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The best of the Weekly Contrarian: 2020 Edition

Before I share with you the best of the Weekly Contrarian from this year, I want to take a moment to thank you for inviting me to your inbox every week. I’m deeply grateful for your support. I have one ask from you as we wrap up 2020. I write …

I can’t do it.

There are three stages to change. You think you can’t do something. You’re forced to do it (or you’re brave enough to try). You find out that you actually can. I used to think that I needed a few hours to write a blog post. One day, I decided to …

The best of what I’m reading, watching, and exploring

From time to time, instead of my usual email with one big idea you can read in three minutes or less, I’ll share with you the best of what I’m reading, watching, and exploring. Enjoy! Books Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. This is a must …

Success won’t make you happy. Here’s why.

The 1990s comedy Cool Runnings is about the first-ever Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the Winter Olympics. Their coach, played by John Candy, is an American gold medalist who retires in Jamaica in disgrace after cheating in an Olympic bobsledding event. He makes his living as a bookie until …

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