I’m taking a mentor’s advice and giving myself a D on life.
Last Friday, he told me a story about a teacher who, on the first day of class, told the students that he was giving them all an A. All they had to do was to write a paper on how they would work to earn the A that semester. By doing so, he believed the students would be freed of worrying about the grade and focus on the actual learning.
But my mentor rebutted that and said I should give myself a D. “A D never killed anybody,” he said. “Expect that people are going to laugh at you. Expect that you’re going to fail. And, once you give yourself a D, you can create your art.”
Seth Godin and me at the launch of his new book, "Linchpin." 1.15.2010
I have been simply mesmerized by this growing photo group on Flickr called What’s In Your Bag? I am especially taken by the photos from men, travelers and technophiles. The content of most men’s bags seem so streamlined. How do they get away with so little “stuff?”
Click the photo to see notes on my “stuff.”
What's In Yo Bag?
My bag’s contents vary on a weekly basis. Continue reading
I got a tattoo on Friday night. It’s my second one (and my last). I’ve wanted to get this word on my body for over a decade, and I’m still kind of high after going for it.
I only told one person that I was doing it, so most people are just finding out here and now.
My friend John (the one person I told ahead of time) helped me take photos and video. Clink any of the below photos to view the full photoset.