From My Inbox: Planning A Plan B

Random interesting & useful πŸ’© pulled from the myriad of emails which land in my inbox.

From My Inbox: Planning A Plan B

Back in the day - in this case, a day in 2015 and an early start on that day, when I met a mentor for breakfast. Asked what I was up to, I replied "I'm focused on writing a book, that is all, I have not Plan B". My mentor surprised me with this sage reaction: "Good. You shouldn't have a Plan B. If you have a Plan B, you're not focused on Plan A."

So this week, think about what you're focused on. Are you laser focused on your primary goal...or you dithering around it, distracted by "alternative" "just in case" goals?

mukbang β€œhas been shown to help individuals overcome loneliness by creating a sense of community".

πŸ’‘I Guess Mukbang Is My Plan B (Taste)

πŸ’‘The hidden village just metres from North Korea (BBC)

πŸ’‘These French Cheeses Are at Risk of Extinction (Smithsonian)

πŸ’‘β€˜Aioli is everywhere right now’: Why condiments are having a moment (Modern Retail)

No country provides equal opportunity for womenβ€”not even the wealthiest economies.

πŸ’‘New Data Show Massive, Wider-than-Expected Global Gender Gap (The World Bank)

πŸ’‘Not all employers are tolerating Gen Z's laid-back language (BBC)

πŸ’‘ The Sunday Read (in podcast format): β€˜Sure, It Won an Oscar. But Is It Criterion?’ (The Daily)

πŸ’‘ ICYMI in last week's newsletter - today is your day to kick overthinking to the curb by participating in the 3-Day Stop Overthinking Challenge! My friends at Camp Reinventionβ„’ are once again hosting this popular FREE challenge to help you ditch the mental overdrive and create focus, clarity and peace of mind. LIVE calls will be held on 4/8 , 4/9 and 4/10 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET on Zoom. It's tuition free, pitch free and sales offer free - to free you from overthinking - so don't overthink it, just sign up. Learn more here.

πŸ’‘Thursday, June 20, join author and host Allison Gilbert and her special guest, leading health scientist and musician, Dr. Tasha Golden for a discussion on the measurable impact of creativity on our well-being, in this, the final session of a four-part series on the loneliness epidemic.

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