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Welcome to this week’s Intelligent Tuesday, from the people behind The Five Minute JournalProductivity Planner, and My Commitment. This is a weekly list of resources that enhance our lives. We want to share these with you to spread joy, productivity, and self-fulfillment.


“Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beautiful to love the ordinary.”

- Unknown

The Power of Anti-Goals by Andrew Wilkinson  

Article (3 Minutes) - The founder of MetaLab (Creator of Slack), Andrew and his business partner Chris, found that their days were filling up with things they did not want to do. Instead of focusing on what they DID want, they borrowed a trick from Charlie Munger on inverting your goals. By focusing on what the worst possible day looked like, they created a list of Anti-Goals and used these to plan their days accordingly.

Want to Change the World? Start Off by Making Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven

Video (6 Minutes) - Make your bed? What!? We were skeptical when we first heard this tip by former US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven as a key to changing the world. But, as practitioners of The Five Minute Journal can attest, a habit does not need to be complex to pack a powerful punch. From one small habit, you gain confidence to take on new habits and challenges.

A Real Person, A Lot Like You by Derek Sivers


Video (3 Minutes)
- Inundated with emails and text messages, it’s easy to be super curt, or even to “ghost” people. It’s a screen afterall. This video excerpt by Derek Sivers is a great reminder that behind every reply, comment, or deleted online dating message is a real human being on the other end.

The Art of Asking by Sarah Peck

Article (19 Minutes)
- This post by Sarah Peck is an in-depth guide to asking for what you want. Whether you are making a pitch for a job, a dinner, a party, or anything else, this article details the do’s and don’ts of asking for what you want. Hint: If you don’t ask, the answer is already no.

    Thank you for reading and have a great rest of the week,
    The Intelligent Change Team

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