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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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E81— Is This My Wake Up Call, Steve?

In a New York minute, if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time your ticket gets punched, right?

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Solitary endeavors bring out one side of you; challenges that involve others bring out another.  Sometimes you’re amazed at what you learn about yourself — like today.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 81 in the first season of “My 1-Year Experiment” on this twenty-third day of August in the summer of 2019.

Evidence

Driving north on the 405 freeway I got that wake up call reminder.  It was the second time traffic had been held up with a car flipped up on its side and first responding firemen and EMTs and Highway Patrol vehicles surrounded it.

The first jammed traffic on the Ventura freeway just a few hours north, when Emma the Baroness and I planned a quickie vacation to the American Riviera a year and a half ago.  

Three of us, like Zahn and Henry Winkler shared the same Holiday Tau.

One of my mentors, Linda, reached out to me and scheduled a coffee meeting at University Town Center — where more than a decade ago I accidentally bumped into a former colleague lunching at an outside table.  

One thing led to another.  A multi-year consulting retainer lasted a decade.  

While in route Jaron Lanier — an early inventor of virtual reality, now a fellow at Microsoft and all round Renaissance musician and artist — regaled Sam Harris on his podcast.  

Just before I viewed the second flipped car, I noted how sad Jaron felt about the passing of his great friend. I wrote:

Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow always had to “sing for supper” every night at the end of life having few assets. Jaron felt awful about his Barlow’s situation and views those circumstances as probable scenarios for other artistic types, like those in the Writers Cooperative.

During an uncharacteristic cool and windy late August morning Linda got me caught up.  She invited me to participate in a Leadership Steering Committee which I felt would draw me back in to an advising, teaching and consulting role taking me away from what was on my plate.  

By saying “No” politely and receiving a reply “Well, think about it.  Doesn’t it fit your book?” she said. 

Hmm. My Volume Two “Work” manuscript hadn’t seriously been on my mind as much as my trying to figure out how to convert my LinkedIn followers into supporters.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Solitary endeavors bring out one side of you; challenges that involve others bring out another.  Sometimes you’re amazed at what you learn about yourself — like today.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

WW&C’s Holiday Tau supports how having turned down my participation in the steering committee, which felt uncertain at the time, helped differentiate my newer identity.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “You’re not trying to be different from the rest, but you are different.  It’s knowing how you’re different that will help you stand out.” Taurus

So, this is exactly what my intent was joining my former mentor for coffee. 

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Potential clients and customers abound but you feel funny talking yourself up.  Come up with a better approach — a soft sell that will have them asking questions.” Leo

And, of course the Holiday Tau of GG&K compliments that of the two comedians and the business founder.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “You have what another needs, but don’t offer it too freely.  Easy things get devalued.  Half the fun is in the process.” Virgo

I’m sure Aoki’s Holiday Tau is valuable, maybe for you, but not as valuable to me today.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Self-control is needed to amass any kind of good result.  But in the end, that self-control will be the best thing you’ve amassed.” Sagittarius

So, yes self-control always serves as a check on my passion and creativity and mirrors Aoki’s. Maybe the sum is more valuable than its parts?

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Your fortunes will depend on how well you exercise self-control.  You will understand what you need to do to get ahold of your financial picture.” Capricorn

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E79 — Can I Keep It Up? For a Year?

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: Focusing on what you can do in the moment is better than worrying about what you have no control over.” Scorpio

Evidence

What’s going on? After yesterday’s manic Saturday sleeping in felt good. Refreshed, but realizing this began a new time-tracking week, I told that part of myself to back off while I casually sipped coffee, read the long-form articles in the Los Angeles Times newspaper and flipped the ones I wanted to save into my Knowledge Bank in Pinboard. 

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 79 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this eighteenth day of August in the summer of 2019.

Before deciding to work with my hands (performing dead grass removal) I flipped articles about California coastal towns, counties and regions into my magazine, “California Tip to Tip” first, and in step two “cascaded” them from the whole state to personalized magazines.

