Weekend Reading #4

Here's this week's highlights. What have you read in the past seven days that caught your attention?

Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century - Art of Manliness

This is a long one clocking in at approximately 20,000 words. More like a short e-book than an article, really. Lots of good things for men to ponder. It's a pretty measured approach to a potentially sensitive subject that left me with a lot of thoughts and potential self-improvement ideas.

Work On Yourself First - Create.Learn.Live

Jeff hits the nail on the head regarding the difference between using external or internal explanations for what is happening around us. One of my favorite things to tell my team when I was coaching ice hockey was, "Focus on what you control." The things you control invariably fall under your own self-improvement.

Watching the Corners: On Future-Proofing Your Passion - 43 Folders

This is by no means a new piece of writing but it is one of my all-time favorites. I've been working with a coaching client recently on issues around identifying career next steps and this article came to mind as something that might be relevant to her. Merlin has a way with words (which makes his inevitable book something I'm looking forward to like nothing else).

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