These are the books Stanford is asking students to read this summer
Self-Discipline: Get better at ignoring the negative voice in your head. Get out of your bed. Go to the gym. Don’t listen to “I don’t want to.”
Personal Effectiveness: Learn how to maximize the results you can get during the 16–18 hours you’re awake. Get more done — effectively.
Communication: We think we’re all master communicators. But the truth is that we suck. Communication is both art and science. And our ability to work with others depends on it.
Negotiation: You negotiate all the time. With your spouse, kids, parents, teachers, friends, co-workers, managers, etc. Learn to get the best deal for all parties.
Persuasion: Learn how to get what you want in an ethical way.
Physical Strength & Stamina: Getting stronger is a skill. Pull your own weight. It’s something every human should be able to do.
Flexibility: Sitting all day long behind your computer or in your car turns you into a stiff being. Learn how to stretch your hips, lower back, hamstrings, and calves — the most common weak points of desk workers
A bit complex. Worth a second read.
In general I read nonfiction in the mornings, when my mind is in active learning mode, and fiction at night before bed, when my mind needs an escape.
Or put together an email list to send out short reviews of the books you read. I do exactly that each month, with my Monthly Book Club Email. I stole the idea from bestselling author Ryan Holiday, who has a great reading list.
At the same time, journalism can only be as good as its audience. Intelligent coverage requires intelligent readers, viewers and listeners.
So he took on a project for which he had to make 50 cold calls every week. The idea was to systematically desensitize himself to making those sales calls — and eventually, he was able to do it without panicking.
If you don’t know what you are willing to fight for and why, the chances are pretty high (100%) that you will quit fighting when it gets hard.
our notion of the radical, free, individual, true self that we should always be sincere and authentic to, is actually less common in philosophy.”
much of the Chinese philosophical tradition derived from Confucius envisions “the self” as more of a messy product of habit than a clearly-defined inner essence
We will always do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure. When our backs are against the wall, we act. When they're not, we relax.
But when it comes to my body, I rest. I rest in myriad ways that allow me to show up fully for each facilitation. I ensure that I have quiet time each evening, a bath when there’s a tub, at least seven hours of sleep each night. I want to give us more permission to rest our bodies so that we don’t burn out our spirits and minds in our lifelong commitment to liberation.
Soothe without numbing, rest without guilt, hydrate to replenish your foundation, and use your body while there is still miracle in it. Hibernate: turn inward, get still, write down what you have learned from surviving the last year as well as what has been liberated within you, and what you are ready to grow.
Food and exercise
stick to a consistent sleep schedule, cut out caffeine and alcohol, keep your room cool and avoid screens before bed
they should gravitate toward the most stripped-down version of a narrated, illustrated ebook, as opposed to either audio-only or animation.
My physical energy — how healthy am I?
My emotional energy — how happy am I?
My mental energy — how well can I focus on something?
My spiritual energy — why am I doing this? What is my purpose?
Much better article than I expected. Entirely speculative but still good.
turned Instagram into a marketing executive’s wet dream. No wonder the service is so full of advertising for products and things.
QVC’s brilliance in the age of cable was that it marketed “benefits” and not features and thus helped create a desire and need for things that perhaps were not required.
How do you spend your money? How much do you save? What are your thoughts about debt? How do you invest your money? How much money do you need to retire?
While it may seem difficult, elevating your impact requires you to embrace an unavoidable leadership paradox: You need to be more essential and less involved.
Buffers are extremely important for addressing the unexpected or sudden. Because sometimes life happens
For the first few years of my career, I worked hard and didn’t spend much money, so I could build up my buffer. And ever since I built up my buffer, I never let it dip below that number. I also don’t invest that money. I don’t care about inflation since I make money in different ways.
Extremes suck! Aim for balance.
But you know why I’m not afraid to spend money? Too often, we despise greed—which is also an extreme state of mind.
However, if we don’t spend money at all, we become stingy and fearful—another extreme state of mind. And that’s no good either. Seneca said it best in On The Shortness Of Life:
“You can make the same point that rich and poor suffer equal distress: for both groups cling to their money and suffer if it is torn away from them.”
Add Snowball to reading list
And after reading his biography, Snowball by Alice Schroeder, I’m pretty sure he’s also one of the most frugal people of all time as well.
The bigger challenge will be de-conditioning ourselves out of the belief that cars—whether privately owned or for hire—are the default mode of transportation in dense cities.
Of note, Amazon now has a version of Stitchfix.
Amazon has a restaurant delivery service, a music streaming service and an Etsy clone called Amazon Handmade .
Control distribution and you practically control the market
Really down to focusing on positives and being intentional. All in all good offense
Making a daily habit of being positive about yourself will grow the confidence you have in yourself and your abilities.
I geeked out on this but I'm saving these activities to do with some kid.
Neither informed, entertained nor persuade. Bland enough to answer the question posed and do only that
we face a new digital divide … based around who has the skills to find and curate information and who does not.
Sounds much like This is the way God intended and everything happens for a reason.
No matter how poorly a situation went, or how a person treated you, find the good within them and what you can be grateful for.
But what I’ve come to do is that now in the mornings, when I journal, I try to find ways to express gratitude not for the things that are easy to be grateful for, but for what is hard. The Stoics saw gratitude as a kind of medicine, that saying “Thank you” for every experience was the key to mental health.
journaling is really about trapping your worries and fears on a page so you can get on with your day. To see things clearly and so that your worries don’t “bounce around all day like a bullet ricocheting inside your skull.”
When the light has been removed and my wife has fallen silent…I examine my entire day and go back over what I’ve done and said, hiding nothing from myself, passing nothing by.”
LOL. Cool but I preferred when Mark said it.
Ask yourself what you do already or have done in the past that you’re pretty sure no amount of suffering could keep you from doing if you gave yourself permission. Improvement in doing would be enough to keep doing it.
look at what you’re willing to do for the money — as in, the work itself. That is what you really value.
Partners for Enviro Night on Flip Di Script
The Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign, which is spearheaded by the Jamaica Environment Trust, the Tourism Enhancement Fund and Wisynco
Admittedly I detest how this clickbait article is written. Grieve me soul. However, I took what gems there were and recommended those. Nevertheless, someone read all those authors being quoted and summarised a host of books I'm sure. Can't be that much of a bad article then.
Unstoppable people started last year. They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing. They started before they had any money. They started before they had all the answers. They started when no one else believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. And they moved.
The reason you are happy for other people's success is because their success has nothing to do with you.