What I’m Grateful For: Going Back to the Old Format
After one straight year of writing my weekly emails with a particular format, I felt like a change was due. But….. I miss the way it used to be! I have been wishing to go back to the previous outline for weeks, and then I realized… oh yeah, I’m the boss, and this is my email, and I can do whatever I want with it! (Yes, that was a big reveal for me, hahahaha!)
What I missed most was the weekly exploration of gratitude. It anchored my week’s outline in a specific way. And since I haven’t been writing about gratitude each week, it gradually has been slipping off my radar, to the point where my daily practice of noticing what I’m grateful for has significantly slipped – and along with it, a good amount of my daily experience of joy in the smallest things.
SO! This week, I’m grateful to be grateful again, and to be privileged to do in front of you, dear readers. I appreciate so much your willingness to read some of these emails, and to send me feedback and notes…. I appreciate each and every word from you!
What I’m Reading: This week I’m reading Game Changers by Dave Asprey. You might know of this guy from the whole Bulletproof craze, he’s a bit of a front-runner in his thinking. This book is a bit of a mashup of his own experiences with a variety of life hacks. The chapter I’m reading now is titled, “Focusing on Your Weaknesses Makes You Weaker.” There’s some tips that you’ve probably heard before, like knowing what (and who!) to say “no” to… but here’s a nifty one that I really like… “Never Discover Who You Are”: the concept that instead of passively “discovering” who you are (which is very popular with quizzes and personality tests and such), instead you can follow your passions and intentionally DECIDE AND CREATE yourself into being the person that you want to be and become. I love this idea! What do you think?
Quick Web Tip: Microsoft has announced that it’s no longer supporting IE, no longer updating it, and advised people to stop using it – read about this here: https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-internet-explorer-dead-1995-to-2019-rip
What I’m Pondering: “Leaders should never be satisfied. They must always strive to improve, and they must build that mind-set into the team. They must face the facts through a realistic, brutally honest assessment of themselves and their team’s performance. Identifying weaknesses, good leaders seek to strengthen them and come up with a plan to overcome challenges.”― Jocko Willink,