- You're your own light
It’s only when you try to explain or teach an idea to someone that you realize how far you are from being fully comfortable with what you think you know and understand. When you create content you build your own growth and knowledge in the process.
- Understanding is communication
Communication is such a hard skill to master considering how much it depends on the person or the group you are speaking to. However, I believe being good at communication is also trying to understand your interlocutor and adapt your speech accordingly. As Stephen R. Covey wrote in his 7 habits of highly effective people’s book : « Seek first to understand, then to be understood ».
- Self love culture
« With this self love culture, you’re never allowed to have a bad day. » Such a hard truth about the world we live in. A few years ago we started to see influencers sharing their overly perfect and polished lives. But today we see the same people opening up to their community with dumb vulnerability speeches. Let’s be honest, most of these confidences are as bad as those saying they are perfectionists when we ask them about their greatest weakness at a job interview. At some extent, we are all perfectible and sensitive human beings and I feel like it’s dangerous to use it as a way to justify our behaviours to others and not work on ourselves.
- Making decisions
Decision making can often be scary or exhausting. We think about the immediate consequences of our decisions a lot, usually the bad ones... But as Jason Fried suggests, have you ever tried wondering how your future self would feel about it in a month or a year later? Try it!
- What will stay the same?
« What’s going to change in the next 10 years? » Versus « What’s not going to change in the next ten years? ». Which question do you think Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet agreed to be the most important question? The answer is the latter. It’s an interesting experiment to capture the world at a given time and wonder what will stay the same for the coming years. By the way, I’m always impressed by how formulating just one little question differently can change our perspective of the world and our life.
2021, week 7
— Ali Spittel wrote:
— Robert Renteria wrote:
The better you’re able to constructively work with people, the easier it’ll be to put petty differences aside and just do the best work.
— Keisa Keranen said:
I think what self love is, is the relationship and the tools that you have to get yourself out of those moments [bad days].
— Jason Fried wrote:
When I make a decision, I don’t think about how I’m going to feel about it today. Rather, I project out 30 days and imagine how I’ll feel about it then. That forward reflection makes the decision.