A New Year Experiment

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I can give or take resolutions. People generally change when they need to, not when they necessarily just want to. The want and the need must be aligned. Frankly, we evolve into something else as time goes by. ‘When the timing is right’ is such a lovely cliché, because it is true. Without adding to your year-end listicles of ‘Best Of this’ or ‘Favorite Things that’, I thought I’d showcase many options to pick or experiment with. 21 Self-Improvement Experiments and Where They Are Today Don’t be deterred by the length -it reads fast and it’s cool; they are few sentences synopses. I’ve read David’s blog for a very long time, so Ive read him though most of these and … Read More

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Washington, D.C.

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One thing I did on the trip was a lot of thinking. How Do We Know What We Want: Milan Kundera on the Central Ambivalences of Life and Love “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come… We live everything as it comes, without warning.” (the above highlight is a little excerpt out of the book worth reading) While on this trip, I became hyper-aware of my entire life: some days I wonder what I’m really doing with myself. I’m in the interim between work and not, trying to land more work and write new music, be at the … Read More

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Little Reminder

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Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential – as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of … Read More

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New Week

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“Yes is an opportunity, and yes is an obligation.” -Seth Godin (the general fear in saying yes is having to be held accountable) “If you look at the careers of great entrepreneurs and you look at the moment they took their plunge, the plunge is rarely a great financial or material risk, it’s a social risk. At the moment they started their new businesses, everyone around them said ‘you’re an idiot’.” — Malcolm Gladwell “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol “Make it simple but significant!” – Don Draper in Mad Men … Read More

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