Some Days are Just Extra Good

Some days you have days so good — well, I’ll let this quote speak for itself:

  Hat tip to  @TrendyTrainer  on this one.

Hat tip to @TrendyTrainer on this one.

And what’s the purpose of a blog if you can’t brag a little?

On March 31, 2015:

— A Q&A I did with Boston Content co-founder Jay Acunzo was published on the NextView Ventures blog. If you work for a seed-stage company and want to pitch the press, click the quote for additional advice.

— Boston Content launched its new series: “How (We)Work.” If you are looking for ways to stay inspired, give the post a read.

— My first piece of content for Northeastern went live. If you are considering grad school, learn more about why to enroll and what to watch out for.

— The Northeastern New Ventures team became a part of the national dialogue, with a feature in the Washington Post. Forget the “skills gap”; it’s an experience gap that’s keeping graduates from getting jobs.

— I also finished “10% Happier” by Dan Harris. I picked up the paperback in a small Vermont bookstore on a recent vacation after seeing Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote on the back:

“A book that will help people, simply put.”

Days after leaving a journalism job I loved, but often let myself get too worked up over, I knew I needed to, somehow, rewire my brain. I needed help. I highly recommend the book, and will even leave you with a few quotes from Harris:

We spend a lot of time judging ourselves harshly for feelings that we had no role in summoning. The only thing you can control is how you handle it.
‘Is this useful?’ It’s a simple, elegant corrective to my ‘price of security’ motto. It’s okay to worry, plot, and plan, he’s saying — but only until it’s not useful anymore. I’ve spent the better part of my life trying to balance my penchant for maniacal overthinking with the desire for peace of mind. And here, with one little phrase, Goldstein has handed me what seems like a hugely constructive tool for taming this impulse without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Nonattachment to results + self compassion = a supple relentlessness that is hard to match. Push hard, play to win, but don’t assume the fetal position if things don’t go your way. This, I came to believe, is what T.S. Eliot meant when he talked about learning ‘to care and not to care.’
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