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“What a long time it can take to become the person one has always been!”

– Parker Palmer
Illustration by Lynn Fisher


Oh, hello, holiday time. One of my favorite times of year, and not just because it's socially acceptable to eat as many cookies as humanly possible. Of course, we've always been apt to going over the top for the holidays and getting way too excited about singing Jingle Bells at the top of our lungs in a random bank (yes, this happened actually happened last year). But there's another element to the holiday season that I especially like, and that's the opportunity we have to reflect on the last year and think about what we'll be doing in the coming year. We've certainly been dealt our share of challenges this year, and yet we continue to have a strong spirit and will.

As we head into 2016 with more lessons learned and a stronger bond as a team, it has been absolutely inspiring to see the strength, positivity and wisdom that can be present in people's attitudes through hard times. While at this point, things are looking increasingly good for us as we move toward next year, who knows what the future holds? For me, it’s exciting to know that no matter what tomorrow brings, we'll have a great time because we find joy in working together. I can't wait to see what's yet to come our way. We hope that you share our hope and optimism for the future, and we'd love to hear about how your experiences have shaped your attitudes positively as we all barrel towards 2016.

– Eric Zanol, &yet CEO


Why we do what
we do

by Tony Robbins

In Tony Robbins’ TED Talk, he talks about a lot of the values that we strongly believe in at &yet. Unlocking
what it is that shapes us, inspires us, and push us to contribute beyond ourselves.


Break bad patterns

by John Caddell

John Caddell’s article walks through reflecting on our mistakes. This sounds completely daunting, but no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. What better way to focus on our past mistakes, than doing so to make ourselves better.


How to stop getting stuck

by Antonin Archer

In facing a new year, we can't let fear be the thing to hold us back. Antonin Archer’s article dives into fear often being the reason we get stuck and how to view fear as useful. 



There will be a few Yetis starting the new year at the Node Community Convention happening in San Francisco on January 26-28, 2016! Nathan Fritz and Sally Mohr will be speaking about the technical and business cases for using Node.js for day-to-day product development and Adam Baldwin will be closing out the conference talking about his favorite topic, security! Join us there! You can use the discount code &yet15 when you register here and get a 15% discount for folks in our &you community.


Other awesome and note worthy things



What’s are looking forward to most in 2016?

Let us know what you’ve been up to and we’ll share it in a future dispatch (just reply to this email).

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