It's been fun to explore another part of the city a little, and I was thrilled to find that the fit trail on Lake Ivanhoe is well within a short walking distance of the coworking/makerspace.
As many of you may have already gathered, even though I do train individual clients, help prospective, -IIs, to prepare for , lead a and focused small group class, teach occasional out of town classes/ , and when asked ALWAYS am happy to help teach a workshop, training others is not the main thing I do "as a job". I kinda don't even like the word "job" as it implies a lot of negative things for people. People think I work all the time, and well if I thought of what I do as "work" then they might be right. When I think about "work-life balance" it gets confusing, having been a small business owner since 1999 and choosing things which are more enjoyable and learning-based than drudgery. Don't get me wrong there's been plenty of drudgery, it's not all ice cream and unicorns over here. It's definitely not ice cream as I don't digest that stuff too well.
I've been friends with Rolando Garcia III for a while now, and we seem to have a fun tradition of meeting up for lunch and having great discussions whenever I visit NYC. While we decided to spare you the restaurant noises, we didn't want to deprive you of a . Considering that Rolando's book launched just a few days ago, it seemed more than appropriate to get this out to you now. It's linked below for online listening via iTunes, Stitcher, and now fancy slideshow version on Youtube! (Which do you enjoy most? Please tell me in the comments section at the bottom of this post) Testing some other new systems mean you actually get some SHOW NOTES this time! :) Hurrah! Let me know if that's something you enjoy or not (it's a lot of work, so if you don't care, please tell me!)
Show Notes Below!
Q: "When do you sleep?" A: "That's classified."
I was way too excited about these ingredients at 1AM while making this video...
I forget what business summit I was attending but for good or for ill my behaviors as an iconoclast, contrarian, and overall weirdo were being verbally encouraged by the speaker.
It's fun to finally be commended for going against the tide, of swimming upstream, and NOT doing what everyone else is doing. The speaker was saying that the much maligned "1%"--at least the part that worked for it, and didn't just inherit it... or those that inherited it and kept it--were there because of BEHAVIOR... namely rare behaviors. It was pretty obvious, pretty quickly that these "rare" behaviors were the same across many different fields, not just business, marketing etc. The main thing was DO the WORK. Focus on the basics, and DO THE WORK.