7 Point Saturday 5/23/2020

Just wrapped up a great morning run. It was incredible to get outside! A little over 5+ miles later and here we are with the list for your weekend. Or, it can be used as your week long reading enjoyment. One story for each day until next Saturday. Sorry for the delay. Let us get into it!

  1. (3 min) A little weird for my first find. I really enjoy winter like weather, but I also like the seasons. What if you moved into a town that has some really weird mandatory rule that required you to remove your appendix? Yeah. I know you are curious. Here we go down the hole: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-icy-village-where-you-must-remove-your-appendix
  2. (8 min) I’m always looking for a great productivity tool. I like a blend though of digital and analog. I just want to stay really close to writing by hand. Not always writing in digital. I honor writing by hand. It can be by some seen as a dying way to write. Not this guy. Anyway, this tool helps you not only be more productive, write in analog, but its a dip into the world of bullet journaling. Which also engages your creative brain powers. Check it: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/one-notebook-could-replace-all-the-productivity-apps-that-have-failed-you
  3. (8 min) I couldn’t wait to read this piece from Kevin Kelly. 68 years old and why not submit 68 things you’ve learned as pieces of advice. Some really great ones that I am keeping with me. Ones that I will make a part of my life until I get to my 68. Here’s his list: https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/?utm_source=Dan+Pink%27s+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0544c9116f-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4d8277f97a-0544c9116f-313628953&goal=0_4d8277f97a-0544c9116f-313628953
  4. (3 min) It is a holiday weekend after all which is prime real-estate for nappage time. I like me old man naps. Proven to improve creative brain power. Performance enhancing even. What does happen to your brain when you take naps? Glad you asked. Short read on what right here: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-take-naps-every-single-day
  5. (8 min) I enjoyed last week’s piece I shared with you on the white-hat hacker from WIRED that I stuck with the issue to find another tasty treat. If you’ve been moved to work from home during this climate, you’ll get it. I have rethought out my spaces at home because I had to. I love the way it exists right now. Here’s what the Valley really thinks: https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valley-rethinks-home-office-twitter-slack/
  6. (5 min) Work from home fatigue is real. I didn’t think being on so many WebEx video calls could take the mental toll it does. My 9-11 hour day leaves me completely whipped by the end of the day. I don’t get it. So, I wanted to naturally learn why or how this happens. I want to get some time for me when I am done with work. Instead, by the end of the day I usually can not manage to do anything with energy or find the margin energy to do the things I like the most. Here’s some ideas why this happens: https://www.forbes.com/sites/melodywilding/2020/03/25/how-to-work-from-home-without-burning-out-or-losing-work-life-balance/
  7. (5 min) First you have to survive. Once you know you can survive in the environment, then its time to arrive. Figure out the best version of yourself in what will be the new norm for a while. This last one for the week made me feel pretty good. Here’s the dive: https://forge.medium.com/to-survive-the-quarantine-change-your-metrics-e345d79be14b

Hope you enjoyed the list for this week. Most are less than 5 minutes. Little quick reads that can jar you out of the way you’ve been thinking. New perspectives are such great things to check into. You never know what you will find. Staying in a vacuum right now is not an option. It leads to burn out. It leads to mindless isolation. Enjoy a moment to learn something you didn’t already know. Have a great week! Stay healthy!

✌🏻 Shawn

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