Tiny Letter #3
Timing / power of small teams / happiness / sitzfleisch / Kobe Bryant / pillars of health and performance / runner’s perspective / tools...
We try rushing into things but most things are sometimes premeditated. No, it’s not about being religious. I think everything that happens really happens for a reason.
When we try forcing something that isn’t meant to be, we’ll find out sooner or later that we did and might end up disappointed, but hopefully learn from it.
We often wonder what if…
What if we would’ve met this person earlier or later in our life? What if I had taken that trip to xyz country? What if A is a better opportunity than B?
Opportunity cost doesn’t care about what we end up doing. We’ll always leave something on the table. We’re ultimately responsible for taking the decision and time will tell whether it was the correct one.
✨ Just the two of us
I enjoy Jason Fried’s fresh perspectives on a variety of topics and his latest blog post on the power of small two-person teams doesn’t fail. He emphasizes how small teams allow for better communication, higher quality work, and greater efficiency. He encourages people and companies to focus on building small, effective teams that can make a big impact.
Read it: Just the two of us
🤗 On happiness
This is one of my favorites reads. It’s so good that I have pieces of it around my place as a reminder to seek happiness every day, not just when we’re down. It shouldn’t be a goal, it should be a habit.
Richard Branson shares his thoughts on happiness and how it's not something that can be achieved by constantly striving for more material possessions or status. Instead, he argues that true happiness comes from connecting with others, helping people, and pursuing your passions.
Read it: Richard Branson On Happiness
If you want to be more productive, try embracing "sitzfleisch", a German word that roughly translates to "the ability to sit still and concentrate on your work". This quality is highly valued in German work culture, as it's seen as a key ingredient for success. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an employee, cultivating "sitzfleisch" can help you reach your goals and achieve greater productivity in your work.
🏀 The Life of Kobe Bryant
I get an immense joy when I find a great podcast. This week I found “Founders”, a podcast in which the host explores the remarkable life of historic figures.
This episode talks about the life and legacy of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, from his early beginnings as a basketball-obsessed kid in Italy to his rise to fame as a five-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist. It also delves into Kobe's dedication to his craft, his commitment to being a lifelong learner, and his impact on and off the court as a role model and entrepreneur.
Listen to it: The Life of Kobe Bryant
💪 The 5 Pillars of Health and Performance
I can’t seem to get enough of Andrew Huberman’s knowledge 😅. In this podcast episode, Tim Ferriss and Andrew Huberman discuss the five pillars of health and performance, covering everything from sleep optimization to the power of breathing exercises. They dive deep into the latest science and share practical tips and insights for optimizing your mental and physical health, so you can live your best life.
Watch it: The 5 Pillars of Health and Performance
🏃♀️ A runner’s perspective
I often travel around with my running gear hoping to get a few runs around the city I’m visiting because that’s my way of decompressing after a long flight, exploring hidden gems and covering longer distances.
In this video, we get a glimpse into the mind of a few runners and the power of running to overcome adversity. From the highs of crossing the finish line to the lows of injury and self-doubt, their journeys show us that pushing ourselves to our limits can unlock incredible strength and resilience. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this video is sure to motivate you to lace up your shoes and hit the road.
Watch it: A runner’s perspective
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