Emma the Baroness and I wanted to believe everything would work out for her family reunion with cousins she hadn’t seen for a couple of decades.  The potential British Airways strike could leave us stranded in Heathrow with no way out. Our Holiday Tau we share with Henry Winkler and Zahn helped a little as we moved ahead with booking reservations.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: Focusing on what you can do in the moment is better than worrying about what you have no control over.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

WW&C’s Holiday Tau could apply to what I’m purposefully ignoring today — managing my publishing passion projects in the days following this week.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “This goal you’ve been working on might not bring what you’ve hoped for, but that will probably be its own kind of reward.” Taurus

Let’s hope Howey’s Holiday Tau rings true, the day is young and I’ll be on the look out for them.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42: “The new opportunities will appeal to you far more today than the actions that felt safe.” Cancer

Isn’t this every parent’s worst night mare? Or every teacher’s judgement call? Or, every advisor, coach or consultants dilemma?

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “If you help too much, you could be nurturing a dependency that will hinder a person’s ability to develop skills on his or her own.” Virgo

Oh, you’re good.  At least your Holiday Tau perfectly fits me. I’ve become a highlighting fool while reading “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” just to get a basic understanding of why we “… a fool only sees what he wants to believe and disregards the rest.” And, isn’t this experiment all about me?  Or is it?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “The more you understand how things are, the better you can make them what you want them to be.” Sagittarius

Wow, really? Who’s got time to wait for a new version? Workarounds, it seems like that’s all there is to do as one platform or service you rely on disappoints.

“4”  Steve Nash, 45: “You can either fix what’s broken or wait a few months more for the availability of the new version.” Aquarius

And, if disappointments don’t monopolize your time, little distractions tempt me down rabbit holes until I become aware of all the 1/2 hour time blocks I’ve left blank. 

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “What seems like a small distraction simply takes up too much of your time.” Pisces

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E78 — Drag Me to Obsolescence, Clear the Way to the Future

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

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “The cutting edge is cool.  They there’s the bleeding edge, where one works purposefully toward one’s own obsolescence, clearing the way for the future.” Aquarius

Evidence

My Saturday dragged me into laying the foundation for the Volume Two manuscript, the Work portion of “Live. Love. Work. Play. Invest. Leave a Legacy. 

More complications centered on internal inconsistencies created when I compared my 16 talent profiles to the 16 temperaments of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator — a well-known mainstay in psychological and career development circles. 

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 78 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this seventeenth day of August in the summer of 2019.

My original research identified four basic organization types in which each organization’s talent culture would attract or repel talent profiles — so from your own career perspective you could tell in which organization you would find your best fit.  And, your worst fit.  

And, based on my last ten years of advising hundreds of Executive MBA students, you could identify which stage of growth or decline and reinvention you’d also find your best and worst fits.

Let’s see what the Holiday Tau has in store for Steve Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.  

It’s Saturday, for crying out loud.  This is supposed to be a fun day.  But I get what needs to be considered and it fits. And, by the way, would fit the culture of a Paradox-Moron organization.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: To demand the impossible is to accept striving as the norm, reaching as a resting posture and dreaming as a waking responsibility.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Sure, that’s one interpretation of work.  I’m more interested in why work brings out the best in us, or not, for those of us working for someone else as an employee.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Work comes in many forms.  Wherever an outcome is expected and there’s a person responsible, that’s work.” Aries

Haha. Message received.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42: “You’re fascinating, but resist the urge to talk about yourself today.  When you drop ‘I’ from your conversation, magical things will happen.” Cancer

This Holiday Tau for the two comedians and company founder resonates.  In a way earlier version I described how if you climbed The Ridge you changed your perspective and how you might proceed strategically. 

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Seek not escape but refuge in a higher perspective.  There, you can see everything that’s going on and decide where your participation is best applied.” Leo

Ok.  I’ll take GG&K’s Holiday Tau and challenge.  When I’m overworked, I appeal to my muse and ask , “What would Leo da V do?”

