Special Seth Godin postDecember 15, 2011 | 16 Comments
OK, you know from my book review of We Are All Weird that I love Seth. I even got to share the stage with him briefly last week when he invited me to say a few words at The Medicine Ball Session about meditation and getting to know how your mind works. (Which is very important when you’re trying to navigate the tremendous ups and downs of starting/growing your business–I can say with all honesty that for me the biggest obstacle is,well, me. The tremendous ups and downs of emotion, self-confidence, and creative energy…) Here is a picture of this super cool occurrence.
The other day, Seth sent out a list of assorted tips (also posted on his blog) and I felt inspired to make up my own.
- No stranger or unknown company will ever contact you by mail or by phone with an actual method for making money easily or in your spare time. And if the person or company contacting you asserts that they are someone you know, double check before taking action.
- Don’t have back surgery. See a physiatrist first, then exhaust all other options before wondering if you should have back surgery.
- Borrow money to buy things that go up in value, but never to get something that decays over time.
- Placebos are underrated by almost everyone.
- It’s almost never necessary to use a semicolon.
- Seek out habits that help you overcome fear or inertia. Destroy those that do the opposite.
- Cognitive behavorial therapy is generally considered both the quickest and most effective form of addressing many common psychological problems.
- Backup your hard drive.
- Get a magnetic key hider, put a copy of your house key in it and hide it really well, unlabeled, two blocks from your house.
- A rice cooker will save you time and money and improve your diet, particularly if you come to like brown rice.
- Consider not eating wheat for an entire week. The results might surprise you.
- Taking your dog for a walk is usually better than whatever alternative use of your time you were considering.
Told you they were assorted.
- The two biggest tips for increasing self-confidence are: Clean up your room. Wear clothes that fit you.
- It’s almost never necessary to write a one-sentence paragraph.
- Don’t ever agree with someone who is badmouthing an ex. They might get back together.
- Disbelief in your own basic goodness is at the heart of aggression, whether directed at self or other.
- The most important questions in your life will never be answered. They dissolve and change into new questions instead.
- Romance always dies. Intimacy has no end.
- Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you can create a life together that you love.
- Not all problems are opportunities.
- Eat real food, always. No excuses.
- Never, ever show off. This is the cardinal rule, never to be broken.
OK, now it’s your turn.
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