Personal reflections

May 2021: Do something big or do something small…

May 2021

May has been good to me. I increased my concentration by working in 25 mins blocks. Meanwhile, I sometimes forget to begin the timer app on my phone, the beauty of working like this is that I’ve been able to say no to many issues that come up while I’m focused on a task.

I also adjusted my one-year bible reading plan to a two-year reading plan because I could barely keep up. So far, it’s working out fine for me.

🔔The 2021 Peter Drucker challenge is still open. It closes on June 7th.

Highlights of the Month

  • I attended a comedy show and laughed a lot. It’s been a long time since I’ve done stuff like this.
  • Concluded my Venture deals course. I’ve barely had time/ strength to do new things with Cloout but finally I decided to take a stab at a personal finance angle.
  • I almost rented a house before finding a defect at the last minute. It was painful because I really wanted to end my house search but I’d rather keep searching than move into a house I’ll end up hating.

Helpful stuff I came across

📚 The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness – Morgan Housel

Morgan Housel is one of my favorite writers. I love the way he infuses storytelling into explaining financial concepts.

“In what other industry does someone with no college degree, no training, no background, no formal experience, and no connections massively outperform someone with the best education, the best training, and the best connections?”

This line struck a chord. Personal finance is not so much about training and degrees. It’s more personal than finance.

📚The Lineage of Grace Series – Francine Rivers

Unveiled: The Biblical Story of Tamar & Unashamed: The Biblical Story of Rahab

I’ve read two out of the five books in Francine Rivers’ Lineage of Grace book series. It’s a beautiful narrative of the biblical story of women in the lineage of Jesus. What I like about this is that she focuses on their story and is able to point out other possibilities and contexts that you won’t have noticed reading the stories in the bible alone. I’m looking forward to reading the remaining three.

Tamar’s story left me feeling sad and confused. Why did she have to go through all that? Rahab’s story made me feel the opposite. She was handpicked and rescued from destruction.

🎥 When Greed Goes Too Far – The Worldcom Fraud

A short documentary on how a promising company collapsed. A helpful reminder that in Accounting there are only so many ways to commit fraud.

🗞 How (not) to miss a deadline – Seth Godin

Earning the reputation as someone (a freelancer, a marketer, a company, a leader) who doesn’t miss a deadline is valuable. And it doesn’t happen simply because you avoid sleeping and work like a dog.

+ Sunk costs, creativity and your Practice

🗞 How Film Anatomie is creating low-cost equipment for the African film industry: I enjoyed writing this

+ Crazy New Ideas

Favorite Quote 💭

Do something big or do something small. But stop wondering and go on an adventure.

— Simon Sinek

Thank you for reading!

See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in June 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 remarkable June!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.