Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment

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


March 2019

3/17/19.  Look, it’s not just for me.  There’s Steve Zahn, the love of my life — Emma the Baroness — and me. Where’s our Holiday Tau? Is this pushing us towards a life of crime?  Stealing another Steves TauBit and making it our own?  Ok, so be it.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I hesitate only to ask for a point of clarification on the rules.  Oh, right there are only those that emerge and since we have dedicated a year to this natural experiment I see no reason to set a precedent.  

Instead of choosing only one or two of the top rated TauBits, why not stitch together several which are greater than the sum of their Holiday Tau parts?  I second it.  

Let’s combine McQueen with Kerr, Aoki, Harvey and Jobs in response to what left an indelible impression on Emma the Baroness and me — Chris Erskine’s loss of his son by a freak freeway car accident.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Major life events are to be acknowledged and acted on in a major way.” Sagittarius

That kind of a loss devastates everyone around the person who suddenly passed away in his young adult years.  Burnout, overloaded mental circuits — all signals you need to take the time to recharge to allow your mind and spirit to rekindle

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980):Unable to take in anything new? Take it as a sign that you’re headed for a burnout. Recharge your body. Mind and spirit will follow.” Aries

The Holiday Tau for Kerr says it so succinctly … assimilate on your own time.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54: “You need time to process all that’s happened around you. Let yourself assimilate.” Libra

But, recognize that when you’re in that foggy state it’s difficult to remember what to do next.  Or how to more efficiently pick up the pieces of your life.

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62: “There were times when you felt more disciplined than you do now.  With some space and conscious effort you can re-create them.” Capricorn

I once worked for a boss for an emerging growth technology firm in San Diego.  One thing he used to say, that has nothing to do with this, was our new boss, that he influenced the executive recruitment team to hire, was so focused that he missed all the important stuff a CEO requires for strategic planning.  That, “It was like he was looking through a 40-ft. straw.”  

The Human Resources VP’s other favorite saying, like The Holiday Taubit for Jobs —Take Action — which he kept on his desk next to his name plate, and which he brought with him after leaving the US Navy in favor of a civilian job.

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Don’t remain stuck. Take action.” Pisces

Now round out the last part that makes the whole, well, a whole lot better.  Get moving quickly but get some early feedback and work your system.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: “Increasingly, you rely on a system to take you from point A to point B. This will make things happen more quickly for you each time.” Gemini

I’ll leave the last three Taubits for you to consider for yourself.  Are they bad?  No, I don’t consider them irrelevant — maybe just not as relevant for me — but who knows?  I’ll keep them in so you can decide for yourself.

“2”  Steve Nash, 45:You wonder whether you’d do better if only you didn’t have to work around a certain disruptive element.  Actually, it’s making you more incredible.” Aquarius

“2”  Steve Howey, 42: “Today you’ll be acting on faith and working hard to make sure that your idea happens.” Cancer

2”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: “There are so many things you have done that, were it not for you, would not exist.  Give yourself credit.  The world needs what you can put into it.” Taurus

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate