Feb 2, 2016
"Aim above morality. be not simply good, be good for something." --Henry David Thoreau
We continue questioning ourselves as we finish answering the questions in Seth Godin's blog post, 10 Questions for Work That Matters. Among other things, we are forced to face the fact that people might not care if we stopped our work, and what that means to our approach to what we do.
We are gluttons for punishement, so we came up with five more tough business and life questions. We shared our answers in the show. Be fair, and send your answers to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep you anonymous and read them on the air!
JVS's 5 Bonus Questions:
1. What do you do that gives you the most joy?
2. What qualities do you admire in others, and want to foster in yourself?
3. What skills will help you reach success?
4. What do you want to be remembered for?
5. What are you doing that puts your business, self, and dreams at risk?
Jan 19, 2016
"Constantly think about how you could be doing things better, and keep questioning yourself." --Elon Musk
We came across the blog post, "Ten Questions For Work That Matters" by Seth Godin, and struggled to answer several of the questions. They really got us thinking about our business, goals, and legacy. After spending some time working on our answers, we started to see how answering them gave us some additional clarity into how our actions today, will effect our legacy years from now, as well as impact the chances of reaching our vision of success.
This is a 2-Part episode that includes discussion on each of the questions as well as some additional questions we added to the mix. Please share your own answers with us, and let us know which ones were the hardest for you. Do you know what people say about you behind your back?
Thanks for listening! Keep questioning yourself AND authority!
Jan 12, 2016
"It always seems impossible, until it's done." -Nelson Mandela
As creatives and business owners, we need to believe in the impossible because creativity is not based in reality. As creators we make something out of nothing--we imagine what does not yet exist, and make it so. That is an absurd power to harness. Conversely, we need to practice challenging our confirmation bias in order to protect ourselves from dangerous assumptions such as, "My business is always going to be needed", or "that customer will never leave", or Detroit will always be America's greatist city.".
All things are possible, both good and bad. TIm and Jelly discuss this, and a few other side thoughts along the way in this impossible episode of The JellyVision Show Podcast!
Keep attempting the absurd and imagining the impossible, JellyVisionaries!
We'd love to hear from you! Email us your thoughts at email@example.com
Jan 5, 2016
NO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ALLOWED!
Who decided that we have to be so damn positive and happy all the time? At what point do we lose touch with reality and become delusional by way of ultra-positive fantasies? The delusions of positivity include the belief that positive thoughts equal positive actions. Our objectivity gets extremely clouded. Decades of research has proven that positive thinking doesn't make us more likely to accomplish our goals, and can actually give us a false sense of accomplishment. Building castles in the clouds is a waste of your time.
On this episode of The JellyVision Show, we take back our negativity, sadness, melancholy, and ultimately..our INTELLIGENCE. We just don't trust positivity any more.