S1 E127 — Why Does My Horoscope Suck Compared to Yours?

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

As fall comes to a close and winter is upon us I’m feeling a touch of hibernation pulling me to more comfort food and couching it with blankets and still more football.  

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: Your voracious curiosity must be satisfied.  You’ll live by information.” Gemini

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 127 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 30th day of November in the fall of 2019.

Evidence

Not entirely sure how to take advantage of Patreon’s platform for endangered writers like me, but I sketched out an introduction draft requiring more work

It goes something like this:

I guess it’s my turn for introductions. Hello everyone.  Just like you, I’m a recovering Steve.  I’m an introverted procrastinator who collects nouns, zip codes and steals horoscopes. For many years — for far too long — I tried to deny it.  

But with your help and support I’m coming to embrace it.  This passion project was going to become my memoir.  

I’d been wrestling with just what my legacy would be.  

However, I realized it could be so much more.  I began wondering what had influenced me the most, my Myers Briggs temperament — INTP, my obsession with tying people, places, things, ideas and trends together in new and original ways? 

Or was it my quest to build bucket lists of the highest quality-of-life towns throughout the western portion of America? 

Or simply surrendering to the wisdom of my horoscope?  Which I soon discovered sucked compared to yours over this past year.

So, what about today? How sucky is my Holiday Tau? Yes. I get the premise, but I’m waiting on the speed.

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You already know that you get more out of what you concentrate on.  What’s remarkable about today is the speed with which it happens.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So turning to the less sucky Holiday Tau, let’s see what can be discovered. I’ve got the passion, but I’m not sure I can authentically claim a certain attitude.  Yet.

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The execution of your plan depends on an attitude of certainty.  Double down on the route you’re taking.”   Aries

Okay, this feels more like me so, Steve, I’m rating your TauBit highly relevant to me and my passion project today.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: Your voracious curiosity must be satisfied.  You’ll live by information.” Gemini

Don’t I know it! Add in my obsession to overcomplicate stuff and I end up with fits and starts and documents all over my desktop and in the cloud resisting any attempt to reassemble them into a coherent package I can communicate.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:The truth seldom comes in a complete package.  It comes in pieces, mixed into the moods and opinions of those who deliver it, and it requires a good amount of assembly.”  Cancer

Are you sure?  Why can’t I have the magic spinning wheel?

“3”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You don’t have to have a magic spinning wheel to turn straw into gold.  You’ll weave the spell with your words instead.” Leo

So this is about tension and anxiety and what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger, eh? Maybe.  Or, maybe what doesn’t kill you makes you weak and weaker until you give up.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: A deadline causes stress, a purpose causes motivation.  Ideally you’ll have both.  Without the deadline, things drag.  Without the purpose, the drag is painful.” Sagittarius

Okay, sorry Steve, I don’t ever remember an episode when I wondered bigly or small stuff about my life.

“2”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You wonder sometimes whether you are living a big life or a small life.  But in an infinite universe, scale is somewhat irrelevant.  If it matters to you, it matters.” Pisces

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S1 E124 — No Longer a Misunderstood Genius or Child Celebrity

But, damn it, it describes me so well beginning with high school and the military and each of my 34 jobs and across several employment and consulting careers.  It might just be my super power.

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “People don’t understand and therefore won’t acknowledge the amount of work that goes into your endeavor.  Educate them or believe in yourself so much that their ignorance doesn’t matter.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 124 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 24th day of November in the fall of 2019

Evidence

What’s been going on? Yes, it’s official I launched my  Patreon page  yesterday — at least navigated all the false starts, getting lost following set up instructions, finding my way back, getting lost again and submitting it for review after coming up with a tagline, patron support descriptions and background photo. 

Now comes the hard part. “Languaging” it as a branded theme.  So many drafts followed many more drafts.  But, here’s a working synthesis:

I’m an introverted procrastinator.  I collect zip codes and other people’s horoscopes — not really stealing their birthdays, but appropriating which predictions I want to believe lie ahead for me on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  

As most hackers know, zip codes provide the secret combinations to happiness for at least five lifestyles in neighborhoods and communities across this great country of ours.  They are harder to steal with a straight face.  

Now is the even harder part, finding a voice.  I’m inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” both by her simplicity and humor and by an early passage:

I was not abused, abandoned, or locked up as a child.  My parents were not alcoholics, nor were they ever divorced or dead.  We did not live in poverty, or in misery, or in an exotic country.  I am not a misunderstood genius, a former child celebrity, or the child of a celebrity.  I am not a drug addict, sex addict, food addict, or recovered anything.  If I indeed had a past life, I have no recollection of who I was. I have not survived against all odds. I have not lived to tell. I have not witnessed the extraordinary.

I’m feeling a little time pressure now.  Emma the Baroness and I are hosting our family for Thanksgiving and while she prepares the feast and decorates I’ve got front yard and back patio chores to complete.  Those chores compete with completing my federal and state taxes.  Good luck, right?

You can tell I really don’t have a coherent description of my endeavor and how it’s possible to devote so much time and have so little to show for it, right?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “People don’t understand and therefore won’t acknowledge the amount of work that goes into your endeavor.  Educate them or believe in yourself so much that their ignorance doesn’t matter.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

A Researcher’s Disclaimer:  This is neither Emma the Baroness’s nor my birthday.  

But, damn it, it describes me so well beginning with high school and the military and each of my 34 jobs and across several employment and consulting careers.  It might just be my super power.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

How you fit in with so many different types of people is a marvel you’ll repeat time and time again, matching moods, blending into cultures, taking on just the right attitude to gain approval and power.  You’ll live in a beautiful bubble for a while and create from that place, recalling it for months and years after.

Wow, Steve.  I’m definitely stealing yours.  I mean, “What would Leo da V do?”  

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): What are the others overlooking?  You get three times more creative just by asking yourself the question, and you feel five times more alive when you figure out the answer and then tend to it.”  Aries

Yo, musical icons I’m feeling your groove about obstacles.  And your Holiday Tau of alliterations — counteract current culture — but, its message strikes to the heard of my energy and frustration and avoidance experienced in 2017 when I launched WordPress websites.  Sometimes, I just had to walk away for days at a time.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Anticipate obstacles.  Decide how you will counteract the current culture of distraction, as this will be a necessary first step toward the completion of any other plan.” Taurus

Wait, just what are you talking about?  Do you have any idea Steve?  Scandal? Bitterness? I could use a minute of distraction.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: The sweets of flattery and the bitterness of scandal are unnecessary distractions you don’t need to taste today.  The only news worth spreading is news that can help.” Gemini

Do Jeffersonville, Indiana or Ann Arbor, Michigan or Lillehammer, Norway or Florence, Italy count?  No, just the attitude? Got it. 

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Wherever you go, arrive as a tourist; it’s the heightened awareness that helps you see it differently.  From this observational mindset, everything appears new, interesting and delightful.”  Virgo

And finally we come to Mr. Aoki who just seems to receive a high volume of Holiday Tau.  What are you offering today? I’m sure you and others will find relevancy, but I’m going to skip it today.  But, thanks.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: Those who are cloaked in the all-too-common disguise of ‘someone who has it all figured out’ are only hiding from their own development.  Learning requires exposure.” Sagittarius

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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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S1 E120 — Metamorphosis, Exhilaration and a Life of Crime

Returning to a life crime, I’m forced to steal from others. I do feel liberated and if I wasn’t near exhaustion I’m sure I’d also feel exhilarated.  I just hope breaking out of the next box doesn’t torture me as much as it did in my “website box.”

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

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You’ve broken out of the box only to discover you’re in a bigger box.  Even so, liberation is one of the most exhilarating feelings, and it’s something to celebrate and savor for as long as it lasts.” Aquarius

Day Fourteen of Scorpio Time

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 120 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 17th day of November in the fall of 2019

Evidence

I really didn’t want to spend four more hours this Sunday afternoon tweaking my websites.  With my personality, once I’ve kicked in my obsessive side, it’s really hard to stop when I’m so close to finishing.  

This whole past week, while I struggled with WordPress’ TwentySeventeen Theme, I met my goal of dedicating 50% of my time “working on the business.”  

By 5 pm I finished the parallax functionality of the each of the 6 websites — 

I’ll still need to tune each, but they’re working marvelously.

With Scorpio Time winding down I so hoped for more boffo Holiday Tau, not so much for me, but for Zahn, Winkler and Emma the Baroness.  

But alas… 

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Other people can’t help but project onto you the person they most want and need you to be.  This is why knowing oneself always requires some amount of solitude.” Scorpio

It’s not my birthday (that was two and half weeks ago), but this looks promising and is still technically in Scorpio Time  — let’s check back in 2020!

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

The turn of the year features some electrifying chemistry.  Being around certain people inspires you to let down your guard, alter your perspective and change your rules.  In 2020, your work becomes what you want it to be.  You’ll perpetuate different sorts of generosity as both the recipient and the benefactor.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Returning to a life crime, I’m forced to steal from others. How perceptive you are, Mr. Nash.  I do feel liberated and if I wasn’t near exhaustion I’m sure I’d also feel exhilarated.  I just hope breaking out of the next box doesn’t torture me as much as it did in my “website box.”

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You’ve broken out of the box only to discover you’re in a bigger box.  Even so, liberation is one of the most exhilarating feelings, and it’s something to celebrate and savor for as long as it lasts.” Aquarius

So turning to another former NBA player and championship coach is there anything I learned so far from box breaking that I should apply going forward?

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:To finish a project, you will need designated time and a conducive environment that allows for undivided focus.” Libra

So McQueen’s Holiday Tau doesn’t sound healthy, wealthy nor wise.  It sounds more like constipation which I’m not eager to curate.  What should I do? Find another passion project that naturally ignites my creativity?

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your talent is like a fire.  If you hide your light too long, it will be like a flame under a candle snuffer:  Suffocated and extinguished until you reignite.  Aries

So, do WW&C mean I shouldn’t pay attention to McQueen’s Holiday Tau? He’s long since been dead, so that doesn’t compute.  I’ll need to ponder this one searching for relevancy.

“2”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: People who tell you which experiences you should have may be steering you toward an agenda that benefits them.  Taurus

Listen, I’m not rating Smith’s so high for today, but for what I felt and sensed and was awe struck during the moment I gazed upon Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel when Emma the Baroness visited the Vatican nearly a year ago. 

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: There are plenty of sacred things that got that way by being so imbued with reverence that everyone around was able to feel the blessed energy of them.” Gemini

I wish — now obviously Michelangelo was the sculptor and we felt privileged walking past the display of his progress chiseling chunks away from blocks of stone on our way down the hall ending with the statue of his David in Florence, Italy.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You’re like a sculptor who sees a useful or beautiful shape inside a hunk of stone.”  Leo

Outside consultants briefed us earlier in my career as we internal consultants pitched in to transform a stodgy old-school corporation into a near state of the art engineering and construction company.  Being from USC, the university with so many legacy executives, the consultants made our uphill struggle less strenuous when they described how like a metamorphosis and organizational transformation unfolds the same way.  What you considered key success factors in the previous stage of development work against you in the next one on the other side — as Aoki’s message simply states.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Your thought processes will be different when you get on the other side of this problem.  Keep that in mind while making decisions that will affect future you.” Sagittarius

Right on the money.  This is a lesson I learned the hard way as I bounced from one job to the next until it dawned on me that if you know what your talent profile is, you can choose the culture (at least your work friends and colleagues) that brings out the best in you.  And, for that matter which brings out the worst in you. Wait, on second thought Harvey’s Holiday Tau may literally be about literally choosing a community based on your own preferences and beliefs.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:Owing to your versatile, tolerant and socially adventurous style, you don’t always agree with or have much in common with your friends. Seek out a community that resonates with your beliefs.” Capricorn

And, basically it was in these organization types and at the Mature growth stage that I finally found my blind spots. But, maybe more importantly Jobs’ Holiday Tau informs our current president’s penchant for demanding loyalty at all costs as surfaced in the House’s impeachment inquiry under way.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Your blind spots are as dangerous as any totalitarian-type control that asks you to see things only one way.  Better the question you can’t answer than the answer you can’t question.” Pisces

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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.

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S1 E102 — Why Is It Always Hidden in the Fine Print?

Oh my god. I came this close to disaster.  I almost lost all of the work that’s taken me well over a decade to test and write for my “Volume Two Manuscript” about “Work”. 

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

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Give yourself an advantage; take the time to organize and think it through.“ Aries

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 102 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 13th day of October in the fall of 2019.

Apple is updating their operating system.   According to the fine print, which my eyes normally glass over,  my favorite creative software, Inspiration, no longer worked after the update.

At stake were 16 talent profiles cross-linked interactively to Myers-Briggs (MBTI ) temperaments, aligned to organization types and growth stages – applied original research for identifying employers and customers which would be the best fit or worst fit for you.

If I hadn’t aborted the download, I’d never be able to access all that hard work. 

It freaked me out so much I returned to the Famous Steves website I saved back in September in my Pinboard Knowledge Bank while I left it to my unconscious brain to come up with an Apple work around.  

