S1 E87 — Pipe Bombs Destroy Vacation Bliss

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

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “You’ve gotten so used to putting up with interruptions that you’ve come to think of them as normal.  How can you protect yourself and get the peace you so deserve?” Aries

Yes, if you noticed we left a hole in our tracking of the Holiday Tau between 8/31/19 and today, September 19th.  Why?  

Evidence

We knew our vacation bliss had evaporated with the news of pipe bombs being planted at Donald Trump’s political enemies’ homes and offices played on the radio in the shuttle car on the 405 freeway.

Emma the Baroness and I with her brothers sampled the best of Norway mixed in with intimate time with her cousins and their children and in some case grandchildren.  

Our plane touched down at LAX on schedule yesterday at 5 pm Pacific Coast Time — which is, what, nine hours difference? 

We flew from Oslo to Heathrow and to LAX  and suffered reentry transition trauma to our sleep patterns. 

As much as I could mentally expend the energy, I realized I had become my mother writing everything down. She took short hand to type up later. I waited until after the experience — day-by-day in the evening after a days adventure,  while she wrote during vacations and missed witnessing the sights. Sis and I teased her on Hawaiian bus tour when she couldn’t match up her notes to the photographs we took for her vacation album. 

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Hello again Steve.  Your Holiday Tau intrigues me — our plans had been interrupted and disrupted frequently in transit.  Airlines mostly. But, you learn to go with the flow except for a few times when a member of our party, who is easily angered, lost it several times.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “You’ve gotten so used to putting up with interruptions that you’ve come to think of them as normal.  How can you protect yourself and get the peace you so deserve?” Aries

Hi Steve, I get it and will look forward to experiencing it, but honestly I’m too tired and burned out to appreciate your Holiday Tau.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42: “Oddly enough, putting too much thought into a thing can make it less effective.  The slapdash version will contain the most honest information.” Cancer

Hi Steve, Steve and Steve.  I’m lovin’ your Holiday Tau, but will need to come back to it sometime in the future.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Don’t aim your message to all.  Aim it from the most specific part of you toward something particular in another person.” Leo

First reaction?  Returning to both freeway traffic jams and pipe bomb news crushed my vacation bliss.  I’m too tired to react anyway but cynically today.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Some interpret news hopefully, and others defensively or cynically.  Optimism and pessimism are just different interpretations, though optimistic people are usually happier.” Capricorn

Nash’s Holiday Tau shimmered enough so I could glimpse it before my brain and entire body shut down as I contemplated where I had left off in each of my passion projects.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “You’ll be busy with many areas of life at once, but you’ll also have a sense of spiritual alignment that makes this easier than it sounds.”Aquarius

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S1 E84 — Crisis averted?  Energy depleted?  What are we going to do?

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

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “While the naturally logical thinkers may have an advantage with today’s task, those who think differently will get there with a little more effort.” Pisces

Crisis averted?  Energy depleted?  What are we going to do?

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 84 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this 29th day of August in the summer of 2019.

As Emma the Baroness and I prepared to leave on our Norwegian vacation, it dawns on me that I have to leave each of my passion projects in such a way that I can pick up where I left off when we return from our two week vacation. 

Our anniversary Italian vacation made it easier to prepare for how to track expenses and take and convert notes and photos into a journal of memories. By being prepared we can reserve more energy to tackle any last minute issues.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Looking for answers in the familiar places will bring you common, acceptable solutions.  Unusual problems require unusual solutions found in strange places.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I guess you could say, and you wouldn’t be wrong that McQueen’s Holiday Tau describes in greater detail what Emma the Baroness and I spent more time doing.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Start ticking things off your to-do list.  It will bring so much satisfaction to organize your thoughts this way.” Aries

If you’re saying today’s task is really a set of tasks to prepare for our Norwegian vacation using checklists and expense tracking strategies that proved very useful in Italy, then yes I have to agree with Jobs’ Holiday Tau.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “While the naturally logical thinkers may have an advantage with today’s task, those who think differently will get there with a little more effort.” Pisces

Well, yeah.  I mean, who wouldn’t agree?

“2”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “A long stretch of the same activity over and over will kill your enthusiasm.  So keep changing it up today.” Taurus

Makes sense, but I’m not sure how it applies today.

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: “To counteract the unpredictable nature of motivation, set up your own encouragement instead of expecting it to drop in.” Gemini

And, yes, who can argue?

“2”  Steve Howey, 42: “Wanting a thing over and over, deeply and with great willingness to do quite a lot to bring it into reality — that’s the sort of wanting that makes things happen.” Cancer

So, this too makes sense.  Like a child swinging on a jungle gym ladder from rung to rung overhead.  You can’t make progress as you reach out for the next rung, if you don’t release the one in your other hand so you can swing it forward to grab the next rung in sequence.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Giving something up is hard, but it’s made easier when you do it at the same time as starting something else new to take its place.” Leo

Maybe GG&K’s Holiday Tau makes a case for smaller cuts and and letting go over time.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “You can’t just get rid of all the unnecessary things at one, but you’ll be amazed at what a few cuts will do.” Virgo

Sure, G&G’s Tau extends to me most of the time.  Maybe with two meanings — with how all of my passion projects could be characterized as dimensions of the same thing, life, and literally going someplace like, I don’t know, maybe Norway?

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “You’ve a stellar sense of direction now and it extends in many areas of life.  Of course, what good is knowing where to go unless you actually go?” Libra

So, should I take Nash’s Holiday Tau as in opposition to dropping a project while taking on another which is hard?  Maybe nudge it along instead”

“3”  Steve Nash, 45: “Nudge things into being more of what you want and less of what you don’t.  What can you do to make the process more pleasant?” Aquarius

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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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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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S1 E69 — Anniversary Trip of a Lifetime Deep in the Heart of Tuscany

Steve Zahn, 51Efficiency matters to you, and you’ll point out the wastes of time and energy in order to make a better plan.” Scorpio

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

Day 69 of My 1-Year Experiment

Summer August 2019

What’s been going on?  Emma the Baroness and I sat down, updated our expenses from our anniversary trip to Italy ten months ago and projected estimates for our Norway vacation. 

Hi and welcome to this first day of August and Episode 69 in the first season of My 1-Year Experiment.

We landed in Venice, trained to Florence and then to Cinque Terre and driving  to the Heart of Tuscany staying in Siena and busing finally to Rome.  We had receipts for transportation, lodging, meals and entertainment expenses.  Of course we had to calculate the exchange rate of euros into dollars.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51Efficiency matters to you, and you’ll point out the wastes of time and energy in order to make a better plan.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

If you travel with anyone else, you soon realize that each person has a mental picture of what it will be like.  Some less clear than others, some not fully formed until the last minute.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Maybe it’s not your job to get everyone on the same wavelength, but if you miss that part, your job won’t go very smoothly.” Taurus

How do you get everybody on board in time? We projected a map of Italy on our big screen and walked through out itinerary together. 

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “Assume nothing, and lightly test boundaries the way you might check an electric fence to see if it’s on.” Libra

Emma the Baroness, even more than me, shared the best of Zahn’s Holiday Tau to schedule as much up front and lock down where and when we’d go.  Elle and Jay, especially Jay held out for a more spontaneous, meandering approach.  

“4”  Steve Nash, 45: “Rigid perspectives jut out, defining the edges of what’s acceptable.  Over time, they crumble.” Aquarius

We tasked Jay with the rending the car for driving us on the portion of our tour through the heart of Tuscany.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Resentment takes up energetic space.  New opportunity opens up to you just as soon as you lose your resentment over that old thing that just didn’t happen.” Leo

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S1 E68 — Overcompensating for Disappointing Results?

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

About the only thing disappointing us, and Zahn and Winkler, is the absence of our Holiday Tau. So, with listing all the other Steves do I have to ask myself if I’m overcompensating — emphasizing quantity over quality?

What’s been going on?  Emma the Baroness and I have been roughing out an itinerary for our vacation to Norway, her family roots.  We’re running through 31 tasks on our timeline — the same ones that made Italy amazingly enjoyable for us. 

Hi and welcome to Episode 68 in Season 1 of this 1-Year Experiment on July 28th.

About the only thing disappointing us, and Zahn and Winkle, is the absence of our Holiday Tau. So, with listing all the other Steves do I have to ask myself if I’m overcompensating — emphasizing quantity over quality?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Here’s my assessment.  Can we build a story that gestalts us into the whole being better than the parts?

