High & Lows - (Dongle's Riddle, 55 habits to reduce odds of a good life pt. 1, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (11/6/21)

Savvy Idea: Assess the highs and lows in life order to do a temperature check to find things to celebrate and things to improve.

It’s easy to go through the motions of projects, circumstances, and life, and not think about what’s coming next.

I’ve found that finding time to stop and doing a temperature check is so important.

If you don’t know where you’re at, how will you know what’s going well and what’s needing improvement?

  • We need to address the highs in order to create a culture of celebration.

  • And we need to address the lows in order to be real and assess the things that aren’t going well

This applies in all areas.

  • At work, we do company retros in order to learn, celebrate and create action items.

  • In my church bible study, we use those questions in order to share where we’re at, praise God for the things He’s doing, and pray over the difficulties that are faced

  • With my side hustles, every once in a while, I assess my energy and work ethic and see what I should continue doing, and what habits do I need to change to push forward the objective of my hustles.

Without assessing highs and lows, there is no clarity of where to stand, and joy and improvement are hard to have.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What are some highs and lows in your work, business, relationships, life that you can assess?

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Weekly Collections

A collection of resources for you to enjoy… 📰 🎬 🎙️

Can you solve Dongle's Difficult Dilemma?


55 habits to reduce odds of a better life - pt. 1

  1. Not taking stress or burnout seriously.

  2. Starting your day without a concrete or actionable plan.

  3. Focusing on short-term outcomes instead of a consistent process.

  4. Saying yes to too many things you hate doing.

  5. Reaching for your phone first thing in the morning.

(source)


Weekly Tidbits

Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐

Verse of the Week

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

—Joshua 1:9

Challenging Quote

“The hands that help are better than the lips that pray.”

― Robert Ingersoll


Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

I’m not sure why but the end of Oct./early Nov. seems to be the busiest time. I feel like I haven’t been able to get a good moment to rest, but each moment of my life is filled to the brim with activities I’m not used to doing.

As someone who’s never had a car for 24 years, I can attest that having a car is such a blessing. Even though the cost of gas is so high, it makes things so much more convenient.

Being able to meet up with friends, visit people’s homes, go into the office, and more has made me learn to not only appreciate my car, but recognize the privilege and opportunity a car brings.

Even being able to drive students back to their dorms, go grocery shopping together for people, or help someone run an errand has made me blessed by more ways I can serve others.

Even though I still commute and ride my bike around (can’t help but get that exercise), I think having a car (an adulting) will become an integral part of my life.

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

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Eric


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