Echoes through time: be sane and wholesome in your speech

“Both in the senate and when addressing individuals, use language that is seemly but not rhetorical.  Be sane and wholesome in your speech.”

Marcus Aurelius (AD120 – 180), Meditations

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Pause and consider – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas is a master of lists but his latest, Pause&Consider 101, is profound.

A selection:

1.  Show up. Good mood often comes later.

41.  Increase the time you invest in yourself everyday. Start today with a lunch-time walk for no reason at all.

51.  Walk on real earth. See the sea or mountains or desert or outback or jungle. At last once a week to stay sane.

65.  Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain.

67.  Choose your coffee carefully. 

68.  Have side projects. They may become your new life.

80. Don’t miss today. Wake up, be reasonable and deliver.”

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Hints of power – execupundit

Michael Wade’s hints of power: much to aspire to, much to observe:

“1.  Carries nothing.
2. 
Dresses conservatively.
3.  Is
polite and prepared.”

The rest of the seven, here.

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Echoes through time: freed from all borrowing and lending

“Happy the man who, remote from busy life, is content, like the primitive race of mortals, to plough his ancestral lands with his own oxen, freed from all borrowing and lending.”

Horace (65BC – 8BC)

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Everybody needs …

a useless box:

I want one.

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Discreet good deeds – Execupundit

“No good deed goes unpunished.”

Ignoring Clare Boothe Luce’s observation, Execupundit’s Michael Wade offers sound advice for the doing of good deeds.  Most importantly:

7.  Don’t keep score.

More, here.

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Framework for freelancers – ABC Copywriting

More balls in the air than the Parachute Regiment.

Keeping track of concurrent projects can be a bit of a nightmare for freelancers.  Tom Albrighton of ABC Copywriting shares a simple project tracking spreadsheet, here.

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