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Wisdom Quotes


You will never succeed if you don’t do anything at all.
Action is the foundational key to all success. (Pablo Picasso)
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It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)

APRIL 2



Fixed days – April 2021: 

World Autism Awareness Day –2 April

World Autism day

This day is celebrated to raise global awareness for people who are on the autism spectrum.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Tips for living with someone with autism
  • Infographic idea: Did you know these famous people have/had autism?
  • Video idea: Common autism behaviors you should be aware of
  • Podcast idea: Navigating treatments while living with autism

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad by The Suntrust Foundation shows us the story of a girl with autism who explores an imaginary world with her stuffed toy pig and how she is finally able to make a connection with her mother in the real world.

This day encourages us to create peaceful and friendly relations based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: How to go about sharpening your conscience
  • Infographic idea: X Questions to put your consciousness to test
  • Video idea: How is the religious view of conscience different from its philosophical understanding?
  • Podcast idea: Helping young minds build a conscience

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
SprachgefühlSHPRAK-ɡə-foolPart of speech: nounOrigin: German, unknown
1the essential character of a language2Intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language.
 
Examples of Sprachgefühl in a sentence “All the flashcards in the world won’t teach you the Sprachgefühl of a new language.” “He had to study French for ten years to begin to grasp its Sprachgefühl.”

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
WaggishWAG-ishPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Middle English, 1580s
1Humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner.
 
Examples of Waggish in a sentence “This book appeals to readers with a particularly waggish nature.” “While Joshua seems serious when you first meet him, he becomes quite waggish once he gets comfortable.”

JAMES CLEAR NEWSLETTER


3-2-1 Newsletter by James Clear“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

3-2-1: On mentors, margin of safety, and how to say no

read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | APRIL 1, 2021

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Welcome to spring! The weather is finally turning and nature is coming to life. I’m feeling hopeful and I hope you are too.

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…

3 Ideas From Me

I.

“Fear of failure is higher when you’re not working on the problem.

If you are taking action, you are less worried about failure because you realize you can influence the outcome.”

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​II.

“It’s almost always better to learn from peers who are 2 years ahead of you than mentors who are 20 years ahead of you.

Life evolves and most insights get outdated.”

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III.

“Maintain a margin of safety—even when it’s going well.

Rich people go bankrupt chasing even more wealth.

Fit people get injured chasing personal records.

Productive people become ineffective taking on too many projects.

Don’t let your ambition ruin your position.”

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2 Quotes From Others

I.

Author Grace Bonney on how to get better at saying no:

“The biggest fear most of us have with learning to say no is that we will miss an opportunity. An opportunity that would have catapulted us to success, or that will never come again. And most of the time, that simply isn’t true.

I’ve found that the first part of learning to say no is learning to accept that offers and opportunities are merely an indication that you’re on the right path—not that you’ve arrived at a final destination you can never find again.

If someone is choosing you, it means you’re doing something right. And that is the biggest opportunity you can receive—the chance to recognize that your hard work is paying off. And if you continue to do good work, those opportunities will continue—and improve—over time.”

Source: Saying “No”


​II.

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on considering what you value most:

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most.

It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family.

Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”

Source: You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

1 Question For You

How am I living with the results of other people’s thinking?

DID YOU KNOW..


Did you know…

… that today, as well as being April Fools’ Day in many countries, is the beginning of National Laugh at Work Week? Job stress got you down? Try laughing the tension away. The benefits of laughing at work include improved productivity, creativity, teamwork, communication, stress relief, job satisfaction, and employee retention. So start laughing! 🙂

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.”

— Linda Ellerbee