#365DaysOfLearning – Week 50

by | Apr 24, 2021 | #365DaysofLearning, Blog


On Tuesday, May 12th, I started a new journey…365 days of Learning! I am going to put out a weekly summary of the things that I learned that week. All of these posts have occurred on my LinkedIn. Would love to connect with you there as well!

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 342, April 18, 2021

What do you think makes a good life?

Is it a career you are passionate about, or having a family or amazing trips?

I enjoyed a TED talk by Robert Waldinger titled “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.”

Robert is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, which means he has data to the unprecedented 75+ year study on human happiness.

Robert shared, “So what have we learned? What are the lessons that come from the tens of thousands of pages of information that we’ve generated on these lives? Well, the lessons aren’t about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period. 💡

Check out this TED talk in the comments to hear more fascinating insights!


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 343, April 19, 2021

I am thankful for this today! 👇

Learning never exhausts the mind


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 344, April 20, 2021

When you think of LinkedIn, what comes up?

If you are like many, it means recruiting and networking. Now, it means even more.

I enjoyed learning about the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) that LinkedIn is rolling out in a recent Josh Bersin article (comments).

Josh said, “Companies can integrate all their training content (courses, articles, podcasts, books, documents, videos, and even events) into Learning Hub and the system will index the content, make it easy to find, and create a wrapper of collaboration around each learning object or learning path. And there’s more: you can assign curators to keep content organized, you can create collaborative groups for cohort-based learning and custom learning paths.”

I love that they are also pursuing skills development and tracking so you have another way to know which of your employees process such skills.

What are your thoughts on this news? Will it be a game-changer for employers and their employees?


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 345, April 21, 2021

DECISIONS. I am reading through The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Any fans out there?

I really liked this quote from the book about decisions.

“He still had some doubts about the decision he had made. But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

Isn’t that so true? I can think of several pivotal decisions I made, that now looking back, I could never imagine would have played out the way they did.

What has been one of the best decisions of your life? Here is one of mine…I grew up in Michigan, and after an abrupt end to my engagement, I decided to do something wild and crazy and move to Charlotte, NC by myself. So much of my life change and growth has stemmed from that decision to move 10 hours away. I am thankful for the roads that have lead me here and thankful for that decision. It certainly was a life-changing one.

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 346, April 22, 2021

Before I die I want to ________.

Today’s learning left me curious when seeing the above TEDx title!

In this 6 minute video, Candy Chang shares how the death of a loved one led her to create a giant chalkboard wall in her hometown of New Orleans, inviting people to reflect on death and share their personal aspirations.

What I love about this is that it became such a hit that it has turned into a global art project, with now over 5,000 walls around the world! 🌎

Have you seen one of these walls before?


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 347, April 23, 2021

A favorite (unexpected) benefit of my #365DaysOfLearning journey has been to learn about tools to improve my writing!

Today I learned about the Hemingway App. It is a web and desktop app that can improve your writing style by catching 4 basic writing issues:

✍️ Adverbs

✍️ Passive voice

✍️ Complicated words & phrases

✍️ Long, rambling sentences

I look forward to seeing what I need to improve on. You can probably expect shorter sentences from me from now on. 😂

Do you have a favorite tool for writing?

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 348, April 24, 2021

Can’t find the right word for how you are feeling today?

Check out this Visual Guide to Human Emotion by The Junto Institute!

The visualization identifies six root emotions:

😨 Fear
😠 Anger
😢 Sadness
😲 Surprise
☺ Joy
😍 Love

And from there stems another 102 second or third level emotions! Aren’t humans fascinating?!

What word would you use to describe how you are feeling today?


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