Hello lovely readers and welcome back to 3-2-1 Flying Fridays! The only weekly post that believes you have to write your thoughts down in order to see them.
Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 something special (maybe).
As a bonus I’ve finished with one joke that’s so bad, it’s good!
3 x Thoughts:
1) The more notes you take the more connections you build. The more connections you build the more your writing improves.
2) A simple way to outline blog post.
- Start with the problem.
- Tell your readers what the solution is.
- Tell them how to implement this solution (break it down).
- Finish by highlighting the main takeaway(s).
3) A guide to challenging negative beliefs:
- Write down your negative belief.
- Ask yourself what factual evidence exists to support this belief.
- Ask yourself what contrary evidence exists to refute it.
- Ask yourself what a friend would say.
- State a new belief based on new evidence/what your friend would say.
- Ask yourself what your life would look like if you continue to invest in this belief.
- Every time you notice your old belief surfacing challenge it with your new belief.
- State your new belief every morning as part of your routine – keep repeating it your mind until it takes over.
2 x Quotes:
“Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up. But the writing is a way of not allowing those things to destroy you.”— John Edgar Wideman
“The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole… The philosopher believes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the building: posterity discovers it in the bricks with which he built and which are then often used again for better building: in the fact, that is to say, that that building can be destroyed and nonetheless possess value as material.”— Nietzsche
1 x Thing:
This beast of a post by Micheal Simmons: The Brutal Truth About Reading: If You Don’t Take Notes Right, You’ll Forget Nearly Everything. The post outlines how to take high quality notes – but also the benefits of sharing those notes publicly. Here’s an excerpt:
“We ask ourselves, “Who am I to share what I know?” Actually, who are you not to share? You have an embarrassment of riches. You know more than 99.9% of people in human history. You having impostor’s syndrome does not serve the world. Everyone is a teacher. Knowledge is abundant. The more you give it, the more you have it. When you teach others, you teach a student and create a future teacher. You become a link in the chain of wisdom that gets passed from human to human and generation to generation.”
1 x Joke:
We were having fondue for dinner the other night when my son flung melted cheese across the table.
I said, “Watch out, there’s been an explosion… Da brie is everywhere!!”
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