15 10 / 2014

…saying “no” gets easier with practice and repetition.

And having the right script—a starting point, so you’re not starting at a blank screen—can make all the difference.

Here’s a universal script that works for just about any scenario:

Hey [name],

Thanks for your note. I’m so proud of you for ___—and I’m flattered that you’d like to bring my brain into the mix.

I need to say “no,” because ___.

But I would love to support you in a different way. [Offer an alternative form of support here]

Thank you for being such a wonderful ___. I am honored to be part of your world.

[A few closing words of encouragement, if you’d like]

[Your name here]

(Source: austinkleon)

15 10 / 2014


"I’m always home. I’m uncool."

"I’m always home. I’m uncool."

(Source: theflatfifth, via austinkleon)

15 10 / 2014

austinkleon:

Stevie Nicks hangs out with the ladies in Haim, and when she hears none of them journal (Este says she keeps notes on her phone), Nicks brings out one of her leather journals (see above) and tells them how it’s done:

On the right-hand side of the page you write what happened that day,…

15 10 / 2014

"I think the only reason I’ve had the career life that I’ve had is that someone told me some secrets early on about living. You can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed, no matter what it is or what your job is, the more relaxed you are the better you are. That’s sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did it. And I thought, that’s a job I could be proud of. It’s changed my life learning that. And it’s made me better at what I do."

18 8 / 2014

archidose:

Origami crease patterns

(Source: langorigami.com, via alwaysinstudio)

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18 8 / 2014

cross-connect:

Isabelle Arsenault is an illustrator from Quebec/Canada. Her illustrations are by far some of my favorite. She also publishes beautiful comics, I will personally recommend  Jane, the Fox, and Me, but they are all really wonderful. 

(Source: crossconnectmag)

18 8 / 2014

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Jelly Bean series (2 of 5) “Smoothie Blend” (3.5 oz) - flavors in order of appearance: Cherry Passion Fruit; Mandarin Orange Mango; Mixed Berry; Pineapple Pear; Strawberry Banana — K. Emmons 

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Jelly Bean series (2 of 5) “Smoothie Blend” (3.5 oz) - flavors in order of appearance: Cherry Passion Fruit; Mandarin Orange Mango; Mixed Berry; Pineapple Pear; Strawberry Banana — K. Emmons 

18 8 / 2014

nevver:

Best Coast, Amy Ruppel