Happy Fourth of July! I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the following links.
How to Stop Overthinking by Pia Callesen: Overthinking is my dumbest sin. It not only consumes a ton of time, it often hinders an otherwise-good result. On top of which, it
distracts me from the present moment, in which I could either be doing actual work, or, enjoying life. This article had several good nuggets for recognizing and addressing this counterproductive behavior. If you relate at all to these problems, or have ever been accused of perfectionism or overthinking, I urge you to read this one.
Credit for this article also goes to Permanent Equity, who originally shared it with me via their newsletter. They also have a lot of great resources for business owners looking to sell their operation. I read it regularly. Check it out.
Exploring the Psychology of Creativity, with Jordan Peterson: How do creative people fit into a society? What types of work do they tend to excel or fail at? What makes a person creative?
I also really liked his comments about art and beautifying cities, as well as how creative work is vital for our civilization for reasons beyond strictly practical contributions like technological innovation.
Finally, on a light, holiday weekend note, I hope you'll enjoy John Mulaney's Standup Set About His Mom & Bill Clinton: I thought it was super funny, I hope you enjoy it too. Nothing too political, just good comedy on the unlikely charisma of pre-2000's Bill Clinton.
Happy Fourth of July!