Welcome to 1,2,3 for this week. I hope you enjoyed the first edition with week #12. We are well into week #13 with this drop. Let’s get into my week of finds and shares.
- I’ve been doing a lot of work on shifting some of my worst behaviors around. I’ve done a lot of research. I had a really bad habit on how I started my day and ended my day. Through testing theories out, exploring them through my own lenses, and measuring my overall well-being at the end of the day I’ve found that doing the most challenging work when I first get going for the day is clearly the best thing I can do. There are three major dimensions that are incredibly important for me to start my day with in the morning to feel incredible for the day. These are non-negotiable to my day. So important, that if I broke the chain of this morning routine, my day would be completely off. Making it really simple, don’t put off what’s most important to you, precious to you, because it will come under the mercy of the rest of the day. Something a lot less important to you will rob you of your time to do what’s more important to you. Focus on doing what is the most important to you as that first meeting of the day you book on your calendar.
- Couple of articles I got into this week that are completely different in regards to themes this week. Fascinating none the less to read. How to Gain Control of Your Free Time is a TED Talk of sorts. Like I was saying above in 1 we only have so much time to do what covet most. We overcommit, then get really upset when we find time has passed to do what matters most. My Father’s Fanatical Feud with the Bullies Next Door Became an All-Out War is a bit of what I think a lot of our world is turning into. This is a twisted one that gets really out of control. But, something that can happen to anyone. Be super careful on what you feed.
- My quotes this week are a mix of what I picked up from reading and one or two that came from rubbing shoulders with some extraordinary people I bumped into this week.
When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel. – Richard BransonYou ever been worked into a corner with no room to get out? You figured out how to get out didn’t you? Whenever I can, I put myself in the way of the train. I like to problem solve problems bigger then my skill. It’s how I grow, exponentially. Find something out of scope, swing for the fences as I try to learn it, and add to the tool kit of best practices.
You give life to what you give energy to. – UNKNOWNSo simple. What you pour into, is what you’re going to drink from the glass. You breed negativity, you’re going to give life to negativity in yourself as well as those around you.
You never have to change how you speak, you just have to make sure people understand what you’re saying. – Anthony RamosWe should be able to show up anyway we want when we have something to share. Just make sure what you’re saying really can be understood so your message gets through. Know your audience, but don’t change your personality to match that of the people you’re trying to reach.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s finds. I’ll catch you next week. Stay close this weekend to the podcast, I might be able to drop a podcast on The Well through the weekend.