Smart Brevity is based on the fact that people rarely finish long texts, they skim (if you’re lucky) and then leave. Write short texts and people will read them.
In How to write less but say more Politico and Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei shares what he’s learned leading two media companies — and how to radically rethink the way you write to keep people’s attention in a distracted digital world.
1. Stop being selfish. Audience first.
2. Grab their attention.
3. Keep it simple.
4. Write like a human.
5. Stop when enough is enough.
Mel Robbins has an interesting view on motivation, it’s garbage. “You are never going to feel like it.” Below is a short video where Mel Robbins explains why she sees it that way.
My post Motivation Is Garbage is about a 50 minutes long interview / conversation with Mel Robbins. She talks about why motivation is garbage. Mel Robbins also talkes about her 5 second rule which is a really interesting concept.
Six photographers were told to photograph the same man but each of them was told a different background story about who the man was. For example, one of them was told he was a self-made millionaire whilst another was told he was an ex-convict. In reality, he is none of those things. The results of how the man was portrayed in their photographs was mind blowing and very revealing to say the least
We all have a tendency to label and judge people. What we believe affects how we see people and things, whether the belief is true or not.
We often have problems answering the question “What do you REALLY want to do with your life?” That’s often due to us blocking the true answer. We have tons of reasons.
“I’m not good enough at it” (tip – no one is great at something when they start doing it)
“I can’t make a living out of it.”
“I’m too old (or too young)”
It’s not about dropping everything else in life and going all in. Start small. Learn more about what you want to do. Start following people who do what you want to do. Your life will improve a lot once you start doing what you really want to do, even if it’s “only” ten minutes a day.
You might not be able to make a living out of it, so what. If it brightens your life (and it will), do it in your spare time.
What brings you joy?
What gives you energy?
What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
What would you do if you didn’t care what others think?
What are you waiting for? Figure it out and start doing it!
I came across a really interesting interview / conversation with Mel Robbins. It’s 50 minutes long, in my opinion that’s a good investment of your time. I think motivation is overrated. Mel Robbins takes it one step further and says that motivation is garbage. “You are never going to feel like it.” Mel Robbins also talkes about her 5 second rule which is a really interesting concept.
This TED-talk turned up in my Facebook stream today. It’s a great presentation about what really makes a good life. The video is well worth an investment of 13 minutes.
Watch it and consider what YOU might want to change and improve in your own life.
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Angela Lee Duckworth holds a short (6 minutes) presentation about what’s required for success. A high IQ isn’t enough, it takes stamina and grit. She ends up with mentioning the inetresting topic of the growth mindset.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
This video is a great reminder of the value of actually being present. That’s always important, even outside festive seasons.
Electronic distractions have found their way at every meal time which hinders quality time and bonding among family members and friends. This festive season, ‘Unplug’ and disconnect to reconnect with your loved ones!