I recently finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (here). Actually, I listened to it as an audio book (here) while I was driving. I highly recommend it if you've not read it. The timeline and history was fascinating and easily held my interest. I also walked away having learned a lot from the way he thought and approached life.
One of the things that stands out was his insistence on excellence. He would take his current project whether that was the Macintosh, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, or iPad and ruthlessly work with it until it felt right. He would not settle.
I also appreciated his quest for simplicity. This past Saturday
morning, I was reading over the draft of the book that I am writing. It seemed to be heading in too many directions. It was distracting from what I was trying to say.
I told my friend during a break that if my book was a device, Steve Jobs would say, "It had way too many buttons." I spent the weekend simplifying it. I stripped it down to its bare essence.
I think Steve would've liked that.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.