Yep, Friday again!

Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.


Mental toughness counts for a lot. It helps you get started with difficult things and see them through. It helps you confront discomfort and be consistent with important habits. And It helps you deal with uncertainty and unexpected challenges. 

It’s no surprise that if you can be better at those things, you’ll be happier and live a more fulfilled life. 

A big part of it is learning how to manage your own expectations and self care. It’s also about building habits, routines and tactics that help you in those dark moments.

It’s something I acknowledged I needed to improve in a while back. I even wrote about it here. It’s going OK, but I recognise it will be a lifelong pursuit. 

I thought it would be useful to share a few resources that might be useful if building mental toughness is also on your radar.

A few books that are very good (in order of preference):

Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink

Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler

Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck

Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus by Jesse Itzler

A few people to follow (in no particular order):

Gary Vee
Jesse Itzler
Jocko Willink
David Goggins


WHOOP COVID-19 vaccine research shows more symptoms in younger people, and following second dose by Whoop (podcast: 28 mins)

I had my first COVID-19 jab today, so I was pleased to see Whoop share some interesting data on how people were reacting to the vaccinations (different types, first dose and second dose etc). There are some useful tips to minimise reactions and work around some of the side effects. Fingers crossed I hold up OK!


Have a a GREAT weekend!

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