Walk, Don't Run

I start off every year by looking back at what I have learned in my previous year. I write it down so that I'll remember it when I'm neck deep in work and too busy to think. The lesson I'm thinking about today will be an unpopular one, but one I have given a lot to learn. The Hustle, and the lifestyle that we small business owners proselytize about, is a myth and if you are not careful it will kill you.

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Monday Motivational
You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.

Bruce Le

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The Downside of Aspirational Living

Here is the truth of it. This is the first fancy latte I've ever ordered. It got cold while I took pictures of it. I'm only sitting in this coffee shop because I'm meeting a customer that wants this knife. I was up until 1:30 last night trying to figure out what a media kit is and how to make one. Then my website went down and I lost what progress I had made. I'll be up until 1:30 tonight to try to fix it. I'll get up 5 hours later to take care of my son for the day. I'm not complaining. I'm just trying to point out that my life is just as good/crappy as yours.

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The Little Moments

...Every time I smell chimney smoke or sip on a little smokey whiskey I'm standing outside that pub, smelling the warm fires of home and about to eat one of the best meals I've ever had.

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Go Quote Yourself

....This got me thinking about the scarcity of original material out there. It's time we spend less effort curating and more creating. Create something to be shared. It doesn't have to be groundbreaking or entirely new. It doesn't even have to be that great. This post isn't the best ever written. It will be ingonored or forgotten by most who read it. Some little part of it will stick with someone though. 

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