Count me somewhere between a Fashionista and a Fashion-notsa. If I can get to ‘well put together’ that’s good enough for me. To get to 'well put together,' I curated my own 5 Elements of Style.
I got in a spat with my sister. As we assembled chicken salad sandwiches, we found ourselves chatting on the topic of journaling. My journaling process is a riff on the Tim Ferris model. She's more Ryan Holiday. Overall, our individual journaling processes and techniques are simpatico. No irreconcilable differences, then this:
As the next presenter took the stage, I walked down the stairs of the dais and down the aisle, past all the bankers, hardly believing it was over. I just wanted to stand at the back of the room and decompress. As I got to the back of the room the guy with the mustache, the lead of the food service team, was waiting for me.
I learned so much that day. I learned firsthand the amazing power of How. How turned disdain to connection in one syllable.
How many times have you told yourself you were going to change? Did you? I use this tool to help me keep the promises I make to myself.
You don’t think so now. But you will crash. It will be deadly. It will be on an unforgiving, lonely and spare mountain top. You will look around for resources and there will be cold, barren, frozen snow. There will be avalanches. You will be starving.
What will you do?
Eventually, I realized my brain talked to me in a weird non-verbal language, my Subconscious knocking on the window of my Consciousness. Maybe I should listen up. Maybe...
A few days before, it seems, I had done a neighbor a little favor. What it was I don’t even recall. It was nothing. And there she was, thanking me in person and offering me a cake.
Standing in a breakroom yesterday, waiting for my turn at the coffee maker, someone pointed to the box of donuts on the table someone had brought in for our team to enjoy.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that you reach the point in life when you can’t eat desserts like you used to. To help myself out, I developed the 3-Bite Rule.