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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #49
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about goal setting, paradoxes, and confidence. As well as laundry and Darwin Awards. And a little more about the name of this newsletter.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
The 7 Steps to Goal Setting
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a motivational reel on Instagram, and after a little scavenger hunt, I could trace the source to this man: Brian Tracy.
And this is his way of setting goals in life and accomplishing things. It's awesome, don't miss it.
The Locksmith Paradox
This paradox isn’t unique to the locksmith but rather applies directly to so many companies today about where the true value of the employee lies, in the time or the results. Yet the day-to-day perception of value often gets put on the time it takes to accomplish, not the result itself.
If you want to refocus the perception of value around your work, check out this article by Patrick Kelly.
The 2 Sides of Confidence
Building confidence has two distinct but essential components: managing insecurity and building self-efficacy. If you want to build confidence, you need to work on both these two sides of confidence simultaneously.
Check out this great article on confidence by Nick Wignall.
2 Grains of Technology
Laundry Lens is the perfect companion for doing laundry. Just point your camera at a care label, and you will be given the proper instructions on taking care of your clothes and garments. By swiping up, you can also manually look up the laundry symbols and discover many others.
Laundry Lens includes a full list of symbols, from washing to ironing, and even professional ones, so you know exactly what type of care your laundry requires.
Check it out!
The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it in a spectacular manner! Don't miss it!
1 Atom of Reflection
Following up on last week's issue, let's talk more about the owl:
The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom and vigilance.
This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom had the owl as a symbol.