S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift

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

Having been reading the tea leaves this week my sense is we’re entering career-risk and job threatening times, so I planted a seed by DM-ing with Jazzy and Shaggy.

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 14 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 20th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and EatS2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “New ventures, new chaos.  Excitement and disorder are linked.  Maybe it’s not disorder but an ‘extra order’ we don’t understand yet.” Scorpio


When I advised executives through their year long job searches and coached executive MBA students during the shocking 2008 and 2009 near depression job climate almost everyone underestimated how long their search would actually take. 

So, I nudged Shaggy and Jazzy to activate a 90-day plan instead of waiting to organize their search and networking activities,  in case this pandemic becomes a personal worst case for them — layoffs with their jobs at risk.

How susceptible had I become by the act of note taking from “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” about left-brained dominant people?

They value written and verbal information … think in concrete ways, as if they are processing data … like to reduce information into logical sections … decision making … they are not so influenced by emotions. The can be witty or sarcastic … may appear somewhat controlled, cool, and detached.

Left-brained introverts are focused on a career or hobby. They may use denial or obsessive thinking as a way to protect themselves from anxiety.

Chaos, disorder and new ventures in a Holiday Tau from a Steve is one I’d anticipate from Steve Jobs, but let’s face it he’s a no show today and if he was, I’d have to steal it to use it, right?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “New ventures, new chaos.  Excitement and disorder are linked.  Maybe it’s not disorder but an ‘extra order’ we don’t understand yet.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I agree, Steve.  In fact it takes about 2o minutes in my afternoon meditation to cleanse my mind, and then replay what had stressed me or had drained all my energy for new insights.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Doing nothing is one of the hardest things for your active sign.  But 20 minutes of nothingness will set you up for hours of productivity.  Aries 

One of the favorite reasons given when I asked an executive why he wanted to become a mentor in our program was, if I can just keep someone from making as many mistakes as I had I’d feel I was very successful in our mentoring relationship.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: You’ll learn what you want to know and also what you didn’t want to know.  This is the knowledge you’ll need to delegate like a boss.  Taurus

OMG, G&G!  Are you monitoring my Kindle activity?  For “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscript, I’ve been highlighting phrases from authors like Michael Connelly as examples to help punch up my prose — in a non plagiarism way.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Involving yourself in the world between book covers is one of the best things you could possibly do for your inner experience.” Virgo

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Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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