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Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #36

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Published Date: June 30, 2019

Hi All!

Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Career Advancement: For hard skills, we should enhance our natural strengths. For soft skills (emotional skills), we should focus on improving our weaknesses. (Source)

  2. Laughter: In the 1950's, people laughed 18 minutes a day. Nowadays, people only laugh 6 minutes a day. (Source)

  3. Relationship Quote: "When you like a flower, you just pluck it. When you love a flower, you water it daily." (attribution unknown)

Here are this week's recommended actions:

  1. Identify your natural strengths by what you love to help people with or advise them on. Schedule more of that into your days or week.

  2. To improve weaknesses in emotional skills, I recommend checking out this summary of Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence, or just searching his name on YouTube for resources.

  3. Share a joke with someone (I would love to hear them! See below for the joke I'm sharing).

  4. Do something to "water your loved flowers" daily this week.

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


Joke I'm sharing:

Once upon a time, a diligent farmer reaped a huge, magnificent watermelon. He took it to the palace and gave it to the king as an offering. The king, extremely happy, told his servant to reward the farmer with the palace's most sturdiest and majestic horse. Soon, word spread throughout the whole nation.

A wealthy man thought, "If the king rewards a watermelon offering with a horse, then if I donate a horse, how much gold or beautiful women would the king reward?"

So the rich man went to the palace and offered the king a study and majestic horse. The king, equally happy as before, told his servant, "Get me that farmer's huge, magnificent watermelon, and give it to this man as a token of thanks for the horse!"

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