Welcome to Saturday, Roadies, and to my weekly roundup of the blog posts I enjoyed most all week. Grab a coffee (or a tea, as you prefer) and settle in.
A couple weeks ago I wrote of the pitfalls of making your passions pay. Brianna Wiest, writing for Medium, takes this farther, saying instead we should do what we are good at. “Do what you have to give. (…) Your gifts are not random; they are a blueprint for your destiny.” Read You’re Not Meant To Do What You Love. You’re Meant To Do What You’re Good At.
Speaking of doing things: Derek Sivers shares a technique for getting things done when you’re not feeling motivated. It’s the same technique I use when I’m feeling blue. If this technique shakes my blues, I’m good. If it doesn’t, I know I’ve got something more challenging that’s wrong and I need to figure out what it is. Read When you’re extremely unmotivated
Daniel Stern, writing for Curbside Classic, found an old bottle of Indian Head Gasket Shellac — and wrote well about the smells that bring good feelings to us. This one: of days spent happily under the hood of his car. Read CC Toolbox: Indian Head Gasket Shellac