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coolest girl ever.

I rode in an uber with who I consider to be the coolest girl ever. She came in the car with style. First thing she asks: “Do you have an AUX? I want to play this song.” “No, sorry I do not.” said our genuinely apologetic and friendly driver. “I’m going play DJ then.” She ...

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Handle your shit, for their sake

Since yesterday, I’ve had 3 phone calls with 3 separate people that lasted a nearly 9 hours. My buddy is being a little bitch. And the situation is distracting, annoying, and harmful to my work and personal life. And it’s totally stupid! There is a relationship in peril because of some misunderstanding. I have a ...

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thank you for fucking championing me

There are people looking out for my wellbeing and success. Because if I’m successful, they are successful. These are effective stakeholders. Thank you to the people in my line of work who are fighting for my growth and development.

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harness the network effect

A phone is useful only when you have people to call. The internet is useful only when there are people connected to it. Likewise, apps and products, such as social networks, are valuable for its network. This is the principle of the network effect — the phenomenon whereby a product or service gains additional value ...

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Keepin’ Austin Weird

In true fashion, Jen proposes that we do a fucking cross fit workout before dinner. How do I respond? In kind. “Fuck yes” I’m loving this city.

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the exit door is right there

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” — Jim Rohn Some people get really anxious or depressed at their work. They feel trapped, cornered. The world’s weight in pressure is placed upon their shoulders to perform. This sometimes describes me. Then my boss reminded me, “Listen, don’t forget that ...

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just one thing

Writing isn’t my immediate goal right now. It was. I wanted to be a writer. That’s why I quit my last job – to pursue writing in a larger capacity. But then I realize I’m not ready for that lifestyle yet. There was still a whole lot of life and the world I wanted to ...

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the currency of conversations

Every conversation is a transaction. Master conversation and you can become rich. We speak to each other because we ultimately desire something. Actually, each one of us has a value language. There are 6 value languages, or reasons why you communicate verbally with others — information, utility, love or acceptance, currency, and other ones I ...

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lose at what matters

There are forces that pull us in all directions. These forces can be friends, families, managers, anyone. And they offer incentives that are ultra enticing. These incentives may be so compelling that we alter our life’s course to achieve them. But we must proceed with caution, often taking time to reflect, for all that shines ...

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i forgot how to talk

I’ve forgotten all my lessons. When it comes to talking, and listening, you have to recognize what’s being said, what’s not being said, and what can’t be said. Words are inherently loaded, and it’s up to unpack them. Likewise, load our own words with the right ammunition. I spoke my mind and said some things ...

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