via Mark Suster:
I have observed that many who transcend business vs. life tend to be more successful. I am always reminded of that old saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” People who break down these barriers form longer-lasting and more impactful business and personal relationships.
There are a few significant blog posts linked within Mark’s post here that must be read and watched, especially this one.
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via Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:
I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.
“Contradictory extremes,” eh? Here’s the interesting list:
Continue reading Creative People are a Paradox
I learned today that there is such a thing as cherophobia, which is essentially an aversion to happiness:
One of several reasons that aversion to happiness may develop is the belief that when ones becomes happy, a negative event will soon occur that will taint their happiness, as if that individual is being punished for satisfaction.
This fear or anxiety will make a person, essentially, avoid happy moments (or the possibility of happiness) because they believe that a tragic event will inevitably happen post-happy event.
Continue reading Cherophobia
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Here’s how to kill it (and even avoid the “trolls” in your life through people-pleasing):
Here’s how to break through the perfectionism: make a LOT of mistakes. Fall on your butt more often. Waste more paper, printing out your shitty first drafts, and maybe send a check to the Sierra Club. Celebrate messes — these are where the goods are. Put something on the calendar that you know you’ll be terrible at, like dance lessons, or a meditation retreat, or boot camp.
Continue reading Anne Lamott on Perfectionism
via Ryan Carson:
As companies grow they seem to have a natural tendency to move from creative, fun and adventurous cultures to safe, systemitized “vanilla” cultures. They’re safe and repeatable but very boring.
Continue reading Going Vanilla
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