To my surprise I discovered a feature that allowed me to list 120 Steves by their sign — or the top 10 by each horoscope’s range of birthdays.  

For instance here’s what I found for Aquarius (January 21 – February 19):

Top Ten: Steve Nash, 45; Steve Perry, 70; Steve Yeager, 38; Steve McNair (1973 – 2009); Steve Prefontaine (1951 – 1975); Steve Terada, 35; Steve Roberts, 37; Steve Reeves (1926 – 2000); Steve Wynn, 77 and Steve Hackett, 69

With a little extra research on Wikipedia I produced the following table choosing the most famous I recognize:

      • Capricorns (December 22 – January 20) Steve Harvey, 62
      • Aquarius (January 21 — February 19) Steve Nash, 45
      • Pisces (February 20 — March 20) Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011)
      • Aries (March 21 – April 20) Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980)
      • Taurus (April 21 – May 21) Steve Winwood, 71
      • Geminis (May 22 – June 21) Steve Smith, 30
      • Cancers (June 22 – July 22) Steve Howey, 42
      • Leos(July 23 – August 22) Steve Carrell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69
      • Virgos (August 23 – September 23) Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61
      • Libras (September 24 – October 23) Steve Kerr, 54
      • Scorpios (October 24 – November 22) Steve Zahn, 51
      • Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) Steve Aoki, 41

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Sometimes it’s difficult to anticipate disruptions when you are so used to following recommended updates — it’s such a habit followed unconsciously.  

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980):“Give yourself an advantage; take the time to organize and think it through.“ Aries

Yeah, I hope this secret art of thinking isn’t pathological, haha.  It’s certainly original research — 64 lifestyle profiles defining neighborhoods you can find by age, stage, status and population density and then 16 talent profiles you can use to identify the best and worst fit for working for an employer.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: “You’ll get a stretch of beautiful mental clarity.  It’s like you’re developing your own secret art of thinking.” Gemini

Like so many things in life, you hate to learn a lesson out of episodes of extreme change and disruption, figure out how to accommodate the impacts in your life, and swear an oath that you’ve learned your lesson … only to fall back into your old ways. 

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “In the process of reorganizing, everything will be taken out and examined.  You’ll see a vast improvement.” Cancer

I frequently say Steve Jobs killed me.  As a knowledge worker in the broadest sense, I’ve become sedentary which is not that healthy, right?

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Intellectual study seems passive because it requires little movement.” Capricorn

I’m sure Mr. Jobs’ Holiday Tau is important, but not necessarily for me today.  Feel free to apply it to your life.

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “An endeavor will not only bring you money but will also bring you other kinds of riches that matter to you.” Pisces

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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.

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S1 E93 — Why is it easier to Hate than to Love the other Half?

Here’s the problem.  Sleep disturbance. Between digging into our 500-year history detailed in “Fantasyland” in which Kurt Andersen explains why 50% of us hate the other 50%, and then binging on the whistleblowing impeachment inquiry where it all unfolds, I’m dead tired at 4:30 am.

Evidence 

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Note the problem, and then determine if a solution is even possible.  If so, the next step is a brainstorm.  And if not, you don’t have a problem so much as a reality to accept.” Leo

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

Yay! It’s Saturday again and welcome to Episode 93 in the first season of ”My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 28th day of September in the fall of 2019.  

And, of course, returning from a three-week vacation forces time zone reckoning that lingers and lingers.

In the days following  vacation, reestablishing a schedule is always a challenge when you’re exhausted.

So I ignored the challenge and followed my intuition instead.

I surfaced a thread I want to pull on in Kurt Andersen’s work — heroes like Daniel Boone who left Tennessee for Missouri just like my great, great, great grandfather did — and Buffalo Bill Cody who turned a short stint in the Pony Express delivering mail from Independence, Missouri to stops on the way intended for California residents.  

Cody figured out how to mix real — Sitting Bull, with fantasy shows to bridge the coming industrial age. And a little later on that string if you pull hard enough you surface PT Barnum, the Donald Trump of his time.

And, then there’s another thread connecting the KKK, beyond the Confederacy to include Baptists, and so much more.

I feel I’m about ready to circle back and close loose ends across many of my open passion projects.

But, instead I asked myself, “What would Leo da V do?” There’s just no accounting what he’ll whisper at 4:30 am when I could sleep no longer. 

