, I’m celebrating the possibility of where we all have yet to go. (Talking Story link) Many thanks to Liz Danzico for introducing me to David Eagleman: On the joy of jumping.
Obvious to you. Amazing to others. | Derek Sivers →
We’re clearly a bad judge of our own creations. We should just put it out and let the world decide.
The world’s greatest bookshops - Lonely Planet →
Bookshops are a traveller’s best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they’re a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the bookshop is the place to go for literary replenishment.
I am learning to equate self-development with...
I think that true discovery within a lifetime of learning to be (just be), needs to be a self-discovery of those dark corners within one’s self you don’t quite like. You need to find your dark corners honestly, and confront them without someone else pointing them out to you, no matter how well-intended that someone else might be. (Helpful criticism is rarely helpful at at all.) You cannot...
When you write, if it is to be any good at all, you must feel free, free and not...– Brenda Ueland in If You Want To Write, in explaining how listening to others (without so-called ‘helpful criticism’) is what keeps their talent and originality alive and well.