On this day of celebration

I wanted to share some thoughts on the connection economy and choice on this day to celebrate love and friendship.

I believe that outlook is a choice.  A positive outlook is something that we have to choose every day, and we all have days where this choice is harder than others.  I had a tough day yesterday, and it wasn’t until later in the day, when I got a chance to call a close friend where I was able to put it all back into perspective.  Resiliency is a key part of this positive outlook, and I’m grateful to have a supportive network of people.  There’s some nurturing I need to do within this network, as I’ve gotten busy lately.  I’ve been trying to filter all of my decisions through a lens of what I would my 80-year old self want my current self to do.  This Monday, after an amazing day making art, I had the choice to get on the road quickly or to pause for a dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in years.  I chose the latter option, and I’m really glad I did.

I also wanted to share these thoughts from my favourite business guy – a guy who constantly re-envisions how business can be – Seth Godin.

‘When we find our own foundation and are supported in our work by those around us, we can get back to first principles, to realizing our own dreams and making our own art by supporting others first and always’.  Great words to think about on this day of celebration love, friendship and connection.  You can check out the full blog post here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/02/open-generous-and-connected.html

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