Hey readers 👋

At work this week, I co-hosted a firm-wide podcast, featuring Alastair Campbell and Margaret Trudeau. It was all recorded virtually, and we had a lot of fun recording the content. A lot of people have come back saying it’s been really valuable for them, which is always good to hear.

It is now the third week of our new reality, and I know that the current environment is causing much anxiety among many of us. It’s easy to project our current feelings into the future and to think the existing situation will last forever. We need to remind ourselves that it isn’t and how we’re feeling right now, will soon change.

A topic I often write about in my newsletters is for us to always think about the long term, and that’s precisely what we need to do now. Ask yourselves, what would things look like for you in a year, 5 years or even 10 years? Chances are it’ll be very different from how things are at present.

Only 2 months ago, we could never have predicted this global pandemic and the current situation we find ourselves in.

Things will change again, and it will be for the better. History has proved this right on countless occasions. Whatever you’re going through now isn’t permanent, and the world will be a better place tomorrow than it is today.

Remain positive and maintain your optimism.

The future is bright.

Have an awesome week ahead 🤩

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3 Things I've Enjoyed This Week

  1. How does the stock market work? - A really simple TED animation covering the basics of how the stock market works.
  2. Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter - A letter was written by Warren Buffett to Berkshire’s shareholders, gives us some insight into the mind of the world’s most renowned investor.
  3. Eight Rules of The School of Life - These guys are all about self-knowledge and growth. They share their 8 rules which govern their work and can help you live better.

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This Week's Wisdom

If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.
- Mark Manson, in the book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

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