Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fearsome foursome

Be careful with:

  • Politics.
  • Religion.
  • Reproductive plans.
  • Money.

Unless you know the answer and antagonization is the goal, avoid them completely.

Building hype

How do you build hype without setting unrealistic expectations?

Get excited.

Not for any of the details.

But for the opportunity to experience it all together.

The pie

It’s tempting to spend your time figuring out how to get a greater percentage of the pie.

But your time is better spent trying to grow the whole thing.

Stay out of the muck.

Pie thieves get caught eventually.

Side gigs

Get a side gig.

Tutoring or speaking or ushering or vending or bartending or promoting or coaching or Lyfting.

Diversification aside, side gigs are, more than anything, fun.

Say yes

Say yes more.

So much more fun (and likable) than “no” or “well” or “maybe” or “okay, so” or whatever other disagreeing, contradictory, or apathetic response you have.


That chip on your shoulder

You’re gong to have a couple of life-changing learning experiences at or during your first real job.

These experiences will become the moral fabric for the rest of your working life.

You’ll know if you’ve already had yours.

And if so, use it in all of your future work.