As I noted last week, we’re near the finish line.  We’re all busier than usual – possibly busier than we’d like to be – getting everything we need done for the holidays.  So I’ll keep this one brief.

The best thing I saw on the internet this week is this video from ESPN that my friend Kevyn Garcia retweeted.  In it, high school wrestler Lucas Lacina battles both his opponent and cerebral palsy to pin his opponent for the win.

We need more of this.  As much of this as humanly possible.  The issue is that we wait for the monumental moment to take advantage.

We give food to the pantry the week before thanksgiving.  We’ll retweet the hell out of this video.

But there are opportunities every day to do it.

Lead by example.  Help out a friend (or stranger) in need.  These huge acts of kindness are amazing and deserve to get recognized.

But it’s the small, daily moments that can really change the world.

Let’s make this a great week.

Weekly Six-Pack
Here are the 6 things to check out this week:

  1. In “Born Standing Up”, Steve Martin condenses his stand-up career in one sentence: “I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. 10 of those years were spent learning, 4 years were spent refining and 4 were spent in wild success.” I wrote more about embracing your years of obscurity here.
  2. This video of Urban Meyer speaking to a coaching camp is one of the best leadership videos I’ve ever watched.  He warms up for the first 10-15 minutes and everything after that is gold.  Shoutout to Ryan Warner for the recco.
  3. Derek Sivers tells us how subtracting, not adding, can help us to live a fuller life.
  4. Carl Paoli shares this neat Instagram video around the concept of IKIGAI, a Japanese phrase meaning “a reason for being.”  Isn’t this what we’re all looking for – or working at?
  5. Benjamin Hardy wrote about 50 ways that we can be happier, healthier and live on our own terms.  How many of these do you follow?
  6. I found this interview with Bruno Cucinelli to be super interesting on the topic of alternative leadership styles.  “Emperor Hadrian used to say, “The daily business, the daily life, the daily chores, kills the human being.“ I’m not interested in daily chores. We have now swapped information for knowledge, which is not the same thing.”

Quote of the Week

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

– Bill Nye

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