    • Flashes about launching a Patreon campaign with a dream-like Marc Marin-style interview of me as a typical Steve. 
    • The LA Times interviewed Zack Galiflianakis in kinda that way.  I guess I’m after the kinds of humorous questions to ask which would draw in supporters of the whimsy project and prompt them to recommend Steves to be considered for email interviews. 
    • Maybe answering just one question at a time is more inviting than filling out a survey of questions. 
    • Kinda like the when the Writers Cooperative announces a monthly topic for all writers to address. Should that be a MailChimp campaign-like thing?  
    • A new Steve signs in and gets question one to respond too, while others who have been around get their 10th or 11th, depending upon where they are in the time sequence of signing in.  
    • Each week, then they’d get a new question to answer and hopefully look forward to, and want to share, and see in Patreon — behind the wall, of course, unless they’re already a member.

I couldn’t let Leo da V off the hook, or maybe it was the other way round.  In an “If that, then this …” spirit I continued:

    • So I need to write a Maron dream and answer my first of 10 weekly questions as a Steve would. 
    • I have to set up MailChimp or a campaign like that to send out the questions with a deadline (?) for a response, before they can receive their next question.  
    • Maybe, write invitations to women who have Steves in their lives to recommend them as new members.  
    • Play off of what’s in a name? Again, the first-time parents considering names and what they mean.  What they represent, right?  
    • Maybe directed to mothers of Steves soliciting why they named their sons Steve. 

Shh, Emma the Baroness is still sleeping.  So, no need to wake her about our lack of Holiday Tau — again.  How many day in a row has it been? Never mind. 

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Sometimes, turning to Leo da V helps me avoid what needs to be done. Other times it’s my super power. But this Holiday Tau for CC&W reminds me of a workable approach to most things in life, especially when it comes to launching a new venture.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Note the problem, and then determine if a solution is even possible.  If so, the next step is a brainstorm.  And if not, you don’t have a problem so much as a reality to accept.” Leo

Yeah, I guess so, especially for us introverts in an extrovert world.  But I’m not feeling your Holiday Tau today, specifically after beating the sun up at 4:30 am.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42: “If you find that you’re not the master of the way you think, feel and behave, it means you’ve given your power away and need to get it back.” Cancer

Well, I’ve filled my days with stuff I love to do, but at what cost?  I’ve got other passion projects at various stages of completion and they aren’t on my list of things to accomplish yet,

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “You manage your emotions well now, partly because you’ve made it a priority to fill your days with the things that make you feel good.” Virgo

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S1 E92 — Shh … Secrets Husbands Try to Keep to Ourselves

Bam!! We rushed around in panic.  The deadline crashed into us before we were ready.  If we didn’t leave now we’d risk everything …

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

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “You’re feeling pulled in different directions at once internally, and this makes it more challenging to decide how to spend your hours.” Cancer

Evidence 

Yea! It’s Friday again and welcome to Episode 92 in the first season of ”My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 27th day of September in the fall of 2019.  

We were down to minutes left before we had to hit the 405 and catch our flight to Norway, factoring in what could go wrong according to Murphy’s law.

There’s TSA security and traffic and customs delays, if any, at LAX international terminal.

I backed my 4 Runner up close to our garage to load it up.

A little too close.  OK way too close! Major damage close.

I dented at least two of the white horizontal panels.  

It still opened ok, so as any husband would do I kept that information to myself and hoped Emma the Baroness wouldn’t notice since she had at least five or six things on her last minute mind about Norway.

Ah, a wonderful relaxing vacation.  

And then, like any good husband would do when driving back into our driveway I confessed.  So, this was the week when we discovered we had to replace the entire door — after considering AAA’s suggestion to claim it would raise our homeowner’s premium.

Gulp.

I know honey, but wasn’t it a wonderful vacation?  Wouldn’t you’ve worried about the cost, if you knew about it before I left?  I was only thinking about your happiness.

But, enough about me.  How about Donald J. Trump?  

Did it work? 

Can I remind you about 5 months of impeachment inquiry and the Mueller investigation and more recently a whistle blower complaint?  

I’m having a hard time wrapping my vacation re-entry mind around just what the hell is going on.

How can you put it all into perspective?

One article I read, pointed my pitiful brain to the slight-of-hand employed by magicians and how a bigly number of  people are so gullible.  

I didn’t want to be one of them, so I continued with 17 hours  of note-taking on what Kurt Andersen had written in “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.”

