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I took a couple of weeks off, but I’m back now. Luckily for you, that means there’s a backlog of really great recommendations this week. A great mix of finance, health, parenting and career.
Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.
IDEA FROM ME:
When I was in my twenties, I used to think being critical of myself was one of my biggest strengths. It was a trigger to keep pushing and achieving new goals.
My expectations were always sky high. If I did something well, it could have been better. If I missed the mark on something, I would beat myself up and be ultra critical of myself.
I can’t deny, it did help me be ambitious and achieve more than I would have otherwise. But, it was a pretty unhappy way to live life.
I’ve since had to learn how to better manage this drive. It’s useful, but it needs reigning in. It also needs a healthy dose of self compassion to accompany it. Yes, I’m trying to be the best version of myself – but, that comes with a lot of twists, turns, bumps and mistakes. And that’s OK.
I still slip into my old ways from time to time, but using the advice above – even that’s OK. It’ll happen from time to time. I try to just notice it, chill out a bit and get back to things.
This is a fantastic listen. Doctor Tro is a Primary Care Physician, who offers a deeper, more personal service to patients. It’s super inspiring. Some great insights into why the healthcare system is broken. It also has a bunch of great tips on how to think about being in good health. It was a timely nudge I needed recently to tighten up some aspects of my lifestyle and nutrition.
SO, so true. If your work week is back to back, you might want to think about building in 30% flex. Not only will you be better positioned to seize unexpected opportunities – you’ll also find yourself able to think more clearly, and make better decisions.