Good Morning. Welcome to all the new readers of Faster Than Normal who have joined us since last week!
Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: The World-Class Framework.
Insight: Constructive Feedback.
Quote: Courage in Vulnerability.
Question: Transforming Challenges.
Visual: Which Countries Get The Most Paid Vacation Days Overall?
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| Mental Model
The World-Class Framework
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Your personal brand is the sum of the thousands of micro-acts you put in over the course of your career or life.
By choosing to be “World-Class” in every moment, you’re demonstrating to others you’ll accept nothing less than the best.
Over time, people remember this and they’ll think of you for the types of opportunities that people brush off as luck.
In reality, that luck is a delayed reward for you choosing to be world-class.
Credit: Ann-Miura Ko
Seek feedback, even when it's difficult to hear.
Challenge: Ask someone you trust for honest feedback about a specific aspect of your life, and reflect on how you can use this feedback for growth.
Example: Request feedback on your communication skills from a colleague or mentor.
Brené Brown, a researcher and author, on the necessity of vulnerability:
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome."
How can I turn my current challenges into opportunities for growth and learning?
A Visual I Enjoyed
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,
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Riding the Writing Wave by David Perell. “The ultimate test of how well you understand something is how clearly you can explain it in writing — clear writers are clear thinkers.” A brilliant exploration of the value of writing.
The CEO of No by Dan Shipper. As I get older, I realise more and more that being able to Say “No” is a superpower that we’re often not born with.
How To Speak So That People Want To Listen by Julian Treasure. One of the better public speaking resources I’ve come across. Learning to speak well is an evergreen skill.
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