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Everybody wants to show you there resume, but all a resume tells you is "what". Maybe it's time we looked beyond and throught about what the person you're looking for brings to your company.
The Slight Edge focuses on introducing a logical, but not often heard-of practice into your life - developing habits which lead to success. The book states that we are constantly on a proverbial roller coaster, either going up or going down. There is no coasting on a middle ground. There are only decisions which contribute to an overall positive or negative direction in your life.
Do or do not, there is no try.Yoda
Basically it boils down to one question: Will what I am doing at this moment contribute to the betterment of my life or not?
This is something we all struggle with and usually shove onto the back burner. For instance, Television. I love watching it and even have a hard time paying attention to anything else when one is in the same room and is on. I have favorite series and characters and one of my favorite things to do is just plop down in front of it for an hour or four when I get home from work. But the truth is, when I boil it down, television does not improve my life. In fact, I consider it one of my biggest road blocks to success because I'm not learning or growing while I'm watching it. I'm simply filling my head with comparatively useless information.
In practicing the Slight Edge philosophy, I have started watching far less television (Netflix/hulu/etc) and have started studying and reading books in the evenings. The amount of confidence and knowledge I've gained have been incredible over the last few months. I look forward to many more years of growth.
I definitely encourage anyone to read this book so that you can understand that every single decision you make is either positive or negative and it's up to you to choose how you want your life and the lives of those around you to turn out.
I think that being average is something we all struggle with. From birth, we're told that we're unique - we're special - just like everyone else. I feel like every day I have to fight to not be a TV / computer couch potato. I must get up, go to work, and actually contribute to society in some way.
The title, An Enemy Called Average, drew me to this book. Some times it just feels like you're in a tar pit and trying to keep your head above it all and work your way out is the hardest thing in the world. Especially when the biggest producers of laziness and average-ness are around me constantly (namely my phone and laptop) because of my job.
An Enemy Called Average is filled with 52 nuggets if insight into making you question your average-ness and get motivated to separate yourself from it. John Mason has many strong biblical connections throughout the book. I found them nice and refreshing as I do very little biblical reading, but am always interested in learning more about any religion when the opportunity arises.
I would give this a three out of five in my rating. I'm not sure what I was looking for in this area, but it didn't quite kick me off the couch like other books have. I really wish there was some magical solution to becoming less average and sedentary. Still definitely worth a read and great for weekly book groups as light discussion points.
Overcoming Procrastination with Brenda Bailey-Hughes is a great course for understanding why we procrastinate while developing strategies to kick our bad habits out the door. I really enjoyed this short 20 minute course.
Did you know that we procrastinators often suffer from: feeling a sense of panic from putting stuff off a little too long, we sacrifice qualtity because we create time crunches, we feel guilty, we get sick more often, and we often have more insomnia. But there are ways we can attack these negative symptoms of our root cause.
First we identify the common causes of procrastination:
Brenda digs into each of these and talks about their causes and ways to combat them. Basically, you need to be real with yourself. Question why you're feeling the way you do, and change something to get it done.
Try setting a 10 minute timer, changing your environment, or putting some money in the game to make not doing it a little harder.
I give this course a 5/5.
So I just got this email today and since I'm not seeing a lot of results for it in Google, I thought I'd put it out there. Please don't fall victim to scams like this.
Personally my key determining factors for scaminess are:
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Awaiting your response.