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πŸ‘“ Stuff #187 - 26 billion chickens

Five ways to unlock more potential, and thirty habits to lead to a more peaceful life. A super explanation of how strategy works, and eight myths about leadership. Plus, 26 billion chickens.
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πŸ‘“ Stuff #187 - 26 billion chickens

Thanks for joining me on our shared quest for improvement.

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

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Monday Motivation. Let this week be the one where you unlock more potential.  Five ways to unlock new potential today, and then some ideas on what you can do with that new motivation. 

Career.  Do you need a career coach? Eight signs that the answer is yes.  I spend a lot of time helping people define what the next steps are for their career, these guidelines are strong. 

Habits. Thirty habits to help lead a more peaceful life.  It feels like we could all use a bit more peace and tranquility right now, there are some great ideas on this list. #1, #9 and #25 resonated particularly well with me.  

Strategy. Super explanation of how strategic vision works, with clear examples. This article will save you a whole module of MBA work. 

Leadership. Eight myths about leadership that hold us back. Some sage advice in here. 

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Random Journal Prompt: What's the most rewarding aspect of your current job? Over 550 more journal prompts here.
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Photo by Ben Moreland / Unsplash

Time.  The average human being spends 9 hours asleep each day, and works for about 2.6 hours each day.  What do you do all day?  How much we work obviously changes over the stages of our lives. 

Thinking.  Daniel Kahneman was a colossus of psychology.  Here are some ways that you can use his teachings to understand yourself better. 

Clothing.  What are you wearing? The fashion psychologist investigating our clothing choices and how they make us feel. 

Walking. This gentle Japanese walking programme could be just  the thing to maintain fitness.

Chickens. There are over 26 billion chickens on Earth. Here they all are.

Finally.   Balanc3d. Mobile only game that uses your phones balance to make progress.  Open this one on your phone for a neat challenge.

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My mammoth 2024 playlist has fantastic tunes added every day. You can follow along here.

πŸ”ˆ Stuff to Listen to...

🎧 This week's aural treat is the new soundtrack from Back to Black, a biopic about Amy Winehouse.

The death of Amy Winehouse upset me more than most, I thought she had a terrific voice and was an interesting, if destructive character.  I still wonder what kind of music she’d have made if she’d conquered the demons. 

Another film of her life has been made, and the soundtrack is really worth a listen.  It has a combination of cuts from her discography and music used in the movie.  There are some excellent tracks, including Thelonius Monk, The Shangri-Las, The Specials and Nick Cave - who contributes the theme tune. 

It also contains one of my top songs of all time, the marvellous Donny Hathaway singing β€˜I love you more than you will ever know’. 

A lovely album and an excellent reminder of a great talent. 

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