For the first time in years, I threw the football around with my brother. It was deflated to the point where you could barely grip it to throw a good spiral and it felt like a Dominatrix’s whip when you caught it. I almost said no. I didn’t have the proper shoes and my pants had been falling down all day. I said nothing, got up and went outside. Needless to say we had fun.
I’ve been doing the same three actions every morning for the past few weeks – say nothing, get up and go outside. It’s enabled me to get up in the morning and get the work done that has to be done. I enjoy doing it however at the end of the day I find that I’m starved for human contact and have a tendency to ramble on about what’s happened in the past 24 hours in extreme detail. Turns out very few people care about the daily 3 yard gain that I strive for on a daily basis.
How to lose weight in four easy steps, aka how to enact change, is well worth the read. I saw it when I was reading Mark Suster’s treatise on unicorns (tech startup companies valued at over $1 billion). It turns out that there are some things that you can’t edit down to one or two things. Some stories have to be told in their entirety. And a few are worth memorizing.
This week I plan to burn up the phone and make a few new friends. I also want to fix a web site and get a few brave people to test it out. Hopefully one or two of them can break it, expose the flaws and then I can fix it. Any volunteers?