When it rains, it pours.
While NPR isn’t a daily struggle of mine–or issue whatsoever–the sentiment between the radio network and Zach Galifianakis certainly rings true. We feel comfortable for a moment. Things seem to be going well, perhaps even on the verge of something great. And then the boom is lowered.
How should we react?
Not wearing (and keeping off) a t-shirt related to that thing is a good start.
It’s Day 2 of the workweek and you may still be stressed-out and relentlessly catching-up on projects or emails. And while expediency can be a massive benefit through the use of technology (particularly mobile tech), it has also proven to be a massive burden in some cases. We need/have to be able to disconnect from time-to-time. For some, however, the connection between expediency and expectation is linear and non-negotiable. In other words, if you can respond in the moment, some people expect you to respond at that exact second. No excuses.
Enter one of the problems with technology’s increasing speed: Lack of time and understanding to think, reflect or acknowledge reality.
Yes, the following is an interview with a comedian. Yes, you may, therefore, be tempted to write-off what he has to say about an isolated societal problem that seems like a reasonable fix in many (obviously not all) situations.
Yes, the interview is also funny.
(Interview is from last year, which is why it’s announced that Baskets airs on Thursdays in the video)
And yes, the no-work-emails after 5 p.m. sounds like a good idea to try to navigate the increasingly blurred line between our work and non-work life, fueled by the pressured expectation of instantaneous communication via technology.
And yes, season 3 of Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis starts airing tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.
Do you know what you’re doing right now?
Yes: You’re reading Jimmy’s Daily Planet…with swagger!
Even if you don’t understand what just happened in the first two sentences of this blog post, act like you do. That’s a critical life skill, according to Taavon. This Swagga Coach knows how to discover it and, most importantly, bring it when it should be brought, which is always. There’s no need to wait until the weekend to break loose from the restrictions of your 9-5 job. Today is the perfect day to find your inner swagger (or swagga).
But you knew that already.
Free Tip – If you act like Mick Jagger, you’ll never be far from swagger.
After a fun weekend, it can be difficult to wake-up early this morning, get out of our comfortable bed and start a brand new week. Monday’s are not easy, which is why Jimmy’s Daily Planet makes a sincere effort to boost our energy to kick-off the work week every seven days.
What’s the motivation this Monday? I’m glad you asked.
For July 21, 2014 and the days that follow, it seems like we each need to dig deep within ourselves and find that definitive edge that will give us a fresh perspective for what lies ahead.
And if you can find something purple to sit on, all the better.