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Episode #98: Unsolicited Advice

Episode #98: Unsolicited Advice

The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.


We hope this finds you well.

Kevin Kelly is one of the most interesting people in the world. He co-founded Wired Magazine, where he holds the self-appointed title of Senior Maverick. In his free time, he writes books (fiction and nonfiction) and starts organizations like the All Species Foundation which is attempting to catalog every living species on earth.

Kelly recently turned 68. As a birthday present he gave what he describes as “68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice.”

The reason Kelly might be so interesting is because of how interested he is.

Unsolicited Advice: Of the full list, here are seven we love:

• To be interesting, be interested.
• Being able to listen well is a superpower.
• Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points.
• No problems, no progress.
• Gratitude will unlock all other virtues and is something you can get better at.
• To make mistakes is human. To own your mistakes is divine.
• Perhaps the most counter-intuitive truth of the universe is that the more you give to others, the more you’ll get.

Which stand out to you? If you had to create one, what advice might be on your list? This week, we wish each of you contagious interest, deep enthusiasm, and the courage to embrace problems. May we all listen better, foster gratitude, own our mistakes, and give a little more to others. See the full list below.

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Gift a Friend: This week you can use code GIFTAFRIEND to get $2 off drip coffee and cold brew on your next pickup order. We encourage you to use it by adding an extra drip coffee or cold brew to your order to drop off on a friend’s doorstep for a socially distanced surprise (offer valid until 5/10/20).

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