Have you ever looked at the cards you were dealt in a card game and wondered what on earth to do with them? Well, in life you don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been dealt. You can change your life when you apply three powerful strategies.
When I was a kid, my dad was really into photography. He even had a darkroom for a while. The cameras were all manual then, so you could really learn about how different settings changed the picture.
And one that made a big difference was the depth of field.
If you do what everyone else does, you’ll end up like…everyone else. As Andy Andrews says, if you want to be different, you need to act different. Be an Original. What does it take to pull that off? Deep work. On today’s episode, I go deep on Cal Newport’s book called “Deep Work”, and share some observations of my own.
That thing you do that makes you feel good in the moment, and then doesn’t satisfy. Leaves you stuck. Lonely. Or angry with yourself. That thing you think explains your actions, puts them into a story you’ve told yourself more than once. That story that sounds good until you realize it rings hollow and empty.
Yeah that. How’s it working for you?
Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time? You thought it was an hour and it was really 4? The words, the drawing, the programming, or whatever, just seemed to flow? And it was fun? That’s flow at work. On this episode, we talk together about how you can experience flow and why you want to.
When I was at the lowest point in my illness, the light had gone out of my eyes. I looked like I had no energy. No hope. I was hanging on by my fingernails, the grace of God, and the kindness of loved ones.
Sleep-deprivation will do that to a girl.
The rules of work have changed. No longer is it enough to simply be good at what you do, keep your head down, and be loyal. Those jobs are disappearing more quickly than the glaciers. Becoming an Original can help you thrive in this new world. On this episode we explore how you can use the ideas in Adam Grant’s book to develop your own originality. (And you don’t have to wear funny glasses.)
The streets were lined with beautiful houses all built of green marble and studded everywhere with sparkling emeralds. They walked over a pavement of the same green marble, and where the blocks were joined together were rows of emeralds, set closely, and glittering in the brightness of the sun. The window panes were of green glass; even the sky above the City had a green tint, and the rays of the sun were green. –From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Wouldn’t you love to visit a place like the Emerald City of Oz where everything is shiny and green? Would you like to even live there?
Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Cogito ergo sum. Yet, in many ways, it’s more like I am, therefore I think. On today’s episode, we explore the truths in Michele Cushatt’s new book “I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is”.
Candy, candy, candy, candy, candy! was what Garfield said in Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. “No room for breakfast. I must save room for all that candy.”
And yet, would you really want a diet that consisted entirely of candy?