Posts Categorised: Life

A long list of short tips #2

I love long lists of short tips. Here is a piece called These Things, I Wish To Have Known from retinart.net. While this list is written by a designer with designing in mind, the sentiments express are applicable to many parts of our life. I found the following particularly interesting. You won’t have enough time Ever. You’re forever a student If you want to become successful in this industry, do not lose your inquisitive nature or thirst for knowledge. Stop watching TV Nothing to do with design, but something worth doing. Always ask questions It doesn’t mean you’re dumb, it means you want to learn. Don’t promise deadlines If you can get it done by lunch, tell them they’ll have it the end of the day (things come up).

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The fantasy was never real

More of Leo’s thinking can be found here.

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A long list of short tips #1

I love long lists of short tips.  This is a great one by Kevin Kelly titled 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice. I found the following particularly interesting: Treating a person to a meal never fails, and is so easy to do. It’s powerful with old friends and a great way to make new friends.  Being able to listen well is a superpower. While listening to someone you love keep asking them “Is there more?”, until there is no more. Rule of 3 in conversation. To get to the real reason, ask a person to go deeper than what they just said. Then again, and once more. The third time’s answer is close to the truth. Be prepared: When you are 90% done any large project (a house, a film, an event, an app) the rest of the myriad details will take a second 90% to complete....

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Make sure your executors and attorneys can get along!

In estate planning, the most important people are your executors (of your will) and attorneys (as your power of attorney).  As they hold the power to get the things done that really need to be done, it goes without saying you want to make sure they get along! Your will A will is the first step in ensuring the distribution of your estate is actioned in accordance with your wishes. Without a will, upon your death, a court controls the distribution of your estate and the persons to whom your estate is distributed to, which may result in delays in asset distribution. The executor of a will is the legal personal representative of the deceased person, and they are responsible for carrying out the terms of the will and administering the deceased estate. When choosing who to be your executor/s, you can choose a single person, or several people.  If...

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Hard work and hours are not the same thing

“Hard work and hours are not the same thing.” – @jasonfried Just because people pay you, doesn’t mean they own you. Don’t give them permission to take over your life. ✨ Thx @jasonfried https://t.co/vwo9QHHSyf pic.twitter.com/6aQSoKVrXH — Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis) February 6, 2020 Feeling tired after working hard (aka long hours) this week? So instead of telling someone today how “busy” your week has been, take 2 minutes to jump online and buy yourself REWORK and IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE CRAZY AT WORK by @jasonfried &

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