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Life Advice From Teen Experts  — The California Sunday Magazine
Something me and my sister like playing is this game called “I’ll give you the stars.” It’s how we settle most of our disagreements. So if I wanted to wear my sister’s shirt, but she didn’t agree, I would say something like, “I’ll give you all the beaches in Hawaii” or “I’ll give you the tallest mountain on Earth.” And if it was good enough, she would let me wear her shirt.
advice  teenagers  life 
december 2017 by sspela
What is the best piece of advice you got that worked nearly right away? - stories tipstricks heuristics | Ask MetaFilter
Go to the bathroom as soon as your body tells you it needs to. When people are being extremely rude or behaving boorishly or just being inexplicably weird in general, I justify it in my head by convincing myself that they just really need to poop, and are very cranky because of it. No one likes to have to poop and not be able to do it. It's helped me develop a Mother Theresa level of compassion and sympathy for the assholes in my life.
weirdness  poop  bathroom  advice  annoyances  people 
may 2013 by sspela
Brian Brushwood - Bizarre Magic: America's #1 College Magic Show - News - 14 years ago: the day Teller gave me the secret to my career in magic.
"Here's how surprise works. While holding my attention, you withold basic plot information. Feed it to me little by little. Make me try and figure out what's going on. Tease me in one direction. Throw in a false ending. Then turn it around and flip me over. [...] Read Rouald Dahl. Watch the old Alfred Hitchcock episodes. Surprise. Withold information. Make them say, "What the hell's he up to? Where's this going to go?" and don't give them a clue where it's going. And when it finally gets there, let it land. An ending."
brianbrushwood  teller  advice  surprise  magic 
february 2012 by sspela
Figure Out Who’s On Your Team « John’s Blog
"One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, back when I was 23 and newly out of school, is this: look around and figure out who you want to be on your team. Figure out the people around you that you want to work with for the rest of your life. Figure out the people who are smart & awesome, who share your values, who get things done — and maybe most important, who you like to be with and who you want to help win. And treat them right, always. Look for ways to help, to work together, to learn. Because in 20 years you’ll all be in amazing places doing amazing things.

That’s turned out to be true for me. Knowing who’s on your team — or as Reid likes to say, who’s in your “tribe” — has been critically important for me, even though I don’t see them all as much as I’d like."
advice  work  friends  tribes  teams  yourpeople  doingstuff 
september 2011 by sspela
It's Not Hard; It's Just Work - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Where do you want to be in five years? "I don't know" is not an answer. If I were to twist your arm and not let go until you told me your plan, what would you say?"
education  life  advice  plan 
may 2011 by sspela
Life Lessons: What are important things and advice to know that people generally aren't told about? - Quora
It is VITAL that you play in the mud! You MUST do this or you'll lose your soul! I am somewhat speaking in metaphor. If you don't like mud, that's fine. But when did you last finger paint? When did you last get into a pillow fight with your friends (or with your spouse?) When did you last sing a loud, off-key song where all the lyrics were nonsense words? What was the last time you did something utterly POINTLESS that was great fun?
life  grownups  play  advice 
april 2011 by sspela
Frank Chimero
"If you meet a person who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life."
design  advice  frankchimero  doingstuff 
august 2010 by sspela
Letter From Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse « En Tarde-Garde
Learn to say “Fuck You” to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itchin, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!
sollewitt  advice  letter  justdo  work  quote 
april 2010 by sspela
immaculate heart college art department rules (tecznotes)
8. Don’t try to create and analyse at the same time. They’re different processes.
coritakent  art  inspiration  education  advice  rules  life  design 
february 2008 by sspela
Creating Passionate Users: Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article...
Do not start at the beginning:
Yes, this means dropping the user straight in to the fray without all the necessary context, but if the start is compelling enough, they won't care, at least not yet. They'll stick with you long enough to let the context emerge, just in time, as the "story" goes along. One of my biggest mistakes in books and talks is overestimating the amount of context the listener/reader really needs in advance.
writing  presentations  tips  speaking  advice  beginnings  kathysierra  mtv10 
february 2008 by sspela

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