For this week’s Thursday Three check out the following …
Waze … My go to app for directions. Thankfully I was blessed with the direction gene thanks to my mom. However, living near a major city, there are times when traffic warrants taking a different route. It’s hard to know which way to go. With Waze you simply enter the address of your destination and it calculates the preferred route based on real time feedback from the Waze community. I mentioned the app to two leaders I was traveling with this past week and neither one of them had heard of it which shocked me. I’ve been using the app for a few years. If you aren’t using Waze give it a try. It will save you time. Time you can use for an extra few pages of reading or the opportunity to write a thank you note to a friend or coworker.
Walt Before Mickey … The Netflix movie is not likely to win an Oscar, and I don’t necessarily recommend it. It is basically a biographical documentary, and the acting in far from inspiring. But as a leader it was interesting to learn of the Walt Disney backstory. I watched the movie last week and it did foster an appreciation for his perseverance. A line from the movie, Dreams don’t come true without a lot of failure, made me wonder what would have happened if Walt had given up when things appeared hopeless.
Steven Pressfield’s, The War of Art. I had a quote in yesterday’s blog from this book. The War of Art should be required reading for all who lose motivation toward their work … which is everyone. I love his words, “Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”