31. Mar, 2019

My week thirty-three (G2) summary

A busy week with nine BLOG posts and 2,425 readers this time. I covered a wide variety of topics from Peter Drucker, Gary Vaynerchuk & Simon Sinek, Greta Thunberg to Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore and Piglet - the mix makes the difference 🤩.

This morning my mother did ask me about the APE picture from the 29-Mar-19 post. The combination of picture and content was not clear to her. Really great to have somebody, who is regularly reading my posts and giving active feedback or asking questions about the motivation behind it. The background is easy to explain: In order to be fully compliant with the copyright of images (especially after the decision about the EU's new copyright directive this week  https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban). My preferred site is  https://pixabay.com/  in most of the cases. I am searching for an image related to one or two words that are fitting to the content of the post and select an interesting one - a good image and headline help to keep readers interested - for my Friday post I was searching for THINK and the APE was one of the results.

The image on the left is self-made today. Two messages out of fortune cookies. We had been out with 4 people for dinner and at the end I did select 4 fortune cookies from the top of a glass with a large selection of cookies. All looking the same from the outside 😋. I randomly selected the cookies and distributed them to the four of us by chance. All 4 did perfectly fit to each of us!! Yes I know this is the basic idea of fortune cookies, but it is still surprising and interesting to see, how it works. With another distribution of the cookies between the four of us, the result would have been less perfect 😙.

A small off topic episode: On 26-Sep-17 I had a post about hygge, a Danish word for a quality of cosiness (= feeling warm, comfortable, and safe). Now the Danish have a new word PYT, it’s more a cultural concept about cultivating healthy thoughts to deal with stress.  http://theconversation.com/a-danish-word-the-world-needs-to-combat-stress-pyt-112216 - don't worry about stuff you cannot influence anyway.

I think that whenever you feel reactive or are being reactive as opposed to proactive, that inherently - consciously or subconsciously - creates a lot of stress. Tim Ferriss, American - Author Born: July 20, 1977, https://tim.blog/