7 Point Saturday 9/14/19

Here’s the 7 points fort this week. Three were absolutely ones that I am moving into my daily life and learned a lot from. Enjoy a break from the normal cycle of your life or work with this week’s offerings.

1. New book I’m stoked to start called Own Your Weird by Jason Zook lands in your local virtual/physical bookstore on 9/10/19. Simply how to be yourself at work, life, and everything. I’ll be reading it Tuesday as soon as it hits my inbox.

2. 4 Reasons Why Every CEO Should Vacation Solo at Least Once a Year was a great article. I’m not a CEO. But, I am the CEO of myself on IBtP. We need a break. Sometimes a break from everyone. Doesn’t mean we’re selfish. In fact, it makes us better for times when we are needed and should be with others. Here’s the thought to click into.

3. Transcending Fear. It comes at us from so many different directions. Got my hands on a Blinkist minute on a book called The Untethered Soul by Micheal A. Singer that I’m reading now. We can never really remove fear from our lives. We spend to much time trying to eradicate it versus just dealing with it.

4. The Joe Rogan Experience is a podcast I have been listening to for some time. Check it out. There’s a ton of good stuff. Here’s an article by Devin Gordon from the Atlantic on why he’s liked so much before you take the dive. His casts are NSFW so use some headphones and don’t listen to it in the car with young ones. His podcast has been the #2 most-downloaded podcast on Apple Podcasts for two years running. He has comedians, fighters, and thinkers for his regular guests. Not one for the fighters part of it but do love a good laugh and thinkers he gets on the cast. Best ep. is the one he did with Elon Musk.

5. Speaking of YouTube and Podcasts another favorite of mine is Russell Brand who had on Brené Brown. “Are People Doing the Best They Can?” The answer, watch the 7min video and decide for yourself here. The science of selective coding. Thinking different. True compassion.

6. Word I’ve been mulling over this past week: significance. Do we check in enough to really determine what our work means? Do I feel significant in the work life/professionally I am doing? If not, why am I doing it? We spend to much of our time, which is not a renewable resource, on things that do not make us feel significant at all. You can’t do your life over. Make sure as much as possible you find significance in your efforts. It will mean so much more to you.

7. Not sure where or how this one landed in front of me to read, but this one by Matt Nelson from LinkedIn tackles how in a pinch we can create our best work, lightning fast. It tackles time, being realistic with your creative skills, front loading your ideas, dealing with disappointment in what you create, how to stay in the flow/focus during your best work, and what to do when you’re not getting feedback on your ideas. It nails how important it is to front load our creativity as much as possible before we start and how to stay in once we do.

There’s your 7 points to get curious with. Click in, relax, and take the best from it. Let me know in the comments what you found interesting. Thanks for viewing.

✌🏻 Shawn

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