Personal reflections

July 2021: Getting better and looking good

July 2021

July was quite an unbelievable month. I spent two weeks in Ghana and met a lot of people.

I wrote less this month, recovering from writing a lot in June and slowed down reading to learn how to write better.

Highlights of the Month

Helpful stuff I came across

📚 Good with Words: Writing and Editing

“People don’t choose between things, they choose between descriptions of things.

—Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics”

I initially wanted to take the course but when I found out there was a book, I opted for it. I’ve read through it once and it’s good but I need to revisit occasionally to practice key concepts mentioned.

🎥 How to Become a Tyrant

I enjoyed watching this Netflix show!

How To Become A Tyrant is a six-part docu-series that takes a witty approach to the history of tyrants in the 20th and 21st centuries. The episodes basically break down how to gain power and — even more important — keep it, by giving the examples of the six most famous dictators of the past hundred years.

🎥 How to Be More Productive

I binged watched a lot of HBR videos, the conclusion of this particular is that productivity is personal.

+ 🎧 Five Levels of Pricing Success: Recently started listening to Blaire Enns (if you know you know).

🗞 The Billionaire Gucci master and the scam that’s bigger than Ransome

I enjoyed reading this. The folks at Bloomberg calmed down and did the work of digging into the story of Hushpupi.

🗞 The 25 Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers

First round review does an amazing job consolidating lots of wisdom on building successful companies.

“The signs that you have a great manager are the actions you don’t think about until later.”

+ How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

“The best way to be highly influential is to be human to everyone you meet.”

Favorite Quote 💭

“It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.

Give yourself permission to be a beginner. By being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one.”

Julia Cameron

Thank you for reading!

See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in August 2021 – 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 fine August!

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