Today we are tackling stress, dying with nothing (and it being ‘ok’), and smart people’s thoughts on success. Enjoy!
What I am Watching (LIVE):
At Three Action Thursday we often talk about being the best versions of ourselves. I am offering you a unique FREE opportunity. My friend Barry Glassman is hosting Peter Diamandis (founder of the X Prize concept) for a virtual talk on Peter’s optimistic view of the “Post-COVID World”. I have a feeling technology will play a large role in the discussion. If you’d like to participate, click this link to sign up Peter Diamandis – Optimism Post-COVID – Glassman Wealth. It’s a live event on March 11th at 4pm EST.
What I am Reading:
An extensive blog post by Ryan Holiday called Dealing With Stress: 12 Proven Strategies For Stress Relief From Stoicism. It’s lengthy and amazing. You can most definitely read it beginning to end, but I have also created a clickable table of contents, and you can choose the areas or strategies you are most interested in reading.
1. Divide and Conquer
2. Dissect the Source
3. Use Cognitive Distancing
4. Practice the Worst Case Scenario
5. Get Active
6. Find a Hobby
7. Start Journaling
8. Read A Book
9. Stop Caring What Other People Think
10. Take a Cold Shower
11. Laughter Is the Best Medicine
12. Meditate On Your Mortality
A Book I am Listening to That is Challenging My Previous Thinking:
The book is Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins. Mr. Perkins challenges the current personal finance frequently-given advice of “save a lot and save early for retirement, and give any excess away at the end of your life”. Perkins definitely has me rethinking my personal finance plan, especially as it pertains to giving to my children and to charity, but most importantly balancing saving with life experiences. If you are steeped in the prevailing philosophies of personal finance, I would challenge you to read Perkins’ book to get an antithesis point of view.
Three Quotes I am Pondering:
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat, but not too much, above his last achievement. In this way, he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
– Kurt Lewin, German-American psychologist
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude.
– Judith M. Knowlton, American author
Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr., American Author