Gili Air: Fortunate or Unfortunate Timing

The journey from Pererenan to Gili Air was a touch more involved than expected.  It started at 6 am while traversing across the city with the first transport. This trip reminded me of last year when Jimmy and I made the same trek from Canggu to Padang Bai to snorkel. The wait in Padang Bai was two hours. One hour of waiting to access the port and around 45 min lining up at the port. Bear in mind, I’m carrying a 2.5 m surfboard bag weighing about 20 kg. We inched forward and I just let myself flow in the pedestrian traffic. Our luggage stowed atop the boat, it was time to …

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You Review, Summary, Notes and Quotes

Rule 1 – Don’t Follow Your Passion Newport contends that following your passion is dud’s advice. It takes courage and it’s admirable but for so many, it leads to not starting. Rather, passion follows a life of action in much the same way form follows function. Newport claims that compelling careers have complex origins that reject the simple idea that all you have to do is follow your passion. You must pay your dues and do the work. Discipline is your ally on this quest. “The key thing is to force yourself through the work, force the skills to come; …

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Extreme Ownership Notes And Quotes

On any team, in any organization, all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader. The leader must own everything in his or her world. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win.

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work Summary Sketchnote

Sketch of the title and Seth Godin

A fan of Seth’s and looking for the skinny before pulling the trigger? I’ve got you covered in this summary of Seth Godin’s, The Practice: Shipping Creative Work. This post honours the content with limited commentary and opinion. I do, however, make links to other texts throughout the summary. To help consolidate my understanding, I like to draw sketchnotes that serve as shortcuts to the main ideas. You can find the completed sketchnote at the end of the post. This book is geared towards creatives who are either starving or selling out. Seth reminds us that a practice is merely …

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