Nothing fancy today. There are a bunch of things I do that are fairly unique but probably wouldn't ever come up on this site. Maybe some of them will give you ideas, or maybe you'll just think I'm weird.
I'm making a two week road trip back to Austin in the next couple weeks and will hit you up when I get into town.
"I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really feel bad for homeless people, but I feel awful for average people."
That quote has been stuck in my head all day. It just seems to... make a lot of sense to me.
Common man. that's awesome I guess, but I'm disappointed.. you gotta have something more interesting than this! You've set the bar high.
Hey, did you ever even consider the Winter Olympics curling team proposal I sent you (after all, I stole the idea from you and now arranging for it to happen). Now THAT'S awesome!
I had strep once... I waited as long as possible and the doctor told me if I didn't take medicine I'd die. He gave me some chewable tablets. I'll take medicine if I'm about to die, but that's it.
Never swallowed a pill? Take them at the other end do ya?
Seriously, you never had an illness as a minor, such as strep throat or an ear inection that required you to take antibiotics?
you're such a terrible liar.
1. what about the fist/knife fight we were in?
2. you know you have the scars to prove it.
Yes. Taiwan story sounds interesting.
I also know what you mean about the vision thing. My vision is good enough to get by, but I know that if I went for an eye test they'd recommended I wore glasses, so I don't bother.
You're probably right about Europe. It's not as exotic as some of the places you've been. The plus of it is that there are boatloads of really interesting places and cultures all within about ten hours train ride of each other.
One of the great things about being polyphasic is that my friends are on awful sleep schedules. Some of them stay up until 7am, others wake up at 7am, so at any given time there's a good chance that I have awake friends.
This morning at 7am Hayden calls and asks if I want to do yoga with him. Of course I do. This is the hot yoga, "Bikram", which literally translated means "the most severe torture known to man that somehow hotties can handle".
I hop in my car and head to his place. Hmm. The ride seems a little rough. Not to get too sidetracked, but I thought it would be really cool if I bought 19" rims instead of the stock 16" rims. It looks fantastic, but these stupid wheels have given me nothing but trouble. Literally every single one has gone flat, they have damaged my brakes, etc.
Dan Redford has built a life at the intersection of China/Michigan relations, doing international U.S./China business in raising millions of dollars of investment from Chinese clients into the United States. Knowing he wanted to be involved in U.S./China business, his first large opportunity came as a result of being a paid attendee covering the Shanghai Expo, and connecting with traditional media throughout Michigan as part of that trip. All along the way, he's connected with great people, lent a helping hand, and taken leadership roles in organizations.
In this interview to promote his GiveGetWin deal, a Group Class on Establishing Leadership and Influence, he tells his journey towards leadership and influence positions, and gives you extremely practical guidelines on doing that in your life.
"The Journey Through Fear To Influence" by Dan Redford, as told to Sebastian Marshall
My family really helped me become a leader. My younger brother is a famous basketball player where we're from. As the oldest of our family, it was a really big challenge for me. Seeing my younger brother rise as an athlete in the community and I didn't have to the skills to do that, it hurt.
I didn't pursue playing basketball in high school for a year because I anticipated my younger brother would be starting as a freshman and not wanting to compete with him.