Friday Morning FYI – 8/5/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning (yay!) FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I just signed up for a 200-hour yoga instructor certification course. That’ll add a decent workload to my already-strapped time, most of which is taken with (in no particular order) work+writing+girlfriend+friends. And that’s OK – good, even. That’s brings us to this week’s FYI:

For no discernable reason, James Lipton asking the question, “If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?” popped into my head this morning. My first inclination is to hope God would say, “Nice ink, man.” but in lieu of that, I’d be happy with, “You sure used most of your time.” This must be why I have no patience for people who say they have no time to do what they enjoy.

If you want something, make time for it. Fit it in. Yes, it’s that simple.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 7/15/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning Evening FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is for the fellas. Sorry ladies, but let’s be honest, the guys need more help 🙂

Lads, go read You: A Novel by Caroline Kepnes. Seriously. Stop reading this post and go get that book. Like, now. Right now. It’s as important for the modern man to read as Fight Club. Yes, seriously.

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 7/1/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

Last week I wrote about a friend who was hoping to land free tuition to a holistic coaching education program. She didn’t get it (which is bullsh!t in my never-humble opinion) but wasn’t disheartened. “I made a fun, creative video in a really tight deadline. That’s pretty cool, regardless.” (in your head, hear that quote in a New Zealand accent to make it even better) Yes, she did. Even though swinging the tuition on top of  her normal bills will be tough, she didn’t let getting shafted (as her friend I can be bitter for her) get her down. That’s this week’s FYI:

People say how you deal with adversity is up to you. I agree with that, but there’s more to it – starting with always doing your best. When you do, at least you have that, which no one can take away. We writers know this all too well.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

PS – Speaking of writing, I’m late this week because I spent every spare moment yesterday finishing the front story for my new book. A few bits of backstory and this bad boy’s first draft will be done 😀

Friday Morning FYI – 6/24/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I’m late today because I was helping a friend/coworker record a video. She’s enrolling in a holistic coaching education program that’s offering free tuition to a subset of students, and to qualify you submit a video explaining why you should receive the scholarship. I helped her tighten her (personal) story down for time, and shot her (with her iPhone) speaking against a backdrop of NYC. It was a neat, fun, creative project, and I’m thankful she asked me to help. That leads us to this week’s FYI:

Asking for help can be difficult, especially when it comes to personal stories. Be open to others, listen earnestly, and offer enthusiastic help where you can. That person is trusting you enough to take a chance. Honor that and it will pay off for you both.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 6/17/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to reconnect with a friend I hadn’t seen since last summer. Over some wonderful food and drinks, she asked: “What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this year?” What a fantastic thing to ask! That leads us to this week’s FYI:

Positivity is a choice. It’s not always an easy or an apparent choice, but it’s a choice. So is being honestly interested in someone else and what makes them happy. When someone makes that choice with you, appreciate it because it happens less than it should.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}