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Let It Be Thin

E verything Is So Fragile. I named this that. Awhile back. Form is temporary... Direct link to audio if you see no player above.
Tags: Crafts, Life, Balance, Form, Through, Seeing Through Things, Sympathetic Evolution, Becoming more or less, Cloth is like a world, Naming Things, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity

The Next 180 Seconds

When was the last time you asked, "Where did the time go?" Each day, 1,440 minutes go by; only later can we ask ourselves if we used them well, managed them poorly, or should have done something different. Asking where... [Author: Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA]
Tags: Balance, Ma, GTD, Jason W Womack, MEd

Balance raises $25M in a Ribbit Capital-led Series A to grow its ‘consumer-like B2B checkout platform’

Balance , a payments platform aimed at B2B merchants and marketplaces, has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Ribbit Capital. Avid Ventures participated in the financing, in addition to existing backers Lightspeed Ventures, Stripe, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, SciFi VC and UpWest. Other individual investors that put money in the round include early employees and executives from Plaid, Coinbase, Square, Stripe and PayPal, such as Jaqueline Reses , formerly head of Squar...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, New York, Finance, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Balance, Venture Capital, Payments, Online Payments, Api

Can a Hobby Make You More Creative at Work?

Did you know that a study of Nobel Prize winners showed one thing in common…they all have a hobby! Learn about the benefits a hobby can do for you. Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion. Like most of us, you […] The post Can a Hobby Make You More Creative at Work? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Work, Podcast, Life, Time, Careers, Goal, Balance, Work-life balance, Hobbies, Professional Development, Flow, Whiteboard, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show

Leadership—Are You Using the Most Effective Ratio?

80/20, 50/50, 30/70—what’s the right ratio?  Leaders engage in a number of related activities including managing and leading, discovery and delivery, as well as giving and receiving feedback.  How much time should you spend doing each activity?  Of course, it depends on the situation. There is no one approach (ratio) that can be used in every situation. Versatility is key. You must determine what’s required to achieve your goals.    Managing and Leading How much time do you spend ...
Tags: Leadership, Management, Balance, Feedback, Ron Shaich, Panera Bread

Kickstarter is transitioning to a 4-day work week in 2022 - here's how it's shown to improve output and work-life balance

The Kickstarter office in Brooklyn. Madeline Stone / Business Insider Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter said it will be moving to a four-day workweek in 2022. CEO Aziz Hasan told Axios the pandemic inspired the transition for its 90 employees. Companies that have already tested it, like Microsoft Japan, saw a huge productivity spike. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kickstarter is launching one of its most interesting projects yet: a four-day workweek for its employees. The...
Tags: Work, Productivity, London, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Unilever, Spain, Balance, Brooklyn, Philippines, New Zealand, Kickstarter

Balancing Self-Advocacy Will Determine Your Next Promotion

During a recent keynote, I referenced research from The Sponsor Effect, which recommends women change their viewpoint on meritocracies. The research concludes that men and women think differently about who gets promotions: 77 percent of women say they believe promotions are driven by a combination of hard work, long hours and education credentials. In contrast, 83 percent of men say that who you know counts for a lot, or at least as much as how well you do your job. Why is this? Why isn’t exc...
Tags: Leadership, Balance, Harvard Business Review, Jim, Wilkins, Atlanta United, Roberston, Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Alexis Gladstone

5 signs it may be time to abandon your lofty goals before they backfire

The key to creating a better balance in your life is to do less, but better. Delmaine Donson Persistence can help you advance, but there comes a point when determination becomes damaging. Consider where you need to give up goals to create balance and peace in your professional life. If a goal wasn't yours, brings you distress, or doesn't make you excited, it may be time to let go. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hard work is an essential ingredient to achieving gr...
Tags: Goals, Trends, Strategy, Balance, Peace, Ambition, Overworked, Nordic, Goal-setting, Xavier, Hard Work, Contributor, Melody Wilding, Contributor 2019

Balanced diet with Olive Oil / Pas très renversant?

