May 24, 2016

The Three


Do you ever think of reducing your priorities into three main themes? Even more, three words?

Strategic thinking guru Jim Collins' edict haunts me:
"If you have more than three priorities, you don't have any."
I have a tendency to moreness. Adding more. Saying yes to more. 

I've been countering this tendency for years now. It's a chaotic dance . . . More! Less! More! Less! Yet overall it's working, this pendulum method.

The Three
  1. Connection
  2. Creation
  3. Rhythm

These are mine. 

(Today.) 

(Tomorrow I may partake of the dance :)

Succinctly, here's what's contained in those three terms:

Connection 

Rich relationships

Spiritual connection

Engaging in a real way with those I encounter as I move through this modern era. Be it salesperson, telemarketer, pool guy, our team, or any of the hundreds of others I make contact with in life, I want to connect in some small way wherever possible.

Creation

Consciously creating at work at Studio E Gallery.

Consciously creating in self-expression. Here and in my creative projects.

Consciously creating a life worth living.

Rhythm

The rhythm is what makes it a song worth singing. It's all about orchestrating the beats. And making sure to take pauses. For reflection. For renewal. For mindlessness. 

(Because mindlessness is a tool too. A highly effective one.)

We all have our personal rhythm that allows the best to surface. Ignore that rhythm and all that is good sinks away from view. 




For you 

Evan Griffith


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May 23, 2016

The now page movement

This just happens to be my favorite latest photo .
I'm including it here because it's so now. 

Derek Sivers thought up a cool way of staying current: the Now Page.

He tired of answering the same questions about what he was up to, and conjured a quick reference page for just that question.

And it caught on.

There are now hundreds of Now Pages on websites near you.

I've joined the Now Page Movement too

I'm a Nowie. 

May 20, 2016

#BathroomArtRocks


I'm a fan of creativity in all its guises:

The way my son earnestly tries to wrangle out of responsibilities

Body paint

Beach wear

Bumper stickers

Earrings

How people wind down a phone conversation

Watching the tricky ways my mind avoids a hard subject

Interpretations of a mass event

Which brings us to bathroom art. I'm intrigued with what proprietors place in bathrooms. To the point I've been sharing pics on G+ of various bathrooms with the hashtag #FloridaBathroomArt.

The above image is from a bathroom in Charlotte, North Carolina. At a soul food restaurant.

Get it?

They played with the concept of Old Soles . . . 

Playful. Brilliant. Creative.

You know what bathroom art signifies? 

That people care!

Enough to populate a room dedicated to bodily waste with images that will catch your eye. And presumably enhance your experience.

Look around. That kind of creative thoughtfulness abounds more than you think.




For you 

Evan Griffith
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