Here are two things that just made me happy.
Why not? It’s Friday.
- Conan, Beast Mode, and Gronk play Mortal Kombat. (11 minute video)
- Guy creates a logo. (16 minute video)
When your “out-of-office” is on, you have two choices.
Your call, Mr. PTO.
The background: I watched the latest Louis CK special last night. You can download it from his website for $5. That’s the only way to get it. I heard about its release from an email from Louis CK (because I’m on his mailing list).
It was great.
Here are 16 things I learned from Louis CK’s latest.
Life on the road is a grind. The people who do it with you become your second family.
But what happens when they’re no longer your second family? When they’ve been upgraded to your first?
Then, you know it’s time to go home.
Everyone can find something in the movie “Boyhood” with which to identify.
Perhaps that was the goal.
Certainly, though, that’s why the movie did nothing for me.
I’d prefer to make things that you either love or don’t appreciate.
Shreds of appeal for the masses? I couldn’t even get past the first hour.
Moral of the story: Don’t be like “Boyhood.” Resist temptation to make something for the masses. Appreciation is not enough.
“How much does it cost?”
It’s a question that doesn’t mean what you might think it means.
It actually means, “How do I avoid this? Is it necessary? Can we find a way to reduce it?”
So, if you’re selling stuff and hear how much does it cost, you’ve already lost.
Here’s something inspirational to carry you through into the weekend.
Three things, actually:
How great is that?
[HT to Louis CK’s Oh My God]
Find ’em in yourself. And your teammates. And your friends.
Focus on those and nothing else.
Because the weaknesses will always be someone else’s strengths.
And building upon what you’re good at is much more productive, fulfilling, and enjoyable than trying to fix the things at which you suck.
You can use grains of rice. Or, M&M’s.
Or for something more neat, a simple grid, like tic-tac-toe, where every enclosed box represents a week. With that, you could represent your whole life (in weeks) on single sheet of paper.
The points are these:
So, how’s your week going?
[HT to a phenomenal piece from Wait But Why on visualizing your life in weeks]
Imagine being a 7-year-old and waking up one morning to an empty house.
Your parents are gone. Nowhere to be found.
Sure, you’d fend for yourself for a while. But, eventually, you’d venture out to find them.
And some food.
Now, imagine being a 1-year-old dog in the same situation.
Nothing is wrong with you. You just got unlucky.
Surely, you’d be so grateful if someone would adopt you, right?