This is the fourth edition of my monthly newsletter - "The Round Up".
Just a reminder: The Round Up is a collection of Articles, Videos and Podcasts that I have published. It also primarily consists of interesting ideas and articles I have found on the internet and books that I am currently reading.
Typically I send this newsletter out on the last Friday every month. This year I have set myself the goal if increasing my online audience. I believe that I need to send out more frequent newsletters in order to achieve this goal. So, starting today, you're going to be receiving "The Round Up" every second week.
Today I published an article on why todo lists are making you depressed. I titled it "The problem with todolists". We have all done it before, I am sure. We write down a flurry of tasks that we'd like to achieve during the day. Only to get to the end of the day and realise that we've barely achieved any of them. This can make us feel like we're under performing.
In this article Derek Sivers discusses the idea of stealing ideas. He argues that we often learn something new then feel the need to attribute it to the original author. This makes perfect sense, doesn't it? It's something that we are taught from a young age. Derek Sivers thinks otherwise, he claims that when we learn a new concept or idea, we should internalise it and make it part of our identity.
PS: I do see the irony in quoting the quote above.
Recently I recommended a book to someone. Upon hearing what the book was about, they immediately dismissed ever reading the book because they "already knew a lot about the topic".
This is a baffling idea to me because in every book, video and conversation there is a possibility of learning something new. I call this "Chewing the meat, and spitting out the bones". Consume what you can, but only hold on to the things of value.
Imagine if everyone in the world was able to approach a conversation expecting the opposite person to add some value to their lives, regardless of religion, political views or opinions about intermittent fasting.
I don't have a big red button for you to click here but, it's something to think about.
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading!