Terry Storch Dispatch w.42.2020
“Don't bother me, I'm on vacation.” - Unknown
Our family is on Fall Break this week, and we’ve been enjoying time away in the mountains of Colorado. I’m writing this ahead of our trip, so in faith, I’m believing this week has been amazing! So, with this being vacation and some unplugged time away, this email will be a bit brief.
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Some Quick Hits
Formula 1: Drive to Survive on Netflix has really hooked Robin and me on Formula One (F1) racing. My brother and Robin’s sister both have been talking about F1 and encouraging us to start watching it. And we now have the bug!
I “think” it’s official that I am the father of a teenage daughter who is “talking” to a young man. This “talking,” if I’m correct about the stages of teen dating, is a step or two before actual dating. But since neither of them can drive, dating is still uncertain. We never really navigated this with our oldest daughter, so it’s a bit new, and I’m unsure how I feel about it.
I really enjoy planning our vacations and family trips. This current trip to Colorado was pretty fun since we drove the new Tesla Model Y. I was able to plan our charging stops and lunch and dinner stops based on Tesla Superchargers, and it was a blast! The best tool for this is A Better Routeplanner, but there were still missing pieces that I had to handle manually. Here is the path and charging plan.
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Attitudes are skills. Seth Godin makes an excellent point and observation of our attitude. This quick read it worth your time. Read now.
Stephen Graves wrote, “The greatest leaders I know have a limp. They have found their humanity, and they walk in humility. It might be defeat, disappointment, or any number of things that reframe who has the right to rule.” I have seen the same thing and completely agree. Such a great read.
Cognitive Dissonance is fascinating and a worthy topic to research and learn more about. When you mix in our current situation, you land with The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic. This article from The Atlantic is a really great read, and if you approach it with humility and true curiosity, I think you’ll find it pretty challenging. I am reminded that it’s really important to stay pliable, humble, and open-minded in all areas of life. The moment we become rigid and fixed-minded is when we become susceptible to becoming an idiot. :) Read now.
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