Personal reflections

December 2021: Thank you 2021πŸ‘

December 2021

2021 was an incredible year for me. My first full year as a Journalist and it’s been rewarding. I got to travel a little (not as much asI wanted to), spend time alone and with my friends. I’m still learning German (or now just keeping 560+ days alive) and living healthier (I’m more mindful of what I eat).

Looking forward to 2022 where I’ll be wandering a little, embracing boredom and some discomfort.

Highlights of the Month

  • I made it to the end of 2021πŸ₯³οΈ
  • Travelled to my hometown and got to meet up with extended family
  • I’m mid-way through the Mckinsey Forward program and loving it so far

Helpful stuff I came across

πŸ“š Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work – Tim Keller

β€œIdols of comfort and pleasure can make it impossible for a person to work as hard as is necessary to have a faithful and fruitful career. Idols of power and approval, on the other hand, can lead us to overwork or to be ruthless and unbalanced in our work practices.”

πŸ—žοΈ How To Be Successful – Sam Altman

A classic I read every few months.

β€œIt’s useful to focus on adding another zero to whatever you define as your success metricβ€”money, status, impact on the world, or whatever. I am willing to take as much time as needed between projects to find my next thing. But I always want it to be a project that, if successful, will make the rest of my career look like a footnote.”

πŸŽ₯ 15:17 to Paris

Three American friends travelling through Europe try to save the lives of the passengers by averting a terrorist attack on board the Thalys train.

Life is driven by tail events, one act of bravery altered their lives positively forever.


πŸŽ₯The Full Story of MrBeast

Whether or not you haven’t seen the Netflix show, Squid Game, you should check out this adaption by Mr. Beast, a YouTuber.

From this conversation, it’s clear that nobody is more obsessed about YouTube content creation like Mr Beast.

πŸŽ₯ #BLACKBOXINTERVIEW Feat. Basket Mouth | Part 1

There are fewer things more refreshing than listening to the story behind one of Africa’s greatest comedians.

🎧 How to Punch Above Your Weight with Sonal Chokshi of a16z

Interesting conversation on media and telling better stories.

Favorite Quote πŸ’­

Beware: The constant desire to improve yourself can itself become a subtle form of addiction.

β€” Mark Manson

Thank you for reading!

See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in January 2022 – so help me God!

Did you come across anything helpful or something that got to you? Please share with me. Also If you have any feedback please reply via email

Have a sublime January!

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