Sunday Thinking

“Forgive yourself for the lessons you didn’t learn the first time. We are all works in progress.”

The weekly Sunday Thinking newsletter is quick-hit content that aims to provide a booster shot to your thought process as you end and start your week.

“I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep…Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.”

― May Sarton, Poet & Novelist

I. Building A Great Culture

Four keys to building a sustainable high-performance culture:

  1. A commitment to excellence. A focus on excellence makes for excellent cultures and not the other way around.
  2. A growth mindset. To grow a company or team, one must grow minds.
  3. Clarity of communication. Trust is at the heart of many cultures, but trust is earned by clearness of intent and transparency.
  4. Connectedness. Connectedness is not just about getting along but diversity of voices and not just faces ― connecting multiple goals and combining skill sets.

Source: Rishad Tobaccowala, Restoring the Soul of Business

II. Coming Home

"Coming home to yourself is giving yourself the things you’ve been waiting for, the things you thought only others could give you, and the things you thought you could never receive...

The journey back to yourself requires you to:

  • Find yourself
  • Love yourself
  • Accept yourself
  • Stay true to yourself

...Your gift is simply your presence. You don’t have to pretend or perform. Just be yourself." ― Dr. Thema Bryant

III. The Uncomfortable Truths

When we become comfortable with the uncomfortable and take accountability for our living and thoughts, we permit ourselves to live more freely in the present.

  • You have a choice of welcoming change or resisting change.
  • There’s a price you have to pay directly or indirectly as you grow.
  • Every morning, you have two choices: you can be happy or very happy.
  • The hardest battle you will fight is to live in a world where every single day, someone’s trying to make you be someone you don’t want to be.

IV. What We’re Excited About

This might sound unconventional, but experts from Bloomberg say fine art could be the smartest investment for 2022.

After all, a Basquiat painting soared by over 5,000x when it was bought for $20,000 and sold for $110,500,000. And this week, an Andy Warhol painting sold for an eye-popping $195,000,000.

If you can find gains like that anywhere else besides risky altcoins, let me know cause I’d like to see it.

Here’s 3 more reasons why so many experts love art:

  • Has -.04 correlation to stocks according to Citi
  • 85% of wealth managers believe in offering it to clients
  • Contemporary art prices outpaced the S&P 500 by 164% for over 25 years

The only problem is that only billionaires can afford to invest in art. After all, not everyone has $10 million to throw down on a Picasso. But this award-winning investing app flipped the art world on its head. They securitize paintings, so you can invest in a piece of it rather than buying the whole thing.

Plus, their team of experts picks out the best works for you. And, getting started takes less than 60 seconds.

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V. Question

If you know what you want, why are you waiting?

VII. This Week, I Will

  1. Release the urge to be right
  2. Not second guess my worth
  3. Make more time for reflection and rest
  4. Intentionally find new ways to build joy
  5. Choose not to overextend or overcommit

The Last Words…

"The path to self-discovery is not a straight line. It’s a zigzag. We move in and out of awareness: one step forward, three steps to the left, a baby step back, another leap forward. A lightbulb moment might shine brightly one day, but then flicker the next. It takes work to hold tightly to a certain consciousness, to live in its wisdom. Every day, I have to intentionally maintain an awareness of my value."

― Alicia Keys, More Myself

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