What about any Holiday Tau for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me?  Sorry.  Moving on then.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

No way.  WW&C’s Holiday Tau nailed it, right?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Your possessions take up a lot of your time today because you understand that ownership always comes with the responsibility of maintenance.” Taurus

So, here’s my proposal, I feel synchronicity if I combine the Holiday Tau for Aoki, Howey and McQueen as a strategy package.  Hearing no objections, make it so.

I’m researching Fantasyland to frame my picture of current events.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “You can’t control the entire picture of life, but you do get to control how you frame your part of it.” Sagittarius

Ditto.  While I feel the urgent pull of competing passion projects, I really need to crystalize the frame.  So I’m spending a ton of hours on Fantasyland. Can you spell P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N?

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “You’re feeling pulled in different directions at once internally, and this makes it more challenging to decide how to spend your hours.” Cancer

And, as I’m want to do, I’ll leave my Fantasyland obsession emotionally and physically depleted and step away to meditate to allow my intuition to take over.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “To tune into your intuition, you need your busy mind to hush down to library-level quiet.” Aries

Thanks, but today wasn’t the right time for mischief.  Just saying …

“2”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “You’ve an unrelenting positive attitude, and yet you feel the need to mix in a little mischief just to keep it interesting.” Virgo

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S1 E91 — If that, then this … ? The daily double?

Like how did Americans over the last 500 years evolve into the Hatfields and McCoys — critical thinking and reason vs. magical thinking and conspiracy theories?

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

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Stress eases when you accept the state of things and work within them instead of wasting energy believing they should be different.” Aries

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 91 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this 26th day of September in the fall of 2019.

I’m needing to complete a once over light editing of my Kindle highlights for my research document “Fantasyland Kurt Anderson”.

Why? 

I view it as a backbone of my “Volume Three Manuscript” — filling in what was going on in the decades I cover — together with “Homo Deus” and perhaps “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”. 

The introduction and the last chapters are the ones for summarizing the key points.  

Like how did Americans over the last 500 years evolve into the Hatfields and McCoys — critical thinking and reason vs. magical thinking and conspiracy theories? 

Speaking of magical thinking …

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

While there was no Holiday Tau worthy enough for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness or me, look at what I just noticed:

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  Lao Tzu said, ‘Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.’  Apply this Zen saying and the clarity it brings will allow you to make the contribution that only you can, and to attract with great specificity what you most need to feel vitally alive. Relationships sparkle with purpose, affection and fun

If today was my birthday, which it’s not, I’d feel I hit the daily double with McQueen’s Holiday Tau pulling TauBits of Wisdom from Lao Tzu.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Stress eases when you accept the state of things and work within them instead of wasting energy believing they should be different.” Aries

So, Mr. Aoki I really need to swipe your Holiday Tau for its wisdom and insight into the stages of life and the key to keeping a love affair kindled and rekindled like mine with Emma the Baroness!

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Part of loving a person is tracking changes and adjusting as you try to find new points of intersection and overlap.” Sagittarius

I’m twisting this to mean, continue with the Yin and Yang — my Fantasyland quest for understanding, but without giving up on Lau Tzu. And, maybe this is at the heart of the “why” of this 1-year experiment.

“5” Steve Harvey, 62: “What you are looking for will be found within.  You need the flashlight of objectivity to light the way.” Capricorn

I’m guessing WW&C’s Holiday Tau aligns more with my external research and understanding than my Zen health.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Never give up until you have completed the full process of what you needed to learn.  But if you’re not on the optimal path, it’s OK to change routines.” Taurus

OMG, Nash really? What’s going on?  Is this my profound day’s worth of Holiday Tau? When I’m writing I’m in the flow of creativity.

“5” Steve Nash, 45: “The biggest challenge is to do what you’re doing.  Stay in the moment; that’s where life is.” Aquarius

At this moment in time, I wish I had written “Fantasyland” so I’d love to meet Kurt Andersen I suppose.  

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: “When you think about who you’d like to know and what you’d like to spend time doing, it doesn’t always match up logically to your current options.  Lean in the direction of your wishes anyway.” Gemini

This vacation reentry transition filled with picking up the details and rekindling momentum requires discipline.  So, let’s hope Howey’s Holiday Tau in tandem with McQueen’s and today’s birthday kicks in today.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “There will be a chance to stand back, clear your mind, shift your priorities and aim your energy at a different focal point.” Cancer

Isn’t this the sign of concentration and self-knowledge, at least for introverts like me?

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “If you can’t be with someone without feeling enmeshed in that person’s world and drama, then give only a limited amount of your time.” Leo

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