Learning about the courage you never knew you had.
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“You must not make up your mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
LEADERS & INFLUENCERS: Learn from the best
Jordan Peterson’s Antidote to Chaos
Dr. Peterson’s lectures prominently feature the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and explore the benefit of personal responsibility and the relationship between keeping order in your life and how easily we can all descend into a chaotic spiral. He’s written two books: Maps of Meaning and 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. 12 Rules is an excellent read and should be on everyone’s reading list. He has a course you can purchase on his website called Self-Authoring Suite.
J.P. has been an antidote to chaos himself, standing as a kind of foil for political correctness gone wild, advocating personal responsibility as an essential component of growing into a true adult. His message has been well received, too, as the relatively unknown professor gained several million followers in only two years. He openly has struggled with depression and health issues, but the message he represents remains strong. Here are his 12 Rules for Life:
ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics
Solving Your HR Issues
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NEXT LEVEL: Keep your success going
One Search Away From Superior Thinking
These discounts, coupons, and savings are everywhere, and they’re right at your fingertips, but more importantly, this has become a habit whenever we buy something. This is Next Level Thinking. We now do this routinely on most things we purchase, and there’s usually some discount code offered somewhere within a link or two. More importantly than the thousands of dollars this can save you, the simple thought to look around for any net benefit within reach gives you an impressive new skill that you can utilize ubiquitously.
This will serve you well not just when price hunting, but a little light in your mind will go off when you’re negotiating a deal, looking up relevant information, or simply becoming more informed.
Don’t just take something for what it is at face value; take a moment before you make a decision to briefly check to see if all your ducks are in a row. You might have your own 17 seconds of glory.
MONEY: Become wealthy
Student Loan Forgiveness During the Pandemic
Or maybe you had better luck. If that’s the case, pass this info on to those still grieving.
Here are two things to know about student loan forgiveness during the pandemic:
1. Congress suspended payments and interest accrual on federally-held student loans through September 30, 2020.
Check out more information on repayment and loan forgiveness options here.
MINDSET: Train your brain to win
What Is Courage?
Courage is not the act of not having fear. It is the act of being afraid to do something and doing it anyway. Not only is being afraid of accomplishing your goals, okay, but it is to be expected. Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
The next time you contemplate chasing something big, such as changing jobs, starting a side hustle, or making a lifestyle shift, expect to be afraid. Do not get down on yourself that you cannot shake that fear. Instead, accept that the fear will be with you every step of the way. The key is to move forward and keep making progress towards that goal. Once you arrive at your destination, you will be better off because of it, and you will have proven that fear no longer controls you.
FUN STUFF – TRIVIA
Which continent has the longest coastline?
NEWS BREAK: Stay informed
1% BETTER: Improve each day
Make a list of 10 places you want to visit within 100 miles of your home, then add one place a month to your calendar.
Trivia Answer: Asia