Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Daniel Koffler - Education for the Future - Episode #11
Don't be afraid to ask for help, its not a sign of weakness. Most people tunnel vision where they are struggling and forget that they can't do everything themselves
Test the waters and don’t be afraid to try something new, you won’t know what a job is like until you actually try it
Filter out the information you don't need, there is so much info/news there that can waste your time.
Read what you like, don't force yourself to read things that don't interest you. You'll learn more that way.
Don't overthink your decisions, you can only use the information you have available to you in the present and trust yourself.
You know yourself best, sometimes your parents and advisors don't always know what's best for you.
What we Learned this Week:
Continuous learning is the key to success, it doesn't stop after you have a college degree. Reading and listening to new opinions (even about topics you think you're an expert in) can really expand your mind and creativity in any field of business.
Don't force yourself to read something you don't like, you won't retain the information and it's counterproductive. Even reading fiction books that don't seem educational can expand your mind and teach a lot of lessons. Reading fiction books before bed can help with restful sleep and enhanced creativity.
Lately, we have implemented no non-fiction reading an hour within going to sleep or an hour within waking up. By turning off news notifications and social media at these hours it helps keep the mind less cluttered and free thinking when it needs to be.
Don't force yourself to do habits that don't suit you. Not everyone will have the same routines or tactics that help them perform at the best level. Try lots of new habits and see which ones you truly take enjoyment out of. This could be as simple as making your bed in the morning or even writing down your ideas in a journal. Once you stop doing them, you'll notice which ones were working for you and which ones weren't.
Dane: Lately I tried to incorporate meditation in my morning routine and after a week I decided to stop because I felt I was forcing myself. A few days went by and I realized how much less focused and more emotional I was. Once I saw how much meditation truly made an impact, I went back to it because I enjoyed it not because someone told me to do it.
Try it this Week
Find a book that truly interests even if you think it might help you towards your goal. Share it with us!
Take time and try exploring a place or thing you have been hesitant with. Enjoy something unknown and see how much you like the process of exploring. For us, we have recently tried rock climbing and it's been a great stress reliever!
Try replacing one episode a day of a Netflix show with 30 minutes of reading or a podcast that you enjoy.
What we're Reading
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
This is an amazing story about an Andalusian shepherd boy on a journey to find a great treasure in Egypt. As he travels he encounters different characters and experiences that shape his vision. This is a very powerful and insightful read that reminds us of the importance of enjoying the journey. This is a great read before bed because it allows you to let your imagination run but it also leaves a lot of space for philosophical interpretation.
Quote of the Week
"You don't need to choose between
making a living and living happily."
This Week's Episode
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