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Your imagination is being aloof.  Consider offering your imagination an invitation in the form of a blank page, a white canvas, a lit stage.” Virgo

Only, not just now after a long week of reigning in my instinctual impulses with a self-imposed system of tracking how I spent my time 1/2 hour at a time.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Anything that stops you from feeling what’s in your heart is blocking you from your power.  You’re brave and ready to face more, feel more and be more.” Sagittarius

Is there a Holiday Tau that describes how I’ve maneuvered my career so far?  Yup. And, it’s the mission, core foundation and purpose of Paradoxy-Moron Organizations everywhere.  Count me in.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “The cutting edge is cool.  They there’s the bleeding edge, where one works purposefully toward one’s own obsolescence, clearing the way for the future.” Aquarius

Haha.  Job’s led a Paradox-Moron company in both chapters at Apple and in his third at Pixar.  But, somehow Nash received Job’s Tau for the day.  It’s ok. I’ll swipe it anyway. And twist it slightly to mean, I enjoy helping people pick the best fit in an organization or stage of growth for them.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “People usually choose what they understand to be the best course of action.  Providing better things in any form is saintly work.” Pisces

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E75 — Dreams and Schemes and Workarounds

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

Steve Howey, 42: “You need to see your plan on actual paper today.  The physical copy brings forth a reality you won’t argue with.” Cancer

Maybe unconsciously or subconsciously I’ve fallen again for Leo da V. 

Hi and welcome to Episode 75 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this tenth day of August in the summer of 2019.

Evidence

I spend an hour on the scope of my passion project, The Knowledge Path: Volume Three – Notes to My Future Self . I added notes from “Homo Deus” and “21 Lessons” by Yuval Noah Harai to my Inspiration document for extending and broadening the scope of Fantasyland’s first 500 years of the United States. 

And, as if on a mission impossible, I began tying in what I had learned about Florence, Italy as the birthplace of the Renaissance.  But, that’s not all.   What about what I’ve drafted already from notes on the Roman Empire which precedes Kurt Anderson’s “Part I, The Conjuring of America: 1517 – 1789”?

But, where Emma the Baroness and I spent most of our worrying time was on the news her sorority sister told her that would threaten to disrupt our Norwegian vacation — our carrier, British Airways announced that they may be involved in a potential strike.  

What other options would we have if it materialized?  A more expensive Norwegian Air reservation? A different non-British Airways flight out of Heathrow to Oslo?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: You can love a person very much and still not fully understand the pressures that person is under.  You’ll try though.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

How do you sleep with a busy brain looping you endlessly in a spiral of what can go wrong? You try out WW&C’s Holiday Tau.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Forget about all the small things that can and do go wrong.  Step back for a bigger picture.” Taurus

Here’s what my scheme consisted of — creating indelible habits before the trip towards my goals.  Hoping they will be easily picked up like riding a bike when you haven’t since you were a kid

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: “Put the goals of your personal life front and center.  This is what it takes to realize a dream.” Gemini

I put together foundational plans for each passion project, so that jumping back on the bike wouldn’t be so difficult.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “You need to see your plan on actual paper today.  The physical copy brings forth a reality you won’t argue with.” Cancer

With a little twist, can I say CC&S’s Holiday Tau means you can only do what’s in your control? Quickly acknowledge what you can’t and anticipate how things will play out? Still this potential strike looms large on the horizon.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “While full responsibility is the way of winners, sometimes it’s not you; it’s them.  Avoid those who bring out a lesser side of you.” Leo

What if you start four or five new things? How doe GG&K’s Holiday Tau assist?

“3  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “The excitement of starting a new thing can cause you to see only a small part of it. Your attention is carefully guided.” Virgo

How am I doing so far? Can you tell what’s important to me and Emma the Baroness?

