Categories
Perfect Day Upstartist Diaries

Outsight, then Insight

“Outsight, much more than reflection, lets you reshape your image of what you can do and what is worth doing.” – Herminia Ibarra

Categories
Perfect Day Upstartist Diaries

Evaluating Your Perfect Day

Did today matter? Why or why not?

Categories
Upstartist Diaries

The Mathematics of Gift

Gifting has an exponential ripple effect.

Categories
Perfect Day Upstartist Diaries

On Waking Up Late

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.

Categories
Upstartist Diaries

Let’s Crush “Crushing It”

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.

Categories
Upstartist Diaries

Who Is More Important: Achiever or Believer?

How powerful are the narratives that we hold others in? And that others hold us in?

Categories
Upstartist Diaries

Movie Theaters: Endgame

The age of distraction-free movie going is over

Categories
Blog Upstartist Diaries

Where to Donate Clothes (and Other Stuff) in Saigon

Consider the Shop of Hope or your local pagoda.

Categories
Blog Upstartist Diaries

Living Zero Waste in Saigon

Your guide to refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling and rotting in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Find zero waste communities and zero waste vendors here.

Categories
Upstartist Diaries

Eating Mostly Plants

I eat mostly plants because it’s good for my health, animals and the planet.

Categories
Perfect Day Upstartist Diaries

Off Social Media for 5 Days

“I feel in touch with everyone who matters the least and out of touch with many who matter the most to me.”