Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #57
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we’ll learn about 40 questions about this past year, why we need core values, and how to head with hard feedback. As well as the Bechdel test and real friendship.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
40 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Year
How about closing the year by asking ourselves a few questions about our life? Questions such as:
What did I do this year that I'd never done before?
What was the best thing I bought?
Where did most of my money go?
In my case, all these three questions have the same answer: a new house!
How about you? Hit reply (or drop a comment) and let me know!
Here are the other 37 questions; don't miss them!
Why You Need Core Values
The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions a day. However, have you ever wondered what guides the process behind making these decisions? Do you know what influences your choices?
Almost all the decisions you make in life stem from your core values. Your core values encompass your foundational beliefs. They dictate your behavior and help you make the decisions you do.
Read more about core values here. Check it out!
Dealing With Hard Feedback
This great post explored the challenges of receiving hard feedback. Check it out!
2 Grains of Technology
Bechdel Test Movie List
The Bechdel Test, or Bechdel-Wallace Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. The test was popularized by Alison Bechdel's comic, the name of which Google won't let me put on this page for inciting hate, in a 1985 strip called The Rule.
On this website, you'll find movies that pass the test. Check it out!
Prioritizing The Real Friendships
When we consider how much of our time is accounted for by our career, family, health (e.g., exercise), and romantic partner, it’s not shocking that friendship might find itself on the back burner.
But friendship is one of the key factors in finding and maintaining happiness as we age.
1 Atom of Reflection
“It is a question of discipline….When you’ve finished your own toilet in the morning, then it is time to attend to the toilet of your planet, just so, with the greatest care. You must see to it that you pull up regularly all the baobabs, at the very first moment when they can be distinguished from the rose-bushes which they resemble so closely in their earliest youth…” (5.16) - The Little Prince, about Baobabs.