What Justin Bieber taught me about "seasons of life"

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Happy Father's Day to all the Rad Dads, Grand Dads and new Dads. I'm praying for an epic session of waves, as I won't be on the clock. Today's essay covers seasons of life (with a guest appearence from the Biebs) and pairs well with the deferred life plan.

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What Justin Bieber taught me about "seasons of life"

Life is lived in seasons.

Long stretches of time, book-ended by milestones.

Milestones like graduation, getting married, having a child and sending that same child off to college.

One of the most beautiful seasons of life is the DINK season. (For the uninitiated, DINK stands for dual income, no kids.)

It begins right when you are married and ends when your first child is born.

As newlyweds, the world is your oyster.

The passion is hot like a Weeknd video. Every weekend turns into a romantic getaway. Long dinners with friends are made ok by the fact that you can sleep in on a Saturday.

(Heck, you can work out whenever the f*ck you want.)

I was reminiscing about this season of life when I stumbled on the Biebs' Instagram.

After all, him and his lovely wife Haley, are smack in the middle of DINK SZN.

(And with private yachts, Paris Fashion Week and backstage Coachella access -- these two can DINK way harder than us mere mortals.)

Yet I just learned that the Biebs is suffering from a virus that temporarily paralyzes half of his face. (Meanwhile, Haley also suffered from a mini-stroke.)

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This got me thinking. Is the seasons of life concept a healthy one? Or is it a trap?


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Your life journey exercise

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Life is lived in seasons. Here, Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio breaks these seasons down into 3 chapters. The bad news for RadReaders: age 40-55 are some of the unhappiest (according to Dalio) due to the blend of parenting, aging parents and professional demands. While I found the benchmarks interesting, I couldn’t help think — this is one way to live your life. What other possibilities might exist?

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// two

The six forces that fuel friendship

7 minutes | The Atlantic

Friendship shapes our lives in infinite ways. After doing 100 interviews with pairs of friends for “The Friendship Files,” six forces showed up as most important in creating and keeping friendships: accumulation, attention, intention, ritual, imagination, and grace.

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// three

A list of things you're allowed to do

6 minutes | Milan Cvitkovic

There’s something comical, yet ridiculously helpful, about a list that gives us permission to do things that we don’t really need anyone’s permission to do. Among them? Charge more. Ask obvious questions. Say “I don’t know” when you don’t actually know. Don’t tell white lies to kids. Buy a comfortable mattress. Drop out/quit your job.

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// four

From designing a house to editing text, sometimes less is more

5 minutes | Scientific American

When asked to solve a problem or complete a task, we are much more likely to come up with ideas that involve addition rather than subtraction. But ignoring the possibility of improvement by subtraction is a major oversight; we’re totally overlooking a basic, and often helpful, way to create change. A remedy? Simple cues. Ask yourself, and those around you, what if the solution lies in taking something away, rather than piling onto what’s already here?

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// five

How I turn 1 piece of content per week into a $45,275 a month

7 minutes | @thedankoe

Hustle culture embraces a simple logic. More inputs = more outputs. Want to earn more money? Work harder. This simplified view brings a whole range of problems with it (like the elusive pursuit of “enough”), but it also ignores the second factor that influences your output. Leverage. Here’s a great example of creating leverage by repurposing your creative idea.

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