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Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: The Helping Paradox.
Insight: Growth Beyond Comfort.
Quote: Leaders Create Leaders.
Question: Stronger Relationships.
Visual: The Top Business Every Country Wants to Start.
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| Mental Model
The Helping Paradox
The more you need help with something, the less others want to give it to you.
The less you need help, the easier it is to get.
People want to help those who have first helped themselves—or who display the appearance of self-sufficiency.
Growth often requires leaving behind what is comfortable.
Challenge: Write about a time you stepped out of your comfort zone and the growth you experienced as a result.
Example: Deciding to move to a new city, starting a new job, or learning a new skill.
Abhijit Naskar on the essence of true leadership:
"A leader is not the one who has followers, but the one who creates leaders."
Interpretation: True leadership is not about amassing followers; it's about empowering others to become leaders in their own right. It's about igniting the spark of potential within others and fostering an environment where they can thrive and lead with confidence.
How can I cultivate deeper connections and relationships in my life?
A Visual I Enjoyed
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,
| P.S. — My Weekly Picks
Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 3: How to be an Effective Executive by Delian Asparouhov. Explore these pearls of wisdom to become an effective executive who leads with purpose and vision.
High Agency by Shreyas Doshi. While some individuals are fortunate to possess High Agency from the get-go, the beauty of it lies in its learnability, even later in life.
9 Inconvenient Truths About The Online Business Market by Sam Ovens. This is not a video you'd want to pass up!