Things I’m thankful for this year…
- The internet.
- The freedom to express my opinions, no matter what they may be. I’m no anarchist, but I appreciate having the option if I wanted to be.
- The meal I’ll be eating today — even if it were “regular” and not a “Thanksgiving” feast.
- My willingness and ability to reinvent myself. Times and people change, and I’ve changed with them.
- Power of choice — over decisions, associations, energy, and thoughts. Life is but an amalgamation of our decisions, and I’ve chosen to make my own life.
- Every friend whom I’ve kept in touch with for 10+ years. Not as easy as it sounds, especially in our world of texting-over-speaking.
- Relationships strong enough to exist even after conflict and confrontation.
- AirBnB. Often much better than hotels, and always a unique experience.
- Smart, experienced people who share what they know. They shorten my learning curve.
- The eight or nine jobs I worked before graduating college, which helps me understand the employee side as well as the boss side.
- All the times I’ve taken the risk instead of sitting on my hands. These are the times of my life that I’m most proud of. All the times when I did nothing, I’m still mad at myself about it.
- The lovely weather in Miami. I’m writing this while sitting outside on an 80 degree day in November.
- Negotiation. You can get anything with the right offer and the right set of questions.
- Insight. It’s often the right question — NOT the right answer — that’s the key to a breakthrough.
- Being able to teach what I know. Both the skill of it, and the technology that makes it possible. Without both, I’d have a different career right now.
- The opportunity to prove myself. When you don’t have connections or an “in,” this is all you can ask for. Then, you have to do something with it.
- You readers. Your feedback is what keeps me writing the next one, and the one after that.
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