7 Point Weekly and Cup of Joe

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Late to the party. I missed my weekend edition. Better late than never I usually say. Good list, and interesting list for you this week. First though. What’s in the cup?

I would like to say parties mentioned in this brief are by no way compensating me for sharing their subscription or their coffee. It’s just the way I get my experience sent directly to me, the best way I can share.

Today’s blend comes all the way from Brazil. I was so excited to get my hands on this www.atlascoffeeclub.com share of the month. Brazil’s coffee histroy is crazy old. Legend has it, coffee first came to Brazil in 1727 smuggled from French Guiana. Brazil should be called the world’s largest coffee producer as they are responsible for 40% of the world’s coffee production. The coffee industry alone in Brazil creates over 8 million jobs.

I crafted my brew with a Aeropress tonight. Brings the notes of blackberry, brown sugar, dark chocolate right out of the beans the strongest with the way this press works. It’s a light roast, perfect for morning starts or a late afternoon sunset on the deck or outside in the lawn chair with a great book. Speaking a reading, lets get into my curiousities I found this past week interesting enough to bring to the table.

  1. How Do You Make It? (5min) Since we’re talking about coffee, thoought I would start to include some different ways to make it. Enjoy: https://psyche.co/guides/good-coffee-is-like-a-fine-wine-start-with-high-quality-beans
  2. Slumps (5min) I’ve been getting into a lot of slumps lately. Writing slumps. Research slumps. Gaming slumps. Not sure if it’s COVID, isolation imposed, or something altogether different I just can’t put my finger on yet. So, of course I wanted to learn how to break one. This is a nice one on breaking a reading slump: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-break-a-reading-slump-1845349056
  3. Q (22min) Longer than my usual tosser in the list. But, QAnon is all over the place in the media. I wanted to get educated around it. This was a favorite article on the group: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/17/kevin-van-ausdal-qanon-marjorie-greene-georgia/
  4. They Call Me Bruce (5min) I’ve enjoyed Bruce Lee ever since my dad introduced me to some of his best action films. We’d watch them over and over again as a kid. As I got older, idolized him, I got to understand more about his philosophy. Flow like water is one my favorite mantras. Here’s the idea: https://www.brainpickings.org/2020/10/16/bruce-lee-death-artist-of-life/
  5. Read (15min) You understand of course that I love to read. Here’s some great escapes to take you to another place. Great for picking a few out from your local library. Reading has proven to increase immunity as wel as resilience in our bodies. Here’s a 100 greats to choose from. Sorry for the fantasy slant, but it is about escaping. Down the Hobbit hole we go: https://time.com/collection/100-best-fantasy-books/
  6. Breaks (3min) We’re terrible at taking them. Breaks, even when prescribed by our doctors, are something we do not prioritize. Here’s 3 reasons you need to and how: https://forge.medium.com/the-3-breaks-you-need-to-take-every-day-44b84e062086
  7. Sharing is Caring (1min) This one minute creation is a great one to keep as a mantra for this week. Sort of a goal for yourself. Something to honor. Love to hear how it helps you out in the comments below. Here’s your 60 seconds of focus: https://leadershipfreak.blog/2020/10/20/asking-a-question-costs-less-than-having-an-answer/

That is your 7 for this week. Hope to be on a regular schedule this weekend. Sorry about the mid-week send. I will no longer be posting to Facebook. You can find the posts on my Twitter, LinkedIn, or right here in WordPress. Another story for another time on why I won’t be posting to FB any more.

Have a great week!

✌ Shawn

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