Book I’m Reading
I meet bi-weekly with a board-certified coach who is helping me develop as a leader. He is generously sharing his wisdom and experience with me and God is using him to knock off some of my rough edges.
We’re working through the idea of self-awareness right now and he recommended I read this book by Tasha Eurich. I’m about halfway through it and have benefitted tremendously. There are several counter-intuitive tidbits of information that characterize people who live highly self-aware lives:
- In trying times, they do not ask “Why” questions. “Why” questions are nearly always unanswerable and will mire the asker down in a circular victim mentality. Instead, they ask “What” questions which help us see our potential, keep us curious, and help us create a better future.
- They journal, not every day (which tempts us into prolonged and unproductive navel-gazing) but every few days, about happenings and experiences that are significant in their lives. In the journaling, they process both their thoughts and their feelings.
- Finally, they introspect, they do not ruminate. Eurich writes, “Rumination is introspection’s evil twin.” Whereas rumination is a “single-minded fixation on our fears, shortcomings, and insecurities,” introspection is “the process of consciously examining our thoughts, feelings, motives, and behaviors.”
Articles I’m Reading
Tweets I’m Reading
Something I taught 14 yo: People tend to underestimate how much things can change, and this causes them to undervalue ideas that aren’t viable now but could be in the future.— Paul Graham (@paulg) October 30, 2023
MUST WATCH:— Geiger Capital (@Geiger_Capital) October 30, 2023
Stan Druckenmiller destroys Janet Yellen.
“I literally think if you go back to Alexander Hamilton, it was the biggest blunder in the history of the Treasury. I have no idea why she has not been called out on this. She has no right to still be in that job.” pic.twitter.com/aHp2iz7x1A
MUST WATCH: 👇— Win Smart, CFA (@WinfieldSmart) October 30, 2023
& PAUL TUDOR JONES
at Robinhood conference https://t.co/apflSRK54I
As a mother, you can sometimes feel you are losing your brain, but it’s important to remember that you are helping grow brand-new ones at the same time.— Brittany Stanley (@bibs09) October 30, 2023
You will feel yours come back eventually when watered because the roots are already there. Theirs need to be watered now… pic.twitter.com/p60KlAy43v
Learn With Me— Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath) November 2, 2023
I’m often asked how I quickly synthesize information and form opinions. The value, to me, of doing this can be summarized as follows:
– Be more informed about technology, markets and the economy.
– Improve my situational awareness about trends and competitors.
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