In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
Today I thought about what I ultimately want out of my annual reading goals. I always focused on quantity of books, but that's not what I really wanted.
After a conversation with a friend about reading in the morning, I thought about what I get from doing it early in the day and why that's the best time to do it.
Since 2010, I have captured highlights from Kindle books I've read. I've never gone back to review them until recently. I discovered these highlights are worth significantly more to me today than they were back then and in this post I share why.
Years ago I discovered that what I read matters more than how much I read. In 2019, I realized that reading the same thing over and over on repeat takes my learning and thinking to another level. Turns out reruns are good for learning!
When I launched my first reinvention, I identified the skills I believed would help me succeed the most and invested in learning them. Today, I find myself needing new skills for my next reinvention.
There were several moments in my life where a limiting belief would stop me from trying something new and possibly growing. The limiting belief didn't always show up, but it was never too far.
Today I took a midday field trip to Bray, Ireland to visit Catalyst Coffee. What I got was a masterclass on coffee and lessons in passion and purpose.
Good habits were always a nice-to-have for me. Then I realized they could lay the groundwork for exponential growth if I set them with greater intention and desired outcomes.
Mindfulness practices can take many forms. One of the most sacred rituals in my daily life is making pour over coffee every morning. Read why I do this every single day.