Adam Robinson is an author, US Chess Federation life master and co-founder of The Princeton Review. When speaking with Tim Ferriss on his podcast, Adam said that he lives his life trying to delight other people. He said, “If you’re going to a meeting with a venture capitalist because you’re looking for funding for your startup, or you’re going on a date, or you’re going on a job interview, forget the fact that it’s an interview; you’re going to delight the other person. That’s what you’re there for, first and foremost and to make a connection. And if you do, if that’s your focus as opposed to getting the job or getting the funding, then you get magic and miracles. That should be your primary focus. And what it does is it gives you infinite power because you want nothing, and you’re offering everything. All I want in this moment now, with you, sitting in front of you on your couch, is to connect with you and to delight you.” Continue reading
My oldest was choosing post-secondary schools to apply to this past weekend. Time flies. I remember when he went to preschool and now, I will be the mom of three teens when my youngest has a birthday shortly.
Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.
When he asked me what programs I thought he should choose I reminded him to follow his heart. Take what interests you. What sparks your curiosity. There is no correct answer. Turning left or turning right can lead to a beautiful journey. Continue reading
“Is this on the test?”
How many of us went through our lives asking this question? It is only worth learning if we will need the information for a grade.
Otherwise, do we really need to know it? Continue reading
People from around the world held their breath this week as we watched the American election unfold. In the end, 75 million votes were cast for Joe Biden and 71 million for current president Donald Trump. Biden won the electoral college and was named the president-elect. Along with his running mate, Kamala Harris, as vice president-elect. Biden received more votes than any presidential candidate in the history of the country. Continue reading
I was listening to the Waking Up meditation app with neuroscientist Sam Harris and he spoke about something being pleasant or unpleasant and how we put that definition on the moment rather than the moment doing it for us. Continue reading