Friday, March 15

Weekly roundup: Friday potluck

Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck!

Pricey Pedals

If you thought the $17,000 Chanel Bicycle was a tad pricey, you might be astounded by the newest luxury bike: a Lamborghini cycle.
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Guess how much it costs?
(I'll post the price in the comments section after people have had a chance to guess...)

Bathroom humor

If you're reading this in the john... you're not alone. Three quarters of people use their cell phone while they're in the bathroom.

Failure is... inevitable? A mark of success? Failure?

The essay Stop Fetishizing Failure hit the nail on the head for me. An excerpt:
"...I’ve never liked this embrace of failure. We learn as much from our successes as from our failure and I suspect we learn much more. Besides, I failed a lot in school. I didn’t test all that well and didn’t get straight As. Failure made me feel awful... It has serious consequences. Get labelled a “Failure” and it can ruin your life.... be aware of the fallacy of failure. It is celebrated only when you succeed. If you continue to fail, you’re going to be— A Failure. So the fetishism of failure really means you can fail a couple of time—two or three or maybe three times— but no more. How many entrepreneurs are celebrated for their sixth or seventh try?"
I love the idea that "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." However, in business life, I cringe whenever coworkers extoll "virtues" like "Fail fast. Fail often." Um... doesn't that just mean you wasted a lot of precious time cleaning up messes? What's wrong with thinking through a problem, planning for possible roadblocks, and succeeding?!?

A failure shouldn't keep you from moving forward, but failure also shouldn't be a goal.

In my kitchen

I had overripe bananas, so this week I turned them into tropical multigrain muffins, using essentially the same batter recipe that I use for multi-grain pumpkin pecan muffins. I swapped out the pumpkin with mashed banana, a quarter cup of drained and crushed canned pineapple, and I added a sprinkle of coconut flakes to the batter.

Reason #1 to feed your pet indoors...
Source: via Career on Pinterest

Quote of the week:
"Date a runner. Every other athlete is a player."
As seen on a t-shirt

Happy Friday, friends!

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