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Intelligent Tuesday: A better definition of success, Winning an ultramarathon while raising a family…

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–Audrey Hepburn

What is success?

V I D E O ( 10  M I N U T E S )
How To Decide What Your Beliefs Should Be In Order To Have A Better Life by Mark Manson

Mark has been a force within the self-development industry and this 10 minute video is a concise overview of some of his core messages. The biggie? How can you define a better version of success for you?

V I D E O  ( 11 M I N U T E S )
How To Let Go Of Being A "Good" Person – And Become A Better Person by Dolly Chugh

"In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow -- except in this one,” social scientist Dolly Chugh says our relationship to being a good person; people are all too quick to label someone good or bad. And by labeling ourselves “good” or “bad” we are less likely to actually improve. What if you settled for goodish?

A R T I C L E ( 5 M I N U T E S )
An Athletes Real-Life Training Plan by Katie Arnold

“Mention to people you’re training for a 50- or 60-mile ultramarathon and the list of questions they’ll ask will be nearly as long as the race itself...They assume that you have to be hyper-organized and methodical to juggle long-distance running, work and family life. I’m here to tell you that this is a fallacy.” This is the story of Katie Arnold who became an ultramarathon winner in her mid 40s while prioritizing her family first. It’s a great lesson to not compromise your values while still trying to achieve something extraordinary.

V I D E O ( 7  M I N U T E S )
The Toolbox Fallacy by Passion of the Nerd

If you call yourself an entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker, artist, are you building businesses, writing, making films, painting...consistently? As author Derek Sivers once noted, “keep earning your title, or it expires.” This video is a wakeup call to ditch the toolbox fallacy - I can’t do X until I have (y) - and get back into action.

– Success Corner –

Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, recently put together a great list of 20 life lessons learned over his career. Below are 3 of our favorites: 

• The very best ask lots of questions. 3 questions I almost never hear: (1) “Just a second. If you don’t mind me asking, how did you get to that?” (2) “I’m not sure I understand the conclusion — can you walk me through that?” (3) “How did you see that answer?” Ask these questions and stop worrying about being embarrassed. How else are you going to learn?

• Action overconsumption. I’d rather act on 1 book than read 10. How much do you consume vs. produce? You don’t learn to dance by sitting at the bar analyzing people’s moves — you actually have to get up and give it a try.

• Celebrate, even something small. I should have done this more in my early days. We think of celebrations for big things — birthdays, anniversaries, big launches — but sometimes we can just celebrate all being here together. Or showing up 1 minute early. Or everyone wearing the same color shirt.

Good News Of The Week

This grandmother learned to swim in her 50s. Now, at 73, she’s a returning Ironman champion. [source]

Good News
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