7PS: Milk Carton 🥛

by | Apr 24, 2022

This edition is 115 words and takes 1 minute to read.

Blue skies, green trees, gentle breeze.

A perfect day to be in the film editing booth. 😂 

Still buzzing from Friday night. We presented a work-in-progress of the film about my father at opening night of Atlanta Film Festival. My personal reflections on the occasion.


Seven Point Sunday – April 24, 2022

💼 Portfolio Career

Meet Svetlana Shmulyian. She’s a management consultant, mother, and musician: “I’ll be honest, I do not think of my career as an artist as an ‘awesome side career’ – it is a primary side of my identity.” Check out her daily calendar. 


⚡️ Productivity

Consider the milk carton rule. Use this rule when you’re encountering a difficult situation: Don’t dwell on what you can’t change (spoiled milk). Buy another carton instead. It’s based on deep psychological insights. And also common sense. 


💰 Money

Consider TJMaxx (TJX). Boosted its dividend 13% since the last one they paid. That’s their 25th increase in the last 26 years. They’re also planning share buy backs

📚 Books

Read Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace by Gabrielle Bernstein. She has long been loved by her readers as a spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and catalyst for profound inner change. Her new book presents her most powerful teaching yet: a plan for transforming the pain of your past, whatever that may be, into newfound strength and freedom.


🎵 Music

Listen to Please Don’t Forget Me (Arabic Version) by Amanda Abizaid. April is Arab American Heritage Month. Check out this song by Lebanese/American acclaimed singer/songwriter. Soft piano, gliding vocals: “If I had a magic wand, I’d feed the people by the sea.” This one will stay with you, especially when the Arabic starts at 1:18.


📽️ Film

Watch Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches directed by Julia Marchesi. Inspired by David Blight‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. After his escape from slavery at age 20, Frederick Douglass went on to become the most famous Black man in the nineteenth century, known for the power of his words.


📷 Photo

These chefs are worth a lot of cheese. 



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