Startup Digest

Leadership & Resiliency

March 18, 2016

There is nothing to fear in the act of beginning. More often than not it knows the journey ahead better than we ever could. Perhaps the art of harvesting the secret riches of our lives is best achieved when we place profound trust in the act of beginning. Risk might be our greatest ally. To live a truly creative life, we always need to cast a critical look at where we presently are, attempting always to discern where we have become stagnant and where new beginning might be ripening. There can be no growth if we do not remain open and vulnerable to what is new and different. I have never seen anyone take a risk for growth that was not rewarded a thousand times over. -  John O'Donohue 
Excerpt from To Bless The Space Between Us 

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Thoughts on Gender and Radical Candor

Ex Google and Apple exec Kim Scott hooked us last year with the post Radical Candor. In this post Kim dives deeper into the idea of radical candor and gender issues. 

Some Things Just Hurt

Modern culture can lead us to think that painful emotions mean we are doing something wrong or something is wrong with us. Sharon Salzburg skillfully unpacks that myth in this post. We all experience pain and painful emotions. It is part of being human. 

Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Career

Knowing and honoring your needs is vital to building the resilience necessary to lead. 

Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All

You need to sleep. And don’t give me any of that I’ll sleep when I’m dead crap. 

Is It Okay to Cry at Work?

Oddly enough I think the best synopsis for this article comes from a different article in this digest- Thoughts on Gender and Radical Candor. In her post, Kimball Scott says of crying, “Often when somebody is frustrated or angry or upset enough about a situation at work that they start to cry, this is your cue to keep asking questions until you understand what the real issue is. Don’t avoid the emotion. React to it with kindness, but also use it to better understand what’s really going on.” This article is a good place to start if you want to better understand.

This Is What I Do Before 8 AM.

It’s a great day to practice not taking yourself so seriously. 

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