Monthly Digest 013
This is a monthly recap of resources that have helped me become the best version of me!
A QUOTE I love --
"It's better to fail at doing something you love than to succeed doing something you hate."
A BOOK I finished --
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie // This was a re-read, and much needed. Another "personal development" book with actionable takeaways! Simple but powerful. My favorite: Become genuinely interested in other people. How many conversations do you have where you nod your head and fake smile but don't remember a word they said? Probably many... this book will help you change that.
A PODCAST I listened to --
Business Captial (Morning Brew) // U.S. based venture capitalists are expected to put in over 100 billion into startups for the 2nd straight year in 2019. That is absurd. In this podcast, Ben Sun discusses the basics of what venture capital is and breaks down his journey in the industry. Key takeaway: most startups invest in PEOPLE not ideas.
PLACE I RECENTLY TRAVELED to --
Where --> Ljubljana, Slovenia
City Thought --> Foggy mornings, sunny afternoons, green everywhere!
A few ARTICLES you should read -- Letter to My Younger Self (by Ray Allen) // During my playing days at Quinnipiac, we were lucky enough to have Ray come to visit campus few times. One day he suited up and decided to jump into a practice. I have never seen someone make jump shots so effortlessly in my entire life! Favorite quote from this article: "God will give you a lot of things in life, but he's not going to give you your jump shot. Only hard work will do that."
Four Day Work Week = Success! // The old "work - life balance" conversation was heard clearly in Japan. Microsoft Japan gave employees 5 consecutive Fridays off (with pay), limited meeting times, and encouraged online messages instead of face to face chats. The result? Increase in sales by 40%. Maybe you should forward this to your boss :)
A VIDEO you should watch --
How to Triple Your Memory! // Do you have trouble memorizing things? Take 15 minutes and watch this video! Ricardo Lieuw walks you through the process of learning and how easy it can be to memorize things. You just have to be open to some experimentation :)
Like anything in life, I will continuously make changes and improvements to this newsletter! That will all depend on feedback I get from YOU! The purpose is to be able to share resources that bring you value. Hit me with feedback on any of the following:
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Have a wonderful month!
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