Top 9: Highlights from my Weekly Checklists in July
I'm a nerd.
I love learning. And just as much as I love learning - I love sharing with others what I've been learning from as well.
In my Weekly Checklist email that I share with other pilgrims like you, I share what I have found challenging, beautiful, and inspiring from the past week. Videos, songs, podcasts, and articles that have helped me as a student of life.
Here are the highlights from the past month (and you can sign up to receive the Weekly Checklist by clicking here):
- Here's a work hack I learned this month. If you have an Apple computer and Chrome browser, there's one easy step to help you proofread your most important documents and emails. Here's the tip: have your computer read it to you - here's how.
- A Nigerian photographer recently created portraits of the mind. And it is absolutely stunning art and commentary on Nigerian life.
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast is my favorite to listen to (because I absolutely love history). His high quality, deep research means he only releases a few of these podcasts a year. And he just released his first episode of 2018 recently! It's about Japan from around the time of World War II. (Head's up it is 4.5 hours long!)
- Nigeria is now recognized as the extreme poverty capital of the world with an estimated 86.9 million in extreme poverty in the country. Read more here.
- We need to spend more time asking people about their hearts - not their calendars. Click here to read an article on "The Disease of Busy."
- Check out how some high-end restaurants are finding creative ways to fight food waste.
- "In this society of ultra-conscious consumers, successful brands will be those that make consumers feel the way they want to feel about themselves." How Pepsi changed advertising in the 1960s by focusing on the consumer, not the product. Read the full article here.
- A quote to ponder: “I have begun to wonder if this is the political problem of our times: we don’t see each other’s hearts.” - Daisy Hernández
- And, lastly, here is my blog post from this past month: An Urban Error. Maybe our view of our cities (and their populations) has been wrong - and what that means for us.
My belief is that in order to be like Christ and to have His compassion - we have to keep learning as children of God and students of the universe.
Hope these links help you be the best you.
p.s. - Sign up for my Weekly Checklist here and get more resources like this in your inbox every Monday morning.