IT WAS A BIG LET DOWN. I GUESS C IS VERY SIMILAR TO ME: FOCUSED AND COME ACROSS COLD? OR BECAUSE C KNOWS WHAT I THNK? EITHER WAY, I’LL JUST LET IT GO. I’VE TRIED BUT IT DOES NOT WORK.
RUN: 2.1MILES, 9.5MPH, 13MIN;
LEARN: TADELIS, 1 HR (DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME CHANGE, ONE HOUR SHORT FOR SLEEP);
[LIFE: CATALINA TRIP]
WITH KEVIN, J, AND C.
DRIVE TO THE NEWPORT PAVILLION FOR BOAT, PARKING $18, 7:50-8:10AM;
TAKE THE CATALINA FLYER TO CATALINA ISLAND: 8:30-9:15AM, TICKET $75, SEASICK;
RENT GOLF CAR AND DRIVE AROUND, 10AM-12PM;
LUNCH AT BLUE(?), FOR FISH, $20, 12PM-1PM;
ZIP LINE, WITH C, $125, 1PM-3:15PM;
WALK AROUND THE CITY, 3:15-4:15PM;
RETURN ON 4:30PM-5:45PM;
THE CATALINA TRIP
Hi, C. and J.,
1. Time: For the trip, since C. returns on Friday, Sunday seems better.
We can meet around 8:15am at the Long Beach ferry port, and take the ferry ($74) at 8:30am. The ride is about an hour. Then we can have breakfast/brunch on the island. We can return at either 3:45pm or 6pm.
2. Things to do: Zipline ($109, 2hrs) and snorkeling (2hrs) are very popular. If snorkeling is too much trouble, we can try zipline. If that is also too much, we can always find other stuff to do.
Please let me know your thoughts.
RUN: 11MIN, 9MPH, 1.6MILES;
CHAT WITH ZC, 40MIN;
B. CALLED FOR B-DAY GREETING;
LUNCH WITH CINDY AND JENNY AT PELICAN GRILL, 12:30PM-1:30PM;
STROLL IN SOUTH COST PLAZA, 3PM-5PM;
CLEAN UP THE HOUSE, 2HRS, 9:30AM-11:30AM;
ACTIONS PRODUCE RESULTS. THE HAPPY PARTY IS AN EXAMPLE. IN TOTAL I PUT TWO FULL DAYS, MAINLY FOR PLANTS, DECORATION, ARRANGEMENT, AND CLEANING.
WE HAD A GREAT TIME, DESPITE THE RAINY WEATHER.
Chat with ZC this morning. She has three points on a good salesman: 1) likability, 2) thick skin, and 3) creditor mentality.
Of the three, the first is about personality. It is effective and easy to work out (see the evolution of Ms. Hillary Clinton). The thick skin implies that you must prioritize your goal over your feelings: do whatever it takes. The last point is about the belief: trick yourself to believe before selling.