Go With The Flow – Happy New Year 2014
Jan 1 2014
¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2014! Another year has passed and boy/girl what an entrepreneurial year it has been! I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix the spam (stupidity) hack that someone has done to my email feed, but after checking feedburner, feedblitz, WordPress, and staring into space, a solution/fix hasn’t surfaced. Thank you to all of you who replied to my email feed noticing the insertion of random, annoying spam ads. The emailed version of this post may have spam inserted, so please don’t click on the spam links…unless of course you are “looking for a good time via potency drugs.” Fortunately, the post itself as it shows up on my blog and the RSS feed do not have spam links, just the email feed and I have no idea why!
While I am writing this post, I’m listening to final mixes of two of my songs: Save Me From Myself and Soul Escape. Pretty soon you can sing them in your shower without worries of copyright violations! It’s been close to a 3 year process to get to this point, but I can check “having a professional song produced” off my list soon…
Just like Fred Wilson, I am Unresolved this year, and I couldn’t feel happier about it. When you think about it, it’s almost kind of stupid to make resolutions when so much of life is out of your freaking control. Sure, I can eat better, exercise, laugh more, cry more, make sure I have the best career ever, piss off more people, etc. but it seems to me it’s best to just “Go With The Flow,” be as honest as you can be, and “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Why humans don’t get this simplicity (see Scott Adams’ article below) after thousands of years is perplexing. We must be a slow species that likes to complicate things.
But in other good reads:
The Non-Movie Version of Entrepreneurship – Francine Hardaway
How to Burst the “Filter Bubble” that Protects Us from Opposing Views – MIT Technology Review
Simplifiers and Optimizers – BoingBoing by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert
Rethinking the Job Search – Scott Uhrig of White Rock Partners (also relevant to Sales and Fundraising)
I Don’t Need To Search Anymore – gaping void
The care and feeding (and shunning) of vampires – Seth Godin
To copy what I posted on facebook: “Happy New Year! May 2014 be full of love, laughter, joy, and mind blowing (lovely) adventures with good health and peace mixed in for good luck!“Author: Aruni | Filed under: entrepreneurship, holiday, Just For Fun, music | Tags: 2014, facebook, francine hardaway, fred wilson, gaping void, happy new year, song producing, songwriting, unresolved | 1 Comment »