Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets.
Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on in December.
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Table of Contents
Biggest Lesson of the Month
I’ve been reading Robert Greene’s new book, and one section stood out in regards to other people.
The gist: see people not as things you can change, extension of you, but as separate objects, just like plants or anything.
I think that this is hard in our industry, because one of our ways we succeed with people is by inducing behavior change to help our people become healthier and higher level performers. Yet, do we bleed this into our lives, into relationships with others, in a manner that is unhealthy at times?
I think I am guilty of this more than I’d like to be, yet I feel as though this book has been helping me recognize that in myself, be cool knowing that we are not perfect, and understanding this can enhance your ability to relate to others.
What do you struggle with? How are you resolving it this new year? Comment below.
Rehabilitation & Performance
Why is your ribcage shaped like that?
You think your HRV is an autonomic problem?
Admirable, but mistaken.says this article.
You’ll get an outline of just how multifactorial, complicated, and in some instances, unrelated HRV/RSA is related to vagal tone. It also essentially throws in a salient Polyvagal diss track at the end. Major bars were dropped.
A new podcast from one of the best MDs in the game
Peter Attia has recently launched his podcast, which I am pretty juiced up about. He’s one of the few MDs out there who goes beyond conventional medicine, and gets it.
I really liked the podcast he did with Tim Ferris, where they discuss topics ranging from depression to psychedelics. You’ll definitely want to add him to your podcast list.
Will exercising late at night mess up your sleep?
There is one instance, however, in which this is not the case. No spoiler alerts here though, check the article!
Personal Development & Productivity
Bae, should I stay or should I go?
Do you ever wonder if your current partner is the “right” person for you? This blog outlines some great strategies for figuring that out. Evidently, trusting your gut is a big component.
Say no more often
I am loving this podcast with Seth Godin, where he goes into how to say no to less meaningful projects, how to find your audience, and so much more.
If you are just getting into marketing, Seth is essential.
How to show your phone who the boss is
Do you find yourself incessently on your phone without realizing it?
Since I’ve got the screen time widget on my iPhone, I’ve tried to figure out as many ways possible to get off the damn thing.
That’s where this guide comes in. I’m 15 steps in on eliminating distractions on my iPhone, but it made me realize just how the iPhone is designed to make you unproductive AF. Take your life back today!
How to decide where to move to
One of my big stressors is figuring out where in the hell I should live. So many wonderful places, so little time. My biggest fear is I’ll pick a place that I won’t like.
That all changed with this video, which helped me realize that it’s not about where you will live permenantly, but for this chapter.
The one thing you can do to improve your quality of life
Want to have a fulfilled life? Harvard did a study which tracked people over a 75 year time period and found the one big key that’s needed for a happy and fulfilling life.
Surprisingly, it’s not Instagram followers.
Why is everyone allergic to everything
Here is a great article from BBC which illustrates some possible reasons why allergies are becoming so prominent, as well as some potential tips for reducing allergies.
Learn how humans work so you become a better person
Robert Greene’s new book: “The Laws of Human Nature” has been outstanding thus far. It teaches you all the reasons we and others act how we do. You’ll leave the book realizing you are not perfect, and become better for it.
The best productivity, relaxation, and meditation app all in one
I came across this app called Brain.fm, which utilizes binaural beats coupled with music, and I am firm believer. I don’t know what it is, but the focus tracks have increased my productivity and ability to focus in a way no other background noise has. It’s like Adderall without the side effects and focus on cleaning your house.
Placebo? Maybe, but I get the outcome that I want 😉
Miscellaneous & Music
OMG these headphones
Ever wanted to get your work done completely undisturbed, but some noise knocks you off your game? You would most certainly benefit from noise cancelling headphones in this case.
Now, I know Bose is the big dog in this arena, and I like what they do, but these Sony ones I just got absolutely blow Bose out of the water. You hear literally nothing, and the noise cancelling will adjust based on atmospoheric pressure (aka hacking flights). These puppies are a must.
Own an Alexa? Or does Alexa own you?
Uhh, you may want to whisper a bit more then fam, especially if you read this article.
Dave East is the shizzy
I’ve been really digging Dave East as of late, and P2 is probably my favorite solo album of his this year. Combining street poetry and clever rhyme schemes at it’s finest.
Give Violent a listen.
A few thoughts, Black-style
Black Thought released a lyrical onslaught titled Streams of Thought, Vol 2, and it’s some of the best lyricism I’ve heard from the guy. If you want some rap that’s a bit more thought provoking, this short album is worth your time.
Give Fentanyl a listen.