Benjamin Hardy, PhD starts with this quote : “Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you.”—Unknown, and sucks you right into this piece. Most of what we are today are results of all the decisions we have taken in our lives and similarly what we will be in the future will also be dependent on what we decide and do today.
Pressure in work life is a given today and how you manage pressure could make the difference between a healthy and happy life or otherwise.
The best leaders, according to Kate Snowise, “adapt promptly without thrown off course by the uncertainty” pressure brings.
Many advice that you read or listen to that promises to make you more efficient or put you on track to self improvement seems repetitive. In many ways they are as there is only so many things that can change you for the better – utilisation of time, managing your habits, eating healthy, sleeping well, managing relations et all.
My most recent encounter with Guy Kawasaki was at the Elevate festival at Toronto last September where he was the closing Key note. My first was in 2009 at the CES at Las Vegas and what you always come back after meeting or seeing him is the level of energy he brings to what ever he does and his fundamental enthusiasm to share.
Like him or hate him, Gary Vaynerchuk is a force of nature. I have never seen anyone push the idea of hard work so much. He has been consistent over the years and it is quite amazing to see how he walks the talk. I came across this 4 minute video that I watch now and then, specially when things are not necessarily moving at a pace I want.
I have about 60 folders. 22 Favourites. How many mails are in your inbox? How many mails come in each day and how many are critical ? How may do you look at partially and revisit many times. How many distributed amongst multiple mail ids you have – which you thought would help manage your inbox?
“Finally writing makes you smarter. Our working memories are incredibly limited. Writing opens a canvas that can allow you to form more complex thoughts, allowing you to understand harder ideas and solve tougher problems.” – writes Scott H Young author of the Book Ultralearning.
This is nothing new. And there are variations of this that we all read over the years. It is hard to say No – to friends demanding time, to that extra bit of work you think you should finish before going to bed, to watching that movie that you really are not liking, , eating that muffin that you thought you would like but – well – not that much. You get the drift. And then there are bigger ones – No to refined sugar, No to binge watching TV (and eating junk food while at it) No to a boss who insists you need to work late to prove you are with it.