Topics: Neuroscience, Psychology, Millennials, Leadership, Mindfulness, Reading
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Redd Angelo
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
NEUROSCIENCE OF CHANGE
The Neuroscience of Change is a podcast with Kelly McGonigal. It is on how the change of behavior – including weight loss, habits, anxiety – does not start with action, but with mindset. She talks about two minds inside our brain, and how self-compassion and surfing the urge contribute to change.
UNDERSTANDING THE GAME WE’RE PLAYING
Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We’re Playing. Simon speaks about the “hand millennials have been dealt”, and what it means for them, and the workplaces they work in. Moreover Sinek explains why a big part of businesses are playing the wrong game. Quote:
“Whether we like it or not, we have to take responsibility for the bad hand that [millennials have] been dealt. It is up to the companies to create an environment in which you can build your self-confidence. It is up to the companies to create an environment in which you can learn coping mechanisms, and learn how to build strong close relationships with people with whom you work, that you will love and sacrifice to see, that they gain. It is in these environments that we will learn the patience and the hard work that it takes to find fulfillment in our lives, to find a sense of purpose, a sense of joy.“
Read Comfortably— Anytime, Anywhere. Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.” That’s what their website says, and I’d agree as far as you can use it as a browser plugin for Chrome. The iOS app is not available in Germany.
The RAIN of Self-Compassion. This is a short 10 minute meditation introducing Tara Brach’s RAIN-Method. It aims at cultivating self-compassion and can even be seen as an emergency plan, when stress or cravings overcome you. There are similarities to surfing the urge. Pick your favorite.
Amor Fati: Learning To Love And Accept Everything That Happens. Ryan Holiday on acceptance as your only option. Quote:
“Even if you don’t throw the number you like, you still have to play it and play it well […] You don’t have to like it to work with it – to use it to your advantage. But it starts by seeing it clearly and accepting it unconditionally. Amor fati – a love of what happens. Because that’s your only option.”
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Have a great week!