Creative Pro Tip: “Take Things Away Until You Cry” – 99U

Stop trying to be cool: it is stifling.


The airline CEO teaches me a new idea. | Jon Acuff’s Blog

What if that was enough in life? What if you didn’t have to have it all figured out? What if you didn’t have to know exactly what your dream was and how to achieve it? What if you didn’t have to be the perfect student, perfect boss, perfect parent or perfect anything?

What if your goal was to be awesome and that was enough?

The airline CEO teaches me a new idea. | Jon Acuff’s Blog.

Embrace Work-Life Imbalance – Harvard Business Review

Work/Life balance is very trendy topic at the moment.

Most of the studies on the harmful effects of excessive work rely on subjective evaluations of work “overload.” They fail to disentangle respondents’ beliefs and emotions about work. If something bores you, it will surely seem tedious. When you hate your job, you will register any amount of work as excessive — it’s like forcing someone to eat a big plate of food they dislike, then asking if they had enough of it.”

Here’s an interesting article on it from the HBR Blog.

Embrace Work-Life Imbalance – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – Harvard Business Review.

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

You order an expensive steak at a restaurant, but when the waiter brings it to you it’s way over-cooked. When he asks, “How is everything?” you respond, “Fine,” while you glumly saw your charred hunk of meat. 

You want to take a jiu-jitsu class, but you don’t think your wife will be too happy with you spending an hour or two every week away from your family, so don’t you even mention the idea to her.

If any of these situations hits close to home, then you’re likely one of the legions of men who suffer from “Nice Guy Syndrome” – a set of personality, attitude, and behavioral traits described by Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy.

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness.