S2 E12 — Too Anxious to Meet and Eat

I’m negotiating a bargain between my conscious and unconscious self about scheduling. But, I’m a little spooked about these new self-quarantined CDC recommendations and turned down two scheduled lunches for at least two weeks. But …

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 12 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 15th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E11Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop; S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …; S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E9 Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There is outside pressure to do what you’d rather not.  Your hesitation is well-founded, though your reasons are unconscious and lack form.  Still your inner guidance is trustworthy.”  Aries

Evidence

We’ve agreed that if every other day I manage my ongoing email campaign (Working on the Business) — the even days — and feed a pipeline for publishing to Patreon on the even days (Working on the Business) and actually publish on Fridays, well then I’m devoting Saturday and Sunday’s to following “What Would Leo da V Do?”

Today’s Sunday, right! What Would Leo da V Do?  Bubble up associations.  

      • Introverts must be more suited to self-quarantines because of their D4DR genes.
      • Select website posts I can repurpose for Patreon. 
      • Interconnected, ripple-effects normally going unnoticed.  
      • Why introverts excel at scenario planning when extroverts ain’t got time for that.  
      • A good time to pause and reflect about your options.  
      • Dealing with the unknown. 
      • Before and after — when this happened and who was dealt the worst hand?
      • Traveling canceling and planning, when is it save, what will you find. 
      • The way it was.  Remembering Italy before.  
      • Remembering just last month, the way it was.  
      • For Patreon, articles from my websites about comparing 2008 to 2010, as chapters from my books and updates to them. 
      • Working from home, why it’s great to be an introvert.  Now is the time to sit down with your loved ones and plan.  Introduction to the 5-book series. Begin a new bucket list.

What am I missing?  Any sparks from today’s Holiday Tau?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You dare to move forward with a good plan, but you’re just not sure the plans on the table meet your standards.  That’s OK.  It will be fun to go back to the drawing board.” Scorpio

Is it really OK?  It doesn’t feel like fun now.  Just a lot of anxiety and boring, hard work.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

What’s left to steal?  Is this your birthday today?  Happy Birthday! Let’s check back in August.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

You’ll achieve greatly over the next 12 months using nothing more than what you already have.  With feats of compassion and kindness, you’ll make a difference in the world while raising your own spirit.  A special relationship leads to improvement of health and routine.  You’ll make a legacy deal in August.”

Is there some sort of collision between Leo da V and our Patron Saint?  

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There is outside pressure to do what you’d rather not.  Your hesitation is well-founded, though your reasons are unconscious and lack form.  Still your inner guidance is trustworthy.”  Aries

So it seems your Holiday Tau, W&W, seconds my last bullet point and suggests weighing the options.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: A move happening miles away causes a reshuffle. The whole game changes.  Stay agile and alert, ready to respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities.  Taurus

Funny your Holiday Tau should mention mentoring, as I’m beginning to receive replies from my mailing campaign to them.  

I’m a little spooked about this new self-quarantined CDC recommendations and turned down two scheduled lunches for at least two weeks. But …

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:You could use help from a mentor.  You’ll be in the lucky position to choose the best one for you based on the accurate evidence presented today.  Cancer

Yes, true.  Is that why I and for that matter Emma the Baroness hold back a little, or are we just private people?

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Competitive, territorial urges burble in your being.  Maybe you don’t love the way this feels, but on the bright side, it’s a sign that you have something to protect and preserve.” Leo

Your TauBit of Wisdom is how I advised those hundreds of proteges enrolled in the mentoring program I ran.  

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:It’s time to add a few new heroes to your pantheon.  It will benefit you to study some who are just one or two rungs above you on the ladder you would like to climb.” Libra

You know, your Holiday Tau might be on to something.  

One of the unformed Leo sparked ideas is making me look at this potential self-quarantine period as a time to focus on logistics and implications and ripple-effects and consequences that surprised people as the Great Recession wore on.  

Will this be another one of those times?  What lessons will we be able to draw?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: This no time for philosophy.  This is a time for logistics.  Talk through details with discerning people who know the territory and can help you in a practical way.” Sagittarius

Ain’t that the truth, Harvey.  Emma the Baroness and I started out imagining who each other was, merged and grew into who we are. 

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:Relationships start in a state of fantasy.  You imagine who the other person is and they imagine who you are.  Somewhere in the middle, you settle on a mix of experimentation and reality.  Capricorn

Haha.  If I can remember how it actually goes, I’ll tell you the joke about faking authenticity.

“5” Steve Nash, 45:One of the buzzwords you need not worry about is ‘authenticity,’ as you cannot help but be anyone other that who you are.  Showing up ‘authentically’ is basically impossible not to do.  Aquarius

What’s Going On

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

    • 1,372  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop

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

I must be doing something wrong.  My Patreon articles shared on Facebook aren’t displaying like I wanted.  Except for the “Rascal Flats Best West Road Trips” text and photo. 

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 11 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 14th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously from Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!; S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?;

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year ExperimentS1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E9 Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Do you need guidance? Yes.  Can you give guidance?  Yes.  Whatever you don’t know, there will be people around you to show you.” Cancer

Evidence

For a Saturday, this just seems like too much to put up with.  Maybe because our Cox bundle of cable, phone and internet just keeps crapping out. 

Or for some reason electricity to our backyard barbecue and refrigerator tripped circuit breakers for some reason.  

Recent rain puddling underneath the barbecue?

Should we wait for a third shoe to drop.  My mother always told me bad things happen in threes.

Looking for inspiration from today’s Holiday Tau I notice right away nothing good materializes for Steve Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness or me.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

How about from you, our Patron Saint?  Or is your Holiday Tau taking a Saturday off for all intents and purposes?  Hmm.  Nothing yet.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Someone with a new perspective will catch you off-guard.  It doesn’t have to be particularly sound or true to be interesting and spark your next surge of creativity.” Aries

Howey, you’re next up.  Whatcha got in you toolkit of TauBits? So you’re referring to the Cox technician and our electrician?

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Do you need guidance? Yes.  Can you give guidance?  Yes.  Whatever you don’t know, there will be people around you to show you.” Cancer

I get what you’re promoting with your Holiday Tau, but this is the type of day when I step back from head banging on a problem and walk away. Oh, wait.  I’ll be walking three miles around the lake, is that what you mean?

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:One question that has come up lately is, ‘Who do you think you are?’ Rest assured, this identity will resolve itself beautifully in action.” Libra

Right.  But, did I miss the punchline after a great set up?

“3”  Steve Nash, 45:Each person deals with life on a certain scale, which can be similar or vastly different from you own.” Aquarius

What’s Going On

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

    • 1,345  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S2 E10 — Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …

Key into your own life and times as though you were a journalist writing a story about it.  There’s something in “witnessing” your own life from the point of view that will liberate you to make this year an adventure slightly beyond what you were used to.

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

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:The interesting ideas will come and go, giving little sparks to your day.  It’s the great ideas that will stick around, lighting a fire in you.” Libra

Yup, it’s Friday the 13th.  Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 10 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 13th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in the Second Season

S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!; S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities

Related from Season One

S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E9 Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment;

Evidence

Figuring out how many BCC emails I could send at any one time turned into a trial and error task stretching out for most of this past week.  

    • In my “Working on the Business” mode 318 outbound emails to proteges I had matched with mentors in the past and another 52 to their mentors escaped my iCloud server’s cutoff.  
    • But, for the last two days I logged in the sent backs for a variety of reasons into my “Friends of Steves” spreadsheet and searched on LinkedIn for the most current I could find.
    • Michelle, one of those first wave of Proteges who graduated in 2019 sought advice about starting up a business. Her request got me thinking about topics  
    • I had already written in book chapters and in one of my blogs that could be an article to offer the public on Patreon. I sent her Preneurs . 
    • What’s the easiest way to offer the “Best of” teaser articles in Patreon from my websites?  
    • Maybe my bonus offering is 60 days of free newsletter for those of us stuck at home.  
    • Or “stuff“ from missing chapters added in Knowledge Banking, but not included in any of the manuscripts.  Or, possibly about change and uncertainty from Know Laboratories.

Michelle’s unexpected reply felt lucky for triggering ideas, but who knows if potential Patreon followers will care?  Is this gold or fool’s gold?

So, Steve your Holiday Tau feels timely.  I’m full of self-doubt.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s a time to doubt yourself and a time to go full-on forward.  Don’t let them overlap.  Once you decide, step with confidence.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Haha.  If you’ve been following along this definitely isn’t my birthday, but I wish it was.  I hope by finishing the “Volume Two — Work” and “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscripts will appeal to both demographics. 

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

Key into your own life and times as though you were a journalist writing a story about it.  There’s something in “witnessing” your own life from the point of view that will liberate you to make this year an adventure slightly beyond what you were used to.  Young people emulate you, and older people need you.

Oh, oh.  Have I not knocked hard enough today?  Is your Holiday Tau predicting bad things for me?  I knew it.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Defeat isn’t the end.  It’s a chance to regroup, change the plan, give it another go.” Leo

Thanks, G&G.  If I combine your TauBit of Wisdom with Today’s birthday it adds up to the “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscript! 

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Knowledge is obtained through study.  But the only way to become wise is through experience.” Virgo

Yeah, now we’re glowing.  Thanks Coach Kerr I’m feeling more inspired.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:The interesting ideas will come and go, giving little sparks to your day.  It’s the great ideas that will stick around, lighting a fire in you.” Libra

But, wait there’s more.  Wow, thanks for being on my Tau Team Steve.  Intelligence, originality and nuance — great qualities to emulate.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Ordinary thinking does not recognize extraordinary qualities.  You have the higher intelligence to appreciate originality and to discern wonderful nuances.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

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S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!; S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data ; S2 E5 Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

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S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E9 — Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!

Novelty seekers have a long D4DR gene and were less sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine. They need to experience life’s thrills and chills in order to produce higher levels of dopamine.

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

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 9 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 12th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in the Second Season

S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?; S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting OpportunitiesS2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Related from Season One

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment 

 

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You have ideas but you don’t know how to make them fly now.  Until you see the light, the best move is no move.” Scorpio

Evidence

I’m not too pleased when I discovered files critical to my writing process were missing in my desktop folders.  

Case in point.  

I was dead certain I had read a book about Steve McQueen, the now dead Patron Saint of the Tau of Steves.  

Several attempts later and giving up searches in my photo albums where I took pictures of pages, I decided to save highlights from another book, my Kindle borrowed library book, “Introvert Advantage” and I found McQueen, but only when I went to save the borrowed book.

A whole list of missing books appeared.  

Why? Thank you Steve Jobs and the iCloud team?

Anyway, “Play to Your Strengths” — Inner-Directed Talent Profiles seem to match up well with right-brain and left-brain introverts. 

A deep dive into the Introvert Advantage.

Some quotes: 

We all have a natural temperament climate in which we feel more comfortable, perform our best, and maintain a crucial balance. All human beings have 99.9 percent of the same genetic prescription. Our individual differences come from the 0.1 percent of our genetic material that is just us. 

Temperamental differences appear to be derived primarily from our neurochemistry.” “(O)ne gene, D4DR … influences temperament. No one gene causes a specific temperament. However D4DR, or the ‘novelty-seeking gene,’ has been studied extensively ….

Chromosome 11, named the personality chromosome affects the neurotransmitter dopamine … controls excitement levels and is vital for physical activity and motivation.

The novelty seekers were found to have a long D4DR gene and were less sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine.

They need to experience life’s thrills and chills in order to produce higher levels of dopamine.” .

(For) low-novelty seekers’D4DR genes were short and … they are highly sensitive to dopamine….  (I)n quiet activities, reflective individuals … are perfectly content to live at a slower pace.”  Kindle, Location: 851 — 861

I guess the question is, so what? 

Followed by the observation that neither our Patron Saint, Steve McQueen nor Steve Jobs represent today. 

Why?

At least our main guy showed his Holiday Tau and it’s exactly what I’m feeling.  Well done Zahnny.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You have ideas but you don’t know how to make them fly now.  Until you see the light, the best move is no move.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Another birthday heist is called for, though I’m neither proud of it or anywhere near qualified to legitimately claim it.  But, it holds possible answers to grounded ideas mentioned in Zahnny’s Holiday Tau.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

This year offers a variety of frameworks for you to operate within.  You’re like an actor who gets to play several roles.  Tight relationships will be the best part and your personal life will play out like a beautiful dance.  There’s an opportunity to mix in a professional area you’ve been intrigued with for years.

So, is this all about my low novelty-seeking D4DR short genes or what?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Creativity and vitality spring alive as you disconnect from the digital world for a spell and reconnect to your inner world.  Taurus

Haha.  Is your Holiday Tau a twist on the former CEO of Intel who once claimed that at the pace of technology’s cutting edge being paranoid is a survival, if not thrival skill.  So, maybe a little stimulus to attract my attention shouldn’t be all that bad.  Any idea who’s passing what around?

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:Do you get the impression that there is secret information being passed?  The tinge of paranoia is a sign to pay attention.  Capricorn

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

    • 1,345  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

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S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?;  S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data ; S2 E5 Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E8 — How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?

We  introverts account for only 30 or 40% of people,  according to research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperaments and make the mistake of trying to fit our behavior and other choices into the dominant extrovert, outie way according to author, Marti Olsen Laney.

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 8 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 8th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in the Second Season

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Related from Season One

S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Part of you is having a personal experience, while simultaneously another part of you is dealing with the person experience you are having.  Your awareness of your own multifaceted nature will calm you.” Leo

Evidence

It’s when we change our clocks in this part of the world to make our internal sleep systems suffer.  And to sadistically demonstrate how quickly we forgot all the steps for changing each clock in electronic devises that don’t even require a timer.  

Pro Trick?  I use my iPhone as the standard for each devise that doesn’t automatically change.  

    1. Punch in the 2, 3, or 4 steps required to advance the time to the correct one except for the very last, 
    2. Figure it will take 10 to 15 seconds,
    3. So the time to be set is one minute faster or earlier depending on the spring forward or fall back nonsense.  
    4. Watch the second hand sweep across the iPhone clock and as it clicks down to the 12 position push the last step in the sequence.

I feel I can take my cue for a variety of Volume Three Manuscript settings from “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” — like synthesizing the science of temperament and what we know about the brain now.

It’s why I feel a closure coming full circle prompted by Shaggy when he recommended some of Sam Harris’ books and his podcast. 

Like other introverts, I feel adrift until I can remember something by association.  

Associative thinking as one of my former client’s, Marsh Fisher,  explained is a lot like trying to reach into a clear plastic container in your fishing tackle box for replacing the hook and night crawler that snapped off when that huge bass got away.  

It’s his entangled fish hook theory of creativity.  

If you take advantage of it you surface not only what you’re looking for, but all those linkages connected to it as well.  It was at the heart of what he baked into his IdeaFisher software as a resource for advertisers and copywriters and innovation teams.

 We  introverts, according to research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperaments, account for only 30 or 40% of people, and according to author, Marti Olsen Laney, make the mistake of trying to fit our behavior and other choices into the dominant extrovert, outie way.

So you’re saying there’s hope for us?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who should get your time: the one who needs it most?  The highest bidder?  The one who’s the most fun?  To vacillate only wastes the moment.  You’ll decide and go all-in.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Now this is what I’m talking about when it comes to receiving a strong TauBit of Wisdom from our Patron Saint!

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The assumption that others are happy leads to wondering why you’re not.  Lose the whole idea that there’s a baseline for happiness you’re not meeting.  Seek meaning no matter how you are feeling.  Aries

Oh man, or I should say men, this just feels like it opens the door for pushing the goal posts further (or is it farther) a way.  Like saying the finish line tape at end of the marathon race is 27 miles a way.  

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Realizing that there’s more work to be done can feel like a letdown, though it’s actually a sign of progress that leaves room for fine-tuning, improving or going back to the drawing board to ask different questions.  Taurus

Emma the Baroness and I traveled to Venice and the rest of Italy for our anniversary, to Norway her ancestral home, and to Jeffersonville, Indiana for a 50th birthday celebration and to Dexter, Michigan to stay with my little sis.  We can’t wait to make our way to Sedona and Prescott, Arizona.  We’ll try to make good on your Holiday Tau, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:People who travel often are usually either getting paid to do it or they’ve made travel a priority in their lives.  You want to see new places, and you’ll make it happen.  Cancer

At first, I felt scanning and then copying all the Holiday Tau just may be overkill all on one day, right? But considering the three amigos involved, I can see why I grabbed this one in the heist.  Not only does this dualism occur, but it is what I do when we travel so I can record my impressions for future use.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Part of you is having a personal experience, while simultaneously another part of you is dealing with the person experience you are having.  Your awareness of your own multifaceted nature will calm you.” Leo

In the expanded way I journaled my dualism, and why I find myself drawn back to recent research on the brain functioning, chemistry and evidence of temperaments, your Holiday Tau, Steve, is a great description.  

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:There will be freedom in a pen.  Write down all of the things that have been bugging you, exciting you or draining you, and you will become immediately lighter.  Aquarius

So G&G how do you interpret your Holiday Tau?  Does it go back to my new found perspective of innies versus outies — how extroverts typically rule the world and introverts don’t?  If so, I’ll give you a higher rating.  Quid Pro Quo.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:There are meaningful victories to be had, and there are also battles unworthy of you.  As for the metaphorical war raging on today, it will continue pretty much the same with or without you, your choice.” Virgo

Hey Coach Kerr, I get how you might interpret your Holiday Tau as a deficit in my problem-solving techniques.  But, maybe in light of the “Introvert’s Advantage” I’m wired this way and the only way to solve problems and behave effectively is to not try and be somebody else.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Your worries have been essentially the same for years, an indicator that the usual problem-solving techniques haven’t worked and, in fact, might be part of the problem.  So, are you ready to get unconventional?” Libra

And, yet what intrigues me is exactly how your TauBit of Wisdom implies we can and should take advantage of our unconscious process which filters how we see the world once we sense it and flip it to change lenses.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): However wrong or right you may be about who you think you are, that’s the lens through which you see the world.  And when you change lenses, you’ll see a different world.” Pisces

Premium opportunities are good things.  And timing, even springing forward only makes us late by following the clock.  And Emma the Baroness takes her time resetting her clock and loves to ask, “What is the real time?”

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:The timing of things would be silly to argue with.  The world isn’t running late or early.  Go with what’s happening.  Premium opportunities are there for you as you’re present to the moment.  Capricorn

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

    • 1,345  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

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S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data ; S2 E5 Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

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S2 E7 — Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities

What’s Going On?  Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 7 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 7th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Not everyone knows what you know, can do what you can do or wants what you want.  To think about it from another’s point of view will be invaluable today.  Aries

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

Shifting Opportunities

Evidence

It’s been 12 and 18 hour days this past week, so spending a fewer hours today compared to the others allowed me to realize my entire email list lives or has lived in the California’s South Coast Region, mostly in Orange County.  

Having been replying to the first few of the personal responses my mass mail today, I see how to beg “forgiveness” in approach to two broad categories:

My “ask” of the mentors I recruited over the last decade has to do with legacy (Volume Three  Manuscript) looking back to their trajectory and broader areas outside of their work life.  

My “ask” of their executive MBA proteges has more to do with Organization Types and Growth Stage profiles (Volume Two Manuscript). 

Since Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness and I missed out on today’s allotment of valuable Holiday Tau, let’s see if there are any we might want to swipe.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Leave it to our Patron Saint to more succinctly and wisely express what I attempted on this shortened Saturday.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Not everyone knows what you know, can do what you can do or wants what you want.  To think about it from another’s point of view will be invaluable today.  Aries

Given early indications about an emerging pandemic will this Holiday Tau for you two iconic musicians turn out to be prescient or are we just panicking over nothing?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: You imagine some places with all the zest of one with no intention of going.  Others you imagine carefully, knowing that when the time comes, you’ll go all-in.  Taurus

What’s Going On …

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen

Working on the Business

    • 1,345  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S2 E6 No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data; S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

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 S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E6 — No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Maybe we can shift suppliers and bring you lime-scented messages at a lower cost without having to abandon our unwavering commitment to virtual bottles instead of using harbor and ocean-clogging plastic. Hmm … ?

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You need to keep some in the reserve today.  Hold back because your expenditures, mostly emotionally speaking, will be a little more intense than anticipated.” Scorpio

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

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 6 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 6th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Having almost figured out my publishing options on the Patreon Platform I managed to post my fourth essay, Keeping It Fresh in the Message Bottling Lab and the first in March. I’m working on a companion piece:

Do we share your data without you knowing it?  Look, this is literally a manual operation. 

It’s low tech.  

Living this far out of the main stream and at a great distance from fashion currents we have to hump our way all the way down to the sea to collect your returnables. 

And then hike all the way back up to the labs, grab the next set of virtual bottles and toss them off the coastal cliffs far enough out to catch the slipstream hoping the tide will deliver them to you. 

All day long we have to huff and puff down and back up to the lab. 

Like I said it’s a manual operation.  And, yes it’s true several key pages from the manual blow away from time to time if we leave the glass stained windows open like we did just last week.  

So, no we don’t share your precious little frickin’ data with anyone else. It’s our policy. We stand by it. And, we literally don’t know how.

This week’s normally hidden rippling effects surfaced as viral fears gripped citizens. 

      • Fewer cruise ship tourists enjoyed the added bonus of two weeks at sea.  We here at the labs noticed a slight dip in the availability of virtual glass bottles from our suppliers. 
      • While Costco members rammed each other like shopping-cart pirates, Seth Meyers reported that out of growing panic the sales of Corona long necks dropped in demand.  
      • We noticed the falling out-of-favor trends weeks and months ago outback, but chalked it up to shifting Millennial demand for Pacifico.  

Is there an opportunity here we should pounce on, literally?  

Maybe we can shift suppliers and bring you lime-scented messages at a lower cost without having to abandon our unwavering commitment from virtual glass instead of literal harbor and ocean-clogging plastic. Hmm …?

Can we find lime-scented Holiday Tau for Steves today?

Hmm… Steve I don’t quite get what our TauBit of Wisdom is supposed to mean for today, do you?

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You need to keep some in the reserve today.  Hold back because your expenditures, mostly emotionally speaking, will be a little more intense than anticipated.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Is this an ad for solar energy?  Who wouldn’t want a long-term project conclude lucratively?

Today’s Holiday Birthday: “You’ll savor the long stretch of peace that comes at the top of this solar return.  Serene moments will be shared with a tight group.  A long-term project will end lucratively.  There’s a fair exchange that leads to something much more interesting, and as you apply your talent, business keeps favoring you.”

And, what does our Patron Saint have to add to our Holiday Tau? Sure, but which other compensation forms are you referencing?

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): It may help your attitude to consider that there may be other forms of compensation in play that cannot be tallied at this time.  Aries

Does Smithy have the answer?

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: The question of doing things for love vs. money will come up.” Gemini

Now, Howey why is it that I chose to include your Holiday Tau?

“3”  Steve Howey, 42:Getting out of a rut will be a matter of leverage and different sorts of movement.  Cancer

But, what if after you do all that coach you write a book about it?

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Get the experience — the face-to-face, sweat-on-the-pavement experience.  There’s no story, movie, class or book that could teach you the same thing.” Libra

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities 

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen

Working on the Business

    • 1,337  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 
    • Who is my target audience at Patreon?  
      1. Introverted creators who are the overeducated and the underpaid; everyone from underpaid musicians to out-of-work PhDs;  
      2. who shop at Trader Joe’s (or wish they could); 
      3. who have more sophisticated and diverse tastes in food and drink.“ 
      4. find elements of the lifestyle they aspired to for not too much money, 
      5. within the reality of a schoolteacher’s salary that 
      6. offered glimpses into a much more affluent lifestyle. 
      7. marriage of Consumer Reports and Mad magazine. 
      8. a chatty rundown on new, seasonal and offbeat offerings

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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Previous:  S2 E5 — Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4 — Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3 — Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2 — New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related:  S1 E6 — Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5 — Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4 — Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3 — Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2 — Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E5 — Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment

Welcome to spreadsheet mania day, the bane of my existence. Look, all I want to do is monitor who I sent Patreon-interest emails to and track their responses. So far all I seem to do is do and undo spreadsheet rows or columns or cells.  

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

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You can’t remember everything.  Update your systems.  Write yourself some notes.” Leo

Evidence

Hi and and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 5 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 5th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

I’ve run into imposed limits on the number of BCC messages you can send through iCloud mail.  Trouble-shooting why it didn’t work took half a day.  

I managed to send 92 variations to people I knew, and in the back and forth conversation my messaging will improve:

Maybe it’s a little too early for Spring cleaning, but I’ve put this off for way too long. 

It’s been over a year since I left UCI to pursue my passion projects and to dabble in other interests. 

I’d like to stay in touch with you, so I’m going through my contact list and realize this may or may not be your current email. 

Hopefully it is, you get this and you can update my information too.

What have you been up to?

All the best, 

Steve

Instead of quick responses asking about what I’m up to, I received a load of failed mail attempts.  I knew there was a reason I didn’t look forward to the “working on the business” part.

Haha.  Can I twist our Holiday Tau to remind me it’s better to beg for forgiveness rather than ask for permission?

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Forgiveness is merely an agreement to move forward knowing that the judgment has not yet been rendered.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

And that my Patron Saint friend, isn’t feeling all that good!

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The difference between assessing where you’re at and judging yourself will be most detectable in the way the you-to-you interaction feels.  Aries

OMG Smithy.  You’ve hit the nail on the head. Thanks for laying out the options for improving on our Patron Saint’s TauBit of Wisdom with ways of figuring out what to do about my assessment.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: That moment when you realize you’re not telling your story to the right audience is a decision point.  Do you double down on the moment?  Do you change the story? Do you bail?” Gemini

Yeah, this is what I’m shooting for — combining McQueen’s with Smith’s and moving forward with your TauBit of Wisdom for consistency and efficiency.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Figure out the steps and tricks that will help you slip into the right attitude, mindset and energy level to perform steady, consistent work.”Pisces

Is this day going to become a once in a lifetime when it comes to wisdom?  How’d you comedians (and an inventor) sense I struggled today with noting and updating my lists of contacts?

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You can’t remember everything.  Update your systems.  Write yourself some notes.” Leo

Internal weather.  I like that Coach Kerr.  My variation on your Holiday Tau is it’s not weather you win or loose it’s how you play the game.  Haha.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Don’t forget that the internal weather system counts more than the external one.  And that is a weather system you have some control over.” Libra

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen

Progress and Procrastination

    • Progress — My Response: Wow, I’m impressed.  Thanks for taking the time to give me great feedback.  Yes you’re probably right.  Nobody reads anymore, so we’re an endangered species.  You’ve given some ideas, I should reach younger people.  I saw videos of your grand niece on the gondola, but I wonder how to reach her.  Oh, wait.  I know. I’m following her on her twitter feed.

Working on the Business

    • 1,333  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 
    • Who is my target audience at Patreon?  
    1. Introverted creators who are the overeducated and the underpaid; everyone from underpaid musicians to out-of-work PhDs;  
    2. who shop at Trader Joe’s (or wish they could); 
    3. who have more sophisticated and diverse tastes in food and drink.“ 
    4. find elements of the lifestyle they aspired to for not too much money, 
    5. within the reality of a schoolteacher’s salary that 
    6. offered glimpses into a much more affluent lifestyle. 
    7. marriage of Consumer Reports and Mad magazine. 
    8. a chatty rundown on new, seasonal and offbeat offerings

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Previous: S2 E4 — Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3 — Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2 — New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related: S1 E5 — Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4 — Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3 — Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2 — Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E4 — Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment

Just about sums it up for me.  It’s a question that didn’t mean much to me as a 10 year-old, but it sure stayed with me. And, I still haven’t found the answer to that riddle.

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The pen is in your hand, and the page is open.  You have everything you need to write the story of your life.  Please don’t take the page numbers literally.  This one can go out of order — if you dare.”  Taurus

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 4 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 1st in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Maybe I shouldn’t have, but it’s 6:30 AM and I did.  Besides I scheduled a little time last week  for my muse by asking “What would Leo da V do?”  He brought me back to my childhood pain.

If you could get past her snarling greeting-growl stepping from my lawn onto her blacktop turf partially hidden by spindly bushes in a winter Saturday,  you might make it pain free to Johnny’s backyard.  

Princess never fell for my trick that I swear calmed every other dog I ever encountered did.  

If you held out an open palmed hand to her close enough for her to smell your friendly neighbor scent, she’d bite your fingers before your could recoil in defense — 9 times out of 10.  

Princess and I in a perverse way enjoyed this dance of pain and challenge. 

I hoped for 10%, she delivered 90%. 

But somebody from inside the kitchen or an open garage would yell for Princess to back off and let me pass. 

During the months leading up to spring we’d play inside in basements waiting for the sun to shine and dry out our three-lots playground across each of our corner houses.  

But, the one thing that always caught my eye inside — was the wooden sign Johnny’s dad must have picked up somewhere in his travels or given to him by his co-workers.  

It’s message didn’t mean much to me as a 10 year-old, but it sure stayed with me. 

Etched into the blonde wood was the saying, “If you’re so smart how come you ain’t rich?”

Just about sums it up for me.  I still haven’t answered that bit of wisdom.  

Now that we’re in the final stretch of an experiment it dawns on me that I can’t possibly analyze the Holiday Tau for 16 sets of Steves without an artificial intelligence program.

So, I’m picking the top four sets of Steves, separating out every TauBit of Wisdom from the others to tally up as more or less a representative sample of the total population. They are:  

      1. Steve McQueen; 
      2. Steve Jobs, 
      3. Steves Carell, Martin and Wozniak and finally 
      4. Steve Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.

When I launched this experiment, here’s what I imagined I’d find. So I began coding:

      1. W —Wisdom for “If you could go back in time and warn your younger self, what warning would you issue?” 
      2. N —The name (why a mother would choose Steve for a baby to grow into; choose Steve for horoscope intuition) — prime-the-pump kind of Steve-only and Friends of Steves putting in their two cents; 
      3. Y —1-year experiment — anything, especially for intuitors and actual magical thinking (Norway vacation should extend the 1-year time frame)
      4. S — something silly like Amy K alphabet of small moments. 52 weeks in a year — 52 weekly sayings.

However comma, as Emma the Baroness says, different patterns began to emerge as I began diligently sorting Holiday Tau into the four categories.  The categories changed to accommodate the TauBits themselves:

      1. Practical Projects;
      2. Work;
      3. Wisdom and Legacy; and
      4. Relationships and Intimacy

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Given the four categories and the four representative sets of Steves, only Steve Jobs will count in the analytics.  And, right off the bat he’d fit in “Practical Projects” and maybe even “Work”?  I’ll have to make the call, but in terms of relevance to my day, his Tau doesn’t carry much juice.

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You want a clear instruction for the current problem, but if the universe were really to thunder from the clouds saying, ‘Do this!’ you’d rebel and tell it to stop bossing you around.  So try to read and heed the signs.” Pisces

Better.  This Holiday Tau falls into what I’m calling Volume Three Manuscript about wisdom and legacy.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The pen is in your hand, and the page is open.  You have everything you need to write the story of your life.  Please don’t take the page numbers literally.  This one can go out of order — if you dare.”  Taurus

Hi, Steve your Holiday Tau feels more directly related to my Volume Two Manuscript about Work and indirectly to wisdom and legacy. 

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:When you’re new, it seems like all the people understand a thing that you don’t.  The funny thing is that no one on the inside understands any more than you do.  Cancer

Thank you Steve, great insight from someone how has played in the NBA and on the soccer fields.  Your Holiday Tau describes the process I described as the evolution of coding the 4 TauBits of Wisdom over time without sabotaging the experiment.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You are playing a sporting game that has nothing to do with sports at all, and the ball is in your court.  Don’t overthink it.  Know where you want it to go, and keep your eye trained on the destination.” Aquarius

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves 

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • Began reading and taking notes on “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney — All human beings have 99.9 percent of  the same genetic prescription. Our individual differences come from the 0.1 percent of our genetic material that is just us — derived primarily from our neurochemistry,  a private reserve of about 150 different brain chemicals and recipes to formulate our neurotransmitters — guide messages from cell to cell, directing all brain functions.
    • A SURVEY OF 222 LEADING SCIENTISTS FROM 52 COUNTRIES who identified five global risks: failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; extreme weather events; major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; food crises and water crises

Progress and Procrastination

    • Procrastination — Lost a full day replacing my 2000 Toyota 4-Runner with a leased Honda CR-V 
    • Progress —Early feedback from Finnmark:  Interesting concept. I think your opening salvos should be free so people can get a sense of what their Patreon membership will provide. Also, blogs are not going to reach a young audience if that’s what you want. Youtube is far more effective for that age group. 
    • Progress — My Response: Wow, I’m impressed.  Thanks for taking the time to give me great feedback.  Yes you’re probably right.  Nobody reads anymore, so we’re an endangered species.  You’ve given some ideas, I should reach younger people.  I saw videos of your grand niece on the gondola, but I wonder how to reach her.  Oh, wait.  I know. I’m following her on her twitter feed.

Working on the Business

    • 1,277 Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 
    • Who is my target audience at Patreon?  
      1. Introverted creators who are the overeducated and the underpaid; everyone from underpaid musicians to out-of-work PhDs;  
      2. who shop at Trader Joe’s (or wish they could); 
      3. who have more sophisticated and diverse tastes in food and drink.“ 
      4. find elements of the lifestyle they aspired to for not too much money, 
      5. within the reality of a schoolteacher’s salary that 
      6. offered glimpses into a much more affluent lifestyle. 
      7. marriage of Consumer Reports and Mad magazine. 
      8. a chatty rundown on new, seasonal and offbeat offerings

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

Previous: S2 E3 — Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2 — New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related: S1 E4 — Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3 — Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2 — Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E2 — New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming

You’re supposed to buy on the story — how promising a stock looks into the future at today’s price.  And, sell on the news — the best may be over for the next quarter so you take money off the table and squirrel away your profits

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:The correct next move might be no move at all. To stand there until the world shifts is a real test of patience that will pay off.  Capricorn

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

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 2 in Season 2 of the Pandemic extension of my Natural Experiment on February 28th in the last day of winter of 2020.

This being a closing day for the stock market week leads to guessing over the weekend where the market will open, it’s not quite surprising that investors would be spooked.  

Which is why “What If That, Then This” logic should include second and third order implications.  

    • Like what is emerging just below the surface that might negatively impact the coronavirus virus efforts and stock market correction and recession fears. 
    • How can you account for the surprising ripple effects cascading in different directions like dominoes tipped over?

How seriously should we take falling dominoes?

Turning to our Holiday Tau — for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me — what’s the meaning of these ripple effects? 

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Your pie wins the contest, and your special sauce garners worldwide intrigue. This is the stuff of fantasies and diary entries, so be sure to put the day’s events and potential events into both.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Is there a sense of panic I can buy into?  Haha, just kidding.  I’ve learned my lesson as a rookie 401K and IRA investor.  I never experienced a time when I lost so much money — well actually the value of shares in a mutual fund not the actual money unless you sell the shares — for such a long time in the last Great Recession.  This time around we learned our lesson, Emma the Baroness and me.  

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:The correct next move might be no move at all. To stand there until the world shifts is a real test of patience that will pay off.  Capricorn

So, coach Kerr again you’ve laid my soul open.  An SPIP, like me feels too constrained operating in a talent culture that won’t encourage independent idea packaging even if the organization is packed with systematic professionals.  It’s why I build the whole Executive MBA Career Curriculum from scratch and chafed at the pressure to conform over the last two years. 

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:You’re an original.  Saying the lines others have said gets old fast.  It’s invigorating to express your uniqueness.” Libra

I have Emma the Baroness, the love of my life, to remind me of this when I get too busy with my manuscripts and Patreon platform machinations, oh and your Holiday Tau, Steve.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: The sparkling parts of life are the in-between moments when you have nothing to gain or lose.  What’s valuable is unquantifiable.” Sagittarius

As I type this I’ve wrapped my left knee in an ice pack having returned from walking three miles around our lake.  This TauBit you’re sharing, Steve, feels painful and counter intuitive physically. 

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Though it sounds counterintuitive, moving the parts that don’t want to move will keep you pain-free.  Use this as a metaphor for another part of your life.” Pisces

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • Is ‘The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For,’ with its scenes of youthful triumph and predictions of a savvier political class, too optimistic? I’d say not, because the coming tribe really does bring hope of breaking the gerontocracy — time is on their side, of course. Is it a book only for young people, as opposed to “oldsters” (to quote Alter)? I would say the book needed to be written by someone her age, but it holds lessons for everyone. Along with the compelling personal narratives, there is historical context and acknowledgment — much of it from the subjects themselves — that every innovator stands on the shoulders of those who came before. The report includes 
    • Began reading and taking notes on “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney — All human beings have 99.9 percent of  the same genetic prescription. Our individual differences come from the 0.1 percent of our genetic material that is just us — derived primarily from our neurochemistry,  a private reserve of about 150 different brain chemicals and recipes to formulate our neurotransmitters — guide messages from cell to cell, directing all brain functions.
    • A SURVEY OF 222 LEADING SCIENTISTS FROM 52 COUNTRIES who identified five global risks: failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; extreme weather events; major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; food crises and water crises

Progress and Procrastination

    • Procrastination — Lost a full day replacing my 2000 Toyota 4-Runner with a leased Honda CR-V 
    • Progress —Early feedback from Finnmark:  Interesting concept. I think your opening salvos should be free so people can get a sense of what their Patreon membership will provide. Also, blogs are not going to reach a young audience if that’s what you want. Youtube is far more effective for that age group. 
    • Progress — My Response: Wow, I’m impressed.  Thanks for taking the time to give me great feedback.  Yes you’re probably right.  Nobody reads anymore, so we’re an endangered species.  You’ve given some ideas, I should reach younger people.  I saw videos of your grand niece on the gondola, but I wonder how to reach her.  Oh, wait.  I know. I’m following her on her twitter feed.

Working on the Business

    • Today 1,277 Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Previous: S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related: S1 E2 — Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment 

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