7 Point Saturday On a Monday: Week of 12/7/19

Starting My Week With Learning

Sorry about the two day late post on this one. Hope you enjoy my learns from last week!

1. Show up. Just show up. It takes action to build a habit. Sitting around hoping it will just start is what we think most of the time it takes. A new mindset requires verbs. This is called “the knowing-doing gap”. Check out this 2 minute read that jarred me into some of my newest work this week: https://pocket.co/xd4RYQ?cta=1&src=ph

2. Is it possible that empathy is something that can break us too versus getting us to come together? Robert Wright from Wired thinks it’s worth examining. In fact, it can create polarization towards other perspectives and views. Creates exclusivity, instead of inclusivity. 5 minute read that’s worth it here: https://adamgrant.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a63d6b9b98ca61bee8d6e4953&id=a21bc377f9&e=ccf02ee6b5

3. Building resilience is the next big thing in my opinion as a skill to have great agility in. With the demands we have on our lives from every angle, wanted or unwanted in their angles, resilience can teach us how to transform trauma into an opportunity for performance. This was one of my favs from the week: http://flip.it/_eBeSd

4. We interchange recognition and appreciation as the same thing, which they are NOT the same. Great article on what the difference is between the two so you can use them professionally and personally better. Recognition is performance based which makes it conditional. Appreciation really is about acknowledging a person’s inherit value they bring to the table. Check it out: http://t.a.email.hbr.org/r/?id=h4310d468,82d6169,82d6179

5. What are the keys to relaxation? Sometimes I think I know what those are. It’s good to be reminded and refreshed on what they are though. Quick dopamine hits are not always good things. Good post here (3min) from A Life of Productivity. Check it out: https://alifeofproductivity.com/the-key-to-relaxation-how-to-relax/?utm_source=Heleo+Newsletters&utm_campaign=fb5129a754-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85eb2ca8d0-fb5129a754-217416749&mc_cid=fb5129a754&mc_eid=090cce7857

6. Bruce Lee is one of the most interesting humans you could ever read about. It’s a shame his life was cut so tragically short. I see this one from time to time from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. Check it out here: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/bruce-lee-s-never-before-seen-writings-on-willpower-emotion-reason-memory-imagination-and-confidence

7. We’ve all been a little “prickly” at others in one moment or another. We also in a world surround by potential irritation. Even from the ones that we love. Here’s a great story about that you can share with others that complain. It’s a story about building resilience and patience. Listen, we’re all human after all. Check it out here: https://psiloveyou.xyz/the-next-time-someone-annoys-you-remember-this-story-61948c4d71ce

It’s Monday and your week is just starting. I hope this makes it a little easier to navigate it because you learned something from a dive into an unknown. Thanks for reading!

✌🏻 Shawn

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