Seven Point Sunday #6 – May 23, 2021

by | May 23, 2021

Do you pour your own water?
When I’m at a restaurant and the waiter is taking a while to refresh my glass, I get up, retrieve the jug, and fill my cup. Sometimes I fill the cups of other patrons. My dad taught me not to wait – just do it. Otherwise, you remain parched and thirsty.
Life is somewhat returning to normal. I went to an Indian restaurant with my parents. We ate dosas and asked for extra napkins. When they didn’t arrive, I got up and got some. That felt like normal!
Sunday Seven
💼 Portfolio Career
Anu Sehgal is a an entrepreneur, educator, and mom. We’re not related (well, I don’t think we are). Her advice to aspiring multi-careerists: “Connect with people: Network in any way you possibly can, events, social media, elevator. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourselves to anyone and have a memorable story (‘pitch’) ready to share.” Learn about how she balances her careers and optimizes her days.
⚡ Productivity

Grayscale your phone to make it less bright. I broke away from my mobile phone by putting it in grayscale mode. When I switched my phone from color to black and white, it was like I had turned a mental switch: I wasn’t attracted to my phone anymore. It looked obsolete and less vibrant, like a remnant of an early episode of The Andy Griffith Show. Over time, I stopped compulsively checking my phone, which let me concentrate my attention on other things. How to grayscale on Android and iPhone.


💰 Money

Cardano (ticker: ADA) is my favorite cryptocurrency. Its goal is to create a public blockchain platform for “smart contracts” that are self-executing. Cardano is 1.6 million times more energy efficient than Bitcoin. Cardano was founded in 2017 by Charles Hoskinson who is a co-founder of Ethereum (the second largest crypto by market capitalization). After I watched this tutorial video of Hoskinson explaining Cardano, I promptly bought some.


📚 Books

Read The Up Level Project by Hanneke Antonelli.It’s a personal and profound meditation on life transformation. I’ve known Hanneke for years and learned new things in these pages, like how she overcame the toxic environment of her Wall Street job. She’s now her own boss and on a mission to help people overcome their mental and physical barriers. “I’ve written this book to help you unlock, and escape, this jail,” she writes. Her book will help you think about your path, increase clarity, and ultimately gain freedom.


🎵 Music

Listen to Social Distancing: Coming Together While Apart by Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet. The confluence of a worldwide pandemic, a whole lot of masks, 120 determined fans, and a poem-gone-viral have produced this bold and brilliant album. From relentless percussive chaos to sublime harmonies of healing, every moment of this recording delivers the listener from the confusion of the 2020 pandemic into an undeniably safe place: A new home called Afro-Peruvian jazz music. It was an honor for me to help produce this masterpiece.


📽️ Film

Watch I’ll Meet You There(SXSW, 2020) directed by Iram Parveen Bilal. A Muslim cop goes undercover at his estranged father’s mosque while his daughter hides her passion for a forbidden dance, uncovering a shocking family secret. “I’ve been fortunate to be that hyphen,” Bilal told me during an interview, about how she was able to write and overcome the pandemic.


📷 Photo

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