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Two Books that are Kind of About Empathy

Today I'm going to talk about two weaknesses I have and two excellent books which address them. One book was recommended by my friend Brian Sharp during an awesome presentation he did at the Game Developers Conference (video coming soon, Brian?). It's called Difficult Conversations. The second is called the Time Paradox, which I got off my friend Derek's reading list (Derek provides notes for every book, which gives you a good idea of whether you'll like it or not).

Self Expression

Unless I've dated you in the past, you might be surprised to hear that I'm not very good at expressing myself. The irony, of course, is that blogs are about self expression, and the authors that make themselves most vulnerable often have the most success. But if you look at my past articles, I very rarely talk about my feelings. I'm transparent about who I am, what I do, what I've done, where I go, what I think, etc., but how I feel is notably absent.

painful truths

On The Words of Focus Project

My mind is spinning.

I burn people out. Sooner or later, everyone I meet needs to distance themselves from me.

I know immediatly wheter or not I will spend time with people. Within an hour or so of knowing them.

As far as I know, no one else has come with such a razor approach to this.

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