This will have a reason I like the quote, maybe where I found it, or just a simple story.
“It’s all spin.” Broadly equal to “this is bullsh*t we don’t need.”
Useful to quickly say we’re going down a rabbit hole, or we need to refocus on the objective.
Perfect if your team adds this to their lexicon, it then becomes a shared concept that exists.
The test of whether you really liked a book is if you reread it (and how many times); the test of whether you liked someone’s company is if you are ready to meet him again and again — the rest is spin, or that variety of sentiment now called self-esteem. -Nassim Taleb
I met someone around 10 years my senior at my company in 2021. He walked into my office and started giving me advice.
It was quite awkward, and I didn’t know how to reply. Why? Because 1) I wasn’t planning to stick with my company, so it was irrelevant, and 2) I already was well versed in the topic in which I was being advised.
It kept happening, and while I appreciated the sentiment behind the advice, I quickly grew frustrated. I wanted him to listen for just 5 minutes to my goals. I didn’t need the advice he kept giving.
After being frustrated for a few months, I realised I do the exact same thing. (Yeah, I’m a slow learner.) I wanted to live and refused to group similar situations or people into ‘advice categories’ like the person above.
It has been a journey, and I still get rushed and forget to listen first.
I’ve found the most toxic drug is believing in my own advice, because unfortunately that seems to prevent me from listening. I need to be able to take compliments or accolades for my advice, but not let that calcify me.
Getting complemented eventually creates a feedback loop, so regardless of the quality of my advice, I’m just giving it for my ego.
It’s ego-crushing to track your advice and people you’ve advised and see the true track record. What should your believability score really be? 😉
There’s a certain joy I’ve found in learning things, even if they are wrong. (Exemplified in this track: https://youtu.be/kMYIPNEua80?t=1554) If a lie creates joy, and does no harm, is that a bad thing? Is joy truth?
However, (avoiding that rabbit-hole) I find the journey of truth to be more of a journey of evolving knowledge. Even if it’s incorrect, learning anything can deepen an experience. More on that at
Very similar to the quote above about our life being a collection of minutes. It seems so obvious, but this has stuck with me during the bad and good days. It helped me to start adding ratings
Not sure how I feel about this one…which certainly implies I need to think about it more.
And the most important quote of all...
Encountering you has...Complicated my existence.
Kanban board with my own time stamped answers here?
What advice would the happiest version of your 80 year old self give you now?
If you travelled back 5 years in time, what would you say to yourself?
What’s the last think you changed your mind about?