Random Mid-Week Thoughts
1. What do you want your legacy to be?
This came up in a fire related meeting (a regional thing with many agencies/departments). This is interesting to ponder. Is this something that even matters to you? If it does matter to you, what do you want to be remembered for? What are you doing to achieve that desired outcome? It's ok to not want a legacy.
2. “If you’re not serving, you’re not living a purposeful life”
Quote attributed to author, Richard Leider. Living a life of service is a huge priority for me. I disagree with the quote in terms of trying to project an attribute onto everyone. I would certainly encourage everyone to inject some form of service into their life but saying a life is not purposeful is too much.
3. Tortilla zen?
On Wednesday my wife made her second batch of homemade tortillas and I helped. It wasn't complicated, I took the raw tortillas one at a time and put them into the skillet with olive oil. It was probably less than one minute per tortilla, I would drop one in, then when it would start to bubble I would flip it and then take it out of the skillet a few seconds later. It was somehow meditative.
4. Client call
I spoke to a client early on Wednesday. Toward the end of the call they asked how it was going with the new firm. In that part of the conversation I quipped "if you're 57 and like your work, you're young." Pretty good if you can say that about yourself.
5. Blacklist Finale
I watched The Blacklist. The show ended last week after 10 seasons. The way they ended it was about as good of an end to a show as I can recall other than Newhart. I get it can be difficult to wind a long running show down with Lost being the poster child for lame ending so kudos to The Blacklist.