Grab Your Best #2 Pencil
Happy Friday! I've had the last few days off, so I'm enjoying an extended weekend full of reading, writing, and working out (three of my favorite things to do with my free time). And to top it off, my wife and I have a date night scheduled for tonight!
As I'm working to grow as a husband, leader, and person in general, I have found periodic breaks like this one to be phenomenally beneficial for my soul. It is a short time to slow down, get refreshed, and re-adjust my game plan for the next few months.
Here are a handful of resources that have had my attention over this break. I hope they prove as helpful for you as they have been for me. So grab your best pencil and notebook and let's get started with this week's homework:
- It's been said that the "law of attraction" can be defined as: what we focus on is what we end up attaining (i.e. focusing on that mailbox while you're driving can lead to an expensive off-road experience). So we can continue to learn about how to improve our own productivity. In this EntreLeadership podcast episode, author Charles Duhigg breaks down the science of productivity.
- Finances can be the most stressful element of our lives. And one of the biggest decisions for young adults is whether we should pay off debt or save for retirement. Maybe the answer is: both. Check out this article for more. (And this article has some of the lessons I learned in my wife and I's journey to becoming debt free.)
- A few years ago, people were saying that the age of email was ending. They couldn't have been more wrong. Actually, it looks like we are more addicted than ever - read more here.
- Another podcast episode that I checked out this week is a conspiracy conversation (if you spend much time with me you know that I love conspiracy theories). This episode by Stuff They Don't Want You To Know is about the US National Radio Quiet Zone - where cell phones don't work and microwaves are illegal. Make sure you listen to the second half of the episode for the really perplexing parts of this story. (And here are some of my other favorite podcasts.)
- Lastly, it looks like we'll be able to order dinner through Facebook in the near future.
Is Facebook your social media platform of choice? Or do you have another favorite? Comment below with what social media option is your preferred one.
I hope you enjoy this week's homework - have a great weekend!