Leave safety behind

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

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Maggie Kuhn was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement, after she was forced to retire from her job at the then-mandatory retirement age of 65.

“Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. And do your homework.”
— Maggie Kuhn

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The best lesson of high school

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My favorite excerpt from Seth Godin’s writing on “The persistence of hierarchy and status roles” is this:

The best lesson of high school might be that everyone has a noise in their heads, everyone feels uncomfortable and everyone would appreciate a little kindness and respect.

Amen to that!

Read the full article here, which by the way, begins with an anecdote about the indi band REM.

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Looking for lessons and learning

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Regard everyone you meet, from barbers to luminaries, as potential teammates.

12 early, mid, and late career lessons

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Rishad Tobaccowala, author of “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” has the most subscribe-worthy blog that you should absolutely read now.

I suggest you start here with his thoughtful 12 Career Lessons.

All the way from “1. Find the least sucky job you can” to “4. Even the best jobs are only good seventy percent of the time” then “12. Build a portfolio career and start giving back aggressively” will serve as a roadmap and reality check. I promise.

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10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

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I need to watch this TED Talk on auto-loop. Celeste Headlee is an amazing presenter!

Watch it here >>

Not every brand needs to be a lifestyle

I don’t care how much ‘tude you put in your voice when you say “a panini or crostini.” No child of mine is going to live the Miracle Whip lifestyle.

Watch the commercial here >>