Welcome to the 25th edition of Tuesday Treasure.
(It seems like almost yesterday that I was just sending out the first issue of this newsletter to 45 beautiful souls.)
Let’s get to the treasure this week…
What Are Your Rules?
When this year started, I wrote down four rules to follow:
1. Discipline = freedom.
2. Show more love.
3. Dream bigger.
I share these because I’m curious… what are your rules? Do you have 3 or 4 lessons that guide your behavior?
The Social Media Problem
Tuesday Treasure reader Mike asked me about my thoughts on this podcast with Joe Rogan and Tristan Harris (of The Social Dilemma).
Here are those thoughts:
1. Harris is so convincing because he uses such strongmetaphors. Do you want to make a point? Compare it to something else. See points #2 and #3.
2. We have protections on the environment (i.e. national parks). But why not on our attention? For example, one change Harris recommends is it should be illegal to advertise to minors between midnight and 6am. Think of it like a “free zone” for kids who are likely using the platform because they are lonely or depressed.
3. Why did the United States stop using lead in their products –even though it helped spur economic growth? Because it was found to lower IQ by 4 points in children, which would eventually create a massive decline in GDP. By comparison, is social media making us 4 IQ points dumber? I’d venture to guess the answer is yes.
4. Political polarization is seemingly more widespread than ever before. Could it be because of social media? It seems likely. Social media is great at putting us into echo chambers.
5. Sharing your message gives you more hope. Harris said while working on this project, he felt hopeless about the future of social media. After releasing the film though, his despair turned to optimism. There were other people feeling what Harris was feeling. They were just doing so in silence. A great reminder that sharing your messge allows you to be a lighthouse for like-minded people.
Have you listened to the episode or watched The Social Dilemma? If so, would love your thoughts.
Questions To Ask
Tuesday Treasure reader Sean Connors introduced me to John Maxwell.
I’ve recently dived into Maxwell’s book: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions.
Here are some questions to ask anyone (you might hear some of these in future podcast episodes):
- What is the greatest lesson you have learned?
- What are you learning now?
- How has failure shaped your life?
- Who do you know whom I should know?
- What have you read that I should read?
- What have you done that I should do?
- How can I add value to you?
The quality of our life is based on the questions we ask.
By the way, feel free to use any of these questions as a writing prompt to reply to this email. 🙂
Be Homies With The Voice In Your Head
I was just about to send out this email when I saw a tweet from Tuesday Treasure family member Dan Hunt about a concept I’ve thought a lot about…
Here is the photo published:
Such an important document to internalize.
(Underlines my own.)
New Podcasts This Week
This past week, I published three new podcasts. You can check them out below:
- 023: Madison Fischer. Madison is a writer, rock climber, and an absolute beast. She’s also a Tuesday Treasure family member. In this conversation, we spoke about how she thinks about high performance, what coaching has taught her (she’s only 19!), and two incredible books she recommended to me (Chasing Excellence, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth).
- 022: Chris Elmari. Chris is a brilliant individual. We dove deep on the spiritual journey, which led us down a path that created the longest episode yet. Amazing conversation.
- 021: Dickie Bush. Dickie is an excellent writer and fan of ribeyes. This was the shortest episode published thus far, but it was jam-packed with incredible insights for anyone producing content online or curious about writing on the Internet.
That’s all for today, folks! Hope you have a wonderful week. As always, looking forward to your replies.
To your success,