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Start Your Week Deliberately.

Each Monday I publish a newsletter sharing 3 thoughtful resources on work, life & travel.

Most Recent Posts:

On Building a Schizophrenic Career

February 12, 2018

Lately, I feel like my career is a little schizophrenic. A peek into my most recent “workweek” helps illustrates what I mean. (The first oddity: my workweek began on a Saturday.)

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Thoughts from Nicaragua

February 5, 2018

I just returned from 10 days Nicaragua with my brother. A trip like this always fills me up and reminds me why I travel.

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Today is the first day of your life

January 29, 2018
Photo by Gerome Viavant on Unsplash

I woke up once with a funny thought.

First off, it wasn’t just me who woke up. It was a flabby, pale, broke version of myself. At least that’s who I saw gazing back at me through the mirror.

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Environmental Consciousness Made Easier

January 21, 2018

“A lot of people feel really helpless when it comes to climate change…What our research is showing is that your personal decisions really can have a big impact.”

I try my damnedest to be environmentally conscious in my everyday actions – but honestly, most of the time I don’t know how to be. Thankfully I’ve just discovered a series of bite-sized 8-10 minute videos from University of California that’s basically Cliff’s Notes to environmental consciousness.

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How to Be Wrong and Still Be Right

December 21, 2017

Air Force flight instructor Commander John Boyd could beat anybody in an aerial battle using a simple strategy: make the first move, lightning fast.

Often that first move was an erroneous one. Nevermind. Speedy Boyd would change directions and reposition into a better position – before his opponent moved at all.

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How to Learn Resilience

December 11, 2017

Dr. Meg Jay recently wrote an article on women and men who rose to success after overcoming difficult childhoods, displaying what’s commonly called resilience.

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The Importance of Deadline

December 11, 2017

“I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.”
— Duke Ellington

I woke up at 3:15am on a Saturday morning, stumbled into clothing and biked 30 minutes across town from East to South London. Zombie-like and bloodshot, dodging broken glass and other remnants of a Friday night, I cursed myself.

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How to Actually “Be Present”

December 4, 2017

Have a hard time “being present?” Or maybe, like me, you don’t know what it actually means to “be present?” Last week I heard Dr. Ellen Langer offer a more helpful and actionable alternative definition:

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An Alternative to Your Boring Team Check-In

December 4, 2017

Boulder-based agency dojo4 realized its weekly “team check-in” meetings had become pointless and dull: “It felt like punishment rather than a way for people to know what everyone else was doing and see how we could best help each other.”

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Wrestling with a Big Question? Take a Long Walk

November 27, 2017

“The moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for presentation at Unilever on “why people leave their corporate jobs to follow their purpose.” Two days before the talk, a bit stressed with no slide deck or outline yet prepared, I chose not to sit down at my desk to write, but do something counterintuitive instead: I took a long walk.

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Hey there! I'm Matt Trinetti.

GiveLiveExplore is a blog about being deliberate – in work, travel and life. I launched this site in 2012 to explore writing while physically wandering around Northern & Eastern Europe. Today it's the home for my writing, work, travels and projects.

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