Here is your weekly digest of “High Five Friday,” a list of things that are adding value to my life or capturing my attention this week.
1. What I'm Loving: This JP Sears podcast called Rethinking Relationships with Kirk Parsley. During this podcast, Kirk shares the teachings of his mentor, Rory Kilmartin, whose relationship retreat he recently attended with his Wife. During this podcast, Kirk identifies the major flaws in the old model of relationships and entertains new current healthy ways of operating with emotional intelligence with our lover. Brilliant for everyone in a relationship or wanting a healthy one.
2. What Is Changing My Work Life: High Performance Planner. I've spent years and hundreds of dollars on organizational programs, apps, calendars that all promised to keep me on track, organized and moving forward. Problem is, they didn't. They weren't designed with the human element in mind -- our psychology. My friend and mentor, Brendon Burchard recently released his High Performance Planner and I kid you not, it's like having a High Performance Coach right there with you planning your mornings and reviewing your day in the evenings. This is the missing ingredient in all planners. Game changer for me. If your productivity is suffering like mine was, check this out.
3. What I'm Watching: The Pixar Story. I love learning about how people began and what they did along the way to "make it." Maggie and I watched The Pixar Story earlier this week. The movie itself showcases the story behind the creation of Pixar, the first CG animation movie studio that changed the way movies were made forever. This is a beautiful story of entrepreneurship, teamwork, incredible leadership and pouring your all into what you love, and what you're curious by every single day.
4. What I'm Thinking About: "It is when we are finally fed up with the way things are, that we throw our arms up, let what is go, and become willing to find another way."
5. New Practice I am Embracing: Positive psychology in my everyday life. Earlier this year I allowed my self-discipline to wander and it hurt me. My mind filled with worries, failures, fears, distractions, and frustration. I had a really hard time getting out of that mind space. In early November I realized what was happened and snapped myself out of it. I took back my psychology and everyday I focus on what is good, what is right, what I am grateful for, and the progress I am making. It has led me to greater joy, productivity, self-care, courage and contribution.
Which high-five above most resonated with you? Do you find this valuable? Other suggestions or comments? Let me know! Just comment below.
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