Conscious Culture 49: Mental Wealth
Nov 18, 2021 7:15 am
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This week we'll discuss:
- The credentials fallacy
- Mental wealth
- Recognizing the influence that's already yours
- Why curiosity is better than being smart
- How to negotiate salary for your new job
- How to make delicious coffee at home
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"We have a limited mental health budget. For some people, daily aggressions make this budget much smaller. If we want to be able to enact change and contribute positively, we need to manage that mental wealth carefully."
"The credentials fallacy is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone dismisses an argument by stating that whoever made it doesn’t have proper credentials, so their argument must be wrong or unimportant."
"Having influence is in many ways easier and less extraordinary than we imagine. While the times you’ve tried and failed to influence someone may loom large, there are undoubtedly far more examples of times you’ve influenced someone without trying at all—and without ever seeing the influence you had"
"Curious people become smart by accident. Their curiosity simply pushes them into various rabbit holes. Guided by a childish desire to understand why something is the way it is, they end up exploring webs full of strange to them, initially, things."
Tools and Resources
"If a job offer is imminent, be prepared for the salary negotiation discussion and understand what else could be on the table, such as benefits or flexible work."
"The best smart reader for highlighting and annotating your thoughts or summarizing important messages from your favorite articles."
"Illustrated guides and infographics to help you make delicious coffee at home."
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Quote of the Week
"People like to put you into a box. I'm afraid I don't sit in a box."
— Andrew Lloyd Webber
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