Topics: Golden Circle, Book Recommendation, Learning-Zone, Growth Mindset, Your Data Savior, Breathing & Experience, Lifelong Learning
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Nadine Shaabana
Hey folks. It’s been a stressful, and great week. I’m happy the weekend is here. Hope you’re up and well. As usual this is hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying or working on.
HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE ACTION
“Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers…”
:I like to review this TED-Talk. The golden circle is such an easy idea, and still we tend to communicate on the “what-level” and break the rule constantly. Sadly we miss out on a lot of potential. This even refers to things, such as personal goal pursuit. If you want to get something done, knowing your why and nurturing it will pull you forward.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins. Lot of wisdom here. I’m not into finance alot. The learning curve is steep though. Moreover it’s not just about finance, but how to keep serenity in turbulent times, and how to regain serenity when turbulence hit you. I’m one third into the book and have found a lot of nuggets:
“Think of fees like termites: they’re tiny, they’re barely noticeable, and they can eat away your f*****g future.”
TWO TED-TALKS ON LEARNING
How to get better at the things you care about: “Working hard but not improving? You’re not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you’re moving forward.”
The power of believing that you can improve: “Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.”
YOUR MOBILE DATA SAVIOR
Tripmode allows you to restrict the internet connection to only a few apps. “Save data. Save money.” Save the highspeed internet for something else.
ARTICLES I ENJOYED
- Your Breath Is Your Brain’s Remote Control: “A new study has found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing and our cognitive functions.”
Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life: “The reasons to continue learning are many […] Capturing that opportunity — maintaining our curiosity and intellectual humility — can be one of life’s most rewarding pursuits.”
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