I once heard my friend Steve Moakler say, “Pay attention to the people and things that make you come alive.” He was making the point that the stuff that makes us come alive is a great way to learn what to pursue in our own lives. This concept of chasing the things I loved was instilled in me early on, thanks to my Mom. I remember her encouraging me to go wherever I wanted to go when I was looking at colleges. At the time, I wasn’t sure exactly where that was..
While we often view past struggles as the unfortunate parts of our story, I’ve learned to see them as opportunities. I no longer get down on myself about making mistakes as long as I make things better the next time. I don’t know if it’s my optimism or some kind of lesson that’s been instilled in me, but I’ve been operating in this “just make it better the next time” mentality for a long time now.
We share a common struggle — knowing how and when to deliver bad news. My tendency is to delay the delivery, or worse, try to avoid the need for delivery by allowing time to pass. But I’ve found this only makes the inevitable harder.
A little while back, I woke up at 4:07am to bring a couple of friends to the airport. They were headed to Colorado and had booked an early flight to maximize the amount of time they would spend with their family.
Last week, the 10-year old washing machine drummer won the majority vote. What about this week?
Last week, so many of you loved the “Living Inside the Box” video. What about this week? [...]
Last week, most of you voted for the man who “stole” doughnuts. What about this week? Vote for your favorite!
The subway signs video won the vote last week, which I thought was really clever. What about this week? [...]
I used to live in reaction to my day, but I’ve learned I have the agency to live an exciting and memory-filled life.
In July of this last year, I downloaded an app that changed my entire year. How the app works is you capture a video clip on your iPhone every day and choose 1 second to represent that day [...]
In celebration of the new year, the Storyline staff has hijacked the blog to share some of their favorites from 2013.
Last week brought the closest voting we’ve had between two videos: The Coder barely clinched the vote from A Walk One Winter Night. Keep up the voting, last week was exciting!
Who will win this week?