THE ORIGINAL? Borges Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 2007 “For a balanced diet” Click image to enlarge Agency : Grey Barcelona (Spain) LESS ORIGINAL Terra Creta Olive Oil – 2021 “Live in balance” Click image to enlarge Agency : Cicero_Athens (Greece) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Food, Greece, Restaurants, Oil, Advertising, Balance, Bottle, Bubble, Olive Oil, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Horizontal, Bulle, Spirit Level, Equilibre, Balanced

The Leadership Seesaw

As a girl, I loved to play at the park.  The outdoors felt so expansive, open, promising.  Accompanied by the already wonderful feeling of being outside was the fact that other kids would be in the same space and I could socialize and share a sense of belonging with them as we ran, laughed, and played.  We were true creatives as our imaginations mapped out detailed imaginary scenes for playtime. For the more adventurous child, like myself, we would ensure that we scoured every single place of th...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Leaders, Communication, Balance, Vulnerability, Vision, Seesaw, Balancing Act

Is Cash App safe? Yes, but there are certain drawbacks to using it, and several ways to keep your money secure

Cash App provides several security features, like Venmo and PayPal, but falls short in some areas when compared to a traditional bank account. SOPA Images/Getty Images Cash App is relatively safe due to its encrypted transactions, and the app has certain security features and protections. You should enable the app's security features and be aware of the potential for scams and fraudulent transactions. You should also avoid using Cash App as a replacement for a bank account as your ba...
Tags: Security, Trends, Paypal, Balance, Fraud, Payments, Bank Account, Venmo, Debit Card, Don, FDIC, John Smith, Chris Taylor, Kim Komando, Dave Johnson, Paypal Venmo

Are these Sacred Cows or Trojan Horses? 

Like me, are you fascinated and yet irritated by the mythology that  surrounds modern working practices?   By mythology, I mean that growing collection of words and phrases describing working practices that  have long lost their true meaning.    Some examples   If you are not sure what I mean, here are a few examples .    Balance:  Disguising indecision as a bland compromise that attempts to achieve many things but ends up accomplishing nothing .   Collaboration:  Creati...
Tags: Leadership, Workplace, Preparation, Leaders, Workplace Culture, Balance, Creativity, Mythology, Collaboration, Excellence, Breeden, Leadership Practices, Jake Breeden

A lake house architect, a Miami VC and a homeowner walk into a wine bar

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. The good news is that we managed to fit it all into a single episode this week. The bad news is that that means the show is pretty long. Sorry about that! So, what took us so much time to get through? All of this: Robinhood raised $3.4 billion after its trading h...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Podcasts, Boston, Softbank, Tech, Balance, Miami, Bumble, Alex, Robinhood, Databricks, Drizly, Danny

A lake house architect, a Miami VC, and homeowner walk into a wine bar

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. The good news is that we managed to fit it all into a single episode this week. The bad news is that that means the show is pretty long. Sorry about that! So, what took us so much time to get through? All of this: Robinhood raised $3.4 billion after its trading h...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Boston, Tech, Balance, Miami, Bumble, Alex, Robinhood, Databricks, Drizly, Danny, Natasha, Vivino

Health tech startup Bold raises $7 million in seed funding for senior-focused fitness programs

Virtual health and wellness platforms have grown , but a new startup wants to focus that effort exclusively on senior citizens. Bold, a digital health and wellness service, plans to prevent chronic health problems in older adults through free and personalized exercise programs. Co-founded by Amanda Rees and her partner Hari Arul, Bold picked up $7 million this week in seed funding led by Julie Yoo of Silicon Valley-based Andreessen Horowitz. Rees said in an interview that the idea for Bold came...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Articles, Tech, Balance, Tai Chi, Medicare, Silicon Valley, Exercise, Andreessen Horowitz, Falling, Rees, Occupational Safety and Health, Bold, Recent Funding

Lightspeed and Max Levchin bet on Balance to bring B2B payments into the digital world

