7PS: Block your schedule 🗓

by | May 22, 2022

This edition is 198 words and takes 1 minute to read. 

I’ve been thinking about idioms lately:

  • Cold turkey 🦃
  • Hold your horses 🐎
  • Elephant in the room  🐘

I’d like to start a new one: 

  • Caterpillars on attack  🐛🐛
    This would refer to things you know will eventually show up: your cinnamon dolce latte at a busy Starbucks, and the Atlanta Braves offense. ⚾ 


Seven Point Sunday – May 22, 2022

💼 Portfolio Career

Meet Taikichiro Mori. He was an economics professor who became a real estate investor at age 51. He started his own company and became a billionaire. 


⚡️ Productivity

Try block schedulingOrganizing your day into activity blocks for small tasks and broad goals. Jack Dorsey (Twitter cofounder) uses this method. You can use these apps to help: Tomato Timer, Google Calendar, Todoist, Edo Agenda, Toggl.

💰 Money

Consider Traveler’s Companies (TRV). The second largest writer of US commercial property casualty insurance. The firm is using its excess capital for share buybacks and shareholder dividends. Recently boosted its quarterly dividend 5.7%.


📚 Books

Read Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab. Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them–in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do “healthy boundaries” really mean–and how can we successfully express our needs, say “no,” and be assertive without offending others?


🎵 Music

Listen to Tributes & Tangos by Claudio Ragazzi Quartet. A beautiful, eclectic tango jazz album. A native of Argentina, Claudio grew up in Buenos Aires, at an early age became part of the revolutionary and iconic group “Generación Cero.” My favorite track is “Milonga para Chick,” (ode to Chick Corea).


📽️ Film

Watch Madonna: Truth or Dare, directed by Alex Keshishian. The 12th best music documentary of all time, per Rolling Stone. Follow Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour of 1990. 


📷 Photo

Follow your bliss.