Made to be awesome. Check out the inspirational video by YouTube sensation Robbie Novak, better known as Kid President, a 9-year-old from Tennessee whose declared goal for 2013 is to “make the world awesome.” So far, Kid President has appeared on CNN and produced a video with the real president.
— Adapted from “A pep talk from Kid President to you,” Robbie Novak, SoulPancake.
First rule of the road. Two business travelers were overheard discussing barbeque joints in Birmingham, Ala. One expressed admiration for a particular place, while the other emphatically said she didn’t like it. To which a third colleague, a stylish twenty-something from New Orleans, spoke up to say “Never yuk someone’s yum.”
Move on. Literary agent Sterling Lord follows a rule about winning and losing: Whether savoring triumph or recovering from disaster, he tries to take only 10 minutes to whoop or moan before moving on to the next thing.
— Adapted from “Memoir chronicles literary agent Sterling Lord’s first 60 years,” Roger Rapoport, Sunday Gazette-Mail.