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What a wonderful week! I moved into a new apartment in Newport Beach, continued with my outrigger canoeing team, and the NBA season came to an exciting finish! By the way, what a shot by Chandler Parsons to send the Rockets-Lakers game into overtime. Playoffs start tomorrow, and every matchup in the Western Conference will be exciting.

Here are some favorites of the week.

Busy Is The New Lazy: “We’ve begun to regard busyness as a virtue. It’s maybe second to exhaustion when it comes to being cool at work. All this shows a major error in perspective.” It’s sad that our culture has started to value sacrifice over productivity. As Tim Ferriss states so well, “Less is not laziness. Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.”

Why You’re Always Late: This article nails it for me. All three points (I expect everything to go perfectly, being early feels like a waste of time, and I’m cracked by the last-minute scramble) apply to me. As most people who know me will tell you, I’m hardly ever on time. Previously, it’s been a good idea to tell me to show up at 6:15 if the event starts at 6:30 so hopefully I’ll be there on time. This article has some great advice.

The Academy of Country Music awards were a few weeks ago, and these were two of my favorite performances:

The Dove Real Beauty Sketches are amazing. Most women don’t consider themselves beautiful, but this social experiment shows women that you are more beautiful than you think

How To Make Friends In A New City: “Why making friends after college is harder. We don’t know how to do it…You’re around roughtly the same people, nearly 24/7, for 4+ years. Once we’re out and we’ve moved away, we realize we don’t really know how to be intentional about creating those environments that lend themselves to friendship. We have to learn that it takes action to get out of the house and meet people.  We also have to learn how to make plans and follow through, as those unplanned interactions from college will occur less and less. Those are things that won’t necessarily come naturally, because they haven’t had to.”

Have a fantastic weekend!

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