S1 E94 — Wasn’t There a Movie about the Tau of Steve?

Would having to own up to your wife, the gorgeous Emma the Baroness, and shell out thousands of dollars for a new garage door installation count?

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

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Priorities have a way of shuffling to accommodate some kind of secret order that you yourself may not even be aware of until the results come in.” Leo

Evidence

Welcome to  Sunday’s Episode 94 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 29th day of September in the fall of 2019.

What’s going on?  Both Emma the Baroness and I have returned to our normal waking and sleeping routines in Southern California — which is fall, but feels and awful much like summer.

Sunday starts a new week for me.  This is put up or shut up week.  Take care of chores around the house left undone since we returned from our vacation.

And, more than anything Sunday is the kind of day when I start out by  asking “What would Leo da V do?” And, then this just dropped out.

Marc: Wasn’t there a movie about the Tao of Steve?  

Steve: Yes, but if you read closely you’ll notice the title of the book is “The Tau of Steves.”

Marc: To avoid any copyright or legal issues?

Steve: No, originally it was a typo.  I misspelled “Tao” and didn’t catch it for a long time. But, the movie’s plot centered on romancing women by the main character, Dex I believe.  He wasn’t a Steve.

Marc:  He based his philosophy for picking up women on two fictional “Steve” TV characters and a Hollywood actor, right?

Steve:  Yes, Steve Austin (not Stone Cold Steve Austin), but the Million Dollar Man and Steve McGarrett the original Hawaii Five O cop.  And Steve McQueen (no not that one), the one who starred in “Bullet” and the original “Thomas Crown Affair” with Faye Dunaway.  

Marc:  So you wrote this book about “Steves” with a typo in the title.  Why?  Why is it important?

Steve:  Yes, at first and it’s not important.

Marc: But it is to you, so why write it?

Steve: I couldn’t sleep and there was a Norwegian in my bed.

Again, don’t wake Emma the Baroness.  She’ll be disappointed that we missed out on the Holiday Tau delivery.  But, no matter.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Are you suggesting that the Holiday Tau that Emma the Baroness and I didn’t receive, but so deserve went to two comedians and a company founder instead?  We’ll take it. I’m leaving it up to Leo.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Priorities have a way of shuffling to accommodate some kind of secret order that you yourself may not even be aware of until the results come in.” Leo

Would having to own up to your wife, the gorgeous Emma the Baroness, and shell out thousands of dollars for a new garage door installation count?

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72:Because you are willing and able to deal with the negative experiences in your life, you are able to handle and let go of adversity.” Virgo

I’ll take that as a compliment, given Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and I are way overdue for our Holiday Tau.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: “You’re so used to dealing with your own world that you don’t see what you do daily as anything particularly remarkable, but it is.” Sagittarius

Are you sure?  I’d love to, but duty calls today.

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Agreeing to an adventure is the right thing to do, especially if you’re not sure what else to do.” Capricorn

Maybe, like Brian Eno said once, Nash’s Holiday Tau points in the same direction.  Keep trying different approaches and keep creating different passion projects.  If one comes to a brick wall at the end of a blind ally, jump to the next project on the other side.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “You try something that doesn’t work, and then you try something else.  Keep trying until something clicks.  This is the way of progress.” Aquarius

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S1 E85 — What happens when the fear subsides?

Jazzy’s looking for some advice about a side hustle — he’d been approached by the top advertising guy at his former action sports business.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “When fear subsides, the brain is quiet.  It’s out of this quiet mind that deep insight and intelligence emerges.” Leo

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

This wasn’t for the advertising creative director, but for his popular side gig and he needs a proposal for social media consulting.  

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 85 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this 30th day of August in the summer of 2019.

It took me about a half an hour to locate what I had used and emailed it to him after a little phone consultation.

It’s uncanny how what I advised Jazzy was freakishly similar to the Holiday Tau for Zahn, Emma the Baroness and me.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “The safety net can have an effect whether or not it’s actually there.  The confidence one gets in thinking that it’s there will contribute to sure-footed action.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Have you been noticing it too?  Why have I been including so many Steves over the past few days? Has it been some sort of FOMO going on?  Shouldn’t I pay more attention to what’s relevant, you know emphasizing quality over quantity?

If not for me, for Jazzy.  This describes the responsibility he brings all the time.  I can learn from him and from Smith’s Holiday Tau.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: “You know how to complete your work, show up on time and bring a willingness to work with others, even the difficult ones.” Gemini

And, I see I saved Howey’s as a companion piece.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “You have talent, but it doesn’t matter half as much as persistence and applying oneself to the most important task at hand.” Cancer

OK, now that my brain is quiet, I’ll relish deep insight and intelligence.  Count me in.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “When fear subsides, the brain is quiet.  It’s out of this quiet mind that deep insight and intelligence emerges.” Leo

You mean besides deep insight and intelligence?  How about intuition and lateral thinking together with a talent for picturing the essence of what is at play in a situation.  I mean like visualizing a scene that crystalizes the action and next steps.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “What’s the thing you like about yourself today?  You’re allowed to think it.  You’re even allowed to say it, to yourself or anyone who will listen.” Virgo

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S1 E82 — Why Writers Aren’t the Only Endangered Species. Sigh.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “You’re getting established into new communities and circles.  Just make sure before you agree that this is the group of which you want to be a part.” Capricorn

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

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Episode 82 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this 24th day of August in the summer of 2019.

What’s going on?  Over this past week Emma the Baroness and I faced the kinds of technical hell most of us do as consumers that drag on for three days.  

Another one impacted just me when my limit to how much of Fantasyland’s Kindle highlights I could save.  My only workaround was to turn in the book and wait for it to be available again. 

I’m not sure how to value our Holiday Tau this Saturday.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Saying no can be an act of self-love.  And saying yes can be an act of self-denial. The key is to listen carefully and process thoroughly.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Smith’s Holiday Tau is so true, but not for me today.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: “Only smart people doubt themselves.  Only ethical people question their own ethics.  And only the most evolved face these sorts of conundrums head-on.” Gemini

Yeah, sure we all skim and scroll to the bottom of terms of use.  And on a much larger scale half of us or maybe more can’t trust what our president says.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Before the technology and law inserted so much complication into life, a person’s word was his or her honor.  Now we don’t even read what we agree to anymore.  Not you; not today.” Sagittarius

Harvey’s Holiday Tau could mean if the folks I meet at the WordPress Meetups are people I want to include in my network. 

I’ve even thought that if for nothing else, being able to be the administrator for all six of my websites could qualify me for a newer career direction.  And, interestingly enough I briefly met a retired LA Times photographer who struggled like I did with setting up his site to showcase his gallery.  He told me with a sigh that the newspaper business he spent his entire in had changed so much. 

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “You’re getting established into new communities and circles.  Just make sure before you agree that this is the group of which you want to be a part.” Capricorn

I’m going to combine Nash’s and Jobs’ Holiday Tau for a Saturday, eh?

“4”  Steve Nash, 45: “Go have fun by yourself.  It will develop the part of you that makes the most difference to your experience.” Aquarius

This is how I felt about reading and taking notes on Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Choose a challenge that is interesting and not too hard.  Lose yourself in total engagement with the task.” Pisces

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S1 E76 — “The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”

Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Conflict, tension and surprise aren’t just essential elements of drama; they’re needed in real life.” Libra

Evidence

I’m a little freaked out over the complexity and I wish I had implemented some sort of version control like engineers and programmers I used to work with did.  Note to myself.

Hi and welcome to Episode 76 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this fifteenth day of August in the summer of 2019.

What’s been going on? I’ve been walking roughly three miles around our lake a few times a week listening to my iTunes playlist of songs.

When one captures my inner Leo da V I make a note of the singer and title for later reference in my Notes.  What occurred to me lately is beyond the Tau of Steves, shouldn’t there be well rounded input, from say their lovers, friends, wives, sisters and maybe others, to vouch for the value of their Tau?  Just saying. 

And, if so a reminder I’m on the “E’s,” alphabetically.

However comma, as Emma the Baroness loves to say when she shifts gears into a new topic, one of my monumental projects called “Working On the Business” includes

1. Comparing my earliest manuscript for Book One: ”On Your Own Terms: Pack More Meaning and Passion into Your Life” one chapter at a time to blog posts.

2. Consider adding photos.

3. Make edits chapter by chapter including in “The Knowledge Path Volume One”.

4. Identify blog-to-website changes necessary. 

I’m a little freaked out over the complexity and I wish I had implemented some sort of version control like engineers and programmers I used to work with did.  Note to myself. 

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: Power comes from knowing what others want, which requires listening well.  Listening is the power move.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Leave it to G&G’s Holiday Tau to resonate with my predicament today.  Thanks fellas.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Conflict, tension and surprise aren’t just essential elements of drama; they’re needed in real life.” Libra

Hmm.  Is this some sort of trust-the-force-Luke reminder? 

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62: “There is a primal beast inside you, barely detectable in the hum of the modern world. In the wilderness (actual or metaphorical) it syncs with all that is.” Capricorn

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S1 E66 — Do Your Proposals Lead to Contracts?

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

Summer July 2019

Steve Howey, 42: “People will pay you according to the pricing you establish.  Take cues from what others are doing.  Consider the value you create for others, and price accordingly.” Cancer

Hi and welcome to Episode 66 on this fine July 25th.  But let’s return to Day 65 “… when it comes to meeting new potential clients to prepare proposals that lead to contracts.  It’s one of the most difficult processes to master for me.” 

This is what vexes consultants and freelancers almost all of the time — if my price is too high they won’t buy, and if my price is too low I’ve set a much lower position to negotiate from for follow on work. 

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “People will pay you according to the pricing you establish.  Take cues from what others are doing.  Consider the value you create for others, and price accordingly.” Cancer

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S1 E62 – Next Reality?

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

Summer July 2019

“4”  Steve Howey, 42: “This next reality is coming together with the help of your mind’s eye, the intentions of those who need you, and the hand of fate.” Cancer

Welcome to Day 62 of My 1-Year Experiment on this July 11th. What’s been going on? 

I’ve been transcribing four chapters into a draft of what I’m calling “Volume Three” a memoir — legacy of sorts.  This passage reminds me what it was like to be a Dad, right after my kids fly home after a summer visit.

All those things fill in the sweet sorrow. Why do I write all this? Instead of getting on with something else like my computer business, etc? I guess I know tomorrow I’ll be conditioned to get back into my normal work-a-day role with its pressures and deadlines. These memories will be buried deep — almost beyond reach. And I sense there is something important here. Their trip every year brings headaches, but also a part of me surfaces and then goes away for another 11 months.

Given what I’ve been working on, I’m not feeling the relevance of Zahn’s Holiday Tau today.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You’ve been watching a skilled person and picking up technique.  You’ll soon be solving a problem differently than you did it in the past.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

What about Jobs’ Holiday Tau? Do I?  I’d like to think so.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You’ve all the ideas about how a masterful person would show up and complete the task at hand.  Go on and follow in the footsteps of this idealized version of you.” Pisces

What’s my method that McQueen’s Holiday Tau describes? Hmm. Not sure. Could it be writing in my journal over the years to be revisited and edited later? Maybe. So, what has changed?

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Your method has helped you get the goal several times already, but now something has changed. Adapt.” Aries

Haha. Can I breathe if I’m still under water?  Sure I’ve spent a career so far successfully interpreting what a new boss needs and telling stories how I’ve got the track record to accomplish what they need.  You know, “Fake it until you make it”.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “You may be in over your head, but you’re always going to swim somewhere near the top.” Taurus

Wait.  Am In interpreting Howey’s Holiday Tau correctly?  Let’s combine it with WW&C’s to increase the ratings.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42: “This next reality is coming together with the help of your mind’s eye, the intentions of those who need you, and the hand of fate.” Cancer

Nah.

“2”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “You notice details.  You track behavior.  You ease things about others without having to ask.” Leo

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S1 E53 – High 5’s for Tau Secrets Revealed

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

Summer June 2019

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You’ve got a secret that helps you move through events with grace: Change itself doesn’t hurt.  What hurts is our resistance to change.” Scorpio

Researcher’s Note:  By this time, Day 53 of my 1-year experiment, on June 22, I began saving a little time in my process of curating Holiday Mathis sayings in the print edition of The Los Angeles Times.

It meant all I’d have to do was search through a half a dozen statements printed next to the crossword puzzle to compare to my source document  in which I recorded all 12 from the previous day.

Where was the last Steve McQueen TauBit (sign) and the Steve Jobs’ and the Steve Carell and the Steve Aoki?

By bolding the TauBit (Scorpio or Aries or Sagittarius), it made it easier to locate the last one to copy and paste under the new date and then type over it. 

It wouldn’t be the last time I sought efficiencies.

What’s been going on?  

I rediscovered my “CareerVentures DRAFT” which encapsulated what I branded as “Secrets for turning your passions into profits. 

The world was changing dramatically.  I wanted to document it, extract lessons learned and offer the best practices to clients. 

During the six years of moonlighting — getting up every morning at 5 am and writing for two hours before working in my day job as a Senior Vice President coaching executives how to find another job in the Southern California region, I realized that journal could be used another way. 

Through sophisticated “knowledge chunking,” something I had learned as a Chief Knowledge Officer and a Chief Learning Officer, the journal emerged as one of the first ebooks. 

While researching the top 10 trends everyone should plan their career around, I fell into a venture guidance contract where I coached entrepreneurs with start up ideas and products. 

That ebook also opened the door for co-authoring “Adapt! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work” 

And that book, opened the door for the 2-year curriculum of online tools, tips and templates for my Executive MBA clients, as I advise them to change careers, buy a business or franchise and launch a start-up, consulting or coaching practice.  And, for the more adventurous of them, to take advantage of the Mobile Knowledge Company opportunities.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You’ve got a secret that helps you move through events with grace: Change itself doesn’t hurt.  What hurts is our resistance to change.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

My first blog post included a poem by Portia Nelson included in her book,” There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk” which she calls, “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters”. I feel it’s at the heart of Smith’s Holiday Tau.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30:The path to fulfilled wishes is littered with impediments, all of which you will rise up and over.” Gemini

Leave it to the Holiday Tau for G&G for describing a profound TauBit of wisdom we all should understand

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “If you can’t do anything about it, then it’s not a problem.  Rather, it’s a circumstance.  Change what you can; accept the rest.” Libra

Haha.  What was I thinking?  Keeping a journal filled with TauBits of wisdom collected daily throughout a year?  

“5  Steve Harvey, 62: “The level of frustration you feel directly corresponds to how far off the mark the situation is from your expectation of it.” Capricorn

Unless you refer back to Nash’s Holiday Tau from yesterday and imagined problems aren’t the same as delusions, fantasies and misplaced beliefs — “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “Imagined problems can have as much impact (if not more) as real problems can have.  The good part about imagined problems is that they can be solved the instant you see reality.” Aquarius

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Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment

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

Summer

June 2019

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Think of all of life as an experiment.  If this person’s not right, try that person.  Don’t take the outcome personally.” Capricorn

Hitting my stride on LinkedIn I shared two of my blog posts, one from Western Skies and Island Currents, “Sweet Anticipation. Getting There is Half the Fun, Right?!” and one from Know Laboratories, “Is It Time to Inhale the Future and Exhale the Past? Just Ask Walmart.” (1 week 436 Views ) So, I figured I’d be eligible for a pithy Holiday Tau.  No such luck on today on June 6th.

Researcher’s Note:  In the raw data “10” appeared between the Howey and CM&W Holiday Tau.  With around eight months remaining to capture data, I counted how many TauBits from Steves filled a page for final results and comparisons.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Back to living in the shadows, I guess.  This Holiday Tau is worth doing time behind bars.  Why? Cause this project, if truth be known sprung out of someone, maybe Joseph Chilton Pearce, who said you can live your life as an art form or a natural experiment.  

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Think of all of life as an experiment.  If this person’s not right, try that person.  Don’t take the outcome personally.” Capricorn

Yeah, this is important.  But, I’ve been working on it so it’s not up there with Harvey’s Holiday Tau.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980):There is no way to improve except by giving the important task your full attention.  But remember to take a break when you need one.” Aries

From two months ago: “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned?” she asked.  

“Take showers,” he said.  “Huh?” was her reply not quite sure if he was making fun of her or not.  He then explained the major breakthrough he and his team of co-conspirators couldn’t quite find was driving him nuts and keeping him at his incubator on many late nights.  

But, his phone rang.  It was his wife reminding him in that scolding way that only the loves of our life can that he was late for their date.  While showering to freshen up, something clicked in his unconsciousness or something he said and it was like the solution fell out as soon as the water hit his face.  So shower more ofter.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:Give yourself a break; you’re solving a problem even if you’re not aware that you are.  This takes time.” Cancer

A friend reached out to me, knowing Emma the Baroness and I toured Italy, wanting some suggestions.  I pulled up our planning spreadsheet with itinerary dates, arrivals and departures, specific notes, hotel reservations, costs and cancellation reminders.  It took us from Venice to Florence to Cinque Terre to Tuscany and on to Rome.  In my default mode, I forwarded to her so she could compare.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “You enjoy helping people fix what’s wrong.  However, this shouldn’t be your default mode.” Taurus

Thank you Carell, Martin and Wozniak, but you can keep your Holiday Tau today.  I’m just not feeling it.

“2”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “It’s as though life has an agenda and doesn’t feel like accommodating yours.  Accept fate but not other people’s drama.” Leo

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Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment

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

Summer

June 2019

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You’re not working for feedback, but the comments do matter.  Be willing to listen, knowing you’ll have to sort the valuable information from the rabble.” Pisces

What’s happening?  We’re in a slump I guess.  Still no Holiday Tau worth saving for us today on June 8th.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So it’s hard to argue against one of the greatest entrepreneurs and innovator in America’s history, but that won’t stop me from objecting to his Holiday Tau. 

It’s not so much about the first part as it is about second part.  In my blogging experience I’ve concluded it’s just not worth the effort of searching for valuable feedback through hundreds and thousands of SPAM, which is good for a camping breakfast and that’s all.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You’re not working for feedback, but the comments do matter.  Be willing to listen, knowing you’ll have to sort the valuable information from the rabble.” Pisces

I want to say this was a slow day, so I will.  I did receive an article from Ad Age which caught my eye — “Marketing to Gen Z is a hot topic these days among companies looking to engage America’s newest generation of consumers. Here are five myths biggest myths. 

But, being a slow day I couldn’t muster the motivation to click on the headline link. And, there’s G&G’s Holiday Tau.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “Sometimes being who you want to be is automatic.  Then there are days like this.  It’s harder.  It takes restraint.  In fact, your personality is as defined by what you wouldn’t do as it is by your choices and actions.” Libra

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What’s Up with Facebook?

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

Spring 

May 2019

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Time to yourself seems like an impractical indulgence, you’re happier and more loving once you’ve tended to your tranquility needs.” Scorpio

I have a love-hate feeling for Facebook, don’t you?  It’s what’s been on my mind today, May 17th, on Day 39 of My 1-Year Experiment .  Yes, I recognize if I want to attract a better following on social media I need to spend time on it.  

But, on the other hand, ever since I read “Who Owns the Future” by Jaron Lanier I grown weary of what he calls siren servers.  Someone crystalized his argument by saying if you’re getting it for free, then you are the product.  

In my email, Ad Age Digital led with the headline, “Advertisers fear losing consumers who delete their Facebook history.” 

Technology experts now began advocating for the break up or dismantling of Facebook, even as the Siren Server bans Alex Jones for spreading hate speech.  

Even an early investor in Facebook and a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg has grown sour on its business model.

Give me some mental holiday time, please.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Time to yourself seems like an impractical indulgence, you’re happier and more loving once you’ve tended to your tranquility needs.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Leave it to the double W music icons to tempt me with their Holiday Tau.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69:You’re where you’re supposed to be and the world outside just has to wait.” Taurus

Here’s my take on Smith’s Holiday Tau, if I don’t understand the rules I’m sure Emma the Baroness would gladly set me straight, right dear?  But, what happens if social media  platforms replace intimacy and friendships with fantasy and selfies? 

“3”  Steve Smith, 30:You’ll be aware of how the rules change as you move in and out of the various concentric circles that span the realms between intimacy and distance.  Gemini

It’s not enough to become aware of how rules change.  The trick is to have “if this, then that” actions sketched out. The best way I can advise is to stimulate your own powers of foresight.  Check it out here.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61“ When the action doesn’t go to plan, you’ll quickly come up with a new one.  This is better than passively riding out the direction everything seems to be falling in.” Virgo

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