“One aspect of serendipity to bear in mind is that you have to be looking for something in order to find something else.”
– Lawrence Block.
Career advice from Charlie Hoehn:
Therein lies the best career advice I could possibly dispense: just DO things. Chase after the things that interest you and make you happy. Stop acting like you have a set path, because you don’t. No one does. You shouldn’t be trying to check off the boxes of life; they aren’t real and they were created by other people, not you. There is no explicit path I’m following, and I’m not walking in anyone else’s footsteps. I’m making it up as I go.
Being Lazy by doing too much
“There are different species of laziness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern style is like the one practised in India. It consists of hanging out all day in the sun, doing nothing, avoiding any kind of work or useful activity, drinking cups of tea, listening to Hindi film music blaring on the radio, and gossiping with friends. Western laziness is quite different. It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so there is no time at all to confront the real issues. This form of laziness lies in our failure to choose worthwhile applications for our energy.”
– Sogyal Rinpiche
On Clients and Saying ‘No’
Instead of seeking clients we will selectively and respectfully pursue ‘perfect fits’ – those targeted organizations that we can best help. We will say ‘no’ early and often, weeding out those that would be better served by others and those that cannot afford us. By using ‘no’ we will give power and credibility to our ‘yes’.
A Call to Arms: Twelve Proclamations of a Win Without Pitching Agency
“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
— African Proverb
If you’re not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original.
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.”
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — It goes on.
Our freedom to doubt was born out of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle: permit us to question — to doubt — to not be sure. I think that it is important that we do not forget this struggle and thus perhaps lose what we have gained.
~ Richard Feynman ~
Religion is a kind of opium that allows a nation to lull itself into wishful dreams and so forget the injustices that are being perpetrated against the people
~ Dirac ~