What I’m Grateful For: Yoga! best real estate websites

I recently – and by recently I mean this past week on Monday – discovered “hot yoga.” HOLY COW this is a game changer! Especially in the cold, dark winter months, the fact that I can enter a blazing hot room and get stretched out and worked out and thoroughly warmed up is absolutely the coolest thing that I have experienced in a long, long time! I realized this last month that I’m quite good at showing up for other people – clients, kids, team members, partners – but I’m really pretty pathetic at showing up for myself in the same way. I might go to bed early if I’m exhausted, but the kind of challenging, empowering self-care practices such as yoga have really not been in my repertoire for at least 20 years. Possibly my entire life, but who’s counting? But 2020 is the year where I decided to show up for myself and work to discover what the best version of myself needs – not to DRIVE myself more, but to CARE more and take kind of a preventative attitude towards the chaos that life certainly hands us around every other corner. Here’s to hot yoga!!

What I’m Reading: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein. This book takes a detailed, research-backed look into the idea that excellence requires “10,000 hours” of practice and only those who specialize early and focus countless hours of effort into deliberate practice become elite in their fields. This book puts forth the argument that generalists are able to pull from cross-disciplinary fields to invent or understand new things much more easily than the more traditional ‘experts’ that silo themselves into a narrow field of inquiry and don’t venture out. From the Amazon description, “David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.”

This is a winner, folks – great read, especially if you have been reading books like Grit or Outliers. This is good for parents too, who are worried about the paths their kids might take. Highly recommended.

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Quote I’m Pondering: “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson