“Keeping a diary is about paying attention to my life and then paying attention to what I pay attention to.” – Austin Kleon
Author Mike Monteiro told us “Write about what you do.” His intention was to encourage writing as a way of exploring what you are doing more closely and to tell the world what you’re doing. If you can’t articulate it, you can’t sell it— to employers, to partners, to investors, to customers. And if you can’t sell it, you’re out of business!
If the idea of public publishing gives you the shivers, consider upping your note-taking game. There are also any number of calls for “morning journaling” as a positive way to start your day. Keeping a journal can serve as a tool to examine what you’re doing more closely and thereby exposing things you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
Writing for discovery is covered in our book. Here’s what we have to say.
Marc Freedman is the CEO of Encore.org, and author of “How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations,” has written a piece for Next Avenue, “My COVID-19 Experiment With Multigenerational Living.”
As an advocate for such interactions, his own experience is a telling admission to what happens when the in-laws move in.
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Lifelong Learning Event: On Wednesday, April 14th, the Longevity Project, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity, will gather congressional leaders and national experts to discuss the new Congress, opportunities to foster learning across the life course and how the federal government can advance workforce development goals coming out of the pandemic.
- Forbes Next 1000: Whether you have your own thing or are just navigating your career, there’s a lot to learn from these entrepreneurs who found some resilience in the midst of a very fast-changing year.
- Work-Life Integration: On Thrive Global, Jen Fisher, who serves as the “Chief Well-being Officer” at Deloitte, has a series covering work-life, health, and wellness.
Is “The Hustle” a Drug?
Author, entrepreneur, and podcast host Tim Ferriss views hustle culture as detrimental, and says it contributes to burnout. On a new episode of Shopify, President Harley Finkelstein’s podcast, The Life of a Rebel, Ferriss describes “the hustle” as a drug, and if he had to choose between “the hustle” and “relentless focus,” he would go with “relentless focus” without a doubt.
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