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#LiveLikeMe: 3 Ways I’m Going to #LiveLikeSteve

12 Oct

Like most of the digitally connected world, I’ve been fascinated with the outpouring of content surrounding Steve Jobs in the wake of his death.

From the philosophically-driven Stanford commencement speech to a poll on which of Steve Jobs’s products mattered the most, I’ve felt inspired by his words, invigorated by his commitment to beauty and detail, sad at his passing too soon, and scared for myself.

Why scared?

Because I feel a deep need to take action. 

Hunter Walker posted an article in TechCrunch that articulated what I felt I needed to do: #LiveLikeSteve.

While Steve would have surely been flattered by the comparisons to Einstein, Ford and Edison, his ethos was about taking action as yourself, and not being beholden to anyone else’s standards.

What does this mean to me?

To #LiveLikeSteve is to #LiveLikeMe.

Here’s my mantra: consistent, engaged and connected

Call it will power. Call it a to-do list. I’m calling it short-term action to achieve longer-term goals.

1) Write at least one blog post a week on something new that is inspiring and innovative. I’m giving this blog specific direction. My posts may relate to new technologies, ideas, art or music. I’m not intending the blog to be a comprehensive review of everything that’s out there, but it will present my cohesive, unique voice. I have no expectations as to what may come out of it, except knowing that I am writing about things I like.

2) Write, and respond, to questions on Quora. I want to start engaging in a community of curious people who are prominent in the tech space. It will challenge me to keep up-to-date as well as establish my own thought leadership.

3) Listen to my personal trainer. I hired him for a reason. I’m starting with him tomorrow. I’m going to stop kidding myself and get back in shape after my ankle surgery.

I’m going to evaluate my progress in a few months and revise my goals based on how I’m doing.

These actions may seem like small beans to some people, but I’m not going to sell myself short anymore. The greater the risk, the greater the reward, right?

What are you doing to #LiveLikeSteve?

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