The way we act determines how we feel way more often than the way we feel determines how we act.Seth Godin, in a chat with Tim Ferriss
Overheard : On cutting down “stuff”
We’re good as humans to committing to things that are positive. That’s very motivating for us. We’re bad at trying to avoid things that are negative– Cal Newport in conversation with Tim Ferriss
Cal was speaking about how we are good at adding things that seem good to to us (facebook is good because we can communicate on the fly), but bad at avoiding negative things (being on facebook and doom scrolling is a bad thing). He instead suggests, just using technology for things you like (I will have facebook, but only follow and read messages from folks I want to).
Overheard : Tradeoffs
Everything that you take on is implicitly something that you’re not taking on– Francis Davidson (CEO of Sonder) in conversation with Patrick O’Shaughnessy
Speaking about tradeoffs that organizations and individuals make when prioritizing work.
Overheard : Empathy
LibertyRPF on Empathy during a conversation with Jim O’Shaughnessy on his Infinite Loops podcast
Don’t just treat others how you would like to be treated. Take the extra step and figure out how they would like to treated and treat them like that.
Oveheard : Pain
our ability to deal with pain is directly proportional to our ability to see pain elsewhere.Subroto Bagchi
Overheard : On appreciation
Everyone needs to feel appreciated. It doesn’t matter what they do, it doesn’t matter who they are, that’s a need in everybody.– Grace McNiel (Hugh Jackman’s mom)
Hugh Jackman mentioned this quote on a podcast with Tim Ferriss. Highly recommend listening to the podcast. Hugh shared a lot more such wisdom in it. My admiration for Hugh went up a couple more notches after listening to it.
Overheard : Return on investment from a book
Quote from “The Rebel Allocator” by Jacob L. Taylor on the return on investment from reading a book
For around ten dollars, you get to have an in-depth conversation with an expert who dedicated years to distilling all the information about a topic. For the cost of a mediocre dinner, you get access to years of another human’s effort. I did the math. If it took the author one year of work, you’re paying them about one penny per hour. How much time does this penny-per-hour investment save you in culling through information? We’re talking lifetimes.