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8 | Sunday Brunch ☕️

Different Perspective of "Hard Work" & Unintentional Sabotage

Whit Rasmussen
Whit Rasmussen
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8 | Sunday Brunch ☕️

Happy Sunday! Welcome back to our eighth Sunday Brunch newsletter - a concise curation of my favorite tidbits from the week.

Without further delay, grab your coffee, mimosa, water, juice, bloody mary, chocolate milk, protein shake, or whatever else the Brunchers are drinking these days and enjoy this week's issue.

Cheers Everyone.


Redefining Hard Work? - from James Clear (best newsletter on the internet)

"We need to redefine "hard work" to include "hard thinking"

The person who outsmarts you is out working you. The person who finds shortcuts is out working you. The person with a better strategy is out working you.

Usually, the hardest work is thinking of a better way to do it."

3-2-1: Redefining hard work, taking action, and looking for happiness | James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME I. “Choosing the priority is as important as working on it.” ​II. “A surprisingly effective way to get what you want is to not settle for less than what you want. It doesn’t always work—you can’t force the world to be a certain way—and you may need healthy doses of patience […]


Are We Unknowingly Sabatoging Kids? - what do Leonardo Davinci, Walt Disney, and Andrew Carnegie have in common? From a young age, they exhibited substantial agency. They were DOERS.

What is agency? The capacity to act.

Gaining agency is gaining the capacity to do something different from, or in addition to, the events that simply happen to you. Most famous people go off-script early, usually in more than one way.
The act of creation causes imagination, not the other way around. To understand this is to understand the ecology that fosters the unique. . . The secret of the world is that it is a very malleable place, we must be sure that people learn this, and never forget the order: Learning is naturally the consequence of doing.  
The Most Precious Resource is Agency
The world is a very malleable place. When I read biographies, early lives leap out the most. Leonardo da Vinci was a studio apprentice to Verrocchio at 14. Walt Disney took on a number of jobs, chiefly delivering papers, from 11 years old. Vladimir Nabokov published his first book (a collection of p…


That's it for this week, everyone.

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Enjoy your Sunday & have a great start to the week!

See you Wednesday!

Sunday Brunch

Whit Rasmussen

Professional Private Equiteer 📈, Dabbling Photographer 📸 & Writer 📝, Obsessive CrossFitter 🏋️‍♂️, One-Time IRONMAN 🥇, Regular Reader 📚, Perpetual Learner 💡, Habitual Optimist 😎