Gifting has an exponential ripple effect.
“If I have no issues at work and no issues in my personal life, that’s a perfect day. Whatever I do goes smoothly.”
“Consistency. I do this [dance] everyday. There is no more plan or steps, it’s just a feeling. I have to do it until I reach a feeling: ‘Yeah, I’m good.’ It’s a release, a deeply soulful activity to me. That’s a perfect day. Everything else is icing.”
When I’m not living my perfect day, I’ve learned to examine the context surrounding my behavior, and question the assumptions behind not only my perfect day but what conventional wisdom says is good, right and acceptable. Most of all I’ve learned to forgive myself.
“Having the feeling of achieving something. Then rewarding yourself.”
Before using ready made phrases I’ll pause and think: do they expand or shrink the listener’s worldview? Do they invite or mute conversation? What worldview do they enforce? Better yet, I won’t use them at all.
How powerful are the narratives that we hold others in? And that others hold us in?
Marketing begins with the questions: “What does the other party want? What does it value? What are its goals? What does it consider results?”
The age of distraction-free movie going is over
To outsmart waste we need to eliminate the very idea of waste.