“The difference between exhilaration and fear is hard to tell the difference unless you’ve practiced it.” Caroline Paul

“Physically, fear and excitement feel very similar. There’s the increased heart rate. There’s the little bit of sweat. The difference between exhilaration and fear is hard to tell the difference unless you’ve practiced it.” Caroline Paul

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Happier with Gretchen Rubin - Ep. 123: Shield Yourself from Worry | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

The Happier podcast episode (123) on shielding yourself from worry reminded me of a Rescuer in the model called Karpman Drama Triangle. Have any of you read about this? The episode discussed how we often worry about other people's problems rather than our own. We'll get involved to the point of creating conflict within ourselves and externally. In Karpman's model, he says that we take on three roles when we're involved in destructive conflict. He called it a drama triangle because we're acting to try and get what we want: A Persecutor role acts with blame, criticism, and anger. They'd ... Read more

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"But people keep working in a freelance world because their work is good, because they're easy to get along with, and because they deliver work on time. You don’t even need all three." Neil Gaiman 

“You get work however you get work. But people keep working in a freelance world because their work is good, because they're easy to get along with, and because they deliver work on time. You don’t even need all three. Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. People will forgive the lateness of your work if it’s good and they like you You don’t have to be as good as everyone else if you’re on time and it's always a pleasure to hear ... Read more

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I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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