Best personal development resources for the week:
I love mind mapping. I’ve found it a great way to generate ideas, unblock writer’s block, become more creative, take notes, generally kick ass in the mind department, and all on one page! If you don’t already know how, 43 Folders has great starter links on mind mapping.
Griffin gives a nice 15 point summary of what he learned from the book, The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable. I love 1 & 13:
1. Real security comes from growth ( Page xiv ) – To me this is the best statement in the book and it’s right there in the preface.
13. The energy isn’t in the idea, it’s in the execution ( Page 101 ) – Everyone wants to sit around and think up cool stuff. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to actually build something.
(found via Seth Godin’s blog)
Successful Blog gives you the real deal on how to turn your dreams into reality with the must-read 5 +1 Whole Brain Steps to Believable Strategic Goals OR Find Your Bliss Without Wasting Time.
We think we can only act from what we feel, but there is magic too in acting as you would want to feel.
I can’t believe I took so long to see this, and I can see why it took the blogosphere by storm. My Declaration of Independence (download link) from Pamela at Ganas is an inspiring short movie that will lift anybody’s spirit. Don’t wait like I did, watch it now!
And finally, once in a while you read someone’s writing who touches you in the most profound way. I surfed onto Christine Kane’s blog from the September 17th edition of the Personal Development Carnival and I couldn’t stop reading the moment I got there. I spent days going through her blog, there’s so much there that’s inspiring and insightful that I couldn’t just choose one post to recommend you; I’m recommending you the whole blog.
Her writing is funny, uplifting, beautiful and real. Check it out.