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The Long Run

The challenge in thinking long-term is that it usually hurts in the short-term. Priorities and responsibilities shift, hurting day to day success.

But if you don’t disrupt the normal state of flow and provoke change, trading instant gratification for a bit of extra stress, you will undoubtedly suffer mediocrity and then implode. This goes for business and in life.

As I turn 30 today I recognize that time is running out. I feel pressured to do something historical right now. But I’m still building, pushing to identify my strengths and carry out my dreams. Luck has a tendency to meet you halfway if you’re willing to put in the work.

Phase 2 begins now.

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nevver: Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday) Get weird.
nevver: Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday) Get weird.
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Match the card with the personality

Card shopping is harder than you think. The selection process depends on the receiver’s current state (physical and mental), temperament, and your relationship with that person.

The objective of a card is to break the mold without sensationalizing the message. Funny cards about someone’s age are touchy. Serious cards about love and health are dull.

You’re better off buying something vague enough to spark a smile and make one optimistic. A simple joke or adage usually sends the right message.

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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

July 21, 1899: Ernest Hemingway is Born

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“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.” Happy Birthday, Miles Davis.
“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.” Happy Birthday, Miles Davis.
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Birthdays in the social space…

have completely shifted from public to private moments. Our closest friends or colleagues congratulate us via Facebook direct messages. Some “friends” still write on the wall, which sparks birthday wishes from people you don’t remember friending in the first place. Unsubscribe/delete.

Social media has matured, moving away from the mimetic desire to shout to everyone into quieter, more intimate moments. Snapchat is the paragon of this behavioral change. So is the return to handwritten notes, snail mail, and phone calls, outside social.

Care is a delicate emotion, evinced through platform and context. The medium is the message.

Admission: Yes, it’s my birthday today. Thanks for inspiring the blog post.