You may notice a new format debuting today; I call this my “Three Content Thursday” format. On occasion, I will share with you three pieces of content that I am still in the process of exploring. So here we go: what I’m listening to, reading, and watching….
What I’m listening to —
The Simple Plan to Wealth by JL Collins. This is a personal finance book that grew out of letters the author wrote to his daughter on the topic of personal finance. It is well written, entertaining, and basically boils down the simplest path to financial freedom. Here’s an example excerpt from the book:
“A parable: The Monk and the Minister — Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways. One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king. Years later they meet. As they catch up, the portly minister (in his fine robes) takes pity on the thin and shabby monk. Seeking to help, he says: ‘You know, if you could learn to cater to the king, you wouldn’t have to live on rice and beans.’ To which the monk replies: ‘If you could learn to live on rice and beans, you wouldn’t have to cater to the king.’ Most of us fall somewhere between the two. As for me, it is better to be closer to the monk.”
What I’m reading —
Screenagers: Tech Talk Tuesday. This is a blog that provides great resources for helping kids, especially teenagers, determine what is safe and responsible screen-watching content. A close family friend recommended it to me and I’m excited to dive into it a bit. Additionally, the blog updated weekly is supplemental to a documentary called Screenagers (2016) and the sequel Screenagers Next Chapter (2019). Unfortunately, the documentary is only available for community or at-home screening and not on Amazon or Netflix. The cost is $25 to rent both movies.
What I’m watching —
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story. It is an intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. Riveting! It reveals how he duped the world with his story of a miraculous recovery from cancer to become a sporting icon and a beacon of hope for cancer sufferers around the globe. The film maps how Armstrong’s cheating and bullying became more extreme and how a few brave souls fought back until eventually their voices were heard.
- Pick one (or two) of the pieces of content above to jump into and explore.
- Let me know if you have interesting positive content to share. Maybe you’ll see it in the next Three Content Thursday installment.
- Join the Facebook Group for some Three Action Thursday Community Discussions..**