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Everyone Wants a Piece of Us

Everyone Wants a Piece of Us

Everyone wants a piece of us.
Not in a malicious way—there isn’t always an agenda or ulterior motive. But there’s only so much of us to go around. We have a finite number of “pieces” to give away.
We just have to figure out how to divvy them up.

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Choosing How We Work

Whether or not we work isn’t a choice most of us get to make.
But, WHAT we work on is.
For thousands or millions of years, humans had to work to survive. They had to hunt food, grow crops, build shelters, and make their own clothes. Their “job” was just to NOT DIE.
Things are different now. Our jobs are to make enough money to pay for those necessities. And we get to choose how we do that.

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Not-So-Inspirational Phrases

The powers that be have some explaining to do.
All our lives, we’re fed a bunch of inspirational phrases and sayings to help us make sense of the complicated world we live in. These sayings always seem like helpful advice, but I’m not so sure.
Sometimes we just need a good dose of reality.

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Shiny Object Syndrome is a Real Thing

Shiny Object Syndrome

It feels great when your friends point out your hypocrisy. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
“How’s the writing going?” That’s the polite (or passive-aggressive?) friend.
“You should write more.” That’s the blunt friend.
What they are really doing is holding you accountable. They’re making sure you’re doing what you should be doing, instead of chasing every shiny new idea that comes along.

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Sweat the Small Stuff

People always say, “don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Well, people used to say that. Maybe that phrase went out of style. Regardless, I think there’s a better alternative:

Don’t sweat the BIG stuff. If we focus on the small stuff, the big stuff somehow seems to work itself out.

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