The Fresh Catch of The Month — August 2019 — issue #11

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

Letting Go of Summer

Art by Renee Fisher @ unsplash

4 topics we delved into over the month of August :



Leadership & How to Instill Team Behavior


Calm is contagious... and so is stress. Our ability to calm ourselves and reduce stress fundamentally changes how we react and how we make decisions — Friday Forward





The Power of Language & Magic of Expression


Toni Morrison understood how powerful language was and the human privilege to wield it. “Oppressive language,” she says, “does more than represent violence; it is violence, does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.”


More about Toni's work





From Knowledge to Success


How to turn Knowledge into Learning & eventually Success ? One essential step is often overlooked,we find : Embodiment !


Why More Knowledge Won't Make You More Successful





Belonging to Yourself - a Prerequisite to Finding Connection & Community


Belonging to "yourself" in essence is to deeply know yourself and learn to stand on your own (not minding what everyone else and their cat may think of you). Being true to yourself and showing up authentically actually allows you to attract and connect with like-minded people and find out where you belong ... Belonging to "yourself" does not isolate, when done right ... it's a path to finding community



What I am reading, Listening to
  • Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain — Famous Failure Podcast, Ozan Varol

  • “Entrepreneurship isn’t about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life.” Ed Zschau — The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World — David Epstein, Unmistakable Creative Podcast

  • The Art of Growing Up — Jerry Colonna , Unmistakable Creative Podcast

  • Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries inc., on his Market-Based Management® (MBM®) business philosophy and more — The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • Simple ways to boost your resilience with founder of The Global Resilience Project, Emma J. Bell — Little Challenges Podcast

  • Using questions to overcome self-oppressing beliefs with Jenn Beatty of Wharton People Analytics — Little Challenges Podcast

  • Resonance – The Principle Underlying all Change with Ginny Whitelaw — Coaches Rising

  • Cracking the Code of Love with Psychologist and EFT Pioneer, Dr. Sue Johnson — Farnam Street

  • The Big Impact of Small Interventions with Stanford’s Greg Walton — Farnam Street

  • How to be an Inclusive Leader — Jennifer Brown, Unmistakable Creative Podcast

  • Leading Through Influence with Allie Mooney — The Elevate Podcast

  • The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World , book pre- launch - some insights from the Future Tech Podcast : Future Web is Now – Gabriel Rene, Director of VERSES Foundation – Spatial Web, How Tech Advances Such As Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence will Impact our World

  • Solitude and Leadership ; If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts — William Deresiewicz

  • 30 years, 30 lessons in Leadership — Dan Greene

  • When faced with a personal problem people typically give better advice to others than to themselves. What if we could give advice to ourselves as someone else? An experimental study of a virtual reality counselling paradigm using embodied self-dialogue provides insights on the matter

  • How to Understand the Universe When You’re Stuck Inside of It ? Lee Smolin has a radical idea for how to understand an object with no exterior: Imagine it built bit-by-bit from relationships between events.

Quotes I am pondering
  • Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well — Epictetus

  • Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny — Lao Tzu

  • One mark of a great mind is the willingness to change it — Walter Isaacson

  • Whether your cup is half-full or half-empty, remind yourself there are others without one — Matshona Dhliwayo

  • All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone —Blaise Pascal

  • The things that get you fired when you're young are what get you lifetime achievement awards when you're old — Francis Ford Coppola

  • All that wander are not lost — J. R. R Tolkien

  • Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learn to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer-effectiveness become possible — Sharon Labell, The Art of Living

  • Always be prepared to think that experts are stupid.They often are — Jane Jacobs

  • Your obligation is to the highest point of contribution you can make — Greg McKeown



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