7 Point Saturday on a Sunday: The Collected Edition

With this post I wanted to take the past couple of months favorites from my posts and list them out for you. These were my favorite reads and dives from the beginning to now. Nothing below is really a representation of likes or views, just ones I felt I grew the most from. Enjoy!

1. 4 Reasons Why Every CEO Should Vacation Solo at Least Once a Year was a great article for vacations because I’m a CEO. I’m not one. But, I am the CEO of myself and Shawn, Inc. 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: https://apple.news/AR8wCCkemSRm44g3g-fjA9A

2. Got in a great podcast with one my favorite meditation teachers interviewed by Dan Harris, Joseph Goldstein on 10% Happier Podcast. Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harris/id1087147821#episodeGuid=http%3A%2F%2Fserve.castfire.com%2Faudio%2F3681612%2F3681612_2019-09-24-172012.96.mp3 Love how simple he makes the power of meditation and how we can use it to respond to desires that are not wanted that creep up on us like desires to want or buy, desires to react aggressively, or just unwanted thoughts.

3. One Minute Rule from Gretchen Rubin. Something that I learned and probably reinforces why I do it regularly is a point she makes about procrastination. See it, can do it in 1 minute or less, you should do it. It’s the piles we let go by that when piled up create anxiety which leads to procrastination. 3 minutes read and video here: https://www.today.com/series/one-small-thing/how-stop-procrastinating-one-minute-rule-t161890

4. Book I am super excited to get into that just went live this past Tuesday by Simon Sinek, The Infinite Game is out! I’ve been waiting patient for this one to add to my fall reading goals. We play life/work like it has an end. It doesn’t. So how do we play a game that has no end? He explores this idea which is something that can used to tackle our most challenging obstacles that come in front of us. You can find the e-book version here: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-infinite-game/id1380503127

5. Recuperation. I was challenged the last couple of weeks to research it. In that research I found my own opportunity in myself to practice what I learned better. Here’s what the research taught me that I shared on a recent episode of The Well: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-well/id1449024725?i=1000454887327

6. That constant feeling of being overwhelmed? Yeah, I have it too. There’s two months left in 2019, I doubt we’re the only ones. As the next two months of the holidays creep in, there will be a lot of us in that same boat. So how do we deal? Got a fresh article I found on HBR yet again on just that thought. Pretty balanced advice and a way to look into your planning different. Here it is: https://hbr.org/2019/10/how-to-deal-with-constantly-feeling-overwhelmed?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=mtod_notactsubs

7. Everyone can relate to an inner demon that they may have or have had. Do we really ever get rid of them or just suppress them? Parts of our indemnities and mental DNA that are just behind the curtain of our awareness. Until a trigger brings them raging to the front. This one shares on how to cope and deal when this does happen. Even perhaps be proactive in preventing an episode before it can become damaging. Not fully getting rid of them, because our inner demons can sometimes be a good thing too. This was one of my favorites from the past week dives I took: https://markmanson.net/how-to-overcome-your-demons

From September 2019 to today, almost the eve of 2019, those 7 above where my favorite learns and dives. I hope you enjoy them. Looking forward to bringing you an entire year’s worth in 2020. Love to hear what you’d like me to dive into below in the comments. Happy New Year!

✌🏻 Shawn

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