100 things I’ve learned! 💯
I have no broadband, so there’s no risk of being distracted.
Don’t spend any energy from what you’re doing worrying about the other thing you chose not to do.
It makes it easier for them to plan and stop worrying. And yes, that means no “maybe” on invitations you know you won’t go to. Sometimes no is the nicest thing to say.
(Hey, I have to do 100 of these, they can’t all be meaningful)
Know when to be strategic rather than tactical.
Fear/awkwardness is not necessarily a bad thing. It doesn’t mean you like fondue and hate going to a dance class alone. It could be the opposite.
Praise consistency, praise finishing on time because of good prioritisation, praise clear communication.
My favourite thing to watch on a plane is Teen Mom. @TeenMomGossip
We’re all complex individuals with complicated tastes.
🔹The seal who came to dinner
🔹Travels with martin
🔹Merry christmas mrs Moscovitz
Your plan hinges on a lot of things. What’s the biggest assumption that, if wrong, threatens the whole thing. Without that nobody gives a shit what it looks like.
This is also really useful for testing with others. Remove some part of your “service”, and see if it provokes feedback.
I hear Nizhny Novgorod is great in summer.
I’m often on the receiving end of the “oh, well, you didn’t ask”, after half an hour of trying to figure out what I needed to ask to unlock the thing.
Rage, rage against the blurring of the years.
🔹 sew a button
🔹 have dinner at a restaurant by yourself
🔹 order a cheque/bill in a way that’s efficient but not rude
🔹 tell a joke
🔹 tell a story
Present what you’ve got like it was exactly what you intended.
The Swerve: How the world became modern
If you’re able to internalise this one, I appreciate some tips back as to how. I have remarkable little patience for this stuff.
To others you can expect at best to be interesting. So don’t let your own doubts about yourself prevent you from being as interesting as you can be.
It shows the other team members that you stand by each other for successes and failures. Less fear of retribution means people will do a better job.
As a kid in Spain, we would get formally introduced to other kids, by kids, all the time. In Norway no such activity took place. Just try it out.
If the person asking for “feedback” is not the person it’s about, chances are they’re looking for an evaluation.
And I still don’t have broadband.
101. Don’t assume advice on the internet is applicable to you. These are things I’m learning, and very willing to change if I see evidence to the contrary. Except on the Frasiers. Those are definitely the best episodes.