“I think tackling my fear is important, because it makes me present and accountable to myself, and keeps me living a meaningful life by testing my limits and my potential. We have no idea what we’re capable of achieving unless we try things and stretch the limits in our minds.”
Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert, and what does that mean for your career?
Happy Hump Day! Here are a few tips to get you motivated and productive today:
- 4 ways to increase your inbox wizardry
- Turn the job you have into the job you want
- 9 tricks to beat the midday slump
Have a great day!
“Just as the most successful management teams bring complementary strengths to the table, so the most meaningful professional networks do as well….even if it takes a bit more effort.”
"Be considerate and intentional with your life decisions. Rather than let life happen to you, author the story of your life. Author and philosopher Howard Thurman says it best with, ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’"
"Folks slack off when they don’t think their work matters—a lack of intrinsic motivation that is also a symptom of burnout…But when they see that their work is important, they work harder and smarter.”
We’re all loafing at work. Here’s what to do about it.
Happy Friday! Here are a few tips to help you be more productive today:
- Borrow these 5 smart start up habits to maximize your productivity
- Don’t love your job? Teach yourself a new one
- How to strengthen your decision-making skills
Have a great day!
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“People who are happy but have little to no sense of meaning in their lives—proverbially, simply here for the party—have the same gene expression patterns as people who are responding to and enduring chronic adversity.”
The Khumbu Icefall on Mt. Everest.
Tomorrow: Outside Magazine writer Grayson Schaffer talks to Fresh Air about how being a Sherpa on Everest is the most dangerous job in the world:
It’s essentially the pinnacle of adventure tourism and the thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients, and it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1% mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1% mortality for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous … if you’re a western climber you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long-term, of 1.2% and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska, it makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq war.
Here are a few tips to help you be more productive today:
- The 25-hour work week, and other radical ideas for better employee productivity
- How your habits become productivity draining
- 5 smart-but-simple apps that make you happier, healthier, and more productive (really)
Have a most excellent day!
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“If we want to survive in this beautifully strange world of ours, we need to make something it wants. But, if we are privileged enough to do so, we can do something it needs.”
Happy Sunday! We know Mondays are hard, but here are a few reads to help you be more productive this week:
- How to use eye contact to your advantage
- The secret to forming super productive habits
- The argument for completely unplugging your morning routine
Have a wonderful start to your week, everyone.
“Always re-examine and reflect on where you are in your career at least every two years. Even if you’re perfectly happy with your job, the exercise forces you to check that you are actually enjoying your work and learning on the job rather than just being comfortable.”