Today we'll cover flow, how to be wise and look at tools as a differentiating factor between professionals and amateurs.
Thanks for reading always!
With gratitude, Janel
11 Laws of Showrunning Great piece about managing creatives. It’s an old document written in the 70's for Hollywood, but is applicable to anyone in a position of leadership. My favorite rule is making decisions early. The sooner you make a decision, the sooner you know what is achievable, and the sooner your team will be able to expand upon - and use their talents to - elevate it.
How Flow Saved A Chef New York chef Frank Prisinzano shares about flow in his life and teaches others how to find it through his Instagram. I just want to live in this beautiful state of flow he describes so beautifully:
"Flow for me is a kind of meditative state—it’s a plateau of balanceand creativity [...] Flowing is all about the moment you are in. Your goals are the decisions you make in those moments—the ones that push you toward the life you want to flow into. [...] Right now, I’m having the time of my life. I feel like everything I’m doing is worth every second of my time—and I didn’t plan any of it."
How To Be Wise Wisdom is knowledge gained from the experiences, and to be wise is to have deep insight and understanding. Here are some habits of wise people:
Rely on facts, not assumptions - Observe your thoughts and ask yourself, “How do I know what I’m thinking is true?”
Think from first principles - Constantly ask, “Is there a better way we can do this?”
Read a lot and read widely - Feed your brain as most mental stimuli comes from learning about new things.
Learn from your mistakes - The smartest people in the world don’t necessarily make fewer mistakes. They just don’t let their mistakes go to waste.
Three Habits To Master Long-term Thinking "We have to be willing to do hard, laborious, ungratifying things today — the kind of things that make little sense in the short term — so we can enjoy exponential results in the future."
Independence - Stray away from people-pleasing tendencies and learn how to be true to yourself. Place your bets and see them through.
Curiosity - Although we might not know the exact path we should take (no one does at first), curiosity can lead us on the right track.
Resilience - It’s rare that anything works out the first time, or in the way you originally envisioned it.