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Hey Wisdomous friends,
What’s new with you? I’ve enjoyed my break, and one of the things I’ve thought about is the pleasure of being alone.
I don’t mean being alone or without a partner; rather, I mean making the most of the time you have to yourself.
Sadghuru, ever wise, counselled that we thrive when we are alone. We grow internally when we are alone and not influenced by others. As we meditate on it, we tap into the wellspring of life and realise that being human is a gift in and of itself.
Self-discipline, in my opinion, stems from self-development, and the need for growth follows after self-reflection. We reflect more in silence.
Instead of receiving energy from outside sources, how about tapping into our own internal energy by contemplating life in solitude?
I’m now reading Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work. A tiny book based on the premise that as a creative, the most important thing is to get your work out into the world.
Being good at something brings satisfaction.
Distraction leads to inaction.
Don’t let today’s pleasure destroy tomorrow’s treasure.
You slow down your progress by rushing the process.
Grass doesn’t grow faster by tugging on it.
I took this sabbatical to concentrate on the book, and I’m pleased to report that we’re halfway there. Would you like to be a “BETA Reader” for the book?
Having a conversation without saying much: One of the most valuable skills I learned from that experiment is how to create engaging conversations even when I was feeling low on energy or especially introverted. I discovered that there are ways you can say very little and still leave the other person feeling like they had a great conversation.
Money or Value? : Chasing value instead of money sets your company up for long term success in a way that strict cash plays don’t.
According to Ryan’s book, Frank Shamrock, who has crowned the fighter of the decade in the 1990s, utilised it to keep his trainees in check.
It’s The Plus, Minus, and Equal.
Plus: learn from someone with more experience than you.
Minus: teach someone with less experience than you.
Equal: engage and connect with someone with the same experience as you.
Plus: Your ego is standing in the way of real achievement. Of course, success does not necessitate humility. But having a “Plus” in your life allows you to be humble and learn.
Minus: It is humbling and confidence-building to listen, ask questions, and share insights with a mentee/student.
“By teaching, we learn” is engraved on a plaque in my office, and I reflect on it every morning.
Equal: You won’t be able to complete this voyage by yourself. If you have a fellow learner with you, consider yourself fortunate. You’ll share ideas and learn from one another.
Because it needs to prove its own grandeur and envies other people’s achievements, ego prevents people from connecting and learning.
The Boss Baby : It’s not quite as entertaining as the first, but it’s still worth considering.
Petter Rabit 2: The Runaway : This was hilarious and taught me a couple things, and James Corden was born to voice anime.
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Until the next one, stay safe and sound!
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