👓 Stuff #176 - Birds aren't real

Perseverance, great career advice and mantras for success. 21 questions to gauge your resilience, some free documentaries and the new Stuff Mixtape!
Matt 3 min read
👓 Stuff #176 - Birds aren't real

Hey everyone, I’m Matt!

My goal is to help you get the best out of yourself. Each week, I seek out great content to support our personal growth. I’ll couple that with some links that I know you’ll find interesting AND a musical recommendation.

Also this week is the 22nd Stuff Mixtape, and its a great set that will keep you company as you read this weeks mail.

Elsewhere, you can find my daily notes here, and I’m posting on Threads as well.

Thanks for joining me - now, onto the good stuff!

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Monday Motivation.   Let this week be the one when you keep going.  Here are seven lessons to help you persevere as you achieve your goals. 

Career.   37 amazing pieces of career advice.  #3 is absolute genius.  #15 refers back to a link I shared last week on process goals.   #31 keeps me sharp. 

Success. Mark Cuban shares his  12 mantras for success.   Including #2 which is a personal favourite, I wrote about it this week. 

FocusYour brain can only take so much focus.   Make sure that you build in sometime to day dream. 

ListeningWhy listening well can reduce the impact of a disagreement. 

Selfcare.   The eight dimensions of self care.   And fifty self-care ideas that will impact all eight dimensions. 

Random Journal Prompt: What part of your morning routine are you most thankful for? Over 500 more journal prompts here

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Photo by Pedro Forester Da Silva / Unsplash

Resilience.   How regulated is your nervous system?   These 21 questions will help you gauge your resilience, and get some practical advice on how to level things up. 

Declutter.  The 20 greatest decluttering tips of all time. I have seen lots of these lists, but this one has some ideas I haven't seen before.  

Documentaries.  An amazing database of free online documentaries, some terrific learning resources here. 

Bucket.  101 unique ideas for a bucket list, and how to make your own. 

Age. The people getting into modelling in their 50’s and 60’s.  I still have hope of being on the catwalk.  You can learn a lot from listening to the older people you know. 

Finally:  Triword.   A simple daily game that will have you cursing your screen!

Once again, I'm building a mammoth playlist for the year. You can follow along here, we're already at over an hour of bangers.

🔈 Stuff to Listen to...

🎧 A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the mighty Depeche Mode in Dublin, it was a magical night. The support act was someone I have enjoyed on the radio, but never really listened to in detail. I had a chance to correct that this week with the new album from Nadine Shah. On the night at 3Arena, she was an electrifying presence, using a support slot like a headliner and engaging a huge crowd.

Filthy Underneath is the fifth album from the British singer-songwriter and is a rousing, howling collection that is definitely worth a listen.

There are some interesting influences here, big anthemic drums and keyboards, coupled with some intimate lyrics (Topless Mother). I particularly like the eastern influences on Food for Fuel and the stomping drum line of Greatest Dancer.

I also love the fact that you can hear Nadines north-east accent shining through, its good to hear a singer that hasn't affected a completely mid-Atlantic drawl.

Highly recommended album - this will be everywhere soon.

The latest Stuff Mixtape is out, #22 contains bangers from Dudu Tassa | Orbital | Suzanne Ciani | Jerskin Fendrix | John Holt | Nils Frahm | Klangkarussell | Lee 'Scratch' Perry all available here.
Stuff someone said.
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Gail Sheehy

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