Author: Jeff Sarris

  • Doing vs Done-ing

    Art is ephemeral. What you’ve done doesn’t matter. What you DO is everything. Like it or not, “What’s next?” is the most important question. But it must be answered well before it’s asked. Otherwise you’re no longer an artist taking us on a journey. We’re just passengers asking to be dropped somewhere…anywhere.

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  • Balance

    Do more…until more is too much. Do less…until less is too little. Repeat. Balance is an illusion created by constantly shifting our weight.

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  • Learn how to think

    Never underestimate the success an engineer or computer scientist can achieve in a given area. Most anything is another problem to solve. Just in a new wrapper. Learn how to think.Learn how to tackle difficult problems. Then everything is within reach.

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  • How to stand out in a noisy world

    Everyone wants to be noticed. To be different. To stand out. Yet most end up different in the same ways. The new normal. To break through in a noisy world, seeking difference isn’t the answer. Being true to yourself is. Come to your own conclusions. And lead as only you can.

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  • What to expect from a business coach

    A great advisor doesn’t seek credit for ideas and strategy. They’re ostensibly invisible. They lead the advisee to wholly recognize epiphanies and strategy as their own. This sense of agency and ownership is required for a mentee to achieve greatness. Too many “coaches” care more about their egos than actually affecting results.

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  • Words vs actions

    We say what we believe is right. We do what we feel is right. Many times these differ. To deconstruct someone’s success, don’t study their words. Observe their actions. Good decisions aren’t always rational. —Morgan Housel Leave a comment

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  • Everything’s made up and nothing matters

    The next time you’re feeling like things aren’t the way they should be, remember: Everything’s made up and nothing matters. It’s up to us to craft our own meaning. If that meaning relies on external approval or anything outside of our control, then we’re in for a bumpy ride.

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  • Artists: Your smart contract name could cost you

    NFT Artists- Your smart contract name could cost you the rights to all of your work. Here’s how.

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  • Attention

    We wonder why we don’t get enough attention. But where do you spend yours? On TikTok, Netflix, video games,…? Then ask, “is what I’m doing more engaging [interesting, educational, etc] than those things?”

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  • Impressing others

    It’s easy to impress others with the words we say about ourselves. But true success is to not have to.

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