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The Dip, by Seth Godin

In an appreciably small book, Seth Godin focus in on the period in life when increased effort yields the same or worse results. Convention wisdom teaches that this is the time to “stick it out” and that quitters never win. But Godin counters with this insight, “Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.”

The Dip is a quick exploration of how we get into this dip and when we should stick it out and when we never should have been there. The key is knowing beforehand if it will be worth all the effort, adds Godin, “you should outline your quitting strategy before the discomfort sets in.”
Do you have the guts to quit so that you can succeed at the right thing? Do you really believe that you can be really successful at the right thing, not just average at something?

Interesting stuff. Read it for a quick insight into the things that you may be failing at because you won’t quit.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The second-to-last episode in the Harry Potter saga, the Half-blood Prince raised the bar and my expectations for the last movie in the series. I really enjoyed the comedy – nothing special, just the expressions and banter – and the intensity of the conflict within the characters. I would almost say that this film is my favorite except for the dreadful ending that J.K. Rowling gave them to work with! In their defense, there really is so much material to cover, we didn’t see Voldemort at all really and the Dursleys weren’t even mentioned. Nonetheless, I look forward to watching this again and give it a full 5 stars for just being a lot of fun.

La Carreta Peruvian Restaurant

I had the #22, a healthy serving of seasoned rice covered with two sunny-side up eggs and a savory thin steak which fought for room on the over sized plate. On either side were a fried banana and a pile of Peru fries (not to be confused with French fries).

Unfortunately it weighed in on the bland side. But this was good cooking in my book. A decent taste-test of Peruvian cuisine served by a friendly waitress in a well-decorated restaurant.

I don’t think I’m in love with Peruvian food, but if I were I’d give this restaurant 4 stars.

La Carreta Peruvian Restaurant
340 East 1200 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: (801) 229-2696
lacarretaperuvianrestaurant.com