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🎁 Valentin's Present - exercises to break down barriers, lobster stimulus, Frank Mooddy

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🎁 Valentin's Present

April 29 · Issue #35 · View online
The best content I've ever found. Mouthwatering concepts, tempting questions, juicy books, delicious songs, exquisite short films, and other surprises.

Provoking Picture
Two Exercises that Break Down Barriers (in a gathering)
3 Things in 3 Minutes
Everyone partners up with someone, ideally a person they don’t know well. Each pair has three minutes to discover three things they have in common that go beyond the obvious, like “We’re both in this room together,” or “We’re both wearing glasses.” After three minutes, everyone shares what they’ve learned with the group. Discoveries get pretty specific and have ranged from “We both have an adopted 11-year-old daughter from Guatemala” to “Our moms went to high school together in Detroit!”
Acknowledgement Line
Have the group form two lines facing each other. Then, have them partner with the person they’re facing and take turns following these prompts (even if you know nothing about them):
  • What do you want to know about this person? (Curiosity)
  • What do you appreciate about this person? (Appreciation)
  • What do you want to share about yourself with this person? (Acknowledgement)
  • What can you contribute or give to this person? (Contribution)
Tempting Question
If you could only improve your life one hour a day, what would you do?
Exquisite Short Film
1min, 30seconds of: How do Lobsters grow?
Finger-licking Quote
“If you don’t have time, the truth is, you don’t have priorities. Think harder; don’t work harder.” – Tim Ferriss
Sizzling Short Story
An artist starts dreaming of a woman. He draws her face again and again for months. Finally, one day, his mother visits, and he shows her the drawings. She collapses in a heap, sobbing, revealing at last, that she’d kidnapped him when he was only two years old, and she says, “AND THAT WOMAN IS YOUR REAL MOTHER.” (potential for a movie/longer story, found this in Quora).
Delicious Music
This week I made a new playlist called Frank Mooddy. It’s a fictional character: a Frank that’s Mooddy (pronounced with a thick D), with a vibe that combines a “badass” motorcyclist, wild west cowboy, and overall mysterious guy into guitar/bass and smoky voices. I feel like this is the vibe he’d be into. Let me know what you think.
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Hope you enjoyed,
Valentin
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