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 —
When the internet was supposed to provide unparalleled access to information and subsequent transparency, why does it feel like we’re even more divided and tribalistic than ever before? And more importantly, what do we do about it?
A quote that’s inspiring me —
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
— Viktor Frankl
Austrian neurologist and Holocaust survivor.
“ah-ha!” thought of the week —
Building your focus is like strength training – it takes time.
I recently wrote a blog post for actionable.co about the most valuable resource that knowledge workers in the 21st century have: our focus and attention. With our full focus and attention we can be more thoughtful and creative, and find solutions we didn’t even know existed. But getting focused isn’t as simple as “okay, I’m going to concentrate now” and off you go into a deep thinking state. It takes practice and it takes the right environment to get into that “flow”. So take the time to practice building your focus. Remove all distractions, create space for silence, and use something like The Pomodoro Technique to keep you on track.
Product or service I’m loving —
Due to injuries I experienced playing sports in high school, I’ve been dealing with inflammation from osteoarthritis in my left knee. Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve started supplementing collagen protein into my diet and it’s made a big difference. There is robust research around the effectiveness of collagen on joint health so it’s an essential supplement for anyone that experiences pain in that area. I like Bulletproof’s product because it comes from pasture-raised cows and the tasteless powder makes it easy for me to mix it into my drinks.
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.