The concept of ‘My Weekly Learnings’ is to share highlights and/or content pieces that caught my eye this week and provided more value than I could imagine.
1. 10 Signs You’re Becoming Emotionally Healthier:
– You can recognize your patterns
– You know when you’re using coping to self-soothe (like eating, watching Netflix, or scrolling.)
– You’re being less hard on yourself
– You recognize your thoughts are not truths
– You’re taking things less personally
– You understand it’s ok to feel sad or any perceived “negative” emotion and don’t judge yourself for it
– You’ve started setting boundaries
– You’re being vulnerable and talking about what you’re feeling even when it’s uncomfortable
– You’re not looking at people to “complete” you
– You’re able to laugh at yourself and not take it all so seriously [Dr Nicole LePera]
2. Life Hack: Make a rule to never think twice about investments in yourself.
• Quality food
• Personal development
• Mental health
These investments pay dividends for a long time.
Think twice about material purchases instead.
Use the 24-Hour Rule:
After putting something in your cart, wait 24 hours to complete the order.
If you still want it, order it.
If not, skip it.
This has saved me tons on stupid impulse purchases that would have gathered dust.
“Lifestyle creep” with investments in yourself is typically a good thing.
Level 1 may be investing in a gym membership.
Level 2 may be investing in a nicer gym membership for better equipment.
Level 3 may be investing in a home gym to save you commute time. [Sahil Bloom]
3. People aren’t judging you as much as you think they are.
And if they are, they’ll forget about it when the next distraction pops up. [Dan Koe]
4. Jeff Bezos, on why Amazon banned Powerpoint presentations in favour of six-page memos:
“We have study hall at the beginning of our meetings… The traditional kind of corporate meeting starts with a presentation. Somebody gets up in front of the room and presents with a PowerPoint presentation, some type of slide show. In our view you get very little information, you get bullet points. This is easy for the presenter, but difficult for the audience. And so instead, all of our meetings are structured around a 6-page narrative memo.
When you have to write your ideas out in complete sentences, and complete paragraphs it forces a deeper clarity… Time doesn’t come from nowhere. This way you know everyone has the time. The author gets the nice warm feeling of seeing their hard work being read… If you have a traditional PowerPoint presentation, executives interrupt. If you read the whole 6-page memo, on page two you have a question but on page four that question is answered… And so that is what we do, we just sit and read.”
5. It was easy to idolize someone in the past as it was harder to know details about your icons.
As icons get overexposed, it’s easy to see their flaws efficiently.
Maybe in future, all icons may be people who are dead and can’t err and we can’t find details of their flaws. [Kunal Shah]