Worth the 15 minutes of your time, thanks JJJ for sharing.
Cory Miller, CEO of iThemes and a good friend of mine, just posted a great article about Imposter Syndrome’s partner in crime: Jealousy.
Cory goes on to talk about how to turn that jealousy around and become a more productive, successful person.
Check out the post, it’s definitely worth a read: Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity.
Read a great article about creating better relationships– the highlights:
- Treat other people as you would like to be treated.
- Truly listen.
- Be assertive.
- Remember to give the small gifts of kindness.
- Mix things up.
- Have human standards.
- Focus on solutions, instead of arguing on and on.
These are, individually, all things that I’ve tried to work on for years. This article does a great job at helping you think about the way that others perceive you, and the way that you communicate. Read the whole article here…
John James Jacoby published a great post today about defining success, and how that’s changed through his life. An inspiring read, for sure.
A brief excerpt:
Today, right now, I define “success” as follows:
Use television to relax, educate, and procrastinate on purpose
Use video games to supplement my aging imagination
Use music to drown-out my wandering ADD-afflicted mind
Use love to fuel solutions to life’s problems
Use my job to improve the quality of relationships in peoples lives
Use the culmination of my career experience to build great things (like BuddyPress, bbPress, GlotPress, WordPress, & Flox to name a few)
Stop pretending and take action – if it’s not actionable, appreciate the experience and take notes
Appreciate my wife in a unique way each day, and make babies
Be compassionate and considerate above all else
Every single morning I sit down and I write the three things I’m gunna get done that day. That’s “Defining My Three.” I have to choose carefully, but those are the three things I care about. If those three things are done, I can call the end of the day a success. Three things, not 15, not 25, not a full schedule of stuff. Three things. But here’s the thing. If, five days out of seven, you can take three things and you can get them done and you do that for weeks every year and you do that for years … people won’t know there were other things you didn’t get done because they’ll just be looking at a long list of shit you got done.
You’re going to fail a lot. Don’t give up.
I’ve created many cringe-worthy things in my life– what are your experiences with failed creativity?
(Thanks for posting this video, Mendel)
Interesting article on being in middle management (that is, anywhere where you have at least one person you supervise and at least one person who supervises you)
It is your responsibility as a manager to support the company’s decisions. Not just to execute on them, but to support them, to communicate that support, and if you disagree then you must hide that disagreement in the service of the company. You can disagree up — though even that is fraught with danger — but you can’t disagree down. You must hold yourself apart from your team, putting a wall between you and your team. To your team you are the company, not a peer.
Good article, but it just boils down to the bullets:
Step 1: Just realize that you can’t win if you compare yourself to others.
Step 2: Compare yourself to yourself.
Step 3: Be kinder towards other people.