Mike’s Mailbag: Week 7 & 8, 2016

Greetings Muchachos,

Back at’er this week! My apologies for pulling chute last week, I was away and didn’t want to put out a half-hearted effort so we’re jam packing this edition with great content – consider it the double-decker, extra cheese edition of Mailbags. Let’s go!

  • Amor Fati. Latin for “Love of Fate”. I heard this quote in an interview with Ryan Holiday and was very intrigued. The concept behind Amor Fati is basically “learning to love and accept everything that happens” as Holiday puts it. Essentially it means, all events (both good and bad) shape us into the humans we are and who we become. If we adopt the attitude of accepting everything that happens to us rather than dig our heels in, we will learn to grow from every experience we encounter. Check out Ryan’s take on the meaning of Amor Fati.
  • Another gem from Chris Ackroyd titled Your 20’s Don’t Matter. Or Your 30’s. Or Your 40’s… “All that truly matters is what you choose to do with your time, not what stage of life you’re supposed to be at. If you knowingly adopt risks and accept both the potential rewards and consequences of whatever it is you choose to do, then do it. The types of risks you choose to take shouldn’t be determined by your age, they should be determined by what you care about and by what makes you happy. You’re the only one who gets to decide what matters.“- Chris Ackroyd
  • I think that like you, any top 10 list of productivity hacks is often fairly obvious and redundant but this one in the Harvard Business Review is quite good. You might find a few tidbits that help, I know I sure did.
  • If you’re a hockey fan, you probably know who Dylan Larkin is by now. He’s taken the league by storm as a rookie on the Detroit Red Wings and by setting the all-time fastest skater record at the All-Star Game. This video of him as a 17-year old is quite a chuckle and shows that he really was just another kid that loved the game and had fun doing so. Good on you “D-Boss” for hustling and making it to the show!

Song of The Week: We’ve Got Tonight” – Bob Seger. I love this song. To me, it’s all about keeping the faith and staying true to yourself.

Quote of The Week: Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to maintain your balance, you have to keep moving”




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