Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book


March 2019

3/10/19  I view it a couple of ways.  

First I’ve found when I can anticipate something in the longer run I can pre-set some choices I can make to attract more medium-term opportunities that others might over-look.  

And, the other way that may be just as attractive is the 7th Generation outlook I’ve long associated with Native Americans.  Either way, it’s short and sweet and a keeper.

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: You’ll focus on the things that matter in the long run.” Scorpios

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Stop the Presses! This is key.  I view this as a major passion project — sketching out a memoir that for now is structured by identifying lessons I’ve learned by the end of decades.  Primarily about making a life for yourself, sensing when one job or career is leading to a dead end.  

This is what animates me and why I’ve been reading and taking notes on autobiographies.  An approach that addresses life and leaving a legacy.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:If you could go back in time and warn your younger self, what warning would you issue? What diversion would you suggest?” Cancer

Should I really? This apparently is what introverts do — at least my kind, who’s patron saint is Leonardo da Vinci, and who are so easily curious and therefore distracted away from finalizing one project.  Procrastinate or leave a big network of work that all comes to fruition at the same time? My lateral thinking needs to be corralled as much a possible.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: “How about if, before you finish a big project, you get started on the next one?” Gemini

And, c’mon man.  Windwood’s and Wonder’s Holiday Tau is really relevant to me.  An obsession.  Leaving notes for the next time because time expired.  How many more categories do I really need?  Good call. And how many TauBits do I need to record and interpret before later I say, perhaps deep into this 1-year experiment enough is too much.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: “Once you start making distinctions and delineations, it’s hard to know where to stop.” Taurus

Sure, right.  I get it.  I do have to agree that I have intuitions and suspicions about people that I can’t account for until their behavior reveals just how devious or foolish their point of view is.

“2”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Highly intelligent people can be extremely articulate about foolish things, and your gut will tell you when this is the case.” Aries

First pass rating — it was almost a pass on it.  Now it speaks to how I eventually approached coaching and advising when I knew I didn’t have all the answers and may fail this person who doesn’t listen.  I discovered if I could get them to tell me everything about the situation and then what they’ve been doing about it, I could easily visualize the gap in where they are and what they want and push them to discovering their own solution — which in the long-term has the effect of getting them to follow advice.

“2” no “3”  Steve Carrell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69:If no one listens to advice yet people come to you for advice, what then? Give attention.” Leo

Two days ago the Holiday Tau for Steve Jobs was the mirror companion to this.  His was to brainstorm first for better ideas.  Greene and Guttenberg’s TauBit starts with a proper Paradoxy-Moron mindset.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “While searching for solutions, don’t start with the appropriate ones. Not today.” Virgo

Okay, maybe another category I’m noticing emerging from my curated Holiday Taus.  How to be mindful or less stressed when surrounded, like we were in Florence, Italy and in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.  How well can you practice the Tau in LA traffic jams?

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011):It is one thing to be spiritual while engulfed in the majesty of holy music and 14th century paintings. It’s quite another to be spiritually aligned in a 21st-century traffic jam.” Pisces

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate