Great Read Roundup: Mindfulness, Convenience & A**holes

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

4 Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Attention & Reduce Distractibility

(9 minute read)

Why it matters: ”Tame the wandering mind,” says Amishi Jha. We could all use a little more resiliency when it comes to defending ourselves against the pinging, booping, clicking, vibrating, chatty interruptions of the world. Practice these simple mindfulness exercises to strengthen your attention.

The Tyranny of Convenience

(12 minute read)

Why it matters: ”Convenience” is one of modern society’s gods, but is it all that worthy of our tireless devotion? Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia, takes a look at the way convenience rules our lives even when “the hard way” may be more rewarding and enriching.

A Stanford Psychologist on the Art of Avoiding A**holes

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: What’s an a**hole? According to Stanford psychologist Robert Sutton, it’s anyone who “leaves us feeling demeaned, de-energized, disrespected, and/or oppressed. In other words, someone who makes you feel like dirt.” Check out this brief interview which highlights Sutton’s salty solutions to the a**holes in your life.

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