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Hope, Control, and Letting Go

Hope, Control, And Letting Go &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

On April 23rd, I’ll be leading a discussion in Salon 360˚. The title of the session will be the same as the title of this post. Inspired by some of my recent experiences with a longtime friend, the discussion has ties to the Herman Melville short story, “Bartleby the Scrivener”; to Unsheltered: Voices from the Street, a book being compiled and published by 360˚ Nation and Peggy Willms — and to A Bronx Tale.

In short, the session will be about reconciling:

  • The desire to bring about what we believe to be favorable outcomes
  • The illusory and presumptuous nature of control
  • The relinquishing of our senses of correctness and our expectations.

I have two requests:

  1. Please attend the Salon 360˚ session and be part of the conversation. It’s Tuesday, April 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, via Zoom. The link is here.
  2. Please read or listen to “Bartleby the Scrivener”. You’ll be a better-informed contributor to the conversation if you do.

It’s my sincere hope that we can be helpful to each other by sharing experiences, thoughts, and support.


Originally Published on https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/category/lifecolumns/notes-to-self/

Mark O'Brien Writer, Blogger

I'm the founder and principal of O'Brien Communications Group (obriencg.com) and the co-founder and President of EinSource (einsource.com). I'm a lifelong writer. My wife, Anne, and I have two married sons and four grandchildren. I'm having the time of my life.

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