Another week of studies on well-being and random things that landed in my emails from other creators, educators, leaders, and the community that caught my attention. Hope you enjoy them from this past week as I collected them for you here.
- Trust is earned. Trust can be a visual thing. You can tell when someone trusts you and you can feel when you trust someone else. This was a good refresh on trust. There’s this idea of authority with out control. A big part of that idea is trusting your partners, peers, or teammates will deliver on their portions as you try not to control their outcomes. Here’s the dive: https://hbr.org/2019/12/do-you-really-trust-your-team-and-do-they-trust-you
- What does our space say about us at home and at work? I mean physical spaces. Over the course of our years we accumulate a lot. Chances are pretty pretty high that our stuff is or will soon get in our way. Decluttering regularly is a great practice to have. I do it digitally on my phone about once a month. I need to do it more with physical things. Here’s the dive: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/declutter-your-life-declutter-your-mind
- WOW. This quote is a great one from Deborah Ellis and one I am pondering from my reads this week: “Nobody really owns anything. We give back our bodies at the end of our lives. We own our thoughts, but everything else is just borrowed. We use it for a while, then pass it on. Everything.”
- Delivering bad news gets me in a tizzy sometimes. But, it has to be done for the betterment of that person you need to give the news too. Lying is worse. I picked up on an article in HBR that shares a way to deliver in a bit better fashion if your struggling with it. Here’s the dive: https://hbr.org/2002/09/a-better-way-to-deliver-bad-news
- Who doesn’t want a SUPER MEMORY? Sounds like a super hero power to me. I’ve worked hard to learn and continue to learn weekly as one of my most important scheduled pieces of work each week. Literally, the more I put myself into learning, the more my brain continues to be rewired into something different. I’m building capacity! Here’s the dive: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/don-t-forget-you-too-can-acquire-a-super-memory
- I’ve been studying “margin” a lot lately. Margin is creating space in our lives intentionally to do what we enjoy the most. Lots of times we go through our unplanned days and time gets away from us. Before you know it, you’re lost and at times disappointed about your life because you’ve made no room for the things in your life that you enjoy. Creating more margin is something you have to do, or other things will fill that space up. Here’s the dive: https://michaelhyatt.com/more-margin/
- The last time you were out with a group or a part of a group, did you or another check their tech at the worst time possible? I have, so I’ll be the first one on the sword. Why do we do that? FOMO? Here’s the idea and an image that frames it up perfectly: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-people-check-their-tech-at-the-wrong-times-and-the-simple-trick-to-stop-it
Really hope you enjoyed this week’s mess of topics and maybe even felt a little joy from reading something that made you think differently. Have a great weekend!