Sunday Ramblings – Jul. 21- 2019

picture of a sign that says open sunday
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These are my weekly ramblings / lessons that I learned this week:

  • It’s so good to spend time by yourself.
  • Walking barefoot in grass connects you with nature in a very good way.
  • Send thank you notes.
  • Appreciate what you have.
  • Reading is very important.
  • Audiobooks are also a great way of learning
  • Everybody should read more and spend less time watching Netflix / wasting time in social media.
  • There are so many interesting podcasts out there. Some of my favorites:
  • You don’t know how important is eating correctly until you decide to have a cheat meal that makes your stomach and body feel terrible.
  • You are more powerful than you think you are. Act accordingly.
  • There is nothing wrong to having nice stuff.
  • It is important to forgive yourself. Things you have done are not as important anymore as what you are going to do from now on.
  • Impostor syndrome is a thing, and everybody has it.
  • Cleaning up and getting rid of things you don’t need opens the doors to receiving better things.
  • Don’t forget to work on your craft. Paint more, write more, take more photos. Let people find out what you can do.
  • Be constant.
  • On the other hand remember that you are not that important. Yes, it’s wonderful that you’re here. Yes, you’re very talented and good at what you do. But also…you’re just not that important.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s biography is a must read. What an interesting life. Also the audio version is very good.
  • It’s so good to spend time by yourself.
  • Life gets a lot easier when you know someone’s got your back.
  • Sometimes you have to realize that you must have your own back.
  • I miss my wife.
  • Kelly Criterion: The simple concept is: Don’t risk everything
  • The most under-recognized reason startups fail is because the founders fall apart. 
  • It’s better to have a few compounding relationships than many shallow ones 
  • Negotiations are won by whoever cares less
  • People are actually trying to see how they will look when they are older. Enter Faceapp
  • I learned what a Schelling point is: People who can’t communicate can cooperate by anticipating the other person’s actions.
  • If you think and act like an owner, it’s only a matter of time until you become an owner.
  • Envy can give you a powerful boost, or it can eat you alive if you let it follow you.
  • We should say no more times.
  • The more you do something, the better you get at it.
  • Perspective is everything.
  • How do you like them apples?

Slowdive is such a great group. And this is a masterpiece: