Thoroughly Thursday - the "Everyday Inspiration" Edition
Welcome back to Thoroughly Thursday, the "Everyday Inspiration" edition. A few days ago, I got to have dinner with one of my college roommates. We hadn't seen each other since our senior year when he moved in with his brother and I landed with a bunch of brainy punks. It had been 20 years but he looked great and had a fantastic beard (seriously!). One of the things that became apparent was that in college we were inspired by the future. Now, our inspiration comes from the lives we've built through our families, careers, and community efforts. I'm no longer waiting for some far-off adventure to give my life meaning, but rather trying hard to grab those moments that appear every day. This week, a few other moments of inspiration that I stumbled across. Cheers!
What I'm Reading (Article) - I Think I'll Make a Snappy New Day -
I've mentioned a couple times in my adoration of Mr. Rogers. When I was growing up, by the time I was 6 or 7 years old, I thought he and his songs were boring. However, I now feel that you have to be a certain age to realize that Mr. Rogers was one of the best people ever. Apparently, I'm not the only one, since Tom Hanks is going to play him in a movie based on this article that was published a few years before his passing.
What I'm Watching - Phil Connors is my Spirit Animal -
It was Groundhog Day last Friday, so I had to introduced the movie to my youngest. Being a fan of Bill Murray is nothing special, but I really feel that Phil Connors, the arrogant weathercaster trapped in a time loop in Punxsutawney, PA is him at his actorly best. I love it for the dialogue ("don't drive angry!"), and the extraordinary-within-the-ordinary plot, and open-endedness of it all (how many years? 10? 34? 10,000?). The film is considered to be one of the best comedies ever and a fantastic non-religious religious movie.
What I'm Promoting - Little Silver Hearts -
TT friend Ed owns his own business, created a org getting fathers involved in our school district (with the best logo ever for a educational non-profit) and has recently been introducing me to all the music going into my playlist. However, he also has a great band called Little Silver Hearts, which specializes in West Coast Americana. You'll like it, trust me. If you are interested you can hear them here, here and can buy their album here. Also, if you are around or in DTLA, they will be playing here tomorrow night.
What I'm Doing (For Work) - So, As I Was Saying... -
I got the great opportunity to hang out in Santa Monica with some amazing people last week for a panel discussion "The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Hire or Fire? Building a High Performance Team" with the USC Alumni Entrepreneur's Network. It was so much fun to do and the other panelists were so cool to learn from. If you are interested, you can see the video of Jenna, Eran, Nicole and I (and my weird collar issue) here.