Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: tiny thoughts

  • Pimped-out practicality

    Pimped-out practicality

    If you were to ask me what vehicle I desire the most these days, the answer is unequivocal: a van.

  • Tomorrow is Monday, are you wishing you could escape?

    Tomorrow is Monday, are you wishing you could escape?

    “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape.” Seth Godin

  • Being an antifragile person aka embracing the chaos

    Being an antifragile person aka embracing the chaos

    “Complex systems are weakened, even killed, when deprived of stressors.” — Nassim Taleb No one wants to be fragile, but what is it to be the opposite? Being resilient or robust isn’t quite it. Something that is resilient “resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” says Nassim Taleb in Antifragile. Us humans […]

  • In my little cup

    In my little cup

    December I will sleep, in my little cup. Ron Padgett I know it is May/nearly June but this morning felt like December. Not just because of the low temperature and level of light (typical in Scotland) but also because of my mood. Sometimes I feel very much like I am “in my little cup.” These […]

  • You are the world-champion at being nearly identical to who you were yesterday

    You are the world-champion at being nearly identical to who you were yesterday

    Why not retire? If you retire now, you can go out on top, and get to the much more interesting work of doing something new.

  • Choose yourself

    Choose yourself

    I remember when this song came out. I heard it first on KEXP on my regular drive into work, the morning show DJ John Richards playing it twice in a row (as he is known to do with new tracks that he loves) and most mornings after that. It perfectly encapsulated a lot of the […]

  • I don’t know where we are going but I know exactly how to get there

    I don’t know where we are going but I know exactly how to get there

    Discouraged or unsure of what to do next? I shared three questions I use that might work. Sometimes, though, you have to use a different approach.