What I’m Reading – The Week of April 7th

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read, watched or listened to this week.

  • Living a Values-Driven Life in the Face of Trauma

When you give up the control agenda and stop pouring your energy into trying to escape, avoid or extinguish difficult feelings, you free up space to work towards your values, which leads to more meaningful living.”

(Thanks to Tyrone V. Ross, Jr. (@TR401) for sharing on Twitter.  Tyrone has an inspirational story and posts a lot of great content – give him a look/follow.)


  • Go Deeper Not Wider

By taking a whole year to go deeper instead of wider, you end up with a rich but carefully curated collection of personal interests, rather than the hoard of mostly-dormant infatuations that happens so easily in post-industrial society.”


  • Why You Procrastinate

Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods...”


  • Death, Taxes, and a Few Other Things

Empathy and putting-yourself-in-others’-shoes only go so far.”


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