I don’t want to be a real-estate agent, a stock broker, investor, or a businessman. I don’t like manipulating numbers or people to make money. It is usually the driving force behind picking these professions. Not that making money is a bad thing, but it’s just not my thing. I’m terrible at math. I’m terrible at spinning money. I make bad bets and poor decisions. I trust people a lot. I’m very gullible and easy to rip off.
What do the words contact, interview, donate, electrocution, balance, and endorse, all have in common? They were once, back in the day, buzzwords, or management speak terms, of the kind you’ll find in a latter day workplace if you touch base at the end of the day, and leverage those deliverables.
We’re all creative to one degree or another, creativity is not, after all, the exclusive domain of artists, musicians, writers, and the like. We all have a talent, there is at least one thing each of us excels at. For me, this is one of those things…
I don’t go to podiatrists all that often, so I guess it’s useful to know what do to prepare, should you ever need to see a foot doctor. I thought it would be as straightforward as making an appointment, but apparently not…
List all the medications, vitamins and supplements you’re taking and wish you could take, including non-medical marijuana, if it were legal in your state or didn’t require a humiliating meet up with a local high school student in the grocery store parking lot.
You’re sitting at your desk one day, trying as best as possible to plow through your work, when an email message arrives informing you that you’re now a director of the company, and your first board meeting will be tomorrow morning.
The first step is be convincing. Avoid non-verbal leakage (which can be as messy as it sounds). Don’t move your head suddenly when asked the question, touch your mouth, neck or throat, or shuffle your feet – they’re all giveaways that you’re mentally spinning. Verbal “tells” include repetition, offering too much unsolicited information (or padding) and qualifiers such as “If I recall correctly” or “If I am not mistaken”.
There’s also advice for looking the part at art shows, ordering wine at an upscale restaurant, and dealing with philosophy discussions at dinner parties.
I’ve not quite warmed to the idea of watching movies on my smartphone, mainly because I think the screen is too small. That I still own one with a four-inch screen, and intend to for sometime, doesn’t really help, but I think you’d need at least an average tablet size screen to really enjoy watching a film or TV show, on a smaller device.
However, if watching movies on a smartphone is your thing, you might get a kick out of the Cardboard Personal Home Cinema, essentially a cardboard box that sits on the floor, that you then crawl under, after placing your phone over a viewing slot on the top of the box. Actually, this is something kids might have fun with.