I’ve had to defend this woman many times and I don’t know her (personally).. But I still admire her. Latina, from NYC, successful, beautiful (looks better than 20 year olds and she’s 45) and most importantly never gives up on love. Feliz Cumple Jenny from the Block!
“At first, Billy was mad because I didn’t want to take the money,” said Nakase, who said even the loser insisted on it. But she came to like it enough that she started to hustle on her own, winning more than she lost. Now she even makes some money off her co-workers, theLos Angeles Clippers— though she won’t embarrass any players by naming names.
“I don’t want anyone mad at me,” she said.
Nakase, the Clippers’ assistant video coordinator, is trying to earn credibility in the coaching profession the same way: by proving her worth. She landed a spot as an assistant coach on the Clippers’ bench during the two-weekN.B.A.Summer League here,a first according to the Clippersand a step toward her goal of becoming an N.B.A. coach — something no woman has ever accomplished.
“I don’t want to just coach,” Nakase said. “I want to win championships.”
According to this “Habituation Hypothesis,” the older we get, the less there is that feels truly new. Our minds have evolved to conservemental energy, and when life is predictable, we tune it out. We automate major parts of our day—getting dressed, commuting to work, cooking dinner—because it is beneficial to do so. The more efficient we are at carrying out simple tasks, the more mental resources we have available for more pressing issues.
But our mindless efficiency comes with an experiential cost. The less attention we pay each passing moment, the more quickly time fades. So what can we do to reverse the trend?
-Seek out beauty, make fewer decisions, stop monitoring your email, embrace the new…