Convergence of so many things right now.
Master the art of living:
If you approach each moment, each task, each person, without expectations … and just see that moment or person as they are … then you will really see that moment. Really appreciate it. Experience it like you’ve never experienced anything before, because you haven’t.
and also from Leo:
We can fantasize all we want, but the fantasy never happens. This present reality is all we got. Let’s learn to love it.
From “Behind the App”- Plex says:
What advice would you give to others that want to take on a similar project?
1. Start from a place of love. This has taken us years and when we started we didn’t know if it was going to be a hobby or a business. We are very lucky that it appears to be growing into a solid business. If we didn’t love what we were doing, we can assure you it would not have made it to this point.
2. Focus on building a great community around what you are doing. Our users have helped build Plex, no question. Without our community, Plex would be less successful and less fun. Who wants that?
3. Be as hands on in as many things as possible. Our developers all engage regularly with users to resolve issues. Not one of us is above engaging on customer support and satisfaction issues. It is not possible to help everyone all of the time, but pretending that you are above it doesn’t get you any closer to the heart of issues and resolving them.
4. Don’t be afraid to do things differently. Guess what? There is no perfectly right way to go about building something. We’ve done a ton of stuff other people thought would be terrible for our project, but ended up being exactly right for Plex.
5. Have fun. Life is short—don’t ruin it with a project that isn’t a blast.
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”
– Toni Morrison
“If only I could visit you as a foreigner goes into a new country, learn the language of you, wander past all borders into every private and secret place, I would stay forever. I would become a citizen of you.”
– Lisa Kleypas, A Wallflower Christmas