Consumer payments is by no means a solved problem (I’ll trigger one hundred blockchain people if I say otherwise), but it sure as heck a pretty improved one. Checkout is a breeze with modern tools ranging from Stripe and PayPal to Fast and Rapyd to Apple and Google Pay. If you happen to need financing, on-the-spot lending platforms like Affirm, which recently debuted on NASDAQ and is currently valued at $26 billion, will extend that financing nearly instantaneously. Then you head over to B2B pay...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, Israel, Tech, Paypal, Balance, UpWest Labs, Max Levchin, Lightspeed, Levchin, Geron

Game Over

I picked a name from the Game of Chance Basket this morning.  This one I renamed All Mixed Up, I am letting it go, because I don't feel all mixed up anymore. I will just weather the storm.  This helped. There will be an internet service guy in the house today. Even though the previous provider miraculously fixed the service they denied was not their problem. I don't much like being smeared, tricked or lied to. Switch-a-rooni. Ok. Time to mask up and keep our fingers crossed...
Tags: Crafts, Balance, Alignment, Wood, Cloth is like self, Natural Order, Cloth is like a world, Patience/Eventually

How to Drive Your Life Through a Storm

We know it can be difficult to drive your car in bad weather. But what about life? We share four tips to drive your life through a storm. On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss how to weather difficult times. Here’s a summary of that discussion… We’ve haven’t had any major snow storms this winter […] The post How to Drive Your Life Through a Storm appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Life, Careers, Balance, Storms, Bad Weather, Personal Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn

How to Improve Your Balance So You Don't Fall This Winter

Though it’s easy to label someone who frequently slips, trips, falls and/or knocks into things as being “clumsy,” there is usually more to the story than that. While it’s possible that their main problem is not looking where they’re going or paying attention to their surroundings, a large part of being steady on your…Read more...
Tags: Safety, Balance, Lifehacks, Falling Down

How Leaders Delegate for a Better Work Life Balance

As a presenter, you likely hold some level of leadership in your organization. Leadership can come with the feeling of needing to “do it all.” True, there is certainly some merit to leaders knowing every facet of their industry. However, it’s important that a leader is not the sole member of their organization with the ability to do a large portion of the work. While teaching peers to own different facets of the business may take time and trust, it should save burn-out in the long run. The b...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance, Balance, Speaking, Delegate, Delegation, Delegating, Better Work Life Balance, Balance For Leaders, Leadership Balance

Earth Yellow

The mellow yellow of the pomegranate dye is developing nicely after being heated and cooled for a few days. Adding more skins as I go, the walnut part of the dye becomes less influential. I've yet to find a source here, I am still using the concentrate made last year before I moved. The color seems to develop in sympathy with the drying leaves here. The days wiz by, my mind has slowed to balance them.
Tags: Crafts, Color, Balance, Dyeing, Season/change

Finding Balance Between Confidence, Cynicism, and Criticism

It’s tough to be in the public eye. Every time you give a presentation, you open yourself up to some scary stuff. Things like public mistakes and criticism. That’s probably one reason why The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety affects 73% of the population. Public speakers don’t just have to find courage. We have to find balance. Balance between both the confidence and the criticism that come from being in front of an audience. And we have to avoid becoming ...
Tags: Balance, Confidence, Criticism, New York Times, Perfectionism, Speaking, Fear Of Public Speaking, Brene Brown, Brown, National Institute of Mental Health, Imposter Syndrome, Presentation Hacks, Constructive Criticism, Public Speaking Anxiety, Presentation Coach

Understanding Negative Space

When designing a slide, negative space is one of those elements that are critical to consider. But what is negative space, and how does it impact a slide? Understanding how the elements of spatial awareness impact user experience can be challenging. Ultimately, the trick is to naturally draw the eye toward an element of choice. There are three important factors to keep in mind when designing: 1- Teach your eye to see the negative space just as much as the subject matter. Let’s first define neg...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Tutorial, Balance, How-to, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Design, Negative Space, Timothy Samara, Balanced Images, Balanced Slides, Breathing Room, tutorial Tuesday

