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 —
The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals by Shane Parrish
This is a stark reminder about how professionals take their work, competence, and processes to another level. I realized I’ve been operating at an amateur level on many facets in life; it’s a great reminder of what’s
needed expected from pros.
Books, documentaries, or podcast episodes I’m enjoying —
The fascinating story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Michael Keaton does a great job playing the ever ambitious founder and the winding road that McDonald’s took to get to where it is today. On one hand it’s a rewarding story of one man’s persistence and on the other a disturbing look at what he’s willing to do for success.
A quote that’s inspiring me —
I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.
— Elizabeth Gilbert
Product I’m loving —
With so much our lives happening through screens these days it’s really nice to have something that’s completely analog. This “hour” glass tracks 15-minutes for you to focus on doing something offline. It’s beautiful and elegant. I use it to track a quick workout while the maker of the hour glass has a number of other great suggestions like writing a letter to a good friend or contemplating an important question in your life.
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.