7 Point Saturday 3/21/2020

Well things have changed a lot since my last 7 Point post. I think I’ve found my new rhythm and will make sure to get these out more weekly again. I tried to find the most positive discoveries in the posts for this week. Hope you like them and I hope they make you curious. Sort of a way to take your mind of the current climate around us. Let’s head down the rabbit hole.

  1. What about the work you do? What can you really say about it? Is there a new way to look at it that perhaps we’ve not done before? Found this one in the New Yorker. Our work can define us and whether we like it or not makes us the person we are over time. Here’s the idea: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/05/the-work-you-do-the-person-you-are
  2. The Great Wave. One of my favorite art pieces. I have so many different versions from different artists for wallpapers or prints. I’ve always been extremely interested in this time period and how certain pigments have come to change the world over time. Something you can take for granted as you wear it everyday. Here’s a great curiosity about how blue pigment changed the world: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/friday-essay-from-the-great-wave-to-starry-night-how-a-blue-pigment-changed-the-world
  3. I’ve taken this downtime to really dig into what I can learn about my craft of blogging and podcasting to meet the situation in front of me. If you’re into blogging, here’s a great article on how to get started, make it fit to you, and get you to jump in the water with me. For me it’s therapy and I feel like crap when I don’t get something out regularly. Here’s the dive: https://medium.com/better-marketing/how-to-fit-your-blog-with-the-rest-of-your-life-7d408f385e40
  4. I have several friends that have kids home with them and are finding new ways to engage their young minds. I don’t have that in my house. Just a wife who is very active and gets stir crazy. So this one from Huffington Post is a good one if you need help. I was curious, so of course I put myself into that space of what if and did a little digging for you. Take the dive with your kids: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/sample-kids-home-schedule_ca_5e6e5904c5b6747ef11f12ce
  5. Lots of new behaviors we have to establish in this new norm. I hope like you, it isn’t one we have to be in for the long term. But, its here and for now, we need to build some new behaviors or new paces to cope. Here’s what one writer dropped out there for a simple way to change those behaviors. Here’s the dive: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-simple-formula-for-changing-our-behavior
  6. I’m an ultralearner. I can’t get enough of learning. If I’m not reading I’m finding another medium to satisfy my curiosity. I love being curious. Maybe that is my therapy? I get kind of irritated when I don’t get learning time. Huh? Anyway, here’s a great way to use our new found down time or shut in time. How to start your own project. Maybe even a little bit about me and how I think: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-start-your-own-ultralearning-project-part-one
  7. Last piece is a great feel good end to the list. As I said in #6 I love learning and at times that means reading. A lot. Here’s how books save lives: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-100-year-old-holocaust-survivor-on-how-books-save-lives

Hope you enjoyed this week’s list. I worked hard at filtering things to read that would capture your attention away from the current climate that seems to be saturating our minds with content over the last several weeks.

Additionally, I have another post I’ll get out from IBtP today on the topic of silver linings. Hope you can stop by again and check that out too.

Stay safe and thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s 7.

✌ Shawn

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