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This is an important book. Also, before you get the wrong idea, here’s the subtitle:
How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You
This book is not about how you can learn to control people. (That’s The Prince by Machiavelli.)
It’s about people who… Continue reading
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If you were only going to read two books to improve your productivity and general quality of life, I’d make this one of them.
(I’d make the other one Mastery by Robert Greene.)
Things need to end. Sometimes the thing that needs to end is… Continue reading
We all operate from assumptions, to some degree.
We assume the world will keep spinning, the sun will rise, and our boss will expect us to show up at work as usual.
So we set the alarm, get up, get dressed, and go to work.
What’s the problem with assumptions like that? Nothing, really. Those type of assumptions are experiential; they are based on our actual experiences… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about how often, as parents, we do most of our doing at this level we consider “above” our kids.
We don’t mean it in a rude or superior way, just that we’re all busy doing adult stuff and they’re in their kid world. Sometimes we bring them up into our adult world (let’s have a nice dinner out, let’s sit down and work on this thing… Continue reading
I don’t want to feel alone as a way of life.
But sometimes feeling alone can be good.
Wanted or unwanted, the feeling of aloneness can help us be more creative. It can help us break out of a rut. It can help us leave the pack behind. It can help us start to figure out who we really are.
Feeling alone can force you to find