Month / January 2020

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  • Michael Phelps Beijing 2008 WOOP

    Positive thinking won’t get you there

    A quick one as I need to go in 5 minutes. I listened to the Happiness Lab again – this time Dr Laurie Santos mentions that all self-help gurus accentuate the fact that we need to think positive, in order for us to achieve our greatest outcomes. Through her research and interviews, it seems tho…

  • the happiness lab

    Happiness silver linings and silver medallists who die earlier

    I stumbled upon Dr. Laurie Santos’ podcast through Jay Shetty – she’s a professor of psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. Her podcast series is a scientific approach to happiness and our pursuit of it. In this episode, she discusses reference points, and how they define your happiness. She discussed how Olympic…

  • salsad day dream

    Focus on yourself & dream big

    Had you shown me this video 10 years ago, I would’ve waved it away thinking “I don’t need this yogi BS”. Let’s assume wisdom comes with age or YouTube’s targeting has become smarter (probably the latter..) but Sadguru is explaining suffering, pain and join in ways that are simple and compelling. Had some fun listening…

  • papa mama xu

    2020

    I used Tony Robbin’s Goal setting framework to set my goals for this year. In essence He tells you to take all limitations away and go all-in with scribbling down your goals in three buckets: Personal, Things and Finances. Then he tells you to put a timeline to it (1,3,5,10 or 20 years) and pick…

  • stella for nana

    Stella: Lowkey staying cool

    πŸ™‹πŸ»This is Stella, she was born into a Chinese restaurant household and taught at a young age to help and work to alleviate her parents’ work and β€œsuffering”, like many of the Chinese kids in the Netherlands. β €πŸ€Unlike most of her Dutch-Chinese peers, however, Stella lovesΒ #lowkey. She’d rather Reddit than Instagram, rather read than drink,…