I spent the better part of a year making little-to-no progress with online courses. Finally, after a breakthrough moment, I made the decision to hire an expert’s help and everything changed.
In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
Today I thought about what I ultimately want out of my annual reading goals. I always focused on quantity of books, but that’s not what I really wanted.
After a conversation with a friend about reading in the morning, I thought about what I get from doing it early in the day and why that’s the best time to do it.
Since 2010, I have captured highlights from Kindle books I’ve read. I’ve never gone back to review them until recently. I discovered these highlights are worth significantly more to me today than they were back then and in this post I share why.
Years ago I discovered that what I read matters more than how much I read. In 2019, I realized that reading the same thing over and over on repeat takes my learning and thinking to another level. Turns out reruns are good for learning!
When I launched my first reinvention, I identified the skills I believed would help me succeed the most and invested in learning them. Today, I find myself needing new skills for my next reinvention.
There were several moments in my life where a limiting belief would stop me from trying something new and possibly growing. The limiting belief didn’t always show up, but it was never too far.
Today I took a midday field trip to Bray, Ireland to visit Catalyst Coffee. What I got was a masterclass on coffee and lessons in passion and purpose.
Good habits were always a nice-to-have for me. Then I realized they could lay the groundwork for exponential growth if I set them with greater intention and desired outcomes.