TOTD: Not saying what you believe is a form of manipulation ๐Ÿ™Š

Why you shouldn’t filter your thoughts or beliefs.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • Being afraid of saying the wrong things to others
  • The dangers of filtering your words and beliefs
  • Can you be honest but not rude?
  • A quote from Dr. Seuss
  • How this relates to the movie Detective Pikachu

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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Book notes: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling book review summary and key ideas.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Synopsis:

“Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleckโ€“impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence โ€œCan I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear Iโ€™ll shut up about it?โ€

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Doorโ€”not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.” -Audible

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Book notes: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear book summary review and key ideas.

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

Synopsis:

“No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving – every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Learn how to:

  • Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy)
  • Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower
  • Design your environment to make success easier
  • Get back on track when you fall off course
  • And much more
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Book notes: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman book summary review and key ideas.

The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production by Neil Gaiman

Synopsis:

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal (the only novel to ever win both awards), the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult Book, and Audiobook of the Year.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack – who has already killed Bod’s familyโ€ฆ

Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book by beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman is sure to enthrall listeners of all ages.” -Audible

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Surround yourself with people you donโ€™t agree with ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Why it is good to be in the same room with people who don’t see things the way you do.

In this video I discuss:

  • Homogenous ways of thinking
  • The negative side to when people disagree with you
  • What good leaders and organizations do

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment ๐Ÿ™‚

Why I donโ€™t use a shopping cart ๐Ÿ›’

Why leaving the shopping cart behind can be the way to go.

In this video, I discuss:

  • Why I disregard shopping carts
  • Efficiency during grocery shopping
  • Why inconvenience is the way to go

As usual, let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions for “Thought of the Day” topics. I respond to every comment ๐Ÿ™‚

Book notes: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis book review summary and key ideas.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

Synopsis:

“As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies weโ€™ve told ourselves so often we donโ€™t even hear them anymore.

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Book notes: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline book review summary and key ideas.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Synopsis:

“At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut – part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

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