Food For Thought (5/10/20)
Happy mother’s day to all the amazing mama’s out there. We hope you are all staying positive and safe during these crazy times.
We are here with our 4th monthly newsletter where we share learnings and inspirations to help you better understand yourself, those around you and the universe surrounding us all. This newsletter is built with those in mind who are passionate, purpose-driven and want to realize their full potential and help others on their journey.
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It turns out there is a scientific reason behind why our brains constantly cause us to miswant things, or to misjudge how much we will actually want them in the future. Why, you ask? Well our intuition often literally plays tricks on us, our minds also just don't think in terms of absolutes, we get used to things, and not to make matters worse our minds don’t realize that we get used to things.
After years of hiring and managing women and, more recently, coaching female founders, executives, and leaders, I’ve come to an interesting realization: incredibly talented, visionary, and hardworking women often miss seeing their own brilliance, even though they recognize it in others.
Educated - is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.
Thinking in Bets - Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes.
In this TED talk, Brené Brown, who has been studying vulnerability for the last two decades, teaches us about how to lead a wholehearted and more meaningful life.
Brown reviewed her research and spent years trying to understand how whole-hearted people, who live from a deep sense of worthiness, were making decisions and what choices they were making in life. “What are we doing with vulnerability? Why do we struggle with it so much? Am I alone in struggling with vulnerability?”
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I took this picture when in Bali, Indonesia. I met the artist and his wife and they were so kind. The art beautifully displayed Balinese women in their daily rituals and zen culture. Every time I look at them they instill a feeling of calm and peacefulness in me.
Unit next time 👋🏽