Over the course of my entrepreneurial journey, the biggest inflection point came when I stopped trying to do everything myself. In 2006, I resolved to only focus on my strengths, and work with others to do everything else that I wasn’t as strong at.
My success accelerated dramatically from that point forward. And it’s just been the last few years that I’ve realized that the same principle applies to every other aspect of my life.
Making the decision to leverage your uniques strengths is the first step on the path to mastery. But sometimes, you’re not exactly sure what your natural advantage is.
This week, Claire Emerson brings us a Further original that gives you five ways to discover and leverage your unique advantage. This is no fluffy listicle — we’re talking a list of probing questions, in-depth personality and psychometric assessments, and even a message template for soliciting feedback from the significant people in your life.
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It sounds strange to say that if you’re doing your cardio workout for too long, you’re doing it wrong. But when it comes to high intensity interval training (HIIT), if you’re doing more than 12 minutes (or even less), you’re simply not working intensely enough.
Location, Location, Location
New research documents significant disparities in the life spans of Americans depending on where they live. And the same research suggests that those gaps are widening.
In the 1970s, Linus Pauling argued Vitamin C was a miracle cure for the common cold. His research didn’t hold up. A new paper looks at whether extra-large doses are beneficial for battling a cold, and at what stage they should be taken.
Looks like my 50th birthday trip is shaping up as Barcelona, San Sebastian, the French Riviera, and then Greece. I’ll be using points to fly a little more comfortably, but these prices are insanely low.
With so many places to visit and things to discover, it’s no wonder that the world always has a way to surprise you with simple, scientific facts. Here are 12 enjoyable factoids that will make you smarter at cocktail parties.
The Fountain of Cash
The movement to look — and feel — younger continues to be big business, with an endless supply of customers. According to Transparency Market Research, the global anti-aging industry will be worth nearly $200 billion by 2019.
And Now for Something Completely Different …
In the last several weeks, I’ve explored the concerns with living a mediated existence, and the simple joy of returning to nature. For the counterpoint, here’s these folks.
As Socrates said, “The unexamined life isn’t worth living.” To that end, here are some questions that most people, at some point, have asked themselves but are worth revisiting. Nice companion to this week’s Further original.
If you wonder about all this self examination and assessment, maybe it’s because most people simply don’t do it. Dive in a little deeper about the importance of self awareness.
Recent research on the ability of swearing to increase pain tolerance, strength, and overall physical performance suggests that Mark Twain was onto something when he famously said, “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”
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