Pile of good things

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So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.

Rainbow Rowell

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Meet he world’s first bee influencer

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The world’s 1st bee influencer is on Instagram making a buzz around an important issue: bees. B was created by Fondation de France, who’s goal is to raise funds (and awareness) in order to save bees from possible extinction.

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Just bought this book and so should you

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Just bought this book by Michelle Rial and so should you.

*actually I bought 2

To know something by heart

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Or… How To Give A Great TED Talk.

According to Seth Godin:

The spread of TED talks means that more and more people are being put on stage and told to memorize their talk. This almost always leads to failure.

Watch a great performance and you’ll see no artifacts of memorization. Instead, you will see someone speaking from the heart.

This is what it means to know something by heart. Memorizing the words is half of it. And woefully insufficient.

My suggestion: Don’t memorize your talk. Memorize your stories. Ten stories make a talk. Write yourself a simple cue card to remember each story’s name. Then tell us ten stories. Be you.

We didn’t come to hear your words. If that’s all we wanted, we could have read the memo and saved a ton of time.

Bring your heart.

Don’t pee in the pool

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The always insightful Seth Godin writes:

For generations, people dumped crap into the Hudson River. The river was so large and so swift that they assumed that the effluent wouldn’t come back to haunt them.

Of course, it did, killing the oyster beds and poisoning the public.

How big does a body of water have to be before we forget that we’re swimming in it? That it all comes around…

Why are we are okay at yelling at a stranger, but not our neighbor? We will abuse the department in the other building, but not down the hall…

It turns out that the pool/river/tub that we live in is far smaller than it seems. The culture of the place we work, the vibe of the community where we live. It’s all more connected than we realize.

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Fish in a barrel

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There’s some confusion here.

Of course it’s easy to shoot fish in a barrel.

The difficult part, the part no one talks about, is getting the fish into the barrel in the first place.

– Seth Godin

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