What I’m thinking about
This week I’ve started Mastery by Robert Greene
and it’s a fantastic read so far, the type that leaves a lasting impact on the way you think and operate. Greene uncovers practical methods and strategies on how to become a high achiever and attain mastery in your desired field, leveraging interesting examinations of historical figures.
So naturally, such books always leave me feeling reflective and in particular I’ve been caught up in thinking what is the ‘thing’ I want to master?
For me so far, there isn’t a hard and fast answer here - especially for those who do creative work. But, an essential take-away is that more often than not, mastery is earned through many years of focused training, dedication and strength and not something we are natural born with. And, to support the required dedication, we need to devise and arrange certain structures and protocols that increase the propensity of gaining knowledge and applying this knowledge to real projects.
In a nutshell (and I’m only a quarter of the way through the book 😅):
Start → Support Structures → Dedication = Deep Knowledge / Mastery?
If you’re interested in finding out more about some protocols I try to incorporate into my life, take a look at one of my most recent articles.
My favorite things this week
So here’s this weeks articles that I saved. I use an app called Instapaper
to save, highlight and organize the articles I like.
This weeks playlist
So that’s it for issue #12 of Sunday Brief. I hope you enjoyed this and it brightened up your inbox ☀️ Thanks again for taking the time to read and I hope you have a great week!
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Resources for creative
As a Senior Partner at a leading creative agency, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to a) keep me more productive and b) help me do my job better. Check out some of my favorite tried and tested tools:
Notion - My all time favorite note taking/productivity app
Digital Ocean - My go-to tool for spinning up blogs, websites and more
Webflow- The tool I used most often at work to Build better business websites, faster. Without coding
Landbot.io - Used both personally and professionally, Landbot makes it intuitive and easy to make both simple and complex chat bot experiences. The best part is, it’s a no-code tool.
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