S1 E171 — When’s the Best Time to Air Dirty Laundry?

Too many questions. Is it about airing my dirty laundry? Is it about me? Yesterday I lost my way sketching out my Systematic-Professional story for the Volume Two Manuscript.

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Often the answer isn’t to talk about things.  Brainstorm other ways to make a point.  If you find you still want to talk, your success depends on timing and framing.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 171 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 15th day of February in winter of 2020.


Is it about lessons in mentoring and building a pool of executives from Right Management Consultants? 

      • Is it about shifting expectations any INTP 113 Systematic-Professional Idea Packager would have?  
      • Is it about encountering 2008 and 2009 graduates who felt they were sold a bill of goods?  
      • Or about how the requirements changed and I chafed at those requirements?  
      • Or is it about how my guidance provided insight into how plateaued professionals might advance once they better understood the lay of their land and how to propose value-adding strategies of overcome their type-casting weaknesses?  
      • Or, had my platform where I could test out my ideas and refine them in a curriculum that Tom said could replace what they’re teaching in the Executive MBA program glaringly stood apart from the cookie-cutter approach, binder-driven, same-old same-old service?


      • Am I wrong in assuming my potential patrons are serial givers interested in the creative process and how creators do their work? 
      • What happens when they join Patreon by pushing that button?  Is my broad appeal now about giving back by supporting creatives?  
      • By promoting the Patreon brand, and by association my brand? And, by taking the first line about we … endangered long-form writers?
      • My updates should reveal my challenges and time to devote to mastering my craft of writing. 

My process of “What would Leo da V do” to 

      1. Imagine and Conceptualize; 
      2. Pre-Write;  
      3. Draft;
      4. Edit several times; and finally
      5. Publish. (Recall tips from TrainingSells about instructional design or following an outline, etc.) 

I have so many questions, what can I learn from the Tau of Steves?


“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Often the answer isn’t to talk about things.  Brainstorm other ways to make a point.  If you find you still want to talk, your success depends on timing and framing.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researcher’s Note:  Nope.  My birthday is still eight and a half months away.  Did you guess when?  

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

“You’ll learn what most excites and interest you and take action on your self-discovery.  It will be as though your feelings are wired to an intensity-controlling dial that you can move for your benefit, adventure or comfort.  New friends contribute to your joy, as do people you help, especially through work.”

Haha And on Monday, what, rest?  Seriously, you’re probably cautioning me against airing dirty laundry in my Memoir, aka “Volume Three Manuscript”?

“3”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Raising the standard will help you make a change.  Bump it up a little today, maybe a bit more tomorrow.”  Taurus

Howey, I know your TauBit of Wisdom offers hope, I’m not feeling the virtuous spiral up when it comes to breaking in that bucking bronco of a platform named Patreon.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42:Though spirals generally go downward, they also can go upward.  You’re moving through an endeavor this way.”  Cancer

I don’t say it often enough.  Or maybe I always look towards an inventor and company founder plus two comedians to advocate for perspective.  So, back away from the chapters recalling the decade between 2009 and 2019? 

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Take a step back and a look around.  You’ll see a few better options that could make a world of difference for you.” Leo

Or, maybe I should combine an NBA coach with an inventor and company founder plus two comedians to recognize I’m stuck in the trees and may need to shift my scope to the hill overlooking the forest and then begin with one tree at a time.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Regarding the thing you’re trying for.  You can do this.  You’re strong and able.  It’s just that the scope may be a little off, at least for these early stages. Start easier.” Libra

I half expected another NBA star to pile on with an NBA coach with an inventor and company founder plus two comedians like they do when they win a championship.  Instead, I realize your Holiday Tau, Steve, is what I wait to occur when I’m in so many advisory and coaching sessions, especially between 2009 and 2019.  Thanks.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:Before events occur, you’ll imagine them by running a film across the projector of your mind.  This happens  automatically, though adjusting your expectations will be a deliberate act.”  Aquarius

End of the Week “Knews” for FOSs

Trends — 

Short-Form — Headlines and Highlights from Fresh from the Labs

Long-Form — 

    • My notes from the introduction in “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari:  Sapiens, surveyed the human past, examining how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth. Homo Deus, my second book, explored the long-term future of life, contemplating how humans might eventually become gods, and what might be the ultimate destiny of intelligence and consciousness. What is happening right now? What are today’s greatest challenges and choices? What should we pay attention to? What should we teach our kids? Thinking about the big picture is a relatively rare luxury. A single mother struggling to raise two children … 

Progress and Procrastination — 

    • Procrastinate — I should have been crafting a Special Offer campaign as a way to move $1 Tier (Balboa Island) to $3 Tier (Cambria), but I didn’t get to it yet.
    • Progress — Published how go sign up instructions  for receiving your $1 Balboa Island benefits, “Trouble Claiming Your Digest? Take These Steps.”
    • Progress — Published “Ask Me Anything” for new followers that included, What does being an introvert have to do with anything? We come in six temperament flavors. We’re easy with solitude. In fact, many of us prefer mountain cabins, if given the choice, which inspired me to write about quality-of-life communities in the Sierra and Rocky Mountain Ranges. I happen to be one that I call SPIP short for Systematic-Professional, Idea Packager. 

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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