Thanks for checking out the Weekly Learning Roundup. These bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week.

It’s a motley assortment of tips, resources, and links that will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming week. Enjoy!

What I’m reading —

One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die by Jon Moolallem

Death and dying are often touchy subjects. This story opened my eyes to what palliative care and a hospice should actually look like. Thanks to B.J. Miller and the Zen Hospice for starting this conversation.

Books, documentaries, or podcast episodes I’m enjoying —

Jocko Podcast – Episode 1 – Jocko & Echo (Discipline, Ownership)

The Jocko Podcast is hosted by a retired former Navy SEAL officer, Jocko Willink. I first heard Jocko on The Tim Ferriss Show and then again on the Waking Up with Sam Harris podcast. From facing insurgent attacks in Ramadi to staring into the eyes of evil that comes with warfare, he’s been through it all. In this episode, Jocko talks about the discipline with which he prepares himself everyday and how he keeps his ego in check in various situations. Long story short, he’s a badass and a guy with incredible mental toughness. And someone I look forward to learning more from in future episodes from his podcast.

A quote that’s inspiring me —

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

— Abraham Lincoln

Productivity tip of the week —

Educate yourself with 30 minutes of a podcast everyday

At this point, you’re likely familiar with podcasts and the (free) value that they provide. There’s a lot of great content out there and listening to even just 30 minutes of a quality podcast everyday can help significantly with your personal and professional growth. So carve out some time on your commute, lunch time, or after work hours listening to a podcast that can help you grow. My personal favourites are The Tim Ferriss Show, The Tony Robbins Podcast, and Bulletproof Radio (specifically for health-related information).

Featured image via Unsplash.

As always, thanks for checking out this Weekly Learnings Roundup. Follow me on Twitter @peternakamura to see the full list of articles that I share on a daily basis.

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