- Are you joking?
« A joke should never end with ''I’m joking'' » once said Mike Birbiglia. A perfect example happened recently on Twitch. Are your intentions about having fun with the person you’re joking with or making fun of this person? Let’s be honest, if your intentions are nothing but to make the group laugh except your interlocutor this might be a sign that there is something wrong, right?
- Influence the outcome
The fear of failure hits each and everyone of us. The most fearless of us are not crazy, they simply built their ability to do and repeat. As James Clear says: « When you realize you can influence the outcome, you are less worried about failure ». Hesitant or in doubt? Just do it and accept to learn and grow. Stuck, lost or unsatisfied? Identify the root problem and ask yourself what initial action needs to be taken to move on. In a nutshell, put yourself in motion.
- Relationship with yourself
Paul Ferrini’s 2013 words have never resonated so well with what we are currently living. If 2020 has taught us something it would be to consider the relationship we have with ourselves. Your mental health is important and mostly driven by your own choices. Make it a priority and build your resilience over what you can control.
- Being a leader
Being a leader is about accepting that you’re not the center of attention. You can’t be a leader without a group of people or a team. As a founder, you provide the vision, the values, the structure, the processes and you hire smart people to take your ambitious ideas to the next level. Like Tobias van Schneider states it, your job is to put yourself out of a job.
- See it as a tool
As human beings, we often struggle to find balance. Even when we thrive for « good » there are pitfalls coming along the way. Too much positive thoughts and you can fall into denial, too much sport and you can hurt yourself, too much passion and you can loose yourself, ... Like Dan Shipper says it, too much of a « good » thing becomes a bad thing pretty quickly. Stress is one of them and the key might be to see it as a tool.
2021, week 4
— negaoryx said:
Don’t say « You can’t take a joke » when you haven’t gotten to the joke yet. Jokes are being ruined by people like yourself saying shitty misogynistic things and when we call them out they say « I’m joking ». You were never joking in the first place, you were being a dick.
— James Clear wrote:
Fear of failure is higher when you're not working on the problem. If you are taking action, you are less worried about failure because you realize you can influence the outcome.
— Paul Ferrini said:
My relationship with the entire world in this moment depends entirely on the relationship I have with myself.
— Tobias van Schneider wrote: