Saturday Seven’s

A compilation of my findings, interests, and actions from the past week that might be of interest to you. It allows me to forge an interesting routine and be accountable to you!

Hello you!

Here you will find my findings from this past week, things I’m thinking about, and discovering. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward this along to friends (they might enjoy it too!).

What I’m currently reading:

The 10X Rule” – Grant Cardone

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Current list of books I want to read:

“Breath” – James Nestor

Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast” – Jim Carroll

What I’ve listened to (and liked):

Music:

  • “Hold on” – Jarami
  • Ardour” – Into The Ether
  • Tu Tienes mi corazón” – dj Poolboi
  • Moment in time” – Icarus, Jamie N Commons

What I’m excited about:

  • Right now it seems that everything is bubbling under the surface, and everything is possible, once again. I like October November and December months as these are generally good hot chocolate-drinking months.
  • Gym balls. I ordered another gym ball, this time in size 55cm (instead of 75cm which seems a bit big for sitting on). In size 55cm, it’s perfect for my spine and keeps me alert. (Highly recommend)

Quotes I’ve liked:

  • “Start small, think big, scale fast.” – Jesse Itzler (Rich Roll Podcast)

This week’s curiosities, interests, and thoughts:

Thoughts:

  • Make a decision: I enjoy being focussed on multiple things, though it doesn’t get me anywhere. It takes focus and discipline to focus solely on one thing and become good at that one thing. To focus on multiple things at once is the reason we feel scattered and unable to focus. To pick one thing and do just that day in and day out is the reason we become good at it.
  • Our daily activities lead to monthly or yearly outcomes. Do we really aspire to become what we do daily? This is a hard one for me because I want the outcomes, but I also have to pick the sacrifices. Obviously, this means there needs to be a decision made to become what I’m striving for, but at the same time this means leaving behind things I enjoy or have worked hard for.
  • Travel. Now that I’m studying again, my mind is searching for all and every possible escape route, and for some reason, it’s caught my attention. Although, studying while traveling seems highly impractical as one is always on the move.
    Perhaps having a fixed location for studying is more beneficial but demands a decision to apply discipline to get through said content while disregarding FOMO that ‘Everyone else is out there living exciting lives. Perhaps, it’s just FOMO and that “wherever I am I should be fully there.”.
  • Having control over one’s thoughts and thought process seems to be the basis for “feeling” in control, or feeling like we’re the master of our destiny. I suppose, not being in control of what we put in our minds, by extension is why we don’t feel in control of anything while we’re a student. Feeling in control can be something as simple as knowing why we’re doing something, and reminding ourselves why we decided to study such and such subjects. When something, such as an entire syllabus has been decided in advance for us, we don’t have to search for it. If we don’t have to search for it, we become nearly dependent and reliant on the quality of the information. Almost to a fault we need to put our doubts aside and trust that what we’re doing will workout.

Questions:

  • Since I started learning about coding, I’ve found that I have less time for reading and that my mind isn’t as clear as it would be if reading. It does tend to impede on my creative process, or ideation process and I’m not so certain that it’s a good thing. It does concern me. How important is a clear mindset? Does clarity really matter? Does lack of clarity affect well-being?
  • How do we change the life we’re living and live another life? I work a tone, with everything I have at my disposal, yet it seems that no matter how much I work, I can’t deliver what I want to deliver. It seems like a loop that never ends. Is there a point of arrival?
  • Is “being in control of our thoughts” a form of comfort zone? And by extension, letting go of the need for utter control over our mindset and circumstances, making space for “the unknown”, a form of acceptance to be embraced? Or is it simply letting other people define our life for us?
  • Why do we reach a form of saturation in energetic transmutation where the mind goes numb and nothing is clear? Or is that just me? How can we overcome this form of saturation?

What I have done (this week):

  • This week I pitched a project I’ve been working on here and there since 2020. I’m excited to see where this goes. Perhaps I might get a grant to further this project, or perhaps not.
  • This week I officially got my student Card, which brings up the question “What can I do with a student card?” Are there any benefits to being a student?

You can also give me your feedback on Twitter @check_goldberg. What did you like most about this weeks findings? What would you like more or less of in this newsletter? Any other suggestions? Please let me know. Just send a tweet to @check_goldberg and put #saturdaysevens at the end so I can find it.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Much love to you and yours,

Cherokee

PS: Here’s my list of books to purchase, perhaps they might interest you too!
Cherokee’s Book List

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