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Sunday Six: Money, Taste & Talent

Money, Taste & Talent

Welcome 👋

Hey friends! Happy Sunday ☀️

I’ve had a jam-packed week working on a few projects and transitioning my career energy. I mentioned in last week’s Sunday Six that I’ve actually stepped down from my position as one of the Marketing Directors at 12Stone Church.

I’ve been asked many times — what is your next?

Here it is: 👏

I’ve accepted a Director position with Missio Digital where I will be helping churches and other faith-based organizations lead their marketing strategy. It’s incredibly exciting!

I’ve already begun onboarding at Missio and couldn’t be more thankful for this next season I am moving into, and the people I will get to partner alongside.

Side note: 💬

I have not exited nor do I plan to exit BrightfulStudio.com. In fact, we’ve got a few incredible brands we’ll be partnering to launch this year!

We actually just finished the website for ExodusBuilt.com. Our next project will be our first branding in the health and wellness space 😉

With that, let’s dive into this week’s Sunday Six.

Sunday Six ☀️

🎵 Sing Again by 12Stone Worship — This week, my friends at 12Stone Worship dropped a new song, Sign Again.

I’ve had it on endless repeat. It’s emotional, well-written and musically excellent on so many levels. Even if you’re not a follower of Jesus or typically like worship music, this tune is still worth a listen for the experience itself.

Shout out to my friend @JonathanMaloney for designing the cover art. As always, the GOAT.

Link to Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJVPYCR9Tc

🎙️ Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink — I’ve been on a full-on study and discovery of new levels of discipline in my life. My definition of discipline being: doing the things you’re suppose to do even when you don’t feel like doing them.

Here’s a great quote from this podcast with Jocko Willink:

Where motivation falls short, discipline picks up the slack.

Link to Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejCEva2cK2I

📚 Principles by Ray Dalio — Ray Dalio is a nationally-recognized investor, author and entrepreneur that at the time of this writing is worth 19.2 billion dollars. I love mixing in my reading to include wisdom and perspective from those who have been successful at life for a long time — not just fiscally but in their character as well.

Principles is a perfect mix of Ray’s career and life personal principles that deeply attributed to his success.

Here is a highlight from the book I am enjoying so far:

“Think for yourself to decide 1) what you want 2) what is true, and 3) what you should do to achieve #1 in light of #2 — and do that in humility and open-mindedness so that you can consider the best thinking available to you”

Link to book: https://amzn.to/3JPWDYB

📚 The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel — I can safely say this is probably the best “financial” book I’ve ever read. Morgan breaks down that all of our financial decisions are truly emotional decisions. He spends the entire book tapping into our behavior versus numbers on a spreadsheet.

It’s beautifully story driven, compelling and relatable.

Here’s a great quote from the book:

A genius who loses control of their emotions can be a financial disaster. The opposite is also true. Ordinary folks with no financial education can be wealthy if they have a handful of behavioral skills that have nothing to do with formal measures of intelligence.”

Link to book: https://amzn.to/3JOYPiY

💬 Quote — “Talent will get you in the door, but character will keep you in the room.” - anonymous

✍️ Delivering Good Taste by Seth Godin — I subscribe and read the daily newsletter of Seth Godin. It’s usually a paragraph or two so it takes less than 2 minutes to read. It is by far the most pound for pound wisdom on the internet when it comes to creativity and marketing.

In this blog, Seth breaks down the idea and unique proposition of taste. With so much content getting pumped out daily — what determines what’s worth reading, sharing and enjoying? Taste.

I also have personal opinions about the rise of AI in 2023 alongside it’s lack of taste and discernment. But that’s for another day 😉

Link to Blog: https://bit.ly/3TNCt67

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