“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 from you.” Neil Gaiman

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“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 Listen to Caroline Paul on Design Matters

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"Most people with troubled relationships don’t actually want to get close to the person." David D Burns MD

“Now imagine there’s a magic dial right in front of you. If you press this magic dial, that person you deeply resent will become your best friend in the world. "With 200 people in the audience, maybe 3 or 4 hands will go up. I say to the audience ‘I just gave you the choice between a loving, joyful, fulfilling relationship and a hostile abusive one. And which one did you choose? The hostile one.’ "Most people with troubled relationships don’t actually want to get close to the person. They’re just there to tell you what a loser their sister, ... Read more

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