Let’s try. Begin here, but fill it in yourself

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Few things will be more persuasive than a good story, especially if you leave room for the audience to fill in blanks.” Aries

Why? Because something is brewing …

“3”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “There’s something special brewing, something worth getting in on now while it’s fresh and new.” Taurus

But, reward yourself …

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: “Today, holding out for what you really want will bring reward.” Gemini

However, don’t fall for the curse …

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “To get everything you want is a curse that stunts growth, spoils personality and ruins potential.” Libra

Or waste time on empty questions …

“3”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “You sense the difference between this real force of life and the empty questions that are imposters not even worth answering.” Leo

Remain confident, but …

“2”  Steve Harvey, 62: “You can be confident about anything; you just need to learn the thing.” Capricorn

Turn off your internal chatter …

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “To stay present and in the moment, the moment must interest you more than your internal dialogue does.” Pisces

To enjoy your guided leap of knowledge.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Today will bring a guided leap of knowledge.” Sagittarius

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S1 E67 — Don’t Misunderstand Me

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

Summer July 2019

Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “When you’re not interested in what you were, travel.  You needn’t too far or be gone long to gain new appreciation of your status quo.” Taurus

We’d have to travel back in time — Day 64 — to catch a Holiday Tau break for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.  So, let’s consider swiping from the rest of the Steves, shall we?

Hi and welcome to Episode 67 in our First Season on this fine July 27th.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Emma the Baroness and I are between trips.  Our last one to Italy ending in Rome shifted my perspective after absorbing history, civilizations, art, religion and made me consider legacies. Maybe, I’m not appreciating my status quo, but I’m diving into my life.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “When you’re not interested in what you were, travel.  You needn’t too far or be gone long to gain new appreciation of your status quo.” Taurus

As I’ve done before — so I’ve set a precedent — I’m going twist Harvey’s Holiday Taubits to suit what I’ve been authoring.  Not only are words important, but a community and a neighborhood contribute to happiness.  And, here’s my twist, you can identify your next home by following 11 simple steps and by selecting from 66 kinds of neighborhoods personalized by age, stage, status and affluence and population density.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62: “Words signal to culture, status, age and more.  You’ll note with interest the evolution of your own vocabulary.” Capricorn

Diffusion.  I like that from Nash’s Holiday Tau.  Often the membrane between my inner and outer worlds feel more like confusion until a pattern emerges.  Then I can visualize a path forward.

“4”  Steve Nash, 45: “The emotions live inside of you, the circumstances live outside, and diffusion has to happen for you to move comfortably in the outside realm.” Aquarius

So diffuse my emotions and environment with sufficient time to see clear to the right decision.  Maybe I can combine the Holiday Tau for Nash and Smith.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: “Once you’ve made up your mind, you’ll be unstoppable.  Take your time: Deciding on the right goal is more important than what follows.” Gemini

Don’t misunderstand me.  Integrity and respect should be the top of the line.  But, for me today I have to pass on Aoki’s Holiday Tau.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: “As far as improvement tools go, integrity and respect are top of the line.” Sagittarius

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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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S1 E58 — Judging a Stroll from the Hotel Santa Barbara to the Lobero Theater

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

Summer June 2019

This just in.  I get me some mighty fine comments.  I received an action alert to approve, trash, or call it spam.  

Many like this show up months after the fact.  

I’d been writing a series about Santa Barbara, California on my website, Western Skies and Island Currents:  From the Desert to the Mountains to the Sea and all the Pristine Rivers, Lakes and Islands in Between. 

Welcome to this edition, Day 58 of My 1-Year Experiment, on June 3oth.

Emma the Baroness and I met some friends, who share the same Holiday Tau as Zahn, Winkler and us,  a short walking distance from the Hotel Santa Barbara, attended a benefit concert at the Lobero Theatre after wine tasting and dinner and a night out on the town.  

Here’s the comment attached to “Night TRAPS — Walk. Drink. Eat. Groove.” You be the judge.

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Not if I receive more of those comments.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Do what it takes to remain flexible, strong and ready.  Success will soon be yours.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I’m doubting it.

“2” Steve Smith, 30:You have an elaborate (though mostly subconscious) way to process information, and it’s right on the money today.” Gemini

I’ll say.

“2”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: “There comes a point in every venture when there’s nothing more you can do or are willing to do to influence the outcome.” Libra

And keep their written comments to themselves?

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: “As you relate to more people, you’ll figure out how to put yourself across so they learn quickly who you are.” Sagittarius

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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