My husband politely asked me if I could suggest a pleasant door sign.
“My boss said that my door’s the only one in our department that’s closed, so I’d like people to know that they’re welcome to knock and come in, even if the door’s closed.”
“I’ll try to think of some signs for you,” I said.
I printed these out for him.
They say that asking better questions leads to better answers and subsequently, better results.
Sometimes when I miss a deadline, I ask myself, “Why am I so bad with discipline?” I might answer with, “Because I overanalyze everything and then everything takes too long,” or “I don’t really like doing the difficult work, so I do the easy work first,” etc. And I continue with the same habits.
Recently I’ve been listening to business podcasts and books that are helping me to think more constructively. One suggestion that comes up often is this: Decide what you want, set a goal and timeline, specify what needs to happen within that timeline, and then break it down into smaller pieces (I know it’s super obvious, but sometimes I get into the “can’t see the forest for the trees” mode).
I have a small business selling greeting cards to retailers. Recently, one of my sales reps sent me an e-mail saying that many of my buyers were extremely offended by the graphic nature of my newest cards.
I received her e-mail as I was finishing up this boobies card, so for a moment I debated whether I should print it.
Then I thought, why are people offended so easily?
I’m contemplating what it’d be like to miss the experience of raising a child. Without kids, we’d get more sleep, be less stressed, retain more money to spend on art and adventures (and junk food), and have extra time to indulge in pleasures and art projects/work.
My fiancé and I went house hunting last year. We considered bidding on a few places, but the mortgage amounts seemed too high for our budget. Two weeks ago, we resumed the search and found that home prices had risen 26% since we’d last looked (oops).
I’m curious about your thoughts on home or condo ownership. If you own a place, how do you feel about it – financially, emotionally, etc.? If you don’t own, would you like to? On one of our early dates, Michael mentioned that he’d always looked forward to living in his own house. I replied that the idea of home ownership made me feel trapped.
(but I wouldn’t feel trapped in here:)
More specifically, what percentage of people who’ve achieved a lot – in any field, but I’m especially curious about the arts, since I always thought that was an area in which you need sharp thinking at most times (I guess I’m naive) – do you think smoke?
I ask because a close friend of mine gets high frequently – about 10 times a week. He’s altered my outlook on stoners, since prior to meeting him, I’d assumed that anyone who’d smoked or vaporized for 20 years, as he has, would seem slow or simple in a stereotypical way. Instead, he’s bright and on top of his game (during the work day. After 7 pm he collapses into a video gaming high potato).