Splendid Sundays Volume 196

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Joanna + James  /  Photo: Eric Kelley
A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

Shonda Rhimes and her 'Year of Yes.' "Ms. Rhimes says that her year of yes inspired her to speak up for what she wanted at work. She stopped answering emails at night and set up an auto-reply saying, 'I will not answer your work email after 7 p.m., and if you work for me, may I suggest you put down your phone?' She also started eating more healthily and exercising, and lost more than 100 pounds." [The Wall Street Journal]

On Escape Velocity, Necessary Ruckus, and Working at the Edge of Reason. "There’s no bigger red flag than a leader/entrepreneur that feels entitled. It causes you to stop hustling, and fools you into forgetting the crucial role that timing and external circumstances (and people) played in your success. Once you feel entitled, you stop mining the circumstantial." [Scott Belsky / Medium]

The three biggest differences between being busy and being productive. "You’re running around with a to-do list a mile long, crossing off item after item. You’re feeling super productive. But are you really being productive, or are you just being busy?" [Fast Company]

Digging at the roots of the cultural fascination with failure. "We can be so crazy with our expectations. Larry Ellison, the legendary CEO of Oracle, has this quote about how he has always felt like a failure because he was never the richest man in America. He never was number one. He was rated between, like, four and eight, with around $22 billion. If you want to make yourself feel shitty, you can always find someone else doing better than you." [GOOD Magazine]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

I'll be speaking at Engage!15 next week on the topic of neuroplasticity and margin. This will be my tenth time speaking at the Engage Summits and I am excited to share brand new, never-before presented content on a topic that applies to anyone (and everyone!) running a business.  

The affiliate program for Splendid Insights has been relaunched. The new platform offers more transparency and better tracking for affiliate partners — something that was very important to me. If you'd like to make some extra money by helping other wedding professionals understand their brides and grooms better through the Splendid Insights wedding market reports, you can learn more about the Splendid Affiliate program here.

Think Splendid is on The List App, the latest social media app, co-founded by actor and writer BJ Novak of The Office. It's addictive and fun and has been called "Instagram for the intellectual." It also has great marketing potential. You can find me on there at @thinksplendid.

Sunday Snapshot: Joanna + James
Photography: Eric Kelley  /  Planning: Geller Events  /  Venue: Sunstone Winery
See more of this wedding at EricKelley.com.

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