Thank you for the overwhelming response to “THE CLIMB.” Thank you for your feedback and affirmation of the BLOG, PODCAST, 4forFRIDAY, and the Weekend Sermons. I’m so grateful that you have joined me on The CLIMB!
Every CLIMB needs the right gear. When I finished the first stretch of the Appalachian Trail, I learned that some gear is essential, some gear is helpful, and some gear is wasteful and unnecessary. On our life’s CLIMB, we need the right gear and eliminate the wasteful, unnecessary gear. This week’s 4forFRIDAY contains more of my continued list of ESSENTIAL GEAR for The CLIMB:
A Great Read from Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens:
“I’m not even thinking about any other team. We’re trying to be the best version of ourselves.” Stevens’s doctrine should hit home for most of us. It’s much too easy to compare ourselves to colleagues, friends, and family members — on everything from our current job title to the type of car we drive. But there are many reasons you should resist comparing yourself to others.
A Great Tool and Tools that Compliment that Tool:
The Pomodoro method of tackling your work, fitness, reading, or study goals is pretty awesome. This simple countdown timer reminds you to focus for 25 minutes on ONE THING. Work with great intentionality for 25 minutes straight – with no rabbit chasing. Then take a break, a walk, a time of meditation – whatever. The Pomodoro Technique was invented in the early 90s by the developer, entrepreneur, and author Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo named the system “Pomodoro” after the tomato-shaped timer he used to track his work as a university student. The methodology is simple: When faced with any large task or series of tasks, break the work down into short, timed intervals (called “Pomodoros”) that are spaced out by short breaks. This trains your brain to focus for short periods and helps you stay on top of deadlines or constantly-refilling inboxes. With time it can even help improve your attention span and concentration. Get er done!
A Short and powerful Read Designed to Help you Become More Productive Every Day.
3 Lifehacks to Greater Productivity by Summer Sorenson.
Taking a more balanced approach to getting things done, valuing people as equal or greater than tasks and building in fun tasks seems way more effective at moving forward in all areas, not just the chores.
A Great Tool that I use all day – every day. EVERNOTE!
This tool is an amazing way to capture all your notes, tasks, thoughts, articles, and so much more. Create a project to-do list. Jot down a reminder. Or snap a picture of a sketch. A note can be anything you want it to be. And once you make a note, it’s accessible wherever you go, forever.
Bonus Round: A restaurant we recently enjoyed: Dreamland in Duluth, GA. It’s clean, comfortable and so stinking good! This southern tradition has opened a new location in Old Town Duluth. If you like BBQ – This is your place! Here are your directions.
A Quote that I am Pondering by Walt Disney