You probably found this page on Facebook, so I want to take a quick second to let you know what you’re looking at.
Some of your friends subscribe to my For The Interested newsletter which features ideas to help you get better at your work, life, and art.
Since they enjoy it, I thought you might as well.
Below are a few examples of the kind of stuff I share in each week’s newsletter.
If you’d like to see more ideas like this, sign up here and I’ll send you the next issue.
1. 30 Questions To Ask Yourself To Make Your Next Month Better Than This One
“The best way to ensure our lives change in the directions we want is to reflect on the choices we’ve made and make deliberate decisions moving forward.”
A lot has happened in the last 30 days of your life and a lot more is about to happen in the next 30. Here’s a way to make the most of your next month.
I’ve come up with 30 questions to help you improve your life in 30 days including to consider what assumption of yours was proven wrong this month, how you hope to summarize your next month in a sentence, what big idea you want to explore in your work, and more.
2. Here Are The Ages You Peak At Everything In Life
“There really is something daunting about approaching a round-numbered birthday. Researchers looking at people who were 29, 39, 49, or 59 found that they were more likely to make a big life change — good or bad. They found that these ‘9-enders’ were overrepresented in groups of people seeking to have an affair, people killing themselves, and people running a marathon for the first time.”
Here’s a fun one based on cumulative research from a number of different studies.
Want to know the best age to learn a new language, be attractive to the opposite sex, run a marathon, make the most money, have the most brain processing power, or be satisfied with your life?
Then you’re going to want to read this breakdown of the ages you peak at everything in life.
3. 100 Ways To Be More Creative
“One hundred little things. They’re divided into 10 categories: read, write, create, make, connect, watch, stretch, learn, stop, and start.”
If you’re looking for inspiration, I bet you’ll find it somewhere in this list.
Shaunta Grimes has compiled an eclectic collection of 100 ways to be more creative that includes everything from thoughts on how to write a manifesto, to a 3-step plan to find your tribe, to how to become a better people watcher.
4. How To Judge Someone’s Character By Asking Them One Question
“A powerful hack for evaluating other people’s character — if you want to know if they themselves display a trait, just find a way to ask how common they think it is in others. The more of a quality they see around them, the more they probably possess themselves.”
Here’s a trick that could come in handy in all kinds of different situations.
Researchers found when people get asked how common a certain trait is in others, their answer reveals whether or not they have that same trait.
Inc. magazine explains how asking one simple question can reveal a person’s true character.
5. How To Motivate Yourself And Others
“We’re more motivated by the fear of ‘losing’ than the prospect of ‘gaining.’ For example, when teachers receive bonuses at the beginning of the year that they will lose if they perform poorly, they are more motivated than teachers who start without the reward and earn it based on good performance.”
For the past six years behavior designer Max Ogles has studied motivation and the ways it can influence people to take action.
His list of 23 simple insights about motivation includes that money is a mediocre motivator, that we can learn to motivate ourselves, that high motivation doesn’t equal high happiness, that one of the best ways to motivate people is to help them uncover their intrinsic motivation, and more.
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