I’m not a Youtuber and this will be apparent after you watch this…but I’ve been convinced by my life coaches (GaryVee for one) that you just @#$% do stuff…its better than doing nothing. This’ll run down the LifeSparcs framework for you. There’s some funny stuff in here so let me know what you think!
Much has been made about social norms and transformation. According to several articles on FeverBee.com, there are three ways to establish norms quickly, especially for new members. Frequency. How often do members see this behavior repeated? Uniformity. What % of the visible members of the group embrace this behavior? Consistency. Is the behavior consistent? Why are… Continue reading Social Norms and Transformation
Those who have ever dropped off a kid at a college or had one leave home can understand immediately what I’m talking about. My son has entered his own path, and though will return, is clear that this “spreading their wings” thing is going to continue. I wanted a term that represented what I was… Continue reading Picolla Morte – Small Deaths and their Lessons
Normally I have big answers on this website or at least I try to dispense the approach I have gained over the many years on this great planet. Either through a natural chemical makeup or a psyche that operates on “happy mode” most of the time, I figure I can share my framework with folks,… Continue reading Kid Leaving home? I’ve got no answers, but I do have Mixed Nuts.
Western culture’s emphasis on seizing the day is so part of our experience I do not believe we fully comprehend what stress it adds to our everyday life. The latin pronouncement, Carpe Deum, as so powerfully played by the sorely-missed Robin Williams, is a command that arrested my soul when I first witnessed it. You can… Continue reading 🆆🆃🅼 – What’s the Message? The Fundamental Error of the Dead Poet’s Society
Today I listened to an entry on NPR’s This American Life called Five Women by Chana Joffee-Walt, and I thought it was as tragic as it was instructional, and very well done. It’s got the strong language (bleeped out in the linked version), or you can avoid all that and just read my tips below 🙂 In this episode,… Continue reading Five Women – Three Lessons from NPR’s special on the #metoo Movement – watch out for knuckle-draggers!
On the face of it, you might wonder who could be more different: Tom Brady, the Greatest QB of All-time, versus the most maligned skater in history, Tonya Harding. I’ve found that there is more in common between the two than immediately obvious. That their outcomes were so varied is the riddle that this article… Continue reading Tom Brady and Tonya Harding – Are they So Different?
Happy New Year! Welcome to the New Year. But how to start it well? We know about resolutions and their laughable limitations. Year ends/beginnings are a time for retrospection, so why not try retrospectives? Retrospectives are a core practice in my work as an Agile coach, but I use this technique with my family… Continue reading What did you learn from 2017? Make 2018 Better Through Retrospection
At this time of the year, the word ‘overwhelmed’ is heard in every home and crowded store across the land. Holidays that are supposed to bring joy often bring pressure as well. I’ve always thought this busyness to be unfortunate since year-end is an excellent time to reflect and check in with your life’s purpose. How can… Continue reading Three Tips for Recovering Passion and Purpose in Your Life
Experimenting with a new format. WUF! The idea is to have a mix of content here, some weird, some useful, and a bit of fun at the end. This site is, after all, HAPPY wisdom. So let’s get to it! WEIRD: Fish Swims Down Dude’s Throat Okay, the weirdest story I saw online this… Continue reading Weird, Useful, Fun (WUF) – Fish and Fidget Spinners