Just about every week, we find something useful in Kevin Kelly’s newsletter Recomendo, a handful of finds, recommendation and tools from really smart people. The latest is The Immediacy Filter.
One of the most useful bits of advice I ever got, came from the writer Anne Herbert who said that whenever she got an invitation to do something months away or even a week away, she asked herself whether she would accept the gig/meeting/task if it was tomorrow. The answer was often no. I use that immediacy trick all the time, and it has served me very well. — KK
We’ve been trying it out and finding it useful for for an immediate hit of what we’d really like to do, or not.
Anne Herbert was the incredibly wise soul who came up with the phrase, “Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty”. We’ve quoted her numerous times in the archive and given the charmer of a book, Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty to MANY people.
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