Over the last year or so I’ve been sharing how tension is what we need. If you watch any good movie or read any book that sucks you in, there’s something that the hero wants and something in their way. That’s tension — that’s life.
Balance is boring because it’s static. The only things that stay balanced aren’t living — a…
That’s the basic problem. Too many people think they’re building a business — i.e. an asset they can sell. They’re not.
Yes, they’re making money. Yes, it can even be decent money. For example, the pet wholesaler making 7-figures who decides to get out.
Listening to Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets (her site) has gotten me thinking about how poker players not only work towards being comfortable with uncertainty. They work to making better decisions within this reality.
This is like having the OS (operating system) that you and Nassim Nicholas Taleb lay out as the world we…
Have you also found that simply asking questions is compelling? They almost makes us need to respond.
I’d say that curiosity is the “magic word.” When you believe there’s nothing else to someone, that’s pretty much when you’re ready to move on.
Ideas are also like butterflies. They elude us if we chase after them. But if we let them be, we find they’re all around us. And even once in a while, you get more than expected with #ideasex , as James Altucher points out.
Definitely, Yann — that’s why there’s a Brannan Street in San Francisco. When that famous “there’s gold in them hills” cry went out, Sam Brannan bought up all the picks and shovels in the city. When there’s a gold rush, sell shovels.
William, have you checked out Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way? She basically takes the 12 Step program and says that we’re all recovering creatives. This insight changed my life.
Up to then I didn’t see myself as a “creative” — you know, one of “those” artsy folks. When I finally realized that I not only had stories within…