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How to get better at taking risks

Hey All,

Here are a few things I've been reading and pondering lately. Enjoy this week's issue and if you're feeling inspired, pass it on.


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1. The Science—and Art—of Taking Risks

People don't take risks by accident. There's a quote that provides some context for the science behind people who tend to take risks often: “We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

This means we can get better at taking risks by preparing for them. "One of the best ways to increase the odds that you will go for it," writes Brad Stulberg, "is to practice taking risks."

Learn how to prepare yourself in this post.

2. S-Town

This podcast is amazing. It's created by the same people that made Serial. I binged on all seven episodes in one day.

In case you need a little social proof, it was downloaded 16 million times in the first week. Trust me, you're going to love it.

The story of #STown begins with an email sent to This American Life.

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3. A Gold Mine of Great Articles: You're the Boss

In 2014, the New York Times ended it's regular You're the Boss series. It's really too bad, because it was a great series. Luckily, the archives still contain all the excellent stories that were published. Here are a few of my favorite:

4. Tweet of the Week

Have a great week!

Jimmy