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Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #10

Date Published: Sunday, January 5, 2019

Hi Al!

Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  • Three Work Styles: Marathoners prefer working steadily towards project deadlines, while Sprinters prefer the pressure of impending deadlines. Marathoners get annoyed at Sprinters, but Sprinters do a good job thanks to their rush of energy and creativity. In contrast, Procrastinators struggle to work even as a deadline approaches. (Source)

  • 3-Gulp Rule: In a heated or ineffective discussion, try Bob Parson's 3-gulp rule: First, acknowledge them with an "mhm" or a nod. Then take 3 gulps of water and use that time to think. This act makes your response seem (and rightfully so) thoughtful rather than an off-the-cuff remark. (Source)

  • Quote I'm Pondering: "The days are long, but the years are short." -Gretchen Rubin (Source).

If you think someone else would find this newsletter useful, please forward it to them. Thanks, and have a wonderful week ahead!


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