Weekend Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business & Books (#13)

Happy Weekend! This week's post on How I Work with my Virtual Assistant got a big boost on Thursday thanks to one Ms. Internet Auntie Pamela Slim (thank you Pam!). If you haven't already, check out my detailed show notes — these will help optimize your systems and workflow even without bringing on an additional person.

Now, grab your cup o' joe and cozy up!


"In every affair consider what precedes and follows, and then undertake it. Otherwise you will begin with spirit; but not having thought of the consequences, when some of them appear you will shamefully desist.

…conform to rules, submit to a diet, refrain from dainties; exercise your body, whether you choose it or not, at a stated hour, in heat and cold; you must drink no cold water, nor sometimes even wine.

When you have evaluated all this, if your inclination still holds, then go to war."

—Epictetus, via Cal Newport


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"The takeaway is pretty clear: If you're sensitive to sugar and inclined to indulge in a supersugary treat, do it rarely and cautiously. Otherwise, there's a pretty good chance that your brain is going to start demanding sugar loudly and often. And we're probably better off without that extra voice in our head."

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good


"You gotta know what it feels like to be up at night, worried about a problem. You gotta know what that feels like in your stomach," Carter says. "Getting terrible sound at clubs, playing to audiences that heckle, to venues that are half empty, so you know how to adjust to it."

Resilience, he says, isn't something he can teach them. Everyone has to experience their own Eve, their own Gaga. Only then do you know how to get back up.

—Troy Carter, Fired By Lady Gaga And Loving It


Just for Fun

Japan's Mountain Dew Cheetos

That's it for now . . . have an amazing weekend, everyone!