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54; Steve Miller, 77: “The way to tell a story shows what you care about.  It’s not so much the facts of what happened, but how you prioritize them that lets everyone know what’s important to you.” Libra

If I can may I defer Aoki’s Holiday Tau?  Yes, I’m sure it’s true for me, but my plate’s too full to pause and consider.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: “You’ve tried to make something happen for so long that you don’t even notice how it’s come to fruition.  Treat this like the big deal that it is.” Sagittarius

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E60 — Overlapping Cycles of Life

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

Summer July 2019

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: Break large tasks down into small ones and then plot them out with a reasonable schedule over time.” Aquarius

What’s been going on, besides that unwelcome headache from a holiday celebration of drinking and eating to excess egged on by the fireworks of patriotism? Following my intuition today, July 5th, on Day 60 of My 1-Year Experiment, I pulled up a pdf of “New Lenses Field Guide” and reviewed the last two topics, 

“Fit: Sweet Spot of Overlapping Life, Community, Organizational, Economic and Generational Cycles” 

Finding your sweet spot by integrating lifecycles — anyone can zero in on opportunities to do what you love in a business, social, and quality-of-life climate that you’ll thrive in. Of course, shifting economic cycles, bursting bubbles and political events help or hinder our ability to capitalize on those opportunities

“Live, Love, Work and Play in Four Wealthy Dream Communities” 

In the 16 lifestyle neighborhoods, how do you evaluate six types of real estate opportunities — when to buy, how long to hold, and when to sell? Transplant your business, practice or knowledge company after evaluating seven market cycle indicators. When you do, you can take advantage of real estate markets as they move through up, down and up cycles.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Of the four Holiday Taus for Steves today, Nash’s connected with me more.  Without reinventing the wheel, I had searched for my “New Lenses Field Guide” as a summary of what I’d already researched and packaged.  But, mostly as an itinerary and a way of writing about the next set of chapters.  Something more practical, I guess.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: Break large tasks down into small ones and then plot them out with a reasonable schedule over time.” Aquarius

And maybe as a non-fiction author and idea-packager I looked for frameworks to help potential readers get the most out of my manuscript. What they want to learn, even if they didn’t realize they wanted to.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:This isn’t a case of getting it right.  It’s a case of recognizing what it is you most want to learn.” Cancer

Normally I do differentiate, but concerning this 1-Year Experiment, I’m not so sure.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980):You’re careful not to make things about you that shouldn’t be.  Wisdom helps you separate your role from your true self.” Aries

OK, but like what?

“2”  Steve Smith, 30:To get satisfied when you’re not requires that you notice and allow yourself to be influenced by an entirely different set of factors.” Gemini

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E59 — Where Did All the Dillon Millennials Go? Eureka!

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

Summer July 2019

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “Some things you think will be easy will take forever and what you thought was a big deal could snap together in an instant.” Libra

Happy 4th of July on Day 59 of My 1-Year Experiment. We enjoyed the fireworks show with neighbors and their friends.  The night lit up with an awesome spectacular which launched from the little league ball fields on the opposite side of Olympiad — so named for the Olympics cycling event — from the lake.  

Festivities were on my mind, believe it or not,  as I published “What Were Dillon and Keystone Resort Like Before the Great Recession?” At least the subtitle: “The Uncorked Mountain Wine Festival at Keystone, Colo features delicious wines, award winning jazz, and a juried fine art show in River Run.”

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Let’s be honest, I’m force fitting G&G’s Holiday Tau for a humble brag sorta. I did figure it would be easy to identify who — most frequent lifestyles, that is — lived in each zip coded town I had on my bucket list.  

It wasn’t.  

My source changed hands as a business several times.  The big deal part that snapped together in a “eureka!” moment was realizing I was the only one who could tell you how many millennial lifestyle profiles used to live in Dillon, Colorado.  

How many left during the Great Recession and who replaced them.  And, if those lifestyles left, where their lifestyle showed up later in, say Lake Tahoe, California.  Not even my original source could tell you that! 

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “Some things you think will be easy will take forever and what you thought was a big deal could snap together in an instant.” Libra

Believe me taken together WW&C’s Holiday Tau with McQueen’s described my ups and downs.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “A person has to be pretty cunning indeed to outsmart his or her own worst tricks and self-sabotaging behaviors.  Such is the mastery of living.” Taurus

I can’t lie, this one is more aspirational for me,  I’m hoping to surface my real needs for it to come true.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Maybe the thing you’re trying to do with sheer willpower can be more easily accomplished with a better understanding of your real needs.”Aries

Thanks.  I’m sure this rings true for many, but not so much for me today.  

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: “The thing that ultimately drives change is your desire for the change.  Seeing someone who has it will be the magic motivator.” Gemini

This one seems like something I should remind myself from time to time, but not for a different celebration of fireworks.  

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: “There are those who turn minor criticisms into major arguments and take helpful comments as personal slights.  It’s not so much an invitation to quarrel as a call for help.” Sagittarius

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

12 Hidden Secrets and Stolen Wisdom – Month Two

The first 30-days describe figuring out rules of the road, shifting decisions with implications for the whole 1-year time frame. Here are the “Top 12 TauBit of Wisdom” for the Second 30-day period.

“Evidence” highlights what I actually did on a day that influenced a rating from 1 to 5. “Experiment Methodology” highlights decisions made along the way about what’s changed.

Top 12 TauBit of Wisdom

Legitimate Holiday TauBits of Wisdom

“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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Self-doubt is the enemy of imagination.  Trust and lean further into your creativity.  Agree with and build on the goodness there.” Scorpio

 

“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

TauBits Begged, Borrowed and Stolen from Steves

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You’re drawn to unexplored territories today, and you’ll map out the terrain for those who come along later.” Pisces

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Project yourself to the far future.  What you see there will help you create your best strategy.” Pisces

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “If you think too far into the situation, you’re likely to get lost in details and complications, making it impossible to take a stance.” Virgo

“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

“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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Questions such as ‘why does this matter?’ or ‘what is important about this?’ will bring you past the symptoms and right to the root issue.” Taurus

“5”  Steve Smith, 30:If wisdom were a needle in a haystack, you’d find it.  Precious insights could come from anywhere.” Gemini

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Little thoughts come and go.  Write them down; record them somehow.” Aries

“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

Funny, reviewing them now only shows how in some cases I needed to twist and stretch the TauBits to fill my need to write about what I worked on.  

On Day 60  I rediscovered succinct descriptions for the knowledge path volumes one and two!! I can include the descriptions in the beginning of “Volume Two Manuscript“.  

And, for a couple of days leading up to it the ratings four the TauBits really sucked, I’ll point out a change in “Experiment Methodology” no longer including those I didn’t curate initially and those that didn’t score a “2” or “1” for relevance.

Evidence 

Topics of the Day

  • Analytics of shared articles on LinkedIn
  • Sharing political economic news from the day
  • Feeling shock about election interference, obstruction of justice while reading Volume One and Two of the redacted Mueller Report
  • Deeper dives into the negative aspects of social media, especially Facebook and Twitter

Following my intuition today, July 5th, on Day 60 of My 1-Year Experiment, I pulled up a pdf of “New Lenses Field Guide” and reviewed the last two topics, 

Topics illustrating My Passions and Life Over the Last Few Days

What’s been going on?  I’ve been working through the missing chapters from my 5-book volume I’ve been calling “The Knowledge Path Series” and just published “High Country Cowboys and Eagles in Whitefish” in my blog, Knowledge Banking: Wealthy Choices. Healthy Lives. What was it about?  Here’s how I described it: 

With the help of our knowledge bank, you can choose for variations in your new neighborhood by:

“What does an Idea Packager do?  That’s what I’m answering in Volume Two of the Knowledge Path Series.  The first volume answers the question, “If I can live and work anywhere in the world, then which community should I choose as the best fit for my inspiration, satisfaction and happiness?” 

The second series answers the question, “If I could work for any company or type of organization either as an employee, consultant or independent contractor which type or stage of growth brings out the best and worst in me?” Given the choice, which should I pursue and which should I avoid like the plague?”

In my original field research about “work” which I tested in workshops and advising sessions with hundreds of Executive MBA students I’ve been exploring disruptive change — as driven by a specific type of organization named “Paradoxy-Morons” and at a specific stage of growth companies feel either desperate enough to enter or innovative enough to bake it into their Organizational DNA — reinvention. 

Focus on conceptualizing a second manuscript about talent cultures, profiles, organization types and stages of growth

Recalling 5-year passage of time building a climate for innovation

Steve Jobs, mostly for his brand of disruptive innovation — creating new rules for an older industry.  His Holiday Tau reminds me of a quote, I believe came from Joel Barker originally:

Mastering new rules is like trying to cross a white-water river. If you can anticipate the whirlpools and the changes in the current, if you can anticipate the landing on the other shore, you have a much better chance of getting across that river successfully.

Recalling specific challenges a downsizing crisis presented to our team of internal consultants

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.

Topics Which are Really True About Me Over a Long Time

  • Writing devises like the use of Holiday Tau and asking “What Would Leo da V Do?”
  • Sampling writing styles of several authors for sentence construction growth

From the Kindle version of “The Art of Memoir” by Mary Karr. 

What appeals to me is her description of life-story writers like me:

“… a fiction writer starts with meaning and then manufactures events to represent it; a memoirist starts with events, then derives meaning from them.”

(A) memoir uses novelistic devices like cobbling together dialogue you failed to record at the time.

A fierce urge to try re-experiencing your own mind and body and throbbing heart alive inside the most vivid stories from your past is step one.

Methodology Changes 

6/6/19 

Researcher’s Note:  While curating raw TauBits of Wisdom for inclusion it dawned on me I needed to calculate the total number of possibilities for final results and comparisons. Total potential horoscopes / potential between 4536 and 4548.

6/16/19

Researchers Note: The previous day returned “5” rankings for each of the Steves curated TauBits of Wisdom.  Out of today’s three of the 6 identified scored a “3” and just as many rated a “2”.  Is there any value in including “2’s” and “1’s”?

6/22/19 

Researcher’s Note:  By this time, Day 53 of my 1-year experiment, I began saving a little time in my process of reading Holiday Mathis sayings in the print edition of The Los Angeles Times, by typing into a previously copied saying, like yesterday’s Steve Zahn.  It meant I’d have to search through a half a dozen statements.  I found by bolding the Tau, it made it easier to locate one to copy and then type over.  It wouldn’t be the last time I sought efficiencies.

Researcher’s Note:  At the end of the 30 days (Days 58 and 59) the rankings topped  under “2” again, so I decided going forward I won’t record any score under “3”.

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E54 – A Version That’s a TauBit Grander

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

Summer June 2019

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41:You’re really tuning up your process of self-creation.  It’s time to practice believing in a version that’s a bit grander.” Sagittarius

What’s been going on?  I just finished copying over my highlights from the Kindle version of “The Art of Memoir” by Mary Karr. 

Welcome to Day 54 of My 1-Year Experiment for June 23rd. Here’s what appeals to me, her description of life-story writers like me:

“… a fiction writer starts with meaning and then manufactures events to represent it; a memoirist starts with events, then derives meaning from them.”

(A) memoir uses novelistic devices like cobbling together dialogue you failed to record at the time.

A fierce urge to try re-experiencing your own mind and body and throbbing heart alive inside the most vivid stories from your past is step one.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41:You’re really tuning up your process of self-creation.  It’s time to practice believing in a version that’s a bit grander.” Sagittarius

I’m pretty sure I’ve already stipulated that I’m a fan of Steve Jobs, mostly for his brand of disruptive innovation — creating new rules for an older industry.  His Holiday Tau reminds me of a quote, I believe came from Joel Barker originally:

Mastering new rules is like trying to cross a white-water river. If you can anticipate the whirlpools and the changes in the current, if you can anticipate the landing on the other shore, you have a much better chance of getting across that river successfully.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “What you’re standing in looks a lot like the river from yesterday and can be maneuvered as such.” Pisces

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate