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  • Writer's pictureJack Winston

Tame Your Mammoth, Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously, and I Hate Pickleball


The Friday Focus is a weekly newsletter where we highlight:

1) An interesting read/listen/watch we love so you don’t have to scroll to find content

2) A quote that has us thinking

3) Weekend activity brainstorm - take these as a challenge!

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Blog Post We Love 📰

“Taming the Mammoth: Why You Shouldn’t Care What Other People Think” — Tim Urban, “Wait But Why” Blog If you’re unfamiliar with Tim Urban and his incredibly popular blog “Wait But Why’, boy, you’re in for a treat. Tim talks about some of the most complex topics in a humorous, easy to understand way that stands out because of his storytelling. In this post, Tim dives into something most of us can relate to: the irrational obsession with what other people think about us. I know this is something I’ve struggled with throughout my life. I wanted to share this because this post had a lasting impact on how I approached the problem. If you have ever felt like you could’ve accomplished more if you had just put yourself out there, then this post is for you

Quote That Has Us Thinking 🧠

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” — Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness In other words, don’t take yourself too seriously, folks.

Weekend Activity Brainstorm 💪

  1. Play some Pickleball (tbh I hate it but seems like a lot like it!) 🏓

  2. Go to a play or improve show 🎭

  3. Read more of Tim Urban’s blog 📖

If you end up doing one of these challenges, send us pictures at and you can be featured in a future newsletter!


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