For as long as I can remember I’ve been caught in a push-pull relationship with taking notes. I LOVE the tactile feeling of working in a traditional Moleskin notebook. There’s something emotional, physical, and tactile about holding a notebook in your hands and pressing pen to paper. I have read several studies that suggest that writing by hand on paper creates more retention and comprehension than typing on a keyboard — and I believe that to be true. However, there are several drawbacks:
I’ll admit it. I’m scared to death of the Apple Watch. I’ll also admit that was not my first thought when I watched Tim Cook unveil “One More Thing” during the livestream of the Apple Keynote.
I’ve held a myriad of jobs in a lot of industries during my work career. I’ve slung FroYo, worked a car wash, fitted mountaineering boots, manufactured stained glass, manned a para-sail boat, tended bar, worked for an Academy Award winning director, rolled around the halls of a tech start-up on a Razor scooter, built sales teams, and of course Public Relations. For all those jobs I mentioned there are another twenty I’ve blocked-out of my memory. When I think of those unfulfilling jobs I need to get in the fetal position and go to my happy place.
Remember the feeling when you asked someone out on that first date or proposed to your spouse? Remember that super excited but super-nervous, super-vulnerable feeling in your stomach? (more…)