Let’s do this … here are the newest top ten resources that will help you live your best life.
We’ll kick things off with a topic we’ve covered before — fake productivity. All that matters is what you accomplish, not how hard you work, right?
Yeah, well … humans are weird. Others want you to have worked hard for them to feel like they’re getting value (even when that has nothing to do with it), and you might apply the same false standard to yourself.
- “Call it the Effort Trap: it’s dangerously easy to feel as though a 10-hour day spent plowing through your inbox, or catching up on calls, was much more worthwhile than two hours spent in deep concentration on hard thinking, followed by a leisurely afternoon off.”
The “effort trap” is false. And stupid. So why do we succumb to it’s terrible charm?
“The mistake made in earlier dietary guidelines was an emphasis on low-fat without emphasizing the quality of carbohydrates, creating the impression that all fats are bad and all carbs are good,” Dr. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology, said. “It’s really important to distinguish between healthy fats and bad fats, healthy carbs and bad carbs.”
“We hate to be killjoys, but just because you didn’t partake during the work week doesn’t mean you’ve got a free pass to rage your face off on Friday. In fact, there’s a lengthy list of how heavy drinking—even if it’s confined to a single night—can wreck your health.”
Lobbying You to Death
I’m shocked. Are you? No? Me neither.
Live to Work?
Many of the entrepreneurs in this crowd define “further” in terms of business objectives. And that’s as legit as climbing mountains or seeking spiritual enlightenment. But let’s face it (and I have), it tends to consume us just a tad. Good read here.
Cash to Go Further
I’m amused by my younger friends who rent out their houses for cash on Airbnb and then crash on someone’s couch. Here’s some stuff you can rent out for extra money that won’t leave you homeless.
Are You a Square or a Twit Today?
“Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square. How can Dorsey run two companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?” This is pretty smart advice.
When Quitters Win
“Grit is good. At least, that’s the advice most college counselors, middle managers, Spelling-Bee coaches, and most anyone who’s ever advised someone will give you. What if it’s more important to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, and know when to walk away?”
Becoming Forgivingly Fit
“Forgiveness does not necessarily come easily; but it is possible for many of us to achieve, if we have the right tools and are willing to put in the effort.”
Step Away From the Playstation and Nobody Gets Hurt
What does parenting have to do with FBI hostage negotiations? Silly question, you must not have children. Seriously though, I’m looking for any edge I can get with my teenage daughter … she’s a worthy adversary, just like her old man.
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