S1 E85 — What happens when the fear subsides?

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

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

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

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

Evidence

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

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

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

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

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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 E72 — It’s Taken so Long, I Could be Wrong

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

Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Self-esteem is tricky.  It’s not based on what you do.  It’s a matter of evaluation.” Pisces

Hi and welcome to Episode 72 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Experiment” on this fourth day of August in the summer of 2019 .

Evidence

What’s been going on? So this is becoming the first full week of following Peter Drucker’s Effective Executive tool for tracking your time.  

I actually began it on 7/31/19 by just getting used to filling in 1/2 hour blocks of time. Then, I began color coding activities.  Tan for Working on the Business; blue for Volume Three Manuscript about a Legacy Memoir; green for Volume Two Manuscript about Work; and red for freeing up time for free flowing creativity — What Would Leo da V do?

I was so hoping the Holiday Tau for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me would reflect what I’m up to.  Not so much for today.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: Storms are named after people.  You know first hand why this is so.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I’m not proud of myself when I’m forced to lift a Holiday Tau from the other Steves, but sometimes you just can’t help it. If not you, then what? Jobs and Howey to the rescue.

And it’s a matter of who does the evaluation. 

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Self-esteem is tricky.  It’s not based on what you do.  It’s a matter of evaluation.” Pisces

So, if I don’t harness my muse, Leo da V, then yes I’ll flow from thing to thing like what happens when you dump quicksilver onto a surface.  There’s a time for it. And Howey’s Holiday Tau can be my curse or blessing.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42: “Like the tide, you roll in here and you roll in there, seeing many a distant shore.  Yet none can keep you.” Cancer

McQueen’s requires quite a contortion for me to twist it to fit.  Exposure — if I fill in time blocks after if finish a task, maybe that helps to face the fear?

“2”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Fears are overcome with exposure.  Relax first and then face the fear.” Aries

So confidence and ignorance is bliss, or am I miss-reading this?  I’d rather be a Man of Knowledge instead.

“2”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Confidence is more easily obtained through ignorance than it is through knowledge.” Leo

Sure, but …

“2”  Steve Harvey, 62: “There’s no place for regret in today’s discourse except to use it as a signal to stop to find something that will get you back to ‘now’” Capricorn

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

S1 E62 – Next Reality?

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

Summer July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nah.

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

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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 E55 – All Roads Lead to the Future

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

Summer June 2019

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

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Let’s see.  What’s going on?  I published a new post in “Best West Road Trips” called “Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations. Time for a Getaway?

Embrace your solitude and immerse yourself in a lush green wilderness. Keep a wary eye open for bears on a food run. Soak up ice cold exhilaration in moss-covered swimming holes.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Finding a solution to the problem depends on maintaining a certain frame of mind.  Do the self-care that allows you to relax.” Aries

Haha. So the message isn’t in the medium, but in the number.  Just two today, June 27th, on Day 55 of My 1-Year Experiment, but is it worth it?

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: Quantity lowers value.  If there’s too much of a thing, then it’s not worth as much.  The best things in life are always rare.” Sagittarius

Oops.  Almost overlooked the Jobs Holiday Tau.  I recently published “Knowing About New Possibilities Gives You More Choices. Check These Out” on my website, Know Laboratories: Thriving in an Age of Accelerating Uncertainty. 

The main point was:

When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace.

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

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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

S1 E52 – Missing Chapters and Paths Not Taken

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

Summer

June 2019

“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

Hi and welcome to this June 21st Edition and Day 52 of My 1-Year Experiment.

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:

Does that make me a paradox grandmaster?  Maybe.  But, not for the reason implied in the second sentence.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You are the grandmaster of paradox today.  For you, doing nothing is more difficult than doing something.” Scorpio

More from what I described two months ago on Day 26th illustrating our Holiday Tau then: 

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. 

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

And the paradox continues with how I responded in Day 45 on 6/7/19: 

I developed a reverse order negotiations worksheet for those in my Executive MBA career classes.  It ends with weighing the trade-offs among three offers.  But it begins with all the other factors most candidates weigh at the last minute.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): As generous as an offer may be, if it doesn’t work for you, then move along without fuss or regret.” Aries

Is Howey’s Holiday Tau messing with me?  It feels like a hall of mirrors.  Should I read less into it?

“3”  Steve Howey, 42: Yes, this looks a lot like what you’ve already seen, but it’s not.  If you approach it like you already know, you’ll miss what’s really there.” Cancer

Sure, I’m all about understanding.  And as an introverted idea-packager it’s my temperament and you might say obsession to drill down to identify all the variables and aspects to why somebody lies — like our current President.  My best reference, if anyone else is interested, is “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen. 

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “Sincerity is better than falsehood, but one person’s truth won’t make a difference for all involved.  You go 10 steps beyond to really understand and present solutions likely to help.” Aquarius

Not, just for today, but for as long as I can remember.  Thank you Jobs for allowing me to swipe your Holiday Tau.

“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

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate