Illustration of a cross-roads with one path marked "keep going" leading off a cliff and another path marked "change" leading into the forest.

A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.

Last week was kind of a big one as it was the first full week of us living back in our house and the last week of full-time work for me for a while. I’m excited to be off the grid for a bit now taking a much needed respite from my normal routine. Here are a few things that I learned or came across last week.

I learned that all feedback is not equal and that the approach that benefits humans is a combination of appreciation and coaching, not evaluation.

I was prompted this week at work to describe what factors contribute to my best days.

I published my much-anticipated favorite albums for the month of July.

I read a great short book on doing hard things called How to Fight a Hydra. Recommended!

A few other things I found this week:

  • Don’t walk around with empty hands – the lesson here about never being a job site with empty hands made me think a lot about how it can also apply to other types of work
  • WHO SAYS I HAVE TO DO IT THAT WAY? – might be because I’m working with trade people all the time now, but I liked this. “The surveyor said “Don’t tell me, I’ve been doing it for twenty years.” The builder said “Well maybe you’ve been doing it wrong for twenty years.” I love that answer.“
  • Giving a Shit as A Service – “find yourself work you can give a shit about. And work with people who give a shit.”
  • Dall-E 2 Explained

Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.

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