So many people, it seems to me, act as though they were in the audience watching their lives unfold on stage, as if others were responsible for the unfolding.
As a result, they become pawns on others’ game boards. But that kind of passive or reactive living can’t produce the happiness a self-directed, self-responsible, motto-driven life can produce.
I may eventually acquiesce and take on a client or two per quarter, too. (Or, you know, you can ignore me and we can sit separately. I see how it is.) IFC films reached out with free passes to an advanced screening of a new film “Sleeping With Other People.” It stars Jason […] Sometimes there’s online dating stuff in the news that I take forever to comment on. I am catching up on emails after a long week of volunteering at App Camp for Girls.
I will, however, continue to assist people via my podcast Steady, and I’ll also be launching online dating courses at some point.
There is great power in the words of my life motto for me.
It informs the way I look at the world, myself in the mirror, the role I play in my own life and in others’.
Minimally, they are less effective than they would otherwise be.
But if they are used as little reminders of larger lessons taught, they can be powerful tools indeed. But it is, perhaps, the one that most deeply conveys my thoughts and heart and my philosophy of life.
(I know smartwatches have existed for ages, but I’m deep in the Apple ecosystem so I wasn’t that interested in offerings from other companies.) But in secret, I also got it […] Our last Mug Shots profile picture happy hour was back in September. However, if you want to request one, you can always drop me a line to suggest a date and see if you can be the catalyst for a new one.
Are you sick of going on dates that never click, or barely getting any replies to your Ok Cupid messages? If you prefer to get a feel for me first, drop me a line to schedule a free intro chat. (You can even call in to Steady and get your questions answered on the air for free.) One way or another, I’ll demystify online dating for you! (And existing clients, don’t worry; we’ll find ways to schedule in the remaining coaching you’ve booked, unless you prefer a prorated refund.) Thank you all so much for this amazing entrepreneurship journey—wish me luck in Big Tech! I’ll be escaping Seattle for the next few weeks, taking a much-needed proper vacation. Specific time and location details are forthcoming. And this new Anna Akana video popped into my feed and totally cracked me up. I’m going to be in San Francisco for about a week, which means I won’t be as active about scheduling new clients. We’re having Mug Shots in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 9th, from - PM, at an awesome outdoor patio in walking distance from all the main WWDC action.
You can book one-on-one coaching with me to cut to the chase. Subscribe to my blog, my free advice newsletter, and my advice podcast Steady. Stay tuned for all that sort of thing via my newsletter. The night before I left, I saw that fantastic movie Sleeping With Other People I had given away advance screening ticktes to. I wish I’d managed to get that posted before it opened […] Our next Mug Shots profile picture event is on Sunday, September 20th in the afternoon. I want to really roll it over in my mind, think about what’s been published, and have a good handle on my thoughts. But of course, “catching up on emails” also means I occasionally catch up on Twitter, too, ya know?
In other words, you can be the horse driven by others who hold the reins to your life, or you can be the wagon master steering your own life in the direction you want it to go.
The option is yours; the reality of the choice is not. I’ve never done well with others telling me what I have to do and when to do it.
It motivates me and keeps me up late at night writing and editing and thinking about ways to get what I have to say out into a larger world.