The Oura Ring is the personal health tracking device to beat in 2020

The Oura Ring has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its role in a number of COVID-19 studies, as well as its adoption by both the NBA and WNBA as a potential tool for helping prevent any outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as those two leagues get back to a regular schedule of play. Oura has released multiple generations of the Ring, which is a health and fitness tracker that reports a range of data, and I’ve spent the past month using one to see what all the fuss is about. The b...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Bluetooth, Wearable, Activity Tracker, Smartphone, Balance, Smartwatches, Heritage, Nba

How Downtime Makes You a Better Speaker

Repeat after me. It’s okay if I’m not available 24/7. One more time. It’s okay if I’m not available 24/7. Did you feel a bit of anxiety even just having to repeat that?  If so, you might need some more downtime in your life. Giving a speech can be a difficult task under the best circumstances. But if you are busy, distracted, and frazzled, it’s nearly impossible to deliver a winning presentation. That’s why we need to pursue balance. The kind that allows time for quiet thought and rest. Let’s lo...
Tags: Productivity, Balance, Play, Schedule, Busy, White Space, Speaking, Workload, Downtime, FUNT, Presentation Fun Facts, Juliet Funt

Using this balance board at my stand-up desk is fun and maybe helping my core

I have been using this balance board to build core strength and awareness. I used to jump the hell out of my skin when my neighbor hollers over the fence and thru a window to get my attention as I work at my desk, in my home office. Now, when Alan gives a yell, I freak out and fall right down. That's cause I am standing on a balance board! Soon I will either be hurt badly or learn to steady my reactions enough so as not to fly across the god damn room when startled. I have the board set to t...
Tags: News, Review, Fitness, Training, Balance, Skateboarding, Exercise, Surfing, Alan, JUST4U Balance Board Trainer

Just Here

I am here. Just building a path. To what ? To what's next, I guess. 72 aka Path. The colors look funny here but hey... things are not always as they seem.  Maybe we might even rest in that for a while.
Tags: Crafts, Rest, Balance, Alignment, Questions, How It Might Happen, Soul-o, Usefulness, Pair-ings, Long Cloth/pathworks, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Large Cloth 2020

Wednesday Words

P ear. Pears. A Pair of Pears. At woods edge. A Pair is a positive thing. In my mind. In any form. Because it represents the birth of a pattern. And pattern is a form of natural order. And natural order takes a while to play out. I keep making these. Pairs. Pair-ings. Pare . Trim. Pared down, putting patchwork into the simplest perspective. 2 pieces. Connection. The beginning of bigger. But this simple balanced component, that moved away from the ones, then threes I usually work with, ta...
Tags: Crafts, Balance, Form, Quilt Stories, Light And Dark, How It Might Happen, Meeting Points, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Pair-ings, Components Aka Loose Patches, Patience/Eventually, Piece-Makers, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Large Cloth 2020

A ripple

A ripple at the crossroads. It's hot and we are not moving much. I seem to work up a sweat just thinking. Everything  is growing and it just seems like enough.But then, Equality weighs heavy. But then, a breeze kicked up.  I tried to catch that here . The hopefulness in that.
Tags: Crafts, Garden, Balance, Light And Dark, Soul-o, Crossroads, Cloth is like a world, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Large Cloth 2020

What I might be thinking

T hese two. Side by side. Similar is many ways.  Pieced. Radiating outward. Back and white squares. Color in the center.  But the black and white part. Different.  The black and white in the Nest of Days, based on a nine patch, and here, more black than white. Depending on the arrangement, could have been more white than black. The other cloth based on a 4 patch. Black and white are equal. Yes, I considered that.  Both of these began with simple patched centers. I will make the new cloth big...
Tags: Crafts, Garden, Balance, Looking, Dream/thought Catching, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Large Cloth 2020