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BibliOBSESSED | Emails to make you smarter - Issue #12



October 11 · Issue #12 · View online

BibliOBSESSED | Emails to make you smarter

Morning! It’s Friday. 🎉🎈
And here’s your favorite Friday email, BibliOBSESSED, and some good stuff I read (and watched and listened to) for you.
#1 - A podcast clip that will help you uncover your biggest fears.
#2 - A blog post about how not all emails are created equal (and how certain emails are contributing more to psychological drain).
#3 - A book you should read, Anything You Want by Derek Sivers.
Hope you like the selection. Have a fun weekend!
—Amber (head reader at BibliOBSESSED)

What's your biggest fear?
Highlights from clip:
  • Twelve Step Program
  • Useful to all people, alcoholic or not
  • Dax’s interpretation of Step Four, which he says is a breakthrough thought process that has changed his life
  • Helps you identify your biggest fear, which is what influences your behavior and actions in everyday life
Where to jump: 00:45:17
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Not all emails are created equal (and how certain emails are contributing more to psychological drain)
“The cognitive toll of three or four back-and-forth scheduling emails, spread out over a day, is much greater than three or four standalone emails that each require, at best, a one-time reply.”
Read why in Cal Newport’s blog post below.
Not All Emails Are Created Equal - Cal Newport
View on Amazon
View on Amazon
Good Read: "Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers
I’ve heard rumblings that Derek Sivers is coming out with a few new books, and since I loved his first one, I figured it was worth revisiting before the new ones release.
Some favorite passages:
  • “Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.”
  • “Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams. You need to know your personal philosophy of what makes you happy and what’s worth doing.”
  • “Business is not about money. It’s about making dreams come true for others and for yourself.”
  • “You can’t please everyone, so proudly exclude people.”
  • “When you make it a dream come true for yourself, it’ll be a dream come true for someone else, too.”
  • “If you’re not saying, Hell yeah! about something, say no.”
BibliOBSESSED (so you don't have to be)
And that’s it for this issue. If you’re still hungry for more input, dive into the full podcast episode included above (because, who doesn’t love Ellen and Dax?) and/or pick up a copy of Derek’s book (one of my favs).
In the meantime, we’ll be reading (and watching and listening to) more great stuff for you.
Until next Friday,
The Readers @ BibliOBSESSED
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