Hey there —

Welcome to the 50th edition of my weekly newsletter. I'm heading to ☀️ California ☀️ this week to spend some time-off and get set for the remainder of the year. 

In between, this will be the last note for 2 weeks and I'm excited to share my favs so far in 2019 from my archives. Enjoy! 

Here are 7 things I thought you’d need to know for August 22nd in under 3 minutes 👀

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Leadership 😬

1. Michael Simmons - People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research
If being a generalist is an ineffective career path, why do 10+ academic studies find a correlation between the number of interests/competencies someone develops and their creative impact?

2. 10 MANAGEMENT SKILLS YOU NEED FOR BUILDING A GROWTH MINDED TEAM - Management doesn’t need to feel like riding a unicycle for the first time. It won’t be easy, and it won’t work out perfectly…right away. But this list of management skills will help smooth out some of the road bumps you’re sure to face along the way.


3. The five main challenges facing CMO’s today. Number #3 is IMO the most challenging. 

4. I re-read The SaaS Sales Method: Sales As a Science by Jacco Van Der Kooij, Fernando Pizarro, Dominique Levin, Dan Smith. Some books conceptually define ideas that make you think about change - this gives you actionable ideas to rethink your funnel. 

5. Struggling to understand the right marketing metrics. It’s not uncommon. I read this on Marketing Metrics: 73 Metrics to Get your KPIs in Order (it’s a helpful list!). 

Well-being 🧠

6.  To create a habit, tell a good story - Stories are important for selling, for marketing, for life, for communication. But have you ever thought about the inner story for yourself? The story you tell yourself about your habit matters more than most people realise.

7. Always wondered what makes some people more productive than others? This will shed some light on what specifically you need to do. 

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🤔 q&a: how do you build daily learning habits into your life?

Learning is more than waking up one day and deciding you want to pick up something new.

The most successful people strive to embody a growth mindset — a mindset that embodies the idea that we can always be better, that we should be constantly learning. But to help us achieve our goals in life and at work, learning must be purposeful.

But purposeful learning doesn’t just mean deciding you want to learn something new. It’s a path with many steps towards the summit.

Building daily learning habits is the number one way to grow professionally and personally.

As Daniel Pink, author of Drive points out: “Goals that people set for themselves and that are devoted to attaining mastery are usually healthy. But goals imposed by others — sales targets, quarterly returns, standardised test scores, and so on — can sometimes have dangerous side effects.”

Historically, learning has occurred in big, bulky one-off experiences.


✅ A professional development day, which is a one off, that’s not revisited
✅ A training session, which goes into detail once, then moves on
✅ A course, which covers a range of topics, that aren’t revisited
✅ A lecture, which covers one topic, in depth, then moves on
✅ A series of workshops, which end and aren’t revisited
✅ A book club where you read and discuss a book once, then move on
✅ A class, where you cover information once, that’s not revisited

Chances are you’ve attended one of these and forgotten everything you covered, talked about and discussed. But when learning is at the centre of your mindset, you’ll have the foundations and motivation to build positive learning habits.

Be open-minded about acquiring knowledge. Learn something small and put it into action every day. But that’s easier said than done. That’s why I’m bringing you a list of ten habits you can develop to become devoted to achieving mastery and learning every day.

What are the steps to build a daily learning habit? 

Although intrinsic motivation opens the door to learning, it doesn’t make learning happen. Motivation engages you with the process — as James Clear states, it’s the ‘plan for implementation’ that makes the process effective.

These ten steps provide a plan for turning learning into habit.

Use these simple steps to adopt the behaviors you need to give yourself an edge — both now and in your future.

✍️ Read the full 10 steps and get started today! 

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