Posts tagged attention
Do you want to "do it all" but "all" is too much?

About a year ago I was feeling very overwhelmed by the amount of things that I had promised myself that I was going to start doing and had dropped the ball on. French, coding and piano just to name a few. All noble pursuits, yet they all seemed to fall off the wagon because life just got in the way. It wasn't that I lost interest or decided they weren't worth it - I just found myself struggling to fit them all into my schedule on a consistent basis. Because of these abandoned goals I began getting pretty upset at myself. If these things were important to me, why were they constantly taking a back seat to everything else?

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How to Build a Life of Maximum Return

As I grow up and try my hand at this whole “adult” thing, I’ve been putting a lot of thought and energy into the idea of investments. Whether it’s stocks or real estate, passive or aggressive, dividends or no dividends, simple or complicated, there are an endless number of strategies and theories that claim to be the best way to invest. The more I do my homework, the more conversations I have and the more I ask myself what I truly want out of life, I’ve begun to realize that the theories that steer the way we invest also steer many other areas of our lives.

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What I learned from 30+ physicians about Identity

A couple of weeks ago I was photographing physicians in their work environments. As I moved from office to O.R. to board room shooting nearly 20 physicians over the course of two days I was struck by the demeanor and the attitude that they all seemed to possess. Man, woman, old, young, black, white, experienced, inexperienced... it didn't matter. Not a single one of them was concerned about whether every hair was in place or whether their makeup was perfect or whether their clothes were wrinkled.

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Are you someone that you’d want to pay attention to?

It's easy to not put in the work. It's easy to not invest any time in your audience. It's easy to get caught up in consuming in lieu of creating.

But then we wonder why our audience isn't interacting with us, why we don't have 100,000 followers or why we're not topping the New York Times Bestseller list. 

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You’re seeing the wrong “little things”.

Anyone who has ever traveled by airplane can understand the frustration that can come with it.  The woman ahead of you in the check-in line can’t find her ID.  You’re randomly chosen for a pat-down by the friendly TSA officers.  As you’re rushing to your gate, it seems like everyone in front of you is taking a Sunday stroll.

“Why is it that people turn into gawking idiots in airports when I’m in a hurry?!” indignant, you think to yourself as you weave through the terminal.  Your blood pressure is rising as you arrive at the gate to find your flight is delayed.  For ten minutes more.  Excuses.  It’s delayed an hour now.  Looks like you’re going to have to really rush to catch your connecting flight.  Naturally, you don’t get the window seat you wanted, and you’re sitting next to Mr. Important-Laptop-Using-Businessman-Armrest-Hog (side note: don’t be that guy).

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