Overwhelming odds - Issue #15


Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed last week’s Madness. There’s a lot more in store this week.


Good morning guys,

I wanted to share a snippet from a week into my life.

How do we end up engrossing ourselves to the overwhelming odds?

We endorse ourselves to the rigorous actions and conditions of work.

To return home and immerse ourselves to our side hustle projects.

To find time for family and friends to formalise an association, through greeting like cooking or drinking tea together, or at times attentively having a conversation over the phone as the midnight oil passes away.

To welcome and battle the chores of the weekend from doing maintenance on a loose tap, to sealing the walls or the difficulty in finding a mechanic who can both change a battery and fix a tire puncture at the same time. Revelation: Mechanic’s these days are soo picky! Or becoming frantic over the idea of an expiring car insurance.

That’s what a week has been in my life.

When a problem appears too large, too intractable and too unspeakable to deal with, it’s easy to give up. There never seems to be enough time, enough resources or enough money to make the big problems go away. Perhaps we can start with a very small part of it. One person, one opportunity, one connection. Drip by drip, with commitment. Those are the two hard parts. The insight to do it drip by drip and the persistence to commit to it.

Heeding on the advice of Seth Godin, the overwhelming odds are only visible if I choose to stack them against me. In the moment of a drip by drip commitment, I find myself solving my problems one task at a time.

I hope you find this useful, I know I have.

Yours truly,

Abhishek

Stuff I enjoyed last week

  1. Book - Storyworthy by Mathew Dicks, an engaging outlook in the authors most critical moments. The book unravels a bunch of techniques to become a better a story teller. One of which I’ve already implemented in my own life called Homework for life.

  2. Podcast - Noah Kagan interview with Ali Abdaal expanding on how to improve as a content creator. Here are few key takeaways I took from this podcast: a. Using pillar piece of content and break it down into smaller chunks. b. Imitating someone is best way to learn a new skill, and in midst of progressing you’ll end up creating your own version and finally c. post content every week.

  3. Article - People driven learning, Perell expands on the benefit of creating a personal monopoly using your skills, interests and passion. By applying the Trader’s Joe strategy of finding a curator and following his/her footsteps as a learning guide.

Question I'm pondering on

What’s your favourite failure?

I love to know your response, if you’re in the mood for it consider replying so I can share mine!

Kindle highlight of the week

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.

Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business - Ramit Sethi

Blog

My acceptance with saying YES - I’ve written this post to highlight that saying YES and having a door knocker mindset to opportunities especially early in your career can get you exposure to the following:

a. environment that is outside your comfort zone and b. exposure to newer skillset.

Video

Favourite Series: Quantity VS Quality

Part 3: Using Notion as a Beginner