7 Point Saturday On a Sunday 5/31/2020

Sorry about the delay for 7 Point. It’s been a wild ride this past week and weekend for me as I returned to work on the frontlines with others. I’m working from home a lot less and more in the field. Checking in with family as well as my friends was my priority over the weekend versus getting the post out this weekend on time. Hope you understand. Here’s some interesting randomness that I found last week in my down time.

  1. (3 min) Zombie fires. Think zombies popping up on your favorite zombie movie or show where the zombie just out of nowhere shows up at the worst opportunity. It’s kind of like that, but with fire. I didn’t realize that fires can start this way or acted this way. Couldn’t help jumping into this one: https://apple.news/AgvBYM-42Rlm3VTs2uZNtXA
  2. (3 min) I’m flattered when get I asked how to get started in the world of blogging. What are some best practices you go through before putting up a post? How do you check yourself as your own editor? I’m worried about posting, how do you get through the fear of putting your posts up? Thought I would share this one from my host WordPress: https://wordpress.com/go/content-blogging/5-things-to-do-before-publishing-a-blog-post/
  3. (6 min) Being still. Even in complete shutdown and nowhere to go we cannot seem to just be still. Engrained in all of us due to advancements or access to information, we feel like we always need to be on the move. Do we really need to be? What are the advantages one has that is still over one that is not? Ryan Holiday is a good dude. I think you’ll like his other posts and ideology. Here’s the dive: https://ryanholiday.net/can-you-be-still/
  4. (3 min) Grounding yourself. Once you can be still what do you do with yourself? How can you stay in that place once you get there? After reading Ryan’s ideas on the benefits of being still, thought this was a great chaser: https://gretchenrubin.com/2020/05/ground-yourself-in-your-body?utm_source=Heleo+Newsletters&utm_campaign=0dfd903fec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_lift_2020_5_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85eb2ca8d0-0dfd903fec-217416749&mc_cid=0dfd903fec&mc_eid=090cce7857
  5. (2 min) Self-improvement. I’ve had a lot of balanced time to look this over the last couple of months. I loved this simple quick read why self-improvement is so important. Leaning into learning is a critical skill these days. Self-sufficient practices create resilience. Inward thinking is not enough. Your part of a new human movement that is outward in nature. Here’s the idea: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-better-way-to-think-about-self-improvement
  6. (17 min) Speaking of distractions, here’s one I got that aligns with articles 3-5 I just shared with you. Connecting the dots, this one helps build some skills around noticing distractions, then moving around them. Here’s the idea: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-better-way-to-think-about-self-improvement
  7. (13 min) Can we trust ourselves? There is times where I believe I cannot trust myself. To much trust in oneself can turn into a blindspot that can be dangerous. Perspective can become to narrow. You can miss out on the opportunity to improve or be open to others. Biases are rooted in to much trust in ourselves. We become less open to other ideas or cultures. This one was a little fresh based on current situations. Here’s the idea: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-you-can-t-trust-yourself

Hope you are all safe, at home with loved ones, or can find access you need to feel safe as well as healthy. Thanks always for reading. Stay well.

✌🏻 Shawn

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