Conscious Culture 024: How To Be A Good Friend
May 27, 2021 4:07 am
How To Be A Good Friend
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I'm excited to share with you this week. I want to change things up and open with a quote.
“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This week I'm sharing ideas on digital minimalism, how to deal with information overload, redefining what you do until you're the best, and the joy of being an absolute beginner.
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“Digital minimalism is a philosophy that helps you question what digital communication tools (and behaviors surrounding these tools) add the most value to your life. It is motivated by the belief that intentionally and aggressively clearing away low-value digital noise, and optimizing your use of the tools that really matter, can significantly improve your life.”
How to Deal With Information Overload
“Ideas on optimizing your content and filters.”
“Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.”
“Some of the more successful people in the world are that way. Oprah gets paid for being Oprah. Joe Rogan gets paid for being Joe Rogan. They’re being authentic to themselves. When you’re searching for what to do, you have two different foci to keep in mind. One is, “I want to be the best at what I do.” The second is, “What I do is flexible, so that I’m the best at it.”
The Joys of Being an Absolute Beginner – For Life
“The phrase ‘adult beginner’ can sound patronizing. It implies you are learning something you should have mastered as a child. But learning is not just for the young.”
“Open Syllabus is a non-profit research organization that collects and analyzes millions of syllabi to support novel teaching and learning applications.”
Tools and Resources
“Best resources and tools for successful entrepreneurs.”
“So you wanna know how to be a good friend? These are the 10 things I do to show my love for people, whether they're close friends or acquaintances I admire.”
📽️ The Last Dance: Extended Scene - SNL
Quote of the Week
“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better”
— Samuel Beckett
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