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Weekly Musings #003

"Don’t let yourself be paralyzed by all the choices. You can have much more than what you need to be happy. Make your choice and get on with it." - Ray Dalio

weekly musings

Once a week microdose of the coolest things I discover.

  1. Best thing I explored lately was a practice I read from Leo Babauta regarding his smart device. In one of his posts he recommended putting every single application outside the texts and phone feature into a folder and labeling it "Be Present". I took it one step farther and put that folder two screens away from the home screen. In addition, you can also follow Dr. James Hamblin's, of The Atlantic’s If Our Bodies Could Talk series, recommendation for making your phone a little less attention grabbing. We all could do with a little more focus and less distraction.

  2. Favorite read of the week goes to a "Critical Process for the Implementation of Technology in Sport Organizations" by Lorena Torres-Ronda and Xavi Schelling. The paper really has spurred some great conversations on Twitter and elsewhere.

  3. Currently Listening to Noah Rasheta's "Secular Buddhism" podcast. If your unfamiliar with the teachings, this may be a great place to start. I love Noah's use of a quote from the Dali Lama; "Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist. Use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already."

I look at the teachings as a practical "operating system i.e. Human OS" as a set of principles to be a better human. If it's not your cup of tea, I totally get it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  1. Great Purchase of the Week goes to Tim Ferriss' Tribe of Mentors. I got my hands on an early release and I've had trouble putting it down. It's 624 pages of practical advise from people who have reached success in every avenue of life, business, and fortune. I'm a believer that "success leaves clues" and by learning from others' successes and failures, we can enhance our life for the better. Check it out.

  2. Decoding Excellence with Tyler Friedrich is the latest episode of The Decoding Excellence Show I recently recorded. Coach Friedrich is a sports performance coach at Stanford University where he is doing some awesome work infusing wearable technologies, readiness questionnaires, and performance training to bring out the very best in his athletes. If your interested in his journey and utilizing science to help athletes peak, this is a great episode to listen to.