Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading and pondering lately. Enjoy!
1. Breaking Out of the Stories We Make Up About Ourselves
A vulnerable and moving piece from the great Edmond Lau.
I’ve learned that I hate the feeling of being boxed in. And some of the most restrictive boxes we find ourselves in are actually ones we’ve created for ourselves. We feel safer in these boxes, but these boxes — these limiting beliefs — also hold us back from playing bigger and living fully.
2. We See Others’ Failures as Courageous. We See Our Own as Shameful. Why?
This one is short, sweet and poignant.
Isn’t it interesting that when others fail, we tend to admire them for trying? Yet when we fail, we beat ourselves up for the very same thing. Not only that, but isn’t it also amazing how quickly we forgive and forget other people’s mistakes and how long we hold onto our own?
3. Analogies Can Ruin Great Writing
Here's a way to fix that.
4. How to Grow Organic Traffic with the True North Formula
Two things about this presentation:
- It's an expanded version of this post.
- It was created using Hiten Shah's new tool Draftsend (which is very cool).
5. Random Links
- Joe Rogan's interview with Courtney Dauwalter, winner of a recent 238-mile trail race, is really interesting.
- Thanks to Shanelle Mullin for mentioning me in this Shopify post.
- I mentioned a few weeks back that I was looking for a personal finance tool. I've started using Quicken and like it so far.
- Here's how to turn a bookcase into a secret door.
Have a great weekend!
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