🌒 Houston, We Got a Problem
👋 Hello friend,
💯 It will be an even better week now
🛫 Human error is to responsible for more than 75% of plane crashes. Therefore, in around 25% of cases (including a very small number of other causes), the system is to blame.
I don't have statistics on the number of newsletters that never reach their intended destination, but yesterday it was definitely (!!!) a technical issue. 😉 If I know something, it is how to push buttons.
In order to give you a nice start into the week, it was intended to arrive (as always) to your evening program. So, I apologize if your Monday started off a little rocky. The week officially begins in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... 🚀
🌊 The hardest part is to even reach the flow
After a long time, I had the honor of getting to coach again. I thought to myself, it's like riding a bike - been there, done that. 🚴♂️
Yeah, well, wrong. 👎
It reminded me a bit of this graph.
I have to endure an uncomfortable ride up the mountain in the beginning. After the struggle - release will come. But when? ⏲
I just knew that I will not quit. Otherwise the whole damn mountain will await me again.
🙇♀️ There are two ways: Divergent and convergent thinking
We have different modes of thinking.
📊 Convergent = analytical working towards a solution
🎨 Divergent = creative idea development
I believe to have heard that one should switch as little as possible between these two modes. And it makes total sense.
Lets take for example, writing.
🎨 First you collect ideas and inputs and write all of them down using the divergent thinking mode.
📊❗ However, once you start correcting typos in between (thus switching to the convergent mode) you quickly get out of flow.
I think I have experienced the same with coaching this weekend. I was switching modes back and forth searching for something ---
There’s nothing wrong with continuously working to improve yourself and your life as long as you’re not so fixated on the outcome.
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Have a great rest of the week. 💌
💎 My favourite Things - so many cool things this week
🌐 Browser Extension Momentum is designed to focus on the essential (I have it for Chrome). Opening a new tab you can see a beautiful picture, the time and one thing you want to accomplish today.
🌐 Browser Extension If you are tired of pressing "accept cookies" on every web page, download I don't care about cookies. It automatically accepts cookies for you.
📱 App Snipt I was totally searching for this podcast app. You can create your own snippets from a you like podcast + the best short snippets of the podcast have been picked out for you.
Obsidian: Just trying out this new note-taking app. You can link your different notes, visualize and structure them. Great to get an overview what you are working on and where to see similarities between topics.
🎁 My New Content
Read a total of 7 blog posts this week, with a word count of 250 or less, each.
🧠 Posts on Mindset:
📚 Posts on Studying:
🧾 Blog post 📓 Setup Notion For Spaced Repetition
✍🏻 Quote of the week:
The quality of our thinking is proportional to the models in our head and their usefulness in the situation at hand.