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Secrets of Adulthood

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A Little Happier: Some of My Favorite Proverbs About Parenthood.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Some of My Favorite Proverbs About Parenthood.

I love aphorisms, proverbs, true rules, and Secrets of Adulthood, and I offer some of my favorite proverbs for parenthood.
A Little Happier: When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Appears.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Appears.

When I articulate very clearly in my own mind what I’m seeking to learn, that’s when I start to see the teachers. Teachers are out there—it’s myself that I need to make ready, by acknowledging and defining what I want to learn.
Podcast 246: Have Your Words Ready, an Email Hack, and a Conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game”
Podcast 246

Podcast 246: Have Your Words Ready, an Email Hack, and a Conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game”

When facing a tough situation, have your words ready; a hack related to email subject lines; and a conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game.”
A Little Happier: “If They’ll Do It For You, They’ll Do It to You”: My Daughter and Father Hit on the Same Truth.
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A Little Happier: “If They’ll Do It For You, They’ll Do It to You”: My Daughter and Father Hit on the Same Truth.

My daughter and my father hit on the same truth about dealing with people who play favorites: “If they’ll do it for you, they’ll do it to you.”
A Little Happier: What’s the Best Way to Persuade? The Sun and the North Wind Disagree.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: What’s the Best Way to Persuade? The Sun and the North Wind Disagree.

One of Aesop’s most famous fables—the one about the Sun and the North Wind—illustrates the power of persuasion over brute force.
A Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Including in Goth.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Including in Goth.

It’s one of my favorite Secrets of Adulthood: The opposite of a profound truth is also true. In goth, and in so much else.
Accept Myself, and Expect More from Myself.
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Accept Myself, and Expect More from Myself.

A Little Happier: W. H. Auden and Flannery O'Connor both express an idea that I think about often: Accept myself, and expect more from myself.
Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good.
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Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good.

A Little Happier: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. In other words, don't get it perfect, get it going. Done is better than perfect. Etc!
Tell Me What You Want for Dinner.
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Tell Me What You Want for Dinner.

A Little Happier: Sometimes, by being more demanding, we're actually being more generous.
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