Barbara Brooks created Flamingo Strategies LLC to help clients stand up and stand out, through telling and sharing their stories of impact and purpose.Hacking Away at Happiness is her blog.
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With aging—as with cooking or any other creative pursuit—we need to master the basics before we can play around. Hooray for us. At 40 and 50+, we are masters!
My podcast habit begs the question: When is listening—or, for that matter, writing this blog—a valid use of time, vs. a trip down a rabbit hole?
On average, Americans know 42,000 words. And yet, in business and in life, we use the same ones over and over again. So people are likely to tune us out.
Liars are everywhere and consequences are nil. But by telling the truth we distance ourselves from the bad guys. And we experience real personal gain.
Life choices aren’t just about what we want to do; they’re about who we want to be. So, it helps to know what matters to us most.
Reset the same goal over and over. Try new ones. Take breaks. We’re playing the ultimate long game. And with any luck, it won’t be over anytime soon.
If we keep singing or writing about something—and hoping for the truth in our words—then we can make them true. Love is the seventh wave, I say love.
Jim said it best: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”
When learning new tricks, remember this: The simpler the task, the bigger the R.O.I. And there are few things more timeless or cool than the ukulele.
Our rush to respond—to be answer-ready at all times—is habitual. And we don’t even know we are doing it.