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Sunday Six: Writing Online, Nike and Stoicism.

Writing Online, Nike and Stoicism

Welcome 👋

Hey friend! Happy Sunday!

I hope your day is happily filled with pizza, relaxation and a great book 😄 I’m excited to dive into some incredible inspiration for you. This past week I set some very intentional goals on my rhythms such as:

• Write everyday

• Five workouts

• Wake up at promptly 5:15AM

• 4 out of 5 meals being plant-based (80%)

The prior week had hit my rhythms pretty hard so I like to swing the pendulum of discipline the other way to make sure I stay tight. 😉

I’ve alluded to some life change over the last few weeks and promised I’d fill you in. This is indeed the tension I’ve navigated in my rhythms as well.

Here it is: I’ve officially put in my notice as one of the Marketing Directors at 12Stone Church.

It’s wildly bittersweet. I’m incredibly excited for my next but also sad to not work alongside the incredible people that I’ve come to love over the last four years. I’m currently writing an article to post on Medium where I’ll break down how I got to the decision of leaving my [dream] job.

And on next week’s Sunday Six, I’ll also tell you where I’ll be putting my career energy next. 😄 For now, let’s go ahead and dive into this week’s Sunday Six!

Sunday Six ✍️

📚 Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris — I’ve been slowly working my way through this behemoth of a 600+ page book. It’s been my go-to night time reading book. Each segment of this book is broken down into a few pages so it’s a great pick up and read for 15-20 minutes kind of book.

Essentially, Tim curates 11 highly inquisitive questions to ask 200+ inspiring leaders ranging from investors, body builders, pro skateboarders, actors and the like.

We get an insight look into their habits, book preferences, life changing advice and more. It’s wildly compelling! Here’s something I highlighted last night:

“Think for yourself while being radically open-minded” - Ray Dalio

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

📺 Leaning Writing Method Video by Ship 30 for 30 — Writing on the internet has been an obsession of mine for the past 5 months. It’s one of the main reasons I write this newsletter.

I’ve learned that I have a tremendous passion for thinking and creativity that is primarily expressed through writing 😄 with that, I’ve challenged myself to sharpen my writing skills.

This hour long writing intensive breakdown is packed full of golden content that helps you:

• Learn the basics

• Hone your craft

• Grow an audience with writing

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkZVUqsU6X8&t=9s

🗝️ 3 Key Disciplines Article — Speaking of writing, I’ve begun writing longer form content on Medium. I’ve been writing primarily on Twitter for the past 5 months.

Medium has allowed me to dive deeper into topics I love such as:

• self-development

• discipline

• creativity

• philosophy.

In an article I wrote this week, I walk through the 3 key disciplines that unlocked every other discipline for me.

“Breaking habits is as brutal as building habits. Discipline is in the business of both.”

Link to article: https://medium.com/@dragualin/the-3-keystone-disciplines-that-will-change-your-life-6ff26f14131a

🎒 Nike Backpack — I have this tradition that apparently I am going to continue. When I’ve made career changes in the past, I’ve always gotten a new bag. I’m not sure if it’s been intentional or not, haha.

For the past four years, I’ve been rocking a creative Peak Design Messenger back pack. I’ve loved it and it’s ability to carry so much including:

• Laptop

• iPad

• Cameras

I’ll be working mostly from home in my next phase of life. With that, I’ve radically simplified my backpack down to this simple yet clean Nike bag. I love that it lacks all the bells and whistles.

Total 180 from what I am used to, but exactly what I need.

Link to Nike Bag: https://swoo.sh/3n3CFl3

📚 The Daily Stoic — This book has been a phenomenal morning read for me. After I’ve spent some time in my Bible and prayer, I love to dive into some modern philosophy.

Ryan Holiday does an incredible job breaking down the timeless wisdom of stoics such as Marcus Aurelius and making it practical to 2023.

Here’s one of my highlights from this week:

“Would I be better saying words or letting my actions and choices illustrate that wisdom for me?”

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

💬 Quote — “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” - Anais Nin

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