How to React to Tough Feedback According to John Mayer


You have to be able not to get your way. Cry a little bit. Take a bump.  And let it send you back to the lab. Even if you have to say “I’ll show him!” It’s all gonna be better for it – John Mayer.

I watched an inspiring video today with one of my musical heroes, John Mayer. He’s doing a Q&A at Oxford and there are some insightful bits in the 50-minute long interview. You can watch it here. If you’re pressed for time, this outtake about his friendship with Steve Jobs really resonated with me.


Death and Other Disasters


Lenah and I watched a movie called Love and Other Disasters yesterday. The movie features Brittany Murphy, a talented actress who died in 2009 from an overdose of prescription medications (she was 31). Afterwards we ended up talking about death and how tragic it is when a young life is taken. I came to think of some of my favorite musicians and how they died at a young age; singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley who died at 26, Jimi Hendrix who died at 28, and Elliott Smith who took his own life at 34.