Weekly Question to Learn About You
What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on? This question, which PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has shared in many interviews, is designed to do two things: help you figure out what you care about and also determine whether it’s worth pursuing, based on uniqueness. Be warned, this is a tough one because it can be hard to find an idea that isn’t shared by many others.
If you can find a problem no one else is tackling, you can create your own niche and create value.
The Shorter Your Sleep The Shorter Your Life
I found a fantastic article about the importance of sleep. Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker explains why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s — and what you can do about it. Here are some really interesting numbers:
■ An adult sleeping only 6.75 hours a night would be predicted
to live only to their early 60s without medical intervention! WOW!
■ A 2013 study reported that men who slept too little had a sperm count 29% lower than those who regularly get a full and restful night’s sleep.
■ If you drive a car when you have had less than five hours’ sleep, you are 4.3 times more likely to be involved in a crash. If you drive having had four hours, you are 11.5 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
Kids — Travel and Take a Year Off!
There is one thing all young people should do: Travel and experience other cultures. Travelling opens your mind and it allows you to see how meaningful being lost can be. That way, you can truly find yourself.
Secret to Making a Better Connection
Here’s a short article written by the great body language expert Vanessa van Edwards on how to behave at networking events and parties.
What’s the best way to work a room at a networking event?
Vanessa: The space can be divided into zones. Most people think they should stand at the start zone near the entrance because they’ll be a ‘welcomer,’ but that’s a mistake. We need to get our bearings before we start socializing. The best zone is near the bar. After getting a drink, there’s a moment of panic when people turn to face the room and are looking for someone to talk to. If you’re nearby and can causally strike up a conversation, then you’re a social savior.”
Quote I Love
I used to want freedom ‘to do’ things,
now I want freedom ‘from’ things.
What kind of freedom do you